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Communications Associate

Duration : 10 months. Starting from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Place : Swissnex in India, Bangalore.

Passionate about visual communication, video production and branding?

Be part of the dynamic team that manages branding, PR and media relations for Swissnex in #ConnectingTomorrow.

Swissnex in India

At Swissnex in India we curate international communities in education, research, and innovation for a better tomorrow. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The six main Swissnex locations are established in some of the world’s most innovative regions. Together with around twenty Science and Technology Offices (STO) and Counselors (STC) based in Swiss Embassies, we contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.

Key responsibilities

Design brand collaterals for print and digital publishing (30%)

– Understand the project requirements, ideate concepts and design the deliverables (brochures, posters, emailers, presentations, event backdrops, etc.).

Create videos and other visual content for branding and promotional activities (40%)

– Understand project requirements and create storyboards.
– Capture videos and photos and manage editing (in-house and / or through vendors).
– Create effective and impactful videos, photos, and other visual content and adapt for specific channels.

Website management (20%)

– Create web pages for events (training will be provided for particular platforms in use).
– Conduct bi-monthly website audits for updating pages.

Others (10%)

– Assist in managing social media pages – LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
– Assist in liaising with partners, sponsors and vendors, especially of communication materials.
– Liaise with vendors in setting up events / exhibitions, manage logistics.
– Undertake photography for in-house events.
– Liaise with the admin team for clearing invoices, closure of projects, etc.

What we offer

– Gain work experience in an international, multi-cultural and highly dynamic environment with English as official working language.
– Exposure to the academic in Switzerland and India.
– Opportunity to work with stakeholders and industry experts in sustainability, health and digital transformation.
– Opportunity to continue as a brand ambassador for Swissnex in India when back in Switzerland, by engaging with Swiss universities, innovation offices and corporates.
– Opportunity to work closely with the headquarters on several network-wide initiatives, offering exposure to stakeholders from all verticals
– Work with and learn from a dynamic, diverse and welcoming team.
– Development of networking and project management skills.
– Opportunities to lead projects in close collaboration with the team head.
– Monthly stipend of CHF 1’000.

Requirements

– Eligibility: Swiss students (applicants must be Swiss citizens or have a valid Permit C).
– The total period of internships (including this one) in the federal government does not exceed 12 months.
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (graduated within the last 12 months) or be a current university student studying for a master degree preferably in natural or social sciences, engineering or fine arts.
– Team player with a high sense of responsibility, curiosity, and interest in various topics.
– Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English.
– Knowledge of at least one Swiss national language is a major plus.
– Networker with the ability to thrive in an international, multicultural environment.
– Ability to work outside regular office hours when needed (for events and visiting groups).
– Strong enthusiasm for Swissnex’s mission to foster Indo-Swiss relations.

Digital skills

Must have

– Knowledge of video editing software – Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects.
– Knowledge of design programs – Adobe InDesign, Photoshop.
– Ability to develop creative concepts and storyboards.

Good to have

– Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Lightroom, etc.
– Knowledge of managing websites (wordpress).
– Knowledge of printing and post-production management.

Apply by May 31, 2022

Please submit your application with CV and letter of motivation to [email protected] mentioning “Job application – Communications Associate” in the subject. Kindly note that applications will be processed on a rolling basis, and the one’s without a motivation letter will not be considered.

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Innovation Associate

Duration : 10 months. Starting from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Place : Swissnex in India, Bangalore.

Are you passionate about technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship? Would you like to gain practical expertise in helping deep-tech startups enter new markets?

Would you like to experience the innovation ecosystem in India first-hand?

Join our innovation team to help Swiss startups enter the Indian market, and support our broad innovation portfolio.

Swissnex in India

At Swissnex in India we curate international communities in education, research, and innovation for a better tomorrow. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The six main Swissnex locations are established in some of the world’s most innovative regions. Together with around twenty Science and Technology Offices (STO) and Counselors (STC) based in Swiss Embassies, we contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.

