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Program Manager Social Impact

ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, and in an online blended format. We strongly believe in cross-team collaboration to achieve our mission to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. ESMT is looking for a

Program Manager – Social Impact
(m/f/x, part-time 20 h/week, to start as soon as possible)

The position is initially funded by the ESMT Circle of Friends for a period of three years. 

The position is based in the school’s International Office. The post-holder will focus on four distinct program areas, working in conjunction with existing degree program managers, donors, accounting team, and directly with students themselves:

Your main tasks will be

  • Management of the curricular Social Impact Projects (SIP) in the Master in Management (MIM) and MBA programs
    • Curricular organization of the projects, including organization of internal information events, and coordinating on program delivery with the academic module coordinator
    • Preparation of funding requests to donors, and facilitating payments from donors to participating teams
    • Working with external bodies (such as Vali Berlin) to identify and secure new opportunities
  • Responsible Leaders Fellowship management (MIM and MBA programs)
    • Liaising with existing and potential project partners, and maintaining a project database
    • Presenting the program and potential project opportunities to students
    • Selecting, ranking and approving Fellowship requests, and coordinating funding requests with ESMT’s Circle of Friends (Freunde und Förderer)
    • Donor stewardship and reporting to funders; managing the reimbursement process for Fellows
  • Industry Immersion Africa (IIA) program management
    • Managing the academic partnership between ESMT and Industry Immersion Africa (AIMS)
    • Coordinating the development/redevelopment of online materials with the EdTech team
    • Working with ESMT EdTech interns (funded by FuF) to deliver the program sessions
  • Donor management and reporting across social impact programs
    • Managing the relationship between ESMT’s Circle of Friends and the Programs team, including participation in relevant Friends’ board meetings to present on funded initiatives
    • With the ESMT Development team, identifying and building relationships with other foundations and sources of funding, such as DAAD

You are qualified because you

  • Can demonstrate a passion for social impact through past engagement
  • Are a relationship builder, have a hands-on attitude and a good sense of humor
  • Can work independently and don’t need precise instructions to do your job well
  • Are detail-oriented and can show experience in delivering high quality services, processes and outcomes
  • Can communicate clearly and passionately in English with a wide range of different stakeholders
  • Able to create, interpret, evaluate, and enforce policy and procedural requirements
  • Able to negotiate and manage financial targets and budgets
  • Fluent in English. German is not required for this role.

For any questions related to the role, please contact

This is what we can offer you

ESMT offers a very collegial and international environment with employees from more than 35 different countries. We encourage a self-driven attitude and contributions with meaningful and lasting impact. We celebrate and support diversity for the benefit of our employees, our programs, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that guarantees employment opportunity regardless of gender identity, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability, or age. We work together on our campus in the heart of Berlin-Mitte. You can get here by public transport or bike and enjoy your lunches in our private restaurant and café or next to the beautiful Spree. Make use of our big garden and enjoy coffee and tea on the house.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application until May 10, 2022 by using our online application form, including:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV or LinkedIn profile link
  • Salary expectations and possible start date

ESMT Berlin
Katharina Kuhn
Human Resources Manager
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin
Tel: 030 21231 0
Jobs at ESMT Berlin