Are you interested in the renewable energy transition and passionate about sustainability? Do you want to contribute to advancing youth-led projects in this field?
If this resonates with you, apply to be part of our Finance Team!
What does a Finance Manager do? YES-Europe conducts various projects that empower young leadership in the renewable energy transition and sustainable development. These include policy reports, trainings, events, podcast episodes, and delegations to conferences such as COP and EUSEW (EU Sustainable Energy Week). The Finance Team works closely with all project teams, supporting them with fundraising, financial partnerships and budget planning. The team supports both ongoing projects and future initiatives of YES-Europe through long-term fundraising strategies, which the Finance Managers will actively get to shape.
New joiners will get to work closely with the COP29 and POWERYOUTH project teams as well as with the teams who are organising the main events in YES-Europe’s annual calendar. The successful candidate should be able to dedicate 2-5 hours per week to their tasks.
Being a Finance Manager in YES-Europe means:
Coordinating fundraising activities for YES-Europe’s projects.
Being in charge of financial partnerships and relations with sponsors.
Liaising with the Country Teams of YES-Europe to ensure that they have adequate funding opportunities.
Keeping track of fundraising timeline and milestones.
Shaping the long-term fundraising plans of YES-Europe.
Being the main point of contact between the Finance Team and any project team to which the Finance Manager is assigned.
Practicing optimism and seeking constant progress.
What’s in it for you?
Developing your fundraising and project management skills, as well as gaining international knowledge exchange experience.
A chance to develop your team-working skills in a dynamic (and fun) group of international young professionals and students.
Opportunity to gain deeper insight on energy and sustainability topics, NGO operations and youth engagement through hands-on work.
The successful candidate should have previous experience from working with fundraising or partnerships, or other experience that can be considered equivalent.
A genuine interest in energy and sustainability is essential.
Previous volunteering experience in a youth organisation is a plus.
Previous experience working with project budgets is a plus.
Please note that YES-Europe’s working language is English, so the successful candidate should have sufficient knowledge in the English language to be able to work in English. Please also note that the position is unpaid. YES-Europe conducts all work virtually.