Key responsibilities

Project coordination (50%)

– Execution and leadership of specific duties related to innovation mandates (as defined per mandate) and support of overall operations of the team.
– Coordinate business delegations, including identification of relevant B2B contacts, managing itinerary, and accompanying delegates on relevant visits.
– Maintain a vibrant entrepreneurs alumni community.

Communication and content (30%)

– Prepare content for Swissnex in India’s startup support activities such as blogs, pitch decks, and other formats.
– Collaborate with the communications team to produce relevant content and insights.
– Manage communication with partners and collaborators.
– Represent Swissnex in external networking events in India.

Knowledge generation (20%)

– Providing India insights to Swiss stakeholders via relevant channels.

What we offer

– Gain work experience in an international, multi-cultural and highly dynamic environment with English as official working language.
– Exposure to the innovation ecosystem in Switzerland and India.
– Opportunity to work with stakeholders and industry experts in sustainability, health and digital transformation.
– Opportunity to continue as a brand ambassador for Swissnex in India when back in Switzerland, by engaging with Swiss universities, innovation offices and corporates.
– Work with and learn from a dynamic, diverse and welcoming team.
– Development of networking and project management skills.
– Opportunities to lead projects in close collaboration with the team head.
– Monthly stipend of CHF 1’000.

Requirements

– Eligibility: Swiss students (applicants must be Swiss citizens or have a valid Permit C).
– The total period of internships (including this one) in the federal government does not exceed 12 months.
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (graduated within the last 12 months) or be a current university student studying for a master degree, preferably in business / economics / STEM with business interest.
– Team player with a high sense of responsibility, curiosity, and interest in various topics.
– Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English.
– Knowledge of at least one Swiss national language is a major plus.
– Networker with the ability to thrive in an international, multicultural environment.
– Ability to work outside regular office hours when needed (for events and visiting groups).
– Strong enthusiasm for Swissnex’s mission to foster Indo-Swiss relations.

Digital skills

– Digitally literate : Zoom/Microsoft Teams / Google Meet, digital engagement tools like mentimeter, ability to propose and use interactive and engaging forms of digital exchange.
– Proficiency in Microsoft office (Excel, word, powerpoint)/google suite (google sheets/docs/forms).

Apply by May 31, 2022

Please submit your application with CV and letter of motivation to [email protected] mentioning “Job application – Innovation Associate” in the subject. Kindly note that applications will be processed on a rolling basis, and the one’s without a motivation letter will not be considered.

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Academic Engagement Associate

Duration : 10 months. Starting from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Place : Swissnex in India, Bangalore.

Do you feel at home in an academic environment but would like to go beyond your area of expertise?

Do you feel passionate about the power of knowledge and would like to see it translate into action on the ground?

Join us to experience the power of academic engagement. Develop flagship programs as part of a dynamic team. Define and shape the future of academic collaborations through digital transformation. Engage with pressing challenges in health and sustainability by connecting the dots between Indian and Swiss higher education institutions. Get surprised by India’s rich and creative academic environment through first hand experience.

Swissnex in India

At Swissnex in India we curate international communities in education, research, and innovation for a better tomorrow. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The six main Swissnex locations are established in some of the world’s most innovative regions. Together with around twenty Science and Technology Offices (STO) and Counselors (STC) based in Swiss Embassies, we contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.

Key responsibilities

Project coordination (40%)

– Support the academic engagement team in organizing the Knowledge to Action SDG academy in the Spring of 2023 and contribute to other elements of the K2A network.
– Support the development and implementation of our flagship program ‘Rethinking International Digital Exchange’ with partners from Switzerland, India, and beyond.
– Support leadership of specific duties related to mandates and support of overall operations of the team.
– Contribute to the academic engagement team’s various activities, such as alumni meetings, recruitment and selection for competitive scholarships.

