Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a net zero-emissions economy.
We aim to transform whole systems through innovation to build resilience and decarbonize at a fast-enough rate to reach the 1.5° target and a net-zero emissions Europe. Climate-KIC has refocused its strategy around systems transformation to reach impact at scale. Our approach is based on building an active and diverse community of organisations all working together; a careful analysis of the key levers at play across different systems (e.g. cities, land use, industry, and finance); and finally, a commitment to experimentation and rapid prototyping (to become the fastest learning organisation in the area of climate).
To achieve this plan, Climate-KIC needs talents from multiple areas of expertise and backgrounds able to bring a wide range of perspectives into the organisation. We are looking for individuals comfortable with change and keen to experiment on our own organisation first – by testing new ways of working, deep collaboration, new ways of learning and gathering business intelligence.
Our people are effectively our first ambassadors and our primary community – we expect them to role model deep collaboration across teams, countries, and organisations.
Purpose of the role
The Education Design Lead is responsible for developing an innovative education strategy for the CEE together with colleagues covering graduate, professional, secondary and on-line education in line with EIT Climate-KIC’s overall strategy. The focus of this should be on using education to create impact, inspiring others including driving business to take action by forging a model of education fit for tackling climate change at the speed and scale we need.
We expect the person to be able to be mobilised on different projects in a flexible manner, to be able represent Climate-KIC externally and demonstrate leadership across multiple topic areas.
- Accountable for developing and implementing an effective education strategy for CEE
- Responsible for maintaining active education partnerships in CEE with the capacities to deliver innovation education formats towards EIT Climate-KIC’s impact goals.
- Collaborate with European colleagues as part of a high performing Education Team.
- Develop and manage the portfolio of education programmes and activities
- Be the visible owner and creator of educational activity and ensuring its timely and effective delivery at the highest level of quality
- Represent the EIT Climate‐KIC Education strand at national and European level
- Manage the relationships with senior representatives at EIT Climate-KIC’s education partners and developing new strategic networks with universities and other stakeholders
- Oversee the commercial development of EIT Climate-KIC education programmes working with the Business Development Lead
- Take a key leadership role in reporting activities and results to EIT Climate-KIC’s funding bodies
- Support collaboration and ideation / co-creation with other European colleagues from the perspective of enhancing the partner activity in CEE
- Trial and test innovative methods in delivering the education programme, refining approaches based on impact.
University degree (masters or PhD) in relevant field
More than 5 years of experience in relevant context, ideally in education
Experience of working at the interface between public and private sector
Good understanding of the interaction between research, education and business required
Strong ability to reconcile differing expectations, objectives and requirements of multiple organisations and stakeholder to create collaborative solutions
Familiarity with the skills and knowledge needs of organizations working on climate change adaptation and mitigation
Experience and ability to work in an international team and in multidisciplinary context
Fluent in Polish and English, knowledge of other CEE languages will be a strong asset.
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.
Our application and recruitment 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 be written in English and consist of:
- a full curriculum vitae
- 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.
- your current salary
- where you saw this role advertised.
Please send your full application using the “apply now” button above. You should state your name followed by the role for which you are applying for in the subject line of the email. The deadline for receipt of applications is 23.59 GMT on the date published on the job advert.
Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email.
Your application will be reviewed on or around the closing date for the vacancy for which you have applied. If your application is shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted directly by Climate-KIC.
Candidates invited to a first interview, will be notified of the outcome and informed about next stages if they are successful.
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