Take our international charity to the next level
- Rethinking Economics
- Scandinavian Coordinator for Rethinking Economics
- Frist utløpt
We’re looking for a enthusiastic and hard-working person to help take our international charity to the next level by establishing our first non-UK-based staff team in Norway, to help support and further establish our Scandinavian network; in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
You will be a collaborative leader with a commitment to empowering others to create positive change. You will have excellent fundraising, organisational and interpersonal skills, including the ability build positive relationships with donors, external stakeholders and coordinate volunteers to help achieve their full potential.
You will be a strategic thinker, adept at balancing the competing demands of overseeing day-to-day delivery alongside a firm focus on the big strategic picture. Experience of fundraising would be advantageous, whilst insights into the current debate surrounding new economics and a passion for alternative economic thinking would be highly desirable.
Role Description Breakdown
Work to strengthen current levels of communication and collaboration between the local RE Scandinavian groups. Work to improve communication and collaboration further and promote standardisation of resources across the region
Act as the lead point of contact between Scandinavian students and RE Headquarters in Manchester, including travel around the region to meet and collaborate face-to-face with student members and local groups
Maintain a positive, inclusive and collaborative working environment, in line with RE’s values of participation and equality - with a focus on facilitating student organisers and future staff, to create change.
Explore possibilities for expansion into new locations in the nordic region
Fundraising and financial tasks
Take responsibility for ensuring RE Scandinavia’s financial sustainability and growing the organisation’s funding base.
Prepare and submit funding applications with input from local members, and RE HQ where appropriate
Maintain relationships with past and current funders; research and build relationships with new potential funding sources.
Develop and implement a fundraising strategy, in line with the agreed strategic priorities of RE HQ and Scandinavian students
Demonstrate insight and critical thinking when assessing which fundraising opportunities to pursue, considering future organisational and/or political consequences
Streamline and maintain financial administration for RE Norge and other Scandinavian group activities where possible; including budget creation, basic accounting and expense reimbursement
Support the local Scandinavian groups with financial tasks and internal communication when they run events and conferences
Help support and plan with the Scandinavian groups to create the very first RE Scandinavian Conference
Excellent time and project management skills, including the ability to prioritise limited resources to maximise impact
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to influence and persuade others
Excellent facilitation skills; the ability to ensure all voices are heard and respected, as well as making sure clear and timely decisions are reached.
Demonstrable success with fundraising
Previous experience or knowledge with handling finances or budgeting
Experience with data-handling or creating systems to information
Ability to build relationships; able to proactively identify, explore and realise new partnerships and funding opportunities
Experience working in teams as well as managing volunteers and/or students in a project or campaign setting
An open and collaborative leadership style, including willingness to be accountable to others and an ability to bring out the best in others.
An interest in current debates surrounding new economic thinking and a passion for alternative economics
A commitment to RE’s values and ethos, including accountability to the student movement, and the desire to make decisions by consensus where ever possible
An educational or vocational qualification in Economics or a related discipline
An understanding and passion for the Rethinking Economics movement
Experience of non-profit governance and/or facilitating the smooth running of an organisation in line with its mission.
Experience of working with or supporting networks and movements to achieve change, particularly (but not necessarily) in a student campaigning context.
What We Offer
The chance to be part of a dynamic, values-driven movement working to achieve lasting social change
An Exciting opportunity to play an integral role in shaping a new scandinavian foundation and transforming our student campaign into a broader social movement
25 days annual holiday
Opportunities for paid training and development
Terms and Conditions
Contract: The role is for a 1-year fixed term contract with a 3 month probationary period.
Salary: £28,000 / NOK 299,500
Location: Olso, Norway, with expected travel around the region
Language: English and Norwegian and/or Danish and/or Swedish and/or Finnish.
Hours: 30 hours per week, with the expectation of working 4 days between Monday - Friday. Post holders are expected to work the occasional evening or weekend for time off in lieu. Flexible working arrangements will be considered.
Holiday: 25 days in addition to statutory holidays.
Please complete the application form link here before 23:59 on Sunday 4th November.
We are happy to receive applications in Norwegian and English.
We are an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcome applications from women, people who identify as black and ethnic minority, people with disabilities and people who identify as working class. If you are interested in the role but are not sure whether you meet all aspects of the person specification, we would still strongly encourage you to apply or to contact us for an informal discussion. Please note that we can only accept applications from individuals with the right to work in Norway.
Interviews will be held on 13th and 14th November in Oslo. Arrangements for Skype interviews can be made on request.
If you have any queries about the role or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please do not hesitate to contact us via recruitment @ rethinkeconomics . org.
About Rethinking Economics
Rethinking Economics (RE) is an international network of students, academics and members of the public, working to build a better economics in society and the classroom. We started as a student movement in 2012 and soon grew to become a UK-registered charity with a 5-person staff team.
We support 51 groups around the world; including 9 across Norway, Denmark and Sweden, to reform the university economics curriculum to make it more pluralist, critical and applicable to the real world. Highlights include appearing in the film Boom Bust Boom (now on Netflix), publishing two books; 'The Econocracy' and 'Rethinking Economics: An Introduction to Pluralist Economics' and organising a week-long international Summer Gathering this August for 70+ members of our network.
About Rethinking Economics Norway
Founded in October 2016, RE Norway is made up of 5 local chapters, a national network organization, board and advisory board. We have organized two international conferences and numerous local events and our organization plays an active role in the public debate about the future of economics.
Organising, Campaigning, Fundraising, Logistics, Event
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- 13. nov 2018 16:56