Sustainability Advocates Leadership Team

Salary Unpaid

About the Programme   

Sustainability Advocates  is a volunteer and educational programme that runs under the roof of Station (Student Innovation House Copenhagen). It targets students and recent graduates from multiple educational backgrounds, who wish to make an impact in the field of sustainability. Through the programme students gain knowledge on sustainability and how to implement it into meaningful projects, working together with companies and institutions in the Copenhagen area.

Sustainability Advocates is an entirely student-driven programme where students can implement their own sustainability-related project ideas and take ownership. The programme consists of a Leadership Team that jointly defines the framework of the programme, commits to 4 projects, and sets goals for them. After this kick-off phase, the leadership team then recruits 20 students to work with them on these projects for a time frame of 6 months.  


Details of the Leadership Team 

Period: August 2022 – June 2023 

Time Commitment: min. 5-7 hours per week 

Onboarding: August 10th

 

General qualifications to become part of the Leadership Team 

  • Student or recent graduate in Copenhagen area with the ability to commit to the programme 

  • Ability to work both  independently as well as in a team 

  • Fluent in English.  

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 

  • Open-minded, compassionate, and proactive   

  • Passionate about the UN SDGs, sustainability, and change-making  

  

Roles and Task Descriptions 

We are looking for a team to run the 2022-2023 programme. The roles that we are looking to fill are described below. If you are not sure which role suits you but if you are still interested in joining the Leadership Team for Sustainability Advocates, feel free to apply anyways. 

  

Head of Programme 

2 people will be co-heads of the programme to strategize, coordinate the team internally and represent the programme at external events. You will ensure that the team know their roles and responsibilities and scope the overall programme with them. 

Qualifications 

  • Great organisational and planning skills. 

  • Thrives with responsibility and leading a team. 

  • Good and clear communication skills. 

  • People’s person who can involve, encourage, and support others in their tasks and personal development. 

Tasks 

  • Leading responsibility of strategizing and organising the overall purpose, mission, and goals of the programme with the Sustainability Advocates leadership team and Station management. 

  • Coordinating weekly meetings and follow up on progress. 

  • Initiate partnerships with civic, public, and private entities. 

Support and Supervision 

  • Station’s management will be supporting you in tasks and personal development. 

  • A monthly meeting with other Head of Programmes is facilitated to share knowledge and find solutions to struggles 


Project Leader 

4 people with ambitious ideas on sustainability will be project leads. In the role as project lead you will be responsible of defining a project for the recruited students to work on. You will decide the scope and subject of the project, together with the Head of Programme and other project leads. 

 Qualifications 

  • You burn for your ideas and you are commited to realize them 

  • Proactive & engaging 

  • You are confident with taking responsibility for your team 

Tasks 

  • Seek potential partner for project 

  • Design and scope the project 

  • Be the main contact to the partner organization 

  • Define goals and outputs for the project 

  • Engage and lead the recruited students within your project 

  

Head of Finance & Partnerships 

As head of finance & partnerships, you are responsible of the economic outlook and financial planning of the program. It will be your responsibility to find the right resource allocation to make sure the projects will have enough funds for their development. You'll also drive the development of exciting partnerships in the Copenhagen region. 

Qualifications 

  • You have an analytical mindset and working with numbers and Excel is easy for you 

  • Interested in resource allocation and budgeting. 

  • Responsible and reliable with strong motivation to deliver excellent results to organizations. 

Tasks 

  • You will set-up meetings with the Heads of the Programme to define and align the resource allocation, making sure you are respecting the scope, expectations, and priorities. 

  • You will present the proposal for Sustainability Advocates Programme’s budget with Station, which is the organization providing us funds, to receive their approval. 

  • You will follow the development of each project by making sure that the funds you have allocated are well respected and not exceeded by the teams. 

  • You will meet Station quarterly to prove that we are following the proposed budget. 

  • You will ensure that Sustainability Advocates partners with exciting organisations and companies and help getting the financial means for the programme. 

  

HR Manager 

2 people will be HR Manager of the programme. As an HR Manager, you will be organizing the recruitment process, be responsible for the entire onboarding journey of all new Sustainability Advocates and will be arranging monthly workshops to provide the programme participants with the tools and knowledge they need for succeeding in their projects. 

Qualifications 

  • Empathetic 

  • You enjoy working with people 

  • Good at strategizing and organizing 

  • Good time management 

Tasks 

  • Manage recruitment 

  • Responsible for on-boarding to platforms 

  • Organize monthly workshops (reaching out to speakers, booking of catering & rooms etc)  


Community & Network 

1 enthusiastic person will be head of Community & Network, working closely with HR. Your most important job will be to make sure all Sustainability Advocates are happy, love what they do, and are doing their best! To do this, you will encourage exchange among each other and in the Station network by organizing social gatherings that keep the team spirit high.  

Qualifications 

  • Empathetic and motivating 

  • You enjoy working with people 

Tasks 

  • Build relationships with programme participants and be the one who brings the good vibes 

  • Organize and participate in social events to build community and boost brand awareness 

  • Engage the programme participants on the platforms (Slack, Facebook groups, etc.) 

  • Gather feedback from the participants and evaluate the programme to raise its quality  

  • Build up an alumni network of former and current Sustainability Advocates 



For more information or questions please contact us at justina.j@sdgadvocates.dk

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

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Working at
Station

Roles at the bottom of the page! We are an interdisciplinary community of students and recent graduates who 1. create the most thriving crossdisciplinary student community 2. empower students through hands-on programmes and projects about sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship, and 3. engage in collaborations with the private, public and civic sector. We are 30-40 core volunteers and around 250 members split into smaller teams doing programmes, projects and activities. We are from every university in greater Copenhagen and specialize in a multitude of different disciplines ranging from STEM to social sciences and journalism to everything business related. We are also culturally mixed with approximately 50% Danish and 50% Internationals. We are based in the 100-year-old police station of Frederiksberg that we have just transformed to the slickest space for 52 million DKK to fit the ideas of bright minds. Station is the first crossdisciplinary hub for student innovation - and if you have a drive to make a difference and would like to connect with great people - we are here for you!

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