Communication and content (40%)

– Engage with stakeholders as part of our flagship programs.
– Contribute to documenting our activities for our stakeholders in a visually aesthetic and meaningful manner.
– Collaborate with the communications team to produce relevant content and insights.
– Prepare content for Swissnex in India’s academic engagement activities such as blogs, pitch decks, and other formats.

Knowledge generation (20%)

– Research information relevant for our stakeholders, compile this in a meaningful and exciting format such as blogs, slide decks and other formats.

What we offer

– Gain work experience in an international, multi-cultural and highly dynamic environment with English as official working language.
– Exposure to the academic in Switzerland and India.
– Opportunity to work with stakeholders and industry experts in sustainability, health and digital transformation.
– Opportunity to continue as a brand ambassador for Swissnex in India when back in Switzerland, by engaging with Swiss universities, innovation offices and corporates.
– Work with and learn from a dynamic, diverse and welcoming team.
– Development of networking and project management skills.
– Opportunities to lead projects in close collaboration with the team head.
– Monthly stipend of CHF 1’000.

Requirements

– Eligibility: Swiss students (applicants must be Swiss citizens or have a valid Permit C).
– The total period of internships (including this one) in the federal government does not exceed 12 months.
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (graduated within the last 12 months) or be a current university student studying for a master degree preferably in natural or social sciences, engineering or fine arts.
– Team player with a high sense of responsibility, curiosity, and interest in various topics.
– Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English.
– Knowledge of at least one Swiss national language is a major plus.
– Networker with the ability to thrive in an international, multicultural environment.
– Ability to work outside regular office hours when needed (for events and visiting groups).
– Strong enthusiasm for Swissnex’s mission to foster Indo-Swiss relations.

Digital skills

– Digitally literate : Zoom/Microsoft Teams / Google Meet, digital engagement tools like mentimeter, ability to propose and use interactive and engaging forms of digital exchange.
– Proficiency in Microsoft office (Excel, word, powerpoint)/google suite (google sheets/docs/forms).

Apply by May 31, 2022

Please submit your application with CV and letter of motivation to [email protected] mentioning “Job application – Academic Engagement Associate” in the subject. Kindly note that applications will be processed on a rolling basis, and the one’s without a motivation letter will not be considered.

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Communications Manager

Job Information

Full Time | Swissnex in Boston and New York

Location: Boston, MA

About Swissnex

As the world’s first science consulate, Swissnex in Boston and New York creates opportunities for academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other future-makers to expand their reach and make meaningful, collaborative connections between Switzerland and North America. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas, and talent.

Our activities include:

  • Working closely with universities and research labs to promote the flow of ideas, knowledge, and talent through collaborative events, partnerships, and network-building
  • Advising and supporting universities on trends in higher education and strategic initiatives
  • Accelerating startups and assisting entrepreneurs in entering the North American market
  • Advising corporations, nonprofits, and international organizations on trends and best practices
  • Supporting Swiss innovators and thought leaders in expanding their North American presence

With offices in Boston and New York, we are part of the global Swissnex network, an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, which is part of the Confederation’s network abroad managed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. We have additional locations in Brazil, China, India, Japan, and San Francisco, as well as within more than 20 Swiss embassies around the world.

Job Description

The Communications Manager raises awareness of the activities and mission of Swissnex and its partners for our local and global audience across all channels. Working closely to serve the needs of the three main Swissnex departments (Academic Engagement, Innovation, and Creative Industries), the Communications Manager will be expected to:

