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Impact Programme & Education Intern at Ashoka Belgium
For 35 years, Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship - finding, selecting and supporting some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Our network of over 3,000 Ashoka Fellows is successfully implementing system-changing solutions to human and environmental problems in almost every area of need, in 85 countries. Ashoka Fellows are extraordinary changemakers. But we believe that everyone needs to become a changemaker.
We believe that everyone should be equipped with the skills that underpin social innovation. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to become the kind of human being who is fully equipped and inclined to change their world for the better - to thrive and help others thrive in the modern world. And we believe that the modern world demands this urgently. To help everyone become a changemaker, we need to make big changes in the way we school young people.
Building on our extensive experience with seasoned social entrepreneurs and with young changemakers, we are now working to catalyse fundamental changes in the experience of young people so that everyone can become a changemaker.
Time commitment: Minimum 6 months, start as soon as possible (part time can be discussed)
Compensation: 6 months unpaid contract with cost reimbursement + possible extension of 6 months paid contract
Please note that you must be eligible to work in Belgium to apply for any paid or unpaid position at Ashoka Belgium.
Ashoka is best known as the world’s largest network of systems changing social entrepreneurs. Ashoka is on an audacious mission – to create a world where everyone is a changemaker i.e. a world where everyone has the skills to make a positive change in their families or communities. It is only in such a world that the solutions will outrun the problems. Launched in 1981, Ashoka has a network of over 3,500 leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows), 10,000 youth ventures, 250+ Changemaker Schools, and 35+ Changemaker Campuses - as well as a community of 20,000+ innovators on Changemakers.com. Ashoka is working with this network to educate and empower young people with the skills to create and drive positive solutions. Please check http://www.ashoka.org for more details.
Meet the Team
You’ll love working with the Ashoka BE team! We are a passionate, committed and motivated group – who are determined to change the world. We’ll never forget your birthday and we’re always happy to hear your ideas.
Role and Responsibilities
Do you have an eye for the next big thing in social enterprise? Are you passionate about education?
As part of the team at Ashoka Belgium, we are bringing together Belgium’s most ambitious and effective changemakers. We’re working with the most innovative people on the frontline of social change.
The Impact programme focuses upon supporting social entrepreneurs by providing them with network connections, strategic advice, communications and events support as well as helping them measure the impact of their work. Impact programme activities involve candidates’ relationship management, events and workshops organisation, community building, as well as impact measurement.
The Education/Changemaker schools programme aims to catalyze changes throughout schools and the wider education system, so that every young person is provided with educational experiences that are explicitly designed to empower them to live for the common good.
Our new team member will ideally have experience in the social and/or education sector and a personal track record of taking the lead. We are looking for a skilled individual that can build strong relationships. We hope that you will be as excited as we are to build Ashoka’s programmes and that you have a eye for details.
1/ Impact Programme (50%):
Support the Programme Manager in the execution and the tracking of the Impact Programme
Co-ordinate events, workshops and meetings for Impact candidates and experts from the business sector
Conduct research to improve the Impact Programme strategic offer
2/ Education (40%):
Co-organise events : movie screenings and debates, peer-to-peer capacity building trainings, hackathons, Changemaker Schools selection panels…
Develop Changemakers toolkits
Support the Programme Manager with fundraising and partnership management
3/ Admin (10%):
Support the team with database management on Salesforce
Support the team with general administration
How to apply
Applications for this role will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend applying as soon as possible, with a CV and cover letter. For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluent in English, Dutch and French
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated track record in producing high quality written materials (in at least 2 languages)
Ability to work productively, proactively and independently, on own initiative
Excellent time management skills
Organised and detail-oriented
Experience in the citizen sector, either as a social entrepreneur or a volunteer, trustee etc.
Gain valuable project management skills for the non-profit sector
Enjoy flexible working hours
Meet leading social entrepreneurs from around the world, leading corporations and foundations and gain invaluable insights in the social enterprise sector
Work in an international work environment
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