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Vacancies

We Work Together

To pass on the future!

Students for Children is a unique organization with a multicultural group of students who work voluntarily in handling all matters related to the NGO to spread equal access to education. The Board decides how to raise funds and what projects to invest in. We keep track of our projects through constant contact with our local partners and share our actions and vision with our partners, community and the general public.

Interested in becoming a board member? Take a look at our current open positions and apply! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Open Positions

Chairperson

The chairperson, together with the secretary, acquisitions, project coordinator, event coordinator and marketing coordinator, forms the board of Students for Children. As chairperson you are the central point within the board. Together with the other board members you are responsible for the progression and continuity of the foundation. You connect the various parts of the organization and are responsible for the policy that is pursued. The chairperson supervises the functioning of the board and ensures that it is complete. You plan and chair meetings and ensure that everything is done to further develop the foundation. As a chairperson you have a clear vision. Moreover, you are the face of the foundation.

Responsibilities
– Continuity of the foundation
– Managing and completeness of the board
– Guaranteeing mission, vision and strategy
– Elaboration and compliance with policy and objectives
– Writing an annual report
– Representing the foundation and propagating its vision
– Supervising compliance with the statutes and internal regulations

Core tasks
– Preparing and conducting meetings
– Draw up and comply with a policy plan
– Supervise the performance of tasks and activities within the foundation
– Oversee progress of board activities and provide support where necessary
– Responsibility for the completeness of the board
– Maintaining external contacts
– Representative and spokesperson of the foundation

Tailored job profile
– Leadership skills
– Excellent communication skills
– Being able to set priorities
– Able to handle decision-making processes and be decisive
– Motivating and able to create support
– Being able to keep a good overview and have a strong organizational background
– Perseverance and purposeful;
– Ability to innovate;
– Fluency in English (Dutch is a plus)
– Management experience is a plus

General profile
– Affinity with development cooperation
– Innovative, creative and future-oriented
– Being able to work independently within a team
– Initiative and responsible
– Open communication

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above, are you enthusiastic about Students for Children and would you like to volunteer for the foundation? Fill in the form below or email us if you have any questions. This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. A board position takes you on average 6-8 hours per week and can therefore be combined with a study and/or part-time job.

Secretary

As secretary you support the chairperson in shaping, developing and propagating the policy of Students for Children. You are concerned with the organization, structure and vision of the organization. Most logistical and operational aspects of the foundation are your responsibility. You ensure a clear and efficient way of communication, both internally and externally. As secretary you have insight into the organizational structure, you know what it takes to ensure that everything runs smoothly and you are the “memory” of the foundation. This way, you facilitate that the other board members to be able to perform their functions as well as possible.

Responsibilities
– Policy and continuity of the foundation
– Organization and structure of the foundation
– Internal and external communication
– Minutes
– File management and file archiving
– Formal aspects of the organization

Core tasks
– Taking minutes of meetings;
– Preparation and distribution of the newsletter;
– Managing the mailboxes, passwords, the physical mailbox and the website;
– Managing the general e-mail address;
– Maintaining contacts with external parties;
– Communication with the Chamber of Commerce;
– Managing, archiving and making / keeping files accessible;
– Provide other board members with the information they request;
– Support the chairman in policy-making and other overarching matters

Tailored job profile
– Structured and precise
– Good writing skills
– Good command of the Dutch language
– Administratively skilled
– Relevant knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
– Helicopter view
– Service institution

General job profile
– Affinity with development work
– Dare to think and act outside the box
– Being able to work independently within a team
– Initiative and responsible
– Open and professional way of communicating

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above, are you enthusiastic about Students for Children and would you like to volunteer for the foundation? Fill in the form below or email us if you have any questions. This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. A board position takes you on average 6-8 hours per week and can therefore be combined with a study and/or part-time job.

Marketing coordinator

As marketing coordinator you are responsible for the marketing of Students for Children. You are involved in increasing our brand awareness through various (online and offline) channels and increase our findability on search engines. As marketing coordinator you work closely with the rest of the board. You contribute and support the acquisition coordinator in fundraising for Students for Children as well as the event coordinator for promoting events.

Responsibilities
– Development of the foundation’s marketing strategy
– Implementation of said marketing strategy
– Establishing contacts with partners and funds together with the acquisition coordinator
– Increase our online (social media, Google and the website) and offline reach

Core tasks
– Develop and maintain marketing strategy
– Attracting new sponsors together with the acquisition coordinator
– Representing the foundation and its core values ​​during fundraising campaigns
– Creating content for social media channels
– Maintaining website
– Search engine optimisation to increase reach

Tailored job profile
– Affinity with online marketing
– Affinity with social media and content creation
– Able to create support others
– Good communication skills
– Confident
– Enthusiastic and easy going
– Commercial and goal-oriented
– Being able to respond to the opportunities that arise
– Knowledge of WordPress and SEO is a plus

General profile
– Affinity with development work
– Being able to work independently within a team
– Takes Initiative and responsible
– Open and businesslike way of communicating
– Innovative, creative and future-oriented

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above, are you enthusiastic about Students for Children and would you like to volunteer for the foundation? Fill in the form below or email us if you have any questions. This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. A board position takes you on average 6-8 hours per week and can therefore be combined with a study and/or part-time job.