  • Co-create and execute the overall content strategy of Swissnex in Boston and New York, in alignment with the global Swissnex network’s priorities, messaging, and guidelines.
  • Craft journalistic-style written content including newsletters, news and blog posts, event titles and descriptions, personal invitations, email announcements, publications, etc.
  • Refine, edit, and proofread texts written by all Swissnex staff, including concept notes, research reports, op-eds, social media posts, etc.
  • Co-produce and/or oversee the external production of diverse video content, including interviews of researchers and innovators, event videos, etc.
  • Co-produce and/or oversee the external production of Swissnex’s podcasts, including the ongoing Tectonic series.
  • Engage diverse audiences across all Swissnex channels and beyond, promoting events, job postings, activities, and results.
  • Be capable of producing clean, well-designed layouts of slide decks, concept notes, and reports in various formats (Google Docs, Word, InDesign, Canvas, etc.)
  • Assist with the communications strategy and execution for online and on-site events, and be available for occasional after-hours event management.
Requirements

To be successful in this role, an ideal candidate should have:

  • BS/BA degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Humanities, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in copywriting, communications, and/or marketing
  • Impeccable command of written English, with an ability to deal with complex topics and write clearly, concisely, and on deadline
  • Very strong attention to detail in communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in elements of creative design, ex. print layout, photography or video editing, podcasting is a plus
  • Experience with Adobe creative suite software (esp. Audition, Acrobat, Photoshop, and/or Premiere Pro) is a plus
  • Interest and enthusiasm for the Swissnex mission in science, technology, design, and the arts
  • Team player mentality with high levels of responsibility, curiosity, and interest in a wide range of topics
  • Ability to work outside regular office hours on occasion when needed, mainly for events and visiting groups
  • Willingness to work mainly from the Swissnex office in Cambridge, MA
  • Interest in Swiss culture or knowledge of one of the Swiss national languages is a plus
  • Due to our consular status, applicants must either be Swiss citizens, US citizens, or US permanent residents.
Benefits
  • A full-time position
  • Compensation commensurate with experience and responsibilities in a US non-profit setting
  • Four-week vacation (pro rata temporis), and a mixture of US and Swiss holidays
  • Competitive benefits package, including – Employer-matched 401(K), and 65%, 80%, or 85% employer-paid medical and dental plans (depending on the options)
  • Continuing education possibilities and a platform to grow your skills, network, and experience
  • A multicultural, creative, and inspiring team-oriented work environment.
Deadline for Applications

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

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Head of Innovation

Job Information

Full Time | Swissnex in Boston and New York

Location: Boston, MA
Work Experience: 5+ years

About Swissnex

Swissnex in Boston and New York creates opportunities for academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other future-makers to expand their reach and make meaningful, collaborative connections between Switzerland and North America. Our mission is to support the visibility of Swiss institutions and individuals and to bring the very best in Swiss tech, research, art, and design to the US.

Our activities include:

  • Working closely with universities and research labs to promote global exchange and collaboration through events, partnerships, and network-building
  • Accelerating startups and assisting entrepreneurs in entering the North American market
  • Advising corporations, nonprofits, and international organizations on trends and best practices
  • Collaborating with artists and designers on innovative projects at the intersection of art and science
  • Supporting Swiss innovators and thought leaders in expanding their North American presence

With offices in Boston and New York, we are part of the global Swissnex network, an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation. We have locations in Brazil, China, India, Japan, and San Francisco. Forward-looking by design, we scan broadly for emerging trends and opportunities to inspire people and organizations to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. Our biggest impact stems from projects that are truly multidisciplinary and bring together actors who don’t normally cross paths, much less collaborate.

Innovation at Swissnex comprises the following:

Swissnex’s relevance depends on its capacity to observe and analyze trends across disciplines like science, higher education, art, and innovation. The scouted information feeds, on one hand, all of Swissnex’s activities, and on the other is translated into meaningful and actionable research and output for its clients and stakeholders’ innovation services. Formats include reporting, seminars, public events, discovery expeditions, strategic partnerships, and more, all the way to hosting client’s innovation outposts within Swissnex and working synergistically with them.

