JOIN THE CREW

We are RECRUITING!

OPEN POSITIONS

SPEAKERS TEAM

Within the speakers team, we acquire the speakers and thought-leaders that align with the purpose and values of IGNITE. Speakers are acquired for different events, including our annual IGNITE Conference, workshops and company visits. From companies such as Southwest Airlines, to Unilever and Gore & Associates, you will be able to use the established IGNITE network to research, recommend and contact your favorite professionals from the academic or business world who focus their time on purpose-driven business practises. You will work closely within your sub-team up until the time of the event to organize interviews, follow ups, accommodation, and finally host our guest at the event as their main contact person.

What you bring: 

  • Motivation

  • Interest/knowledge about purpose driven businesses

  • Good English writing skills.

Skills

No previous experience required

Your contribution:

  • Investigate, Interview and acquire speakers for the annual IGNITE Conference and other IGNITE events and workshops. 

  • Hosting the speakers and being their main contact person.

  • Review and update the IGNITE Speakers Brochure

IGNITE’s contribution:

  • Expand the external network of IGNITE and your own within the world of purpose driven business by acquiring new speakers. 

  • Work with a motivated team of students in need of your help!

PARTNERS TEAM

Within the partners team, you are responsible for creating leads, conducting interviews, negotiating and acquiring potential individuals or companies, whose values align with those of IGNITE. We seek companies implementing or aspiring to implement purpose-driven business strategies and solutions. To this end, we provide a platform of exchange. Hence, acquiring inspired and enthusiastic partners that support our mission is crucial to what we do! We offer our partners attractive Partner Packages, of which they receive the opportunity to spread their impact by leading keynote presentations, workshops, networking events and more with students from the University of St. Gallen. Our goal is to create close and flourishing relationships with our partners and supporters, to ensure the continuation of IGNITE, and to enhance our mission’s reach.

What you bring: 

  • Highly motivated and engaged individuals

  • Ability to work closely and actively with your team. 

  • Writing skills

  • Proficiency in English and/or German

Skills

No previous experience required

Your contribution:

  • Creating leads with potential partners, negotiating and acquiring partners that support IGNITE’s vision and that align with the values of the association. 

  • Acquisition of general participants to support the movement, join our workshops and attend the Conference 

  • Re-design the Partner Packages

  • Maintain lasting relationships with Partners and General Participants

 

IGNITE’s contribution:

  • Review and solidify our Partner Benefit bundles

  • Expanding your knowledge of other purpose driven businesses 

  • Communicating with HR Chiefs and representatives of different companies. Negotiating funding schemes and partners packages. Ensuring the viability of IGNITE’s existence!

FINANCE TEAM

“It’s not about having lots of money, but knowing how to manage it”. Within the finance team, you play an essential role in managing and keeping an overview of the team’s finances. You will be creating semi-annual budgets for IGNITE’s sub-teams and projects based on the current needs of the team, and the prospects of inflows and outflows. You will be keeping a clear overview of the invoices that need to be paid, whilst writing and sending invoices as well. Since the current team is quite small, you will receive much autonomy, with guided help, to play a key role in the finance strategy at IGNITE. You will be able to share your progress throughout the semester since finances are a transparent component within IGNITE’s operations. Finally, you will also be working with selected team members to prepare the Annual Report for the General Assembly that takes place at the end of the Spring semester. 

 

If you are keen to gain experience in Finance and have completed the Assessment Accounting exam at the University of St. Gallen this may be the right place for you!

What you bring: 

  • Behaving ethically and with due diligence

  • Organized 

  • Motivated

Skills

Completed Assessment Accounting Exam

Your contribution:

  • Maintain a structured overview of IGNITE’s finances at all times.

  • You are organized and motivated to ensure the continuation of IGNITE as an association. 

  • Create budgets for IGNITE’s sub-teams and projects

  • Writing invoices and sending payment confirmations

  • Preparing the GA with the president. 

 

IGNITE’s contribution:

  • Manage our finances with the help and guidance of previous finance members and construct your own strategy.

  • Gain practical experience in finance and bookkeeping and write the end-of-year financial report.

  • A challenging, yet rewarding and impactful role within the association. 

CONTENT BOOK TEAM

Our major goals in this team is to provide high quality content and actionable insights externally and internally about the topic of Purpose-Driven Business and it’s many facets from servant leadership emulated by companies like Southwest Airlines, Victorinox and thought leaders such as Simon Sinek, to sharing the intricacies of organizational design exemplified by W.L Gore and Associates (Gore-Tex), not forgetting the power of purpose can have as a force for good demonstrated by Patagonia.

It’s these inspiring real-life stories as well as the academic theories underlying them, that we want to share with those interested to listen, those who want to become the purpose driven leaders, entrepreneurs, team-members, educators and companies of the future.

What you bring: 

  • Good writing skills

  • Interested in purpose-driven topics. 

  • Motivated

Skills

Proficient in English

Your contribution:

  • Help us write the IGNITE Content Book – Purpose Driven Business Explained

  • Research, and develop content for our different mediums, blog, LinkedIn

 

IGNITE’s contribution:

  • Learn from and interact with thought leaders and founders from the most progressive/purpose-driven companies around the Globe

  • Work with a purpose-led, content-driven and fun team!

  • We will do our foremost to answers your needs in personal and professional growth

SPEAKERS TEAM

Within the speakers team, we acquire the speakers and thought-leaders that align with the purpose and values of IGNITE. Speakers are acquired for different events, including our annual IGNITE Conference, workshops and company visits. From companies such as Southwest Airlines, to Unilever and Gore & Associates, you will be able to use the established IGNITE network to research, recommend and contact your favorite professionals from the academic or business world who focus their time on purpose-driven business practises. You will work closely within your sub-team up until the time of the event to organize interviews, follow ups, accommodation, and finally host our guest at the event as their main contact person.

What you bring: 

  • Motivation

  • Interest/knowledge about purpose driven businesses

  • Good English writing skills.

Skills

No previous experience required

Your contribution:

  • Investigate, Interview and acquire speakers for the annual IGNITE Conference and other IGNITE events and workshops. 

  • Hosting the speakers and being their main contact person.

  • Review and update the IGNITE Speakers Brochure

IGNITE’s contribution:

  • Expand the external network of IGNITE and your own within the world of purpose driven business by acquiring new speakers. 

  • Work with a motivated team of students in need of your help!

WHY IGNITE?

At IGNITE you will join a small, passionate, yet different team. We care about team processes just as much as about performance. We believe that they go hand in hand. And so does our topic: Purpose-driven business. It has a tremendous potential to positively touch people’s lives - both within and outside of an organization.

WHAT IS IGNITE?

As a tool towards our vision of a more purpose-driven world, we are creating a conference with best-practice examples from business leaders as well as thought leaders throughout various industries. As a highlight of our activities, we create the IGNITE Conference for the fifth time on the 23rd-24th October.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

We strive to do what we preach, thus try to implement insights from the inspirational leaders that have influenced us. This includes:

  • a special focus on vision and values

  • lean structure and democratic decision-making

  • open feedback and continuous improvement culture

  • motivated students willing to discuss and further their understanding of leadership, new organizational structures and how to combine profit and impact