Event coordinator

Are you an organizational talent? Do you always come up with creative ideas and would you like to dedicate yourself to educational projects in developing countries? Then this vacancy is for you! As an event coordinator you will focus on organizing various online and offline events from a pub quiz to a boot camp, from a lecture to a comedy night to raise funds for the foundation. You are responsible for the successful realisation of the events, you are the contact person for the parties involved and you focus on attracting sponsors or donations that contribute to the activities. You have a lot of freedom within the position and there are many possibilities. You are enthusiastic, enterprising and decisive.

Responsibilities
– Responsible for setting up and organizing events
– Responsible for attracting sponsors or donations appropriate to the events (stuff / services / financial contribution etc.)
– Act as contact person for the parties involved
– Monitoring the budget and negotiating the proceeds for the foundation
– Ensuring a smooth running of the events
– Make and develop (promotion) plans in collaboration with the marketing coordinator

Core tasks
– Organizing events from start to finish (idea to execution)
– Creating original and lucrative content events and activities
– Devise and attract associated sponsorship
– Responsible for programming of events
– Maintaining contacts with partners for possible collaborations and sponsorships
– Brainstorm event ideas
– Evaluating events

Tailored job profile
– Business-minded but personal
– Able to create support
– Enthusiastic and easy going
– Commercially oriented
– Innovative, creative and future-oriented

General profile
– Affinity with development work
– Being able to work independently within a team
– Takes Initiative and responsible
– Open and businesslike way of communicating
– Innovative, creative and future-oriented

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above, are you enthusiastic about Students for Children and would you like to volunteer for the foundation? Fill in the form below or email us if you have any questions. This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. A board position takes you on average 6-8 hours per week and can therefore be combined with a study and/or part-time job.

Project coordinator

As project coordinator you are involved with the content of the projects we support. You coordinate and monitor each project and guarantee its quality and authenticity. On behalf of the board you are the contact person for our project partners while keeping the board informed of all developments regarding the projects. You have a critical view of development work and you have a clear vision of what a good project looks like. In addition to monitoring our current project, you always keep your eyes open for new projects Students for Children can contribute to. Moreover, you are committed to ensuring that our projects are sustainable and impactful.

Responsibilities
– Communicating and guaranteeing the project criteria
– The quality and continuity of the projects;
– Realization of new projects
– Communication between Students for Children and our local partners
– The translation between the projects and the public together with the marketing coordinator

Core tasks
– Develop and maintain a policy with regard to contracting and monitoring projects
– Seach for new projects that meet our project criteria
– Translate the core values ​​of the foundation to its projects
– ensure open and continuous communication with the project partners
– Present our projects to the Netherlands in a creative way
– Provide regular updates regarding projects in the newsletter, on the website and social media
– Together with the marketing coordinator and acquisition coordinator, you design an appropriate marketing and fundraising policy in which you safeguard the authenticity of the projects

Tailored job profile
– Critical view of development work
– Experience with developmental projects is a plus
– Positive and decisive
– Able to communicate clearly and professionally;
– Steadfast vision
– Good command of the English language (French and/or Spanish is a plus)

General profile
– Affinity with development work
– Being able to work independently within a team
– Takes Initiative and responsible
– Open and businesslike way of communicating
– Innovative, creative and future-oriented

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above, are you enthusiastic about Students for Children and would you like to volunteer for the foundation? Fill in the form below or email us if you have any questions. This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. A board position takes you on average 6-8 hours per week and can therefore be combined with a study and/or part-time job.

Acquisition coordinator

This is a combined role of treasury and acquisitions. As acquisition coordinator, you are responsible for the financial aspect of the foundation. You are in charge of soliciting potential partners and organizing fundraising activities for Students for Children. Additionally, you will be in charge of drawing up the budgets, the annual financial reports and the cash flows, such as collecting donations and the payment of the funded projects. You are also the authorized representative at the ING bank. In coordination with the secretary, you provide the donation policy and communication with our donors.

Responsibilities
– Management of financial resources
– Develop acquisition strategies for fund development
– Administration of donor information
– Draw up budgets and annual reports
– Authorized representative at ING

Core tasks
– Bookkeeping
– Maintain contact with partners and creditors
– Provision of financial updates to the Board
– Maintaining the financial statement
– Responsible for the financial annual report
– Financial settlement of projects

Tailored job profile
– Structured and accurate
– Good writing skills
– Good command of the English language
– Administrative knowledge
– Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with partners

General profile
– Affinity with development work
– Being able to work independently within a team
– Takes Initiative and responsible
– Open and businesslike way of communicating
– Innovative, creative and future-oriented

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above, are you enthusiastic about Students for Children and would you like to volunteer for the foundation? Fill in the form below or email us if you have any questions. This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. A board position takes you on average 6-8 hours per week and can therefore be combined with a study and/or part-time job.

Become A Board Member

Are you a student in Amsterdam and motivated to spread awareness and access to education to children in developing regions? Join us!
Our board positions are only open to students based in Amsterdam.
Our positions usually take an average of 6-8 hours per week. Please note that is is voluntary work, thus, you will receive no monetary compensation.