Startup services include several programs and initiatives targeting Switzerland’s startup ecosystem, fostering its competitiveness and internationalization. A wide range of actors create this ecosystem: from entrepreneurially minded students to university spin-offs to seasoned serial entrepreneurs to investors, from publicly supported initiatives to private ventures including all types of incubation and acceleration platforms, as well as service providers.

Responsibilities

Devise and implement strategies to strengthen and diversify Swissnex’s portfolio of startup and innovation services, and their synergies with Swissnex’s other core activities in Academic Engagement and Creative Industries.

This includes:

  • Deliver superior services to existing clients
  • Foster and develop networks and relationships in the Swiss and US “innovation economies” with a focus on entrepreneurship, science & technology, and innovation
  • Research and report on innovation-related topics of interest to Swissnex and its stakeholders. Facilitate knowledge transfer between Switzerland and North America. Translate acquired knowledge into expertise to strengthen Swissnex’s services, relevance, and visibility
  • Assist Swiss entrepreneurs and accelerate Swiss startups interested in North America with targeted programs and services
  • Build and grow relationships with top Swiss corporations to engage in services like scouting, (open) innovation, transformation processes, partnership development, outposts, and more.
  • Manage the startup leads in Boston and New York, and potential interns.
Requirements
  • MA/MS degree in Science/Engineering or Business/Economics (or equivalents) and strong competencies in the other;
  • 2-6 years of professional experience in fields related to entrepreneurship and innovation;
    Superior knowledge of and networks in the Swiss and US startup and innovation ecosystems
  • Team player with a high sense of responsibility, curiosity, and interest in a wide range of topics. Forward-thinking, flexible, and self-starter
  • Strong organizational skills with a proactive, hands-on, and pragmatic attitude. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with serious attention to detail and a commitment to excellence
  • Networker with the ability to thrive in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment and make contacts with high level individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, positions, ranks, and responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English. Knowledge of at least one Swiss national language is a major plus
  • Ability to work outside regular office hours when needed, mainly for events and visiting groups
  • Strong enthusiasm for Swissnex’s mission!
  • Due to our consular status, applicants must either be Swiss citizens, US citizens, or US permanent residents.
Benefits
  • A full-time position (40 hours per week)
  • Compensation commensurate with experience and responsibilities in a US non-profit setting
  • Four weeks vacation (pro rata temporis), and a mixture of US and Swiss holidays
  • Competitive benefits package including Employer-matched 401(k), and 65%, 80%, or 85% employer-paid medical and dental plans (depending on the options)
  • Continuing education possibilities and a platform to grow your skills, professional experience, and network
  • A multicultural, creative, and inspiring team-oriented work environment
Deadline for Applications

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

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Communications analyst

Job description

As part of the Swissnex team in Brazil, you are expected to execute our communication strategy; to identify and effectively communicate newsworthy information bits and success stories emerging from our work; to recognize opportunities, identify tools and develop ideas to effectively convey our mission and achievements to stakeholders and audiences.

You will get the opportunity to be part of a creative and innovative initiative; collaborate with a global network; expand your skills and update your professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and events; and interact and cooperate with high-level representatives of Switzerland and Brazil.

Tasks and responsibilities

Implement and collaborate on the development and professional implementation of Swissnex’s communications strategy; closely collaborate with the team and the Communications Manager to promote projects, events and success stories in a creative and effective manner; continuously update your knowledge about communications tools of relevance to Swissnex’s work; and contribute new ideas and initiatives to further Swissnex’s unique mission and objectives. This includes:

General Communications:

  • Support on the further developing, strengthening and implementing innovative strategies for on- and offline communications;

  • Take charge of communications tasks associated with projects and events, including graphic work and content creation for the website, social media, invitations and mailings.

Web & Social Media:

  • Ensure a coherent and innovative presence of Swissnex in Brazil across various web/social media channels;

  • Create, curate and replicate relevant content to Swiss and Brazilian audiences;

  • Manage and update the website;

Digital Marketing:

  • Apply marketing strategies to increase the outreach of Swissnex services and initiatives;

  • Develop, create content for and distribute newsletters;

  • Implement and adapt social media strategies and ensure coherent, active presence across channels.

