Roles at SDSN Youth
See what roles at SDSN Youth fit your skills and interests!
Roles are defined as areas of responsibilities. Different teams may require the same role.
For example: Social Media manager is a role. Both the Solutions Team, and the Networks Team may require a social media manager.
Education, Schools, Community
Community & Events
Mobilize youth in your local network, by educating and providing pathways for students to take action on the SDGs, collaborating with other youth organizations, and localizing global campaigns.
Activities: Event coordination, Event management, Community management, Hub management
Relevant teams: SDG Students Program (SDG Coordinator), Events Team, Networks Team, Global Schools Program, Youth Solutions Team
Before action, comes awareness and knowledge. Educate young people about what the SDGs are, and what we can do about them. Up-skill volunteers to better equip them for making meaningful action. Build the next generation of leaders.
Activities: Run educational workshops/hackathons/events (primary, tertiary, executive)
Relevant teams: SDG Students Program (SDG Coordinator), Global Schools Program (Global Schools Advocates), Operations Team (Academy & Impact), Networks Team
Marketing, Product, Technology
Marketing & Communications
A story is lost without being documented or communicated. Marketing is our way to celebrate our successes, share our learnings and document our impact.
Activities: Content Creation/Management, Copywriting, Marketing/Branding strategy, Editorial/Journalism
Relevant teams: Communications Team, Operations Team,
SDG Students Program, Youth Solutions Program, Global Schools Program, Local Pathways
Technology & Design
A picture is worth a thousand words, and so visuals are extremely important to our communications strategy. But visuals don’t just mean visual graphics, this includes the channels in which we communicate (websites and UX). We also believe in user-centricity, so there are many internal CX and UX Research activities.
Activities: Web development, UX Design/Research, Graphic Design, CX Research, Service Design
Relevant teams: Communications Team, Operations Team, Global Schools Program
Government, Policy, & Research
In a world saturated in information, we need people to pull out the key elements and create thought leadership into material such as periodicals, reports, and blogs.
Activities: Writing reports, periodicals, etc.
Relevant teams: Arts Twenty Thirty, Global Schools Program, Local Pathways, Youth Solutions
People, Culture, Team Management
Executive, Team Leaders
Team Leaders drive the strategy in specific programs/projects/networks, working with a team to mobilize youth in a particular sector/location.
Activities: Team Management, Program Management, Strategy, Partnerships
Relevant teams: Regional/National Youth Network Coordinators, Project Team Leaders
People & Culture
SDSN Youth would not be able to exist without its vast network of volunteers, a truly global team brought together to achieve one mission - empowering youth to achieve the SDGs. People & Culture is an end-to-end process, bringing in the best talent, ensuring we provide the best experience for our volunteers, and continuously up-skilling them.
Activities: Recruitment, Volunteer Experience, Team Culture, Human Resources, Leadership Training (Academy), Impact Assessment
Relevant teams: Operations Team
Partnerships, Strategy, Operations
Partnerships, Fundraising, Sales
Seek and explore new opportunities with SDSN Youth’s partners. Promote SDSN Youth, and its programs in fundraising opportunities.
Activities: Partnerships and Account Management, Sales, Grant applications, Sponsorship
Relevant teams: Fundraising & Partnerships Team, Project Leads (any project team), Networks Team
Business Strategy & Operations
Drive the growth and scaling of our programs, projects, and networks in the Youth-SDG space. Work closely with other Team Leads to align goals with execution, and drive new initiatives.
Activities: Internal Operations, Program growth and strategy
Relevant teams: Operations Team, Fundraising & Partnerships Team, Project Leads (any project team)
Teams at SDSN Youth
Teams are defined as project, network or operational organisational unit.
Global Program Teams
SDG Students Team (Project Team)
Drive the program design, and impact assessment of the SDG Students Program. Provide training, resources, and a community for the SDG Hubs.
Global Schools Team (Project Team)
Coordinate the Ambassadors and Advocates programs, providing resources for schools, teachers, and partners.
Local Pathways Team (Project Team)
Coordinate the training program for fellows, including creating training content, and creating pathways and a platform for the Fellows to further their projects.
Youth Solutions Team (Project Team)
Work with government, businesses, civil society organisations, and young entrepreneurs, to create pathways, train, mentor, connect and provide opportunities for youth action in sustainable development.
Global Admin Teams
Utilise the borderless, universal platform of the internet - through the medium of social media, email and web to educate the public about the Sustainable Development Goals and to support and celebrate the successes of SDSN Youth.
Fundraising & Partnerships Team
Promote SDSN Youth, and its programs in fundraising opportunities, engage and nurture existing partnerships in order to further the work of SDSN Youth.
Seek new opportunities and events for SDSN Youth to collaborate in. Facilitate and organise global events and conferences.
Coordinate the engagement of the Regional/National Networks with the SDSN Youth global teams, Regional Community Hubs, and Membership Program.
Provide the support, structures and run processes, that allow SDSN Youth teams to better work together, and in order to achieve their team goals. Including Recruitment, Volunteer Experience, Training, Impact Assessment, and Strategy.
Mobilize youth in your Network (region or country), through the coordination of SDG Coordinators, collaboration with other organizations, and working with your Host Institution.
SDG Students Program (SDG Coordinator)
Drive the establishment and organization of SDG Hubs on your campus to facilitate education, and pathways to solutions in sustainable development.
SDG Students Program (SDG Hub Member)
Join a semi-physical, semi-virtual community where students come together to take action on the SDGs.
Global Schools Program (Advocate)
Build the next generation of leaders in sustainable development, by equipping schools and teachers with the necessary tools to educate their students on the SDGs.
Local Pathways Program (Fellow)
Drive local pathways to sustainable development in your city, through a 12-month training and peer-to-peer learning network.
Youth Solutions Program (Innovator)
Join a network of young entrepreneurs, experts and mentors around the world to build up your solution.
*Advocates, Fellows, Innovators, and SDG Hub Members are stakeholders of SDSN Youth programs. They are not members of the SDSN Youth Assembly, and are not representatives of SDSN Youth.
Can’t find a role that suits you?
Given the number of opportunities available, we have temporarily disabled the Expression of Interest form. If you still can’t find a role that suits you, please feel free to email us at recruitment(at)sdsnyouth.org