Vacancies

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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

There are currently three open positions for the SFC board 2022-2023.

We are accepting applications for the Chairperson, Event Coordinator & Head of Acquisitions/Treasurer positions for the SfC Board 2022- 2023.

Chairperson

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.

Event coordinator

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.

Head of Acquisitions/Treasurer

Acquisitions/Treasurer
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.