Event Planning & Management:

  • Actively contribute to events organization;

  • Coordinate the information management on communications related to events and projects.

  • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking:

  • Reactively and proactively promote collaboration between people and organizations in Switzerland and Brazil;

What we look for in a candidate

General / Personality

  • Outgoing, communicative; avid networker and connector;

  • Independent, self-motivated, reliable;

  • Hands-on, proactive;

  • Visionary, creative, resourceful;

  • Tech-savvy, curious, early adopter mentality;

  • Dedication to further Swiss excellence in science, education, innovation and art.

Background / Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, PR or Marketing;

  • Proven experience and achievements in communications or digital marketing;

  • Professional mastery (reading and speaking) of the Portuguese language;

  • Professional mastery of the English language;

  • Professional mastery of at least one (1) Swiss national language is a plus;

  • International experience is a plus.

Skills

  • Excellent people and communication skills;

  • Excelling writing skills and attention to detail;

  • Passion for and mastery of digital marketing tools

  • Facility to adopt new technologies;

  • Good sense of style and design and basic mastery of graphic design tools;

  • Solid time management and ability to prioritize

Additional information
  • This is a full-time, local position;

  • Start date: immediate;

  • Compensation commensurate with experience and Brazilian non-profit salary levels;

  • Healthcare plan;

  • Continuing education possibilities to take your career to the next level;

  • Flexible working hours and partial work from home;

  • The position requires flexible hours, including eventual evenings and weekends;

  • Note: Only applications from Brazilian nationals and Swiss holders of a work permit in Brazil (Carteira de Trabalho) will be considered.

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Open Application

We’re always looking for talented people to join the Swissnex in China team.

If you cannot find an open position that you’d like to apply for, submit an open application!

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Innovation Officer for Promotion and Trends

Starting Q3 2022 or upon agreement

Workload 100%: consisting of: 50% for the Swiss Business Hub Japan (Investment and Innovation Promotion) 50% for Swissnex in Japan (Education, Research and Innovation) 

Location Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka (or Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo) 

The Swiss Business Hub (SBH) Japan (https://www.s-ge.com/ja/sbh) is a network partner of Switzerland Global Enterprise that aims at supplying an export assistance for Swiss companies and promoting Switzerland as an attractive location for investment and innovation for Japanese companies. The SBH Japan is based at the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo and is now looking to fill in a new position in Osaka based in the Consulate of Switzerland. 

Swissnex in Japan (www.swissnex.org/japan) is part of the global Swissnex network, which was founded on one simple idea: connecting the dots between Switzerland and the world in education, research, and innovation. Its mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talents. Swissnex seek a fearlessly innovative leader and champion as our new Innovation & Trends Officer — with a wow factor — to generate collectively the very best outcomes in an international, highly dynamic, and most supportive team, working in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative ecosystem. 

Responsibilities

 Responsibilities for the Swiss Business Hub Japan (50%) 

  • Promoting Switzerland as a location for investment and innovation amongst the most potential target Japanese companies. You will proactively identify targets and develop them as potential “investors” in Switzerland, including R&D. 
  • Strategic and conceptual planning, research, and evaluation of promotion activities. 
  • Development of extensive senior level business and industry network for identification and pro-active outreach. 
  • Identification and pro-active outreach to potentials companies for localization in Switzerland. Individual consulting of such companies 
  • Operative management of promotion activities including client / project management, event management, personal participation at market activities. 
  • Represent the Swiss Business Hub Japan at events (networking, etc.) 
  • Daily use of CRM and other IT tools including social media (LinkedIn, etc.) 
  • General administrative work, office backup and support to both the SBH and Swissnex. 

