We now offer a vibrant position as a Secretary General with the mission to lead a youth movement in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions. If you are passionate about sustainability and enjoy making a difference, we would like you to drop us a line!
ReGeneration 2030 has recently been established as a foundation with the mission to mobilise youth for sustainability in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions. Our vision is to make sustainable consumption and production the new norm. We realise this through fostering leadership among youth, uniting actors, demanding change by initiating and having conversations with relevant power holders, building excitement and engagement around sustainable lifestyle and facilitating action.
Our main event is the annual Summit on the Åland islands, providing a platform for youth leadership and intergenerational dialogues with senior change makers. We run projects such as leadership programmes, campaigns and events. We also support national mobilisation and aim to build a network of national representatives.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The Secretary General (SG) is the managing director of the ReGeneration 2030 Foundation. As SG you will lead the movement and develop ReGeneration 2030 to become a strong youth voice in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions. This includes responsibility for financing, personnel, projects, partnerships and strategic communication. The SG also prepares and presents matters to the board and handles the administration of the foundation. As SG, you have the power to install working groups, accept partner organisations and support national representatives. In addition, you will represent the movement externally on meetings and events.
During 2021, we organise two large projects: a leadership programme on circular economy and the ReGeneration Week which is an extension to our annual Summit. As SG, you will lead both projects. Hence, employees and subcontractors within these projects will report to you.
This position is ideal for someone who is passionate about sustainability and wants to shape a youth movement in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions. We offer meaningful and fun tasks as we are expanding. We will therefore put a large focus on motivation and passion in the recruitment process.
We search for a person who is able to prioritise work tasks, and capable of working autonomously and flexibly. Proficiency in English and Swedish, both in speech and writing is a must and excellent communication skills are essential. Good knowledge of Office programs and social media is also preferable.
Prior experience of international advocacy for Agenda 2030 and sustainable consumption and production in specific is important to have as a SG. Also, familiarity with the dynamics of NGOs, youth participation and societal issues, especially in management, are good merits. Education-wise, we appreciate knowledge in project management, administration, economics, behavioural, environmental or social sciences or equivalent.
What we offer
Apart from the fantastic chance to work with influential youth and organisations, we offer you a position where you can develop yourself as a change-maker.
The work percentage of this position is around 50 % (~ 18 hours per week) but can be increased depending on pending financial applications. The contract will last to September 2021 with possibilities of extension. The work will be done flexibly which means that you can combine studies or other work, should you like it. Much of the work will be done remotely but we see it important that you are located in Stockholm county, Uppsala county, Åland or Turku region as many of the physical meetings will be done on Åland.
The contract will be based on Finnish legislation and under the Åland collective agreement for civil servants. The probationary period is 3 months.
Please send a resume, relevant recommendations and a motivation letter in English to info[at]regeneration2030.org before the 15th of December. Don’t delay! We’re hiring as quickly as possible and doing interviews continuously.
Not ready to apply, or have some questions first? Please contact our chairperson Bára Örk Melsted on baraork[at]gmail.com or telephone number +3546638318.