Education Manager – Nordics (maternity leave)

Climate-KIC Nordic
One year full time - maternity cover
08 Aug 2018
Nordic Education Lead
03 Sep 2018
Lyngby, Denmark

Business Background

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 300 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.

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.


Purpose of the role

The Education Manager is responsible for implementing a series of education programmes of Climate-KIC in Nordic that empower, inspire and connect climate innovation change agents and entrepreneurs. The Education manager will also be responsible for the management and engagement of our Alumni Community and will be asked to support business development opportunities. He or she will work closely with the Education team in Nordics and in Europe and will liaise with our Education partners in Nordic


Key responsibilities

  • Management, design and coordination of international education programmes, including the recruitment and selection of participants and the delivery of financial and administrative tasks associated with these programmes.
  • Organization of events around climate entrepreneurship and innovation for the Climate-KIC Community in the Nordics
  • Development and implementation of an Alumni strategy for our Nordic geography
  • Management of activity reporting for the Education programmes for the EIT (and possibly other donors)
  • Evaluation and quality assurance of education programmes
  • Analysis and communication of results and learnings of programmes and activities
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders in Theme teams and other geographies
  • Support in the writing of proposals to local foundations to fundraise for Nordic education programmes.


  • Master Degree in relevant field


  • 2-3 years of experience in project/programme management, education & learning and community management
  • International working experience
  • Experience in (international) multi-stakeholder projects

Key skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and at least one Scandinavian language

Qualities, personal style and Approaach

  • Interest in the fields of climate change, entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability
  • Autonomous, reliable and precise working attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment

Additional information

Please note that candidates must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position. The successful candidate will normally be based at the nearest EIT Climate-KIC office to where they are currently living.

Application Process

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 briefly how your profile, skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role. You should also tell us your current salary and where you saw this role advertised.

Please send your full application using the “apply now” button above.

We are:

Dynamic • Passionate • Engaging • Open • Inspiring • Excellent • Empowering

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