 Responsibilities for Swissnex in Japan (50%) 

  • Project Coordination: Organize and coordinate innovation and technology related activities and events, including project planning, fundraising and logistics. Design and implement external and in-house projects such as events, conferences, workshops, delegation visits. Support startups during their involvement in such projects (Innosuisse Internationalization Camps and potential Swisstech & Venture Leaders). 
  • Innovation & Trend Scouting: Conduct research on specific topics which are of relevance to science-driven innovation & trends mandates (incl. scouting, analysis & reporting). Identify and conduct intelligence on new developments & trends in the fields of innovation and technology. Research and report on innovation-related topics of interest to our partners and stakeholders. Facilitate knowledge transfer between Switzerland and Japan. Translate acquired knowledge into expertise to strengthen our services, relevance and visibility.
  • Innovation & Trends Portfolio: Devise and implement strategies to strengthen and diversify Swissnex’ innovation & trends portfolio and services. Foster networks and relationships in Swiss and Japanese ecosystems with a focus on entrepreneurship, science, technology and innovation. Build and grow relationships with top Swiss tech corporations to engage in services like scouting, (open) innovation, transformation processes, partnership development, outposts, and more. 
  • Startups: Assist Swiss entrepreneurs and accelerate Swiss startups interested in Japan with targeted programs and services. Establish and maintain high trust relationships with Japanese corporations (the best clients for Swiss startups). Establish and maintain high trust relationship with Japanese startups offering innovation that is of high interest for Swiss corporation.
  • Communications: Handle communication between partners and other project stakeholders. Enter and maintain activities and contacts in internal CRM system. Edit and prepare on- and offline content such as blogs or brochures and collaborate with communications for the promotion of related events.
  • General Administration: Provide support to Consul/CEO and the rest of the Swissnex team. Help with general office tasks. 
Requirements & Competences
  • MA/MS degree in Science/Engineering or Business/Economics (or equivalents) and strong competencies in the other. 
  • Familiar with science and technology research programs either with academia or corporates. 
  •  2-6 years of professional experience in fields related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Superior knowledge of and networks in the Japanese innovation ecosystems. 
  • Team-player with a high sense of responsibility, curiosity, and interest for a wide range of topics. Forward-thinking, flexible and self-starter. Strong organizational skills with a proactive, hands-on and pragmatic attitude. 
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with serious attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. 
  • Networker with the ability to thrive in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment. Professional appearance and demeanor for the many contacts with high level individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, positions, ranks and responsibilities. 
  • Professional communication and writing skills in Japanese and English. 
  • Strong enthusiasm and ability to work outside regular office hours when needed, mainly for events and visiting groups. 
  • Good understanding of Switzerland. 
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, GoogleApps, Zoho, Zoom, etc.). Proven experience with teams and project coordination in the two organizations. 
Benefits
  • 100% position; start date as soon as possible. Position limited to 2 years with possibility of extension. 
  • Compensation commensurate with experience and responsibilities in a diplomatic setting (non-profit) 
  • 20-day vacation, 15-day holidays and sick leave 
  • Competitive benefit package including Social Insurance: a) Employee’s Pension Insurance, b) Health Insurance, c) Children’s Welfare Insurance (when applicable) and Labor Insurance: d) Workman’s Accident Compensation Insurance, e) Unemployment Insurance. 
  • Continuing education possibilities. A platform to grow your leadership skills, professional experience, and network. 
  • A multicultural, creative, inspiring, and team-oriented work environment with unlimited coffee and lots of Swiss chocolate.
General Conditions
  • The conditions of employment are local (no expatriate contract). 
  • Costs for accommodation and traveling are to be borne by the candidate and will not be covered or reimbursed by the employer.
Application

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you! 

Send your full application until June 11, 2022 to this LINK (open until filled) 

Your application must include the following documents: 

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV 
  • Copies of letters of reference, work certificates and university diplomas, including transcript of records 

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone call inquiries please. 

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment. 

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