Junction is a not-for-profit hackathon and tech community, with a mission to bridge the gap between creators by making everyone fall in love with technology. We organize hackathons and other tech events - around the year and around the world. The event-filled year peaks annually in November with our flagship event Junction: Europe's leading hackathon, bringing 1500+ hackers together for a weekend-long experience. Besides the events, we have built a hackathon platform, Junction Platform.
The Junction team consists of 9 full-timers in Espoo, Finland, a bunch of amazing volunteers and our global JunctionX teams in countries across the world. Our team is rather young as most of us are still students. We have great team spirit and an independent work atmosphere but also a lot of responsibility. The work we do is very much self-directed but we love cooperation and helping each other out. At Junction we are able to mould our roles to the direction we want, which makes the work very motivating. So as important as it is that you know the basic skills needed for this role, we are all still learning and growing in our roles as the year progresses.
Are you an analytical thinker with great teamwork and leadership skills and have an ambition of delivering quality on time? As Junction's Chief Operating Officer, you’ll be responsible for organizing physical events, ranging from hackathons to speaker events. All of our events include various aspects from all operational perspectives and you will be the one leading the projects. In practice, this means coordinating the work between different functions of the company such as partnerships, design and marketing and being responsible for the production of our events.
Planning & executing the operations of our flagship hackathon of 2024
Recruiting and leading team leads, who will be taking care of the execution of the plans with their own teams
Coordinating the relationships with production partners, such as venue providers and material & infrastructure subcontractors
Planning and executing other physical events besides the flagship hackathon
This role is perfect for a student or for someone who has just hopped into work life.
Here’s what we require from you and your know-how:
Previous project management and leadership experience (doesn't need to be on a significantly large scale)
You work systematically, are well-organized, and have great self-management skills
Strong teamwork and communication skills are essential
You have a "get things done” -mentality and get motivated when reaching your goals
You have a basic knowledge of Google Workspace tools
You are fluent in English, good Finnish skills are an advantage
You live in Finland
We’ll invite selected candidates to a short interview. Longer interviews will be conducted with the best candidates face-to-face. We will inform all applicants about our decision.
We will fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
We want to take you from good to great.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.