Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences , Socialhögskolan

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

At the School of Social Work there is a program in social work, independent courses, master's degrees and a well-developed research in the central research areas of social work (see The School of Social Work is active in both Lund and Helsingborg.

About SoPact

SoPact is a startup accelerator for social ventures – entrepreneurs working to solve social, cultural or environmental needs in society. Our accelerator program runs twice a year with a duration of three months – typically with 7-9 startups participating. SoPact is operated under Socialhögskolan, Lund University and is situated at Campus Helsingborg. Read more at

Description of the job/task:

As Program Manager at SoPact your will be working very close with the Accelerator Manager, Peter Løvschall. Roles and responsibilities will be distributed according to skills and experience. Your most important task are:

  • Development, planning, execution and evaluation of the SoPact accelerator program. This includes:
    • ○ Development, planning and facilitation of relevant modules for the startups attending.
    • ○ Connect with external stakeholders (Advisors, Mentors, partner organisations etc.).
    • ○ Providing support, network and guidance to the startups during the program – both administrative and in terms of development of the businesses attending.
    • ○ Plan, promote and execute events.
    • ○ Facilitate feedback processes from all stakeholders in order to improve the accelerator program.
    • ○ Administrative tasks
  • Future development of SoPact. We will be working on the continuation of SoPact after the program finishes ultimo 2018. This includes:
    • ○ Experimenting with integrating and cross-pollinating usage of entrepreneurial methods within the municipality of Helsingborg (Mention departments).
    • ○ Initiating collaboration and processes with researchers and students at Socialhögskolan.

Application Criteria:

  • General understanding of running a startup
  • Good social skills
  • Structured
  • Swedish or/and English

Furthermore, it’s a big plus, if you have experience in/working with:

  • Running your own business
  • Designing and facilitating workshops and events
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Academic background
  • A network relevant for social entrepreneurs within Helsingborg, Skåne, nationally and internationally.
  • Experience in writing funding applications
  • Impact metrics and working with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Scope of the position

The position will initially be supporting Accelerator Program #4 starting October 2017 and finishing in January 2018 – but with a very clear intention of prolonging the position to AP#5 and AP#6 planned for 2018.

Our values

At SoPact we work very much like a startup. We often run with short deadlines and it is important that you are quick to adapt to new situations and premises. We have a set of principles that we advocate to our startups and live by ourselves:

1. Dare to fail
2. Learn from your peers and pay it forward!
3. Being tough is being nice
4. Trust, but verify
5. Stretch and grow – move beyond your comfort zone
6. Be curious and cultivate change
7. Reach out and make people care
8. Show off your superpowers
9. Be on fire but don’t burn out
10. Take responsibility for yourself, your startup and to society

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2018-01-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2632
  • Peter Løvschall, projekt manager, +46 72 527 1984,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 23.Aug.2017
Last application date 07.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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