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 the mission to mobilise youth for sustainability in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions with the 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, and building excitement and engagement around sustainable lifestyles and by facilitating action.
Since 2018 we have gathered youth across 18 countries to learn about, voice concerns and mobilize action around SDG 12 – responsible consumption and production. Our main event is the annual ReGeneration Week on the Åland islands, providing a platform for youth leadership and intergenerational dialogues with senior change makers. We also run projects such as leadership programmes, campaigns and other events advocating for a sustainable future.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The Secretary General (SG) is the managing director of the ReGeneration 2030 Foundation. As the 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 the SG, you have the power to install working groups, accept partner organisations and support volunteers. In addition, you will represent the movement externally at meetings and events.
In 2022, we organise two large projects: a leadership programme on circular economy (spring/summer 2022) and the ReGeneration Week (summer/autumn 2022). As the 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 structured, 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 being active in or working for an NGO's, advocacy work and project management is highly valued. We wish that you are well acquainted with the Agenda 2030 framework and have an interest or prior knowledge about sustainable consumption and production. Also, familiarity with the dynamics of NGOs, youth participation and societal issues, especially in management, are good merits. It’s meritable if you have some regional knowledge of the Nordic and/or Baltic Sea regions or previous working experience from regional/international cooperation in the region. Education-wise, we appreciate knowledge in project management, administration, economics, behavioural, environmental or social sciences or equivalent. We do however put high value on personal qualifications and previous experience.
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 and a leader.
The working percentage of this position is around 80% with the chance to be increased depending on pending financial applications. The working percentage is to be agreed upon with the applicant and the work will be done flexibly which means that you could combine studies or other work, should you like it. The contract will last until September 2022 with the possibility of an extension. You need to be able to work remotely but also be prepared to travel within the region in your work. We see it as a plus if you are located in Stockholm county, Uppsala county, Åland or Helsinki region as most of the physical meetings will happen in this region. We do however welcome applicants outside these regions as well.
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 and a motivation letter in English to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than on the 11th of January. Don’t delay! We’re hiring as quickly as possible and doing interviews continuously. We hope to be able to recruit as soon as possible.
Not ready to apply, or have some questions first? Please contact our Secretary General Ella Turta at email@example.com or by telephone at +46 706202146.
Available times for questions via telephone: 29/12 10-12 (EET), 3/1 10-12 (EET) & 7/1 10-17 (EET).
Questions by email will be answered as soon as possible.