Manager Volunteers (m/f/d)

Join the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 Organizing Committee (OC) team and create unforgettable FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES with us.


A summer with distinction.

In 2025, the world comes to the Rhine and Ruhr to celebrate sports, science and culture. In 5 cities, up to 10,000 athletes and officials from 170 nations will compete for twelve days - in 18 sports. Here standards are set.

The densest university landscape in Europe meets the most sports clubs in Germany' in an exceptionally sports-mad region.

In short:
The perfect place for the FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES!
The perfect place for you.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for the next possible date for a  

Manager Volunteers (m/f/d)

In the implementing company of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Full-time / 40 hours per week / limited with a reason in kind until late summer 2025.

The position is located in the Volunteer Management department. Thanks to you and your team, approximately 12,000 volunteers create a unique atmosphere and mood, significantly contributing to ensuring that all participants have a unique event experience.

We would entrust you in particular with the fulfilment of these tasks: 

  • Coordination of volunteers for venues in Düsseldorf; as well as personnel responsibility for the Venue Volunteer Managers

  • Support in executing advertising campaigns to recruit approximately 12,000 volunteers; as well as conducting volunteer interviews in German & English

  • Assignment of volunteers to specific tasks, based on agreements with the respective departments

  • Development of volunteer shift schedules for the Venue Cluster

  • Development, implementation, and accountability for the successful execution of volunteer training programs

  • Management of a volunteer database in the front & back end

  • Set-up of the Volunteer Centre

  • Support for long-term volunteers

  • Ensuring effective communication with volunteers in German and English

  • Development of a Volunteer Benefit Program

You bring the following skills & knowledge with you: 

  • Completed academic degree in disciplines such as business administration, event or sports management, sports sciences, or equivalent qualification

  • Relevant professional experience in volunteer management involving the planning and successful execution of an event of similar scale

  • Strong project management skills

  • Well-structured, conceptual, and interconnected thinking

  • Strong hands-on mentality

  • Sensitivity to the needs of volunteers

  • Persuasiveness, assertiveness, and organizational skills combined with high emotional intelligence

  • High level of flexibility and authoritative demeanor

  • Excellent language skills in German and English

We are a young & growing organisation in the heart of the Rhine Ruhr Innovation Hub. In the OC, you will play a leading role in the successful planning and implementation of the Games. 

Besides a unique team & great emotions, we offer: 

  • A varied & exciting job with room for creative ideas and your own creative freedom 

  • A dynamic & growing environment with an open & diverse corporate culture   

  • Short decision-making processes with teamwork at eye level   

  • Performance-related remuneration based on TV L with a special annual payment 

  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working 

  • 30 days holiday per year 

  • Modern office equipment adapted to the needs of a planning team for a major sporting event  

If the personal requirements fit, the job will be evaluated with the remuneration group TV L 11.

We are more than just an ordinary major sporting event. That's why we want you in your uniqueness, just as you are, with all your facets. With us, everyone can be who they want to be and who they are.   

We welcome all applications, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from people with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As an implementing agency, we strive to specifically promote women for management positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Sounds good? 
Then we should get to know each other!

Please send us your application documents (CV & letter of motivation), stating your earliest possible starting date, by 07.06.2024 at the latest to (maximum file size 5 MB). If you have any technical or organisational queries, you can also contact us by e-mail.   

Please note that confidentiality risks and unauthorised access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating by unencrypted e-mail.