Student Assistant for the CSCP Acquisition Team (m/f/d)

Acquisition / Fundraising / Proposal Writing

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international non-profit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society toward investing in a good life. Read more about us here.

The CSCP team is looking for a student assistant for our offices in Wuppertal, Germany.

Working time: up to 19 hours/week

Starting date: 15  October 2021

Main tasks:

  • Research on new funding sources for different projects that the CSCP wants to implement
  • Support in gathering administrative information for proposals for different donors, such as the European Commission or national ministries, this includes for instance: background research, communication with international partners, contributing to the content, structure and various administrative issues
  • Gathering “lessons learnt” from past acquisition activities, including: interviewing colleagues, reviewing past proposals and the feedback of the donors, assessing good and weak points in the proposals
  • Maintenance and follow-up of databases
  • Take care of various administrative tasks

What we offer:

  • Insights into the different research themes and topics at the CSCP, such as sustainable lifestyles, sustainable business models or sustainable products, services and infrastructures
  • Insights into turning ideas into successful projects and win the necessary funding for them
  • Insights into writing good project proposals for different audiences
  • An international, multidisciplinary and young team with many different cultural backgrounds, experiences and knowledge
  • An open and friendly working atmosphere
  • Many possibilities to contribute with your own ideas!

Required background:

  • We are looking for a student who can fill this position for longer than one semester, therefore the ideal candidate should be enrolled as a student for at least one year upon starting the position
  • Completed first part of degree (e.g., at least in the second year of bachelor studies) in a relevant discipline, such as NGO management, administration, sustainable development, political science, geography, finance (or related fields)
  • Good academic and analytical skills
  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely; very good language skills
  • General understanding of sustainable consumption and production topics
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-reliant and committed
  • Good skills in MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • First working experience in acquisition and fundraising are a plus

Language: The CSCP working language is English, therefore fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Additionally, being fluency in German (written and spoken) is mandatory.

For any questions, please contact Lena Mai Lietz (coordinator Acquisition Team) at +49 – (0) 202 – 4 59 58 58.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application via email including a motivation letter, the CV, the earliest possible starting date, certificates and references.

To: Lena Mai Lietz
Subject: “Acquisition Team Student+Your Name”