Misum Stakeholder Engagement Manager – with focus on sustainability and research outreach


We offer

This is a significant role at one of Stockholm School of Economics (SSE’s) research centers - Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum). We offer a fast-paced environment, with ambitious colleagues and researchers at the forefront of their fields. For someone passionate in sustainability and research, this position offers many opportunities to learn, build networks, make an impact, and spread knowledge. You can expect a lot of exposure to new people and exciting opportunities. In this role you will be in charge of your own areas and to drive them forward. You will be a part of a small management team with ambitious colleagues.

About the position

This role involves diverse operational tasks where you are expected to take initiative and develop your own work processes. You will be the link between research and practice and focus will be on developing collaborations with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, planning for and managing a yearly calendar of research events and outreach activities. We are looking for a capable writer that is able to communicate the research done at the center in different ways to various academic and non-academic audiences. The position mainly includes project management, communications, and operational tasks. No personnel or budget responsibility is included.

Role details

  • Event management, including planning, organizing, and executing engagement events and initiatives (larger and smaller events/conferences/round tables/seminars) to reach out with our research and host important sustainability conversations at SSE. You will mainly be working independently, but when needed you manage and coordinate an inhouse or outsourced event team. Contingent on the event, event management will include developing content and liaising with speakers, handling all logistics and suppliers required, invitations and marketing, event delivery and follow-ups etc.
  • Build relationships with our external stakeholders (corporate partners, alumni, business, policymakers, other research environments) on, for example, assessing new research partnerships and facilitating the connection with Misum researchers.
  • Contribute to the center’s communications channels and develop written and visual content, including for the website, social media channels, newsletter, as well as more traditional channels like the media. Project manage Misum’s Annual Report.
  • Engage the Misum research directors and affiliated researchers in research seminars, conference, various research calls, and opportunities.
  • Assist the Executive Director with communication/outreach/stakeholder/fundraising material upon demand. This includes writing and editing scripts, board material and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Develop and deliver an engagement strategy with the Misum Management Team, for both national and international stakeholders (such as corporate partners, SSE alumni, NGOs, public sector agencies, other academic institutions).

Your profile

You are a structured and driven “doer” who can and enjoys taking initiative and driving processes forward. You enjoy working in a fast-paced and ambitious environment and can keep a realistic perspective in stressful situations. You have a deep interest and experience in sustainability topics. Furthermore, we believe that you are autonomous, flexible, and work well with a diverse set of people.


  • Work experience with similar responsibilities, including communications and content production, event and project management, and stakeholder engagement
  • A university degree, preferably in a business and administration area or sustainability studies (or equivalent experience working with project management and/or sustainability).
  • A strong interest in, or knowledge of, sustainability topics and research environments.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English including experience in writing content for media, social media, newsletters, professional slides, news clips etc.


  • A master’s degree.
  • Experience from working in a similar academic setting and working with researchers is highly desirable.
  • Experience from relationship-building and meeting with business community, governments, and civil organizations.
  • Experience of event planning and execution in an academic setting (including digital or hybrid events).
  • Experience with fundraising for an academic institution.
  • Experience working with Swedish and/or international media.
  • Oral and/or written communication skills in Swedish.
  • Experience from an international setting.


This is a time-limited employment for at least approximately one year, with the possibility of extension. Please include your desired salary in your application. We accept applications on a rolling basis, so please do not wait to send your application in.

About Misum

The Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) is a cross-disciplinary center of excellence at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Our work is based on three pillars: research constitutes the center and is disseminated via education at SSE, and outreach to our stakeholders. We address actors from academia, business and politics to understand and create research-based and business-relevant solutions for sustainable markets.

Misum in an international team consisting of about 90 affiliated and a small Management Team. Our scholars originate from different departments and centers at SSE and other high impact external institutions. Our mission is to develop internationally recognized and cutting-edge research for diverse stakeholder groups on transitioning markets towards sustainable development.

About the Stockholm School of Economics

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/79
  • Linda Ackered, Human Resources,
Published 11.Oct.2023

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