Startup Refugees is looking for a Chief Executive Officer for the next chapter of our journey!

Startup Refugees supports refugees and other newcomers in employment and entrepreneurship. We now seek a brave, ambitious leader who has the vision and hands-on attitude to take Startup Refugees to the next level. As the CEO, you will be responsible for driving Startup Refugees’ growth and development.

Your role:

  • You will provide vision and strategic leadership for Startup Refugees and work closely with the CFO, team leaders and staff to implement the strategy.
  • You will develop, maintain and seek new partnerships for Startup Refugees. The partners include companies, funders, public sector and international organizations and other potential actors in the society.
  • You are responsible for the fundraising strategy, keep your eyes actively open for new funding sources and develop new income generation channels.
  • You are the face and voice of Startup Refugees, and you are able to communicate clearly inside and outside of the organization. You are ready to present Startup Refugees at events and in the media. You also lead the communication of Startup Refugees together with the Communication Manager.

We are looking for a person who has the right attitude and capacity to lead a very diverse team located all across Finland. We expect you to be committed to Startup Refugees’ values that guide all our actions. You might have a background in various roles. In order to succeed in your role, we expect you to have experience in leadership and management positions. English language is a must and we also value other language skills, for example Arabic, Farsi, Finnish, Swedish, Somali and Ukraine. The CEO works from the Helsinki office.

We offer:

An opportunity to lead a diverse and non-hierarchical team, and work with a topic that has real meaning and impact on people’s lives. We offer a flexible working environment and a nice office located in the heart of Kallio. Startup Refugees has a truly amazing network of companies and other partners, so you get to work with organizations that place a high value on social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion.

How to apply:

Sounds like you? Apply latest on 15th of February, 2023, by sending your application with the salary request and CV to [email protected] Write “Startup Refugees CEO” in the subject line of your email. We might start interviewing candidates before the application period ends.

If you have questions before sending the application, you can reach CEO Elisa Vepsäläinen [email protected] or CFO Anna Diallo [email protected] You can also call Elisa (+358 44 240 9985) 1.2.2023 at 10:00-11:30 or Anna (+358 44 240 7285) 8.2.2023 at 13:00-14:30.

Startup Refugees supports asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in employment and entrepreneurship. There are more than 1800 companies, communities and individuals in the Startup Refugees network. Together we have supported over 1500 newcomers to get a job, offered 11 000 educational opportunities and trained over 600 business teams.