Student Admin Support Austria
Climate-KIC Austria, Wien
Contract: 12 months - 20h per week
Location: Vienna or Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel
Start date: asap
Salary: EUR 1'000.00 gross/month, payable 14 times/year
Apply by: 21.02.2019
EIT Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) is the EU's largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation. Our community consists of over 250 leading partners from business, academia, the public sector and NGOs. Our purpose is to help create a prosperous, inclusive, climate resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.
Student Admin Support Austria
Join our team in Austria and support us in developing and delivering Climate-KIC's activities in Austria. You will be responsible for supporting the team in a range of tasks including organizing events, desk-based research and certain administrative tasks.
You may be asked to attend networking events and conferences to build up Climate-KIC's external communications as part of the role.
Key responsibilities will include:
Admin & Staff support
- Assist with Administration of Climate-KIC Activities in Austria (Invoices / contract administration; Procurement; Support of Climate-KIC staff)
- Help organise events with current or future partners or external stakeholders
- Support with evaluation, reporting and contacts management
We're looking for a self-motivated, proactive team member to support our team in Austria. The role will offer a stimulating context from which to build up a network in the climate action community here in Austria, as well as develop know-how for systems thinking, stakeholder management, innovation brokerage, entrepreneurship education and capacity development, plus insights into thematic priorities (e.g. Urban Transitions, Sustainable Production Systems, Decision Metrics & Finance).
The ideal candidate would...
- be an active student of Economics, Legal or related studies
- have a basic know how in accounting & public administration
- be able to work independently
- be proactive in asking questions and seeking advice
- strong communication skills, in both German and English (written and spoken)
- have excellent research abilities both online and offline
- have strong IT skills
- have some knowledge or experience of climate / innovation / entrepreneurship education fields
- be motivated by the opportunity to work for an intl. organisation committed to climate action.
We focus on levers of systemic change, looking for where innovation is most needed to accelerate deep decarbonisation (elimination of fossil fuels and negative carbon) and effective adaptation. EIT Climate-KIC is predominantly grant-funded by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union and acts as a platform to work across boundaries and across sectors, fostering innovation as a catalyst for transformation. We:
- provide funding,
- facilitate the creation of innovation consortia,
- work together with our partners to take a portfolio approach to innovation options,
- challenge and seek to enrich business model design,
- offer tailored support for experimentation, implementation and scaling, and
- incubate very early stage ideation and pre-seed innovation.
To make ourselves accessible to key actors and 'challenge owners', we work along four priority themes: urban transitions, sustainable land use, sustainable production systems, and decision metrics and climate finance. In all four areas, we place an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation design, on education as a driver of behavioural change through new skills and capabilities and on policy innovation. We run programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in major cities and regions, convening a community of excellence in people and organisations.
We balance strategic innovation, aimed at renewing core business models, with a significant portfolio of bottom-up innovation - e.g. through our start-up accelerators - to learn, evaluate and continuously adjust our efforts to impact climate change. Ultimately, we aim to become a leader in systemic innovation that contributes to a paradigm shift from a linear, industrial production system to a circular, regenerative model, leveraging the power of our unique community of innovators and inspiring change beyond it.
Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
Your application should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter describing concisely how your profile, skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.
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