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Swissnex Brasil: Academic Relations Project Manager in Rio de Janeiro
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Publication date11.12.2017
Reference numberNo information
Field of activity
Marketing/ Sales/ Business Development
Place of workBR Brésil/ Brasilien/ Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
Work experience requiredyes
Work experienceJunior Professional (1 to 3 years experience)
University degreeMaster
Long descriptionAcademic Relations Project Manager in Rio de Janeiro
Tasks and Responsibilities
Reactively and proactively work with the CEO of swissnex Brazil to accomplish tasks and
respond to requests, mainly related to Academic Relations. This implies taking full
ownership of the professional implementation of projects and events in those areas and
contribute new ideas and initiatives to further swissnex’s unique mission and objectives.
This includes:
• Scientific Diplomacy:
o Maintain close relationships with stakeholders from Academia, principally
Swiss Universities and Ministries of Education. Act as a local intelligence,
providing a rich network of potential partners from multiple sectors to
facilitate new partnerships and exchanges at the level of students,
researchers and professors.
o Represent Swiss Universities as ambassador at student fairs, educational
conferences and respond to requests related to the Swiss educational
landscape. Promote mandate partners and guarantee high visibility, attract
top talent and convey their image of excellence.
o Add to an active exchange between Switzerland and Brazil in the
educational landscape, supporting internationalization strategies and
opening new doors in Brazil.
o Further strengthen and expand the Swiss Alumni Network in Brazil, in
collaboration with the Embassy & Swiss Consulates.
• Event Planning & Management: leading and contributing to events and tailormade
academic programs / delegation visits.
• Research: on- and offline research on specific themes as requested by
• ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: act as a connector between people,
projects and ideas
Detailed Overview of Tasks
Event Planning & Management:
• Conduct research, brainstorm and bring researchers, experts and thought-leaders
together for swissnex signature events
• Independent planning and implementation of new collaboration programs in
• Identify, contact and coach potential speakers / exhibitors/ participants
• Assist with public relations and communication between partners, sponsors and
other project partners
Logistics & Administration:
• Write funding applications and reports
• Update and maintain event project database
• Instruct intern about logistical organization, including setting up event venue,
welcoming and registering guests
• Assist in conducting on- and offline research and write reports & blogs on given
science, technology, education and innovation topics as defined in close
collaboration with stakeholders
• Write annual reports for mandate partners documenting our activities
Connecting the dots’ & Networking:
• Reactively and proactively promote collaboration between people and organizations
in Switzerland and Brazil
• Occasionally attend events, conferences, meetings as a swissnex Brazil & Swiss
Universities representative. Share contacts, trends and learnings with the swissnex
What we look for in a Candidate
General / Personality
• Outgoing, communicative; avid networker and connector
• Independent, self-motivated
• Hands-on, proactive; eager negotiator
• Visionary, creative, resourceful
• Passionate about Brazil & Academia
• Dedication to further Swiss excellence in science, education, innovation and art
Background / Experience
• Recent Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
• Proven experience planning and managing events and/or projects
• Fluency in Portuguese & English (spoken & written)
• Fluency in at least one (1) Swiss national language a plus
• International experience (in Brazil or Switzerland a plus)
• Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Ability to independently implement projects and lead teams
• Excellent people and communication skills (verbal and written)
• Attention to detail
• Solid time-management and ability to prioritize
• Web and social media savvy a plus
Important Information
• This is a 100% permanent position; ideal start date 15 January 2018
• The position requires flexible hours, incl. some travels, evenings and weekends
• Local entry level salary applies
• Preferably Swiss citizens with a valid Brazilian work permit, however not excluding
other Swiss & Brazilian candidates
Interested Candidates:
Please send cover letter, CV, work references, salary expectation and availability to
Sebastian Zumbühl: seb@swissnexbrazil.org
Job advertisement (see PDF ->)Swissnex
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