The Consulate General of Denmark is hiring!

The Joint Administration of the Consulate General of Denmark and Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York is hiring a full time Front Office Manager.
In this position, you will be part of a dynamic, international environment consisting of several teams working closely together: Trade Council, Invest in Denmark, Culture and Press, Consular Services and the UN Mission. Besides the staff in New York, you will be working with colleagues in various missions in North America and our headquarters, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Copenhagen.

               Your focus:

The Front Office Manager will be part of the Joint Administration team and will work closely together with another Front Office Manager. The job will have wide-ranging tasks and responsibilities, including running the office, administrative work, and being a key contact for internal departments at the Consulate General and the UN Mission. You will report to the Head of the Joint Administration.

In this position, you will be serving as the point person for our office, including being responsible for day-to-day office operations, answering phone calls, greeting visitors, organizing and scheduling meetings/appointments, ordering supplies, managing relationships with vendors and service providers and maintaining an upbeat office atmosphere. As Front Office Manager, you would also participate, as needed, in smaller projects. Sitting in the reception, you will be the first person guests interact with, when they visit our office, so you should be positive and people-oriented.

The Front Office Manager should also have a flair for organizing and managing office operations, procedures, and equipment. You should also have strong, professional communication skills, both internally and externally. Experience with public relations or the ability to lead or help coordinate events would be an advantage.

Your skills and success criteria:

As Front Office Manager, you are measured on the value you create for the office and your colleagues, your reliability and level of service as well as ability to communicate clearly and openly.
You have a positive personality and are service-oriented, professional, self-motivated and appreciate a highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to create value for our clients, support each other, work smarter, look for innovation, and have fun.

Working in an environment where the agenda can easily change, we are looking for a person who is flexible, open-minded and can think out of the box.

You are:

  • Customer and service-minded

  • A team player, yet able to work independently

  • Flexible and able to prioritize

  • Proactive, takes initiative and follows through

  • A problem-solver, innovative and solution-oriented

  • Reliable and consistent in your work

Requirements for the position:

  • Minimum 1-3 years professional experience with office management

  • Service-minded and positive outlook are essential

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines

  • Super user in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), and ideally also Danish.

  • Administration experience (e.g. logistics, IT, planning, project management)

  • Knowledge of accounting and budget management would be an advantage

  • Experience with ERP systems and bank payments would be an advantage

  • Experience with event coordination also an advantage

Necessary personal characteristics

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Focused, solution-oriented and efficient

  • Interdisciplinary cooperation, ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • You want to be helpful and seek to lend a hand

    The position is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is on a contract basis and initially offered for a 2-year period (with possible extension).

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, recommendations and references) in English to The Consulate General in New York at nycgkl@um.dk marked “Front Office Manager Application: Your name” no later than July 4th 2017.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews expected to take place during July. Interviews could also be held through video calls (e.g. Skype, FaceTime).

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Questions

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Maria B. Sørensen (mabsor@um.dk) or Camilla Rosendahl (camros@um.dk) or +1 212-223-4545.

General Manager of the Secretariat at the DACCNY

The Danish American Chamber of Commerce | One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza    885 Second Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

The Danish American Chamber of Commerce | One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

885 Second Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

  

General Manager of the Secretariat of the
Danish American Chamber of Commerce in New York

– Part Time –

 The Danish American Chamber of Commerce in New York (DACC), a not-for-profit corporation, exists to further the business interests of its members and to help promote business relations between Denmark and the United States.

We are currently looking for a part-time General Manager for our Secretariat, effective June 1, 2017.

The position is part-time, estimated at 40+ hours per month, and offers home-based work where you will perform an ever-changing, wide variety of functions. You will gain exposure to representatives of a wide range of U.S. and Danish organizations, other chambers of commerce, and companies.

Duties & Responsibilities

Front Office communications: Opening, sorting, and answering incoming regular mail, email, and voice mail; Compilation and writing of monthly newsletter; Social media marketing

Membership Management: Maintaining memberships through our CRM system Wild Apricot.

Event Management: Crafting and sending out invitations, accepting RSVPs, and other correspondence using MailChimp and Eventbrite, as well as practical assistance leading up to DACC events and functions. Assistance during events, e.g. setting up facilities for presentation, and catering, etc. DACC currently has about one monthly event on average. The DACC Christmas Luncheon/Annual Membership Meeting at the Harvard Club is our principal event of the year and requires a fair amount of preparation and coordination. Over time, DACC is looking to increase the number of events.

Financial Management and Bookkeeping in QuickBooks and reconciliation of financial records, handling of invoices, administration of PayPal, Stripe, and bank accounts, etc. DACC will not require actual accounting or audit services but some cooperation and coordination between the Secretariat and DACC’s auditor/accountant and DACC’s Treasurer will be expected.

Website Management, including basic maintenance and updates of the DACC website run on Squarespace. Maintenance functions requiring more advanced technical expertise may be outsourced as necessary.

Board Meetings: Participation in board meetings (typically four times a year), taking, proofreading and distributing minutes of the meetings.

Requirements

We will provide a telephone for use for DACC work. However, you will be expected to provide your own computer, internet connection, and any paraphernalia normally associated with an outsourced function.

You will generally be able to plan and schedule your work but, as social functions and board meetings will most often require evening work, flexibility will be expected.

You will have excellent spoken and written English and Danish. Prior experience in a secretariat function is desirable. Knowledge related to updating websites (e.g. SquareSpace or general HTML), as well as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the systems listed in the job description above are necessary.

Contractor Status

You will operate as an independent contractor from your home office – and will neither be an employee or an agent of the DACC nor receive any employment benefits. You must have valid U.S. residency and work permit. The DACC will not be able to provide a work visa. It is preferable if you were centrally located in New York City.

Compensation subject to individual qualifications.

How to Apply

Please apply by sending an e-mail in English to:

E-mail:                  daccny@daccny.com

Subject line:       Application for General Manager of Secretariat

Deadline:             Friday, May 1, 2017.

 

Dual Citizenship

In extension of DACC’s commitment to strengthen U.S.-Danish relations and the organization’s active participation in various dual citizenship events in 2015, we are pleased to make available a number of documents relating to reacquiring/applying for Danish citizenship. The government-issued documents were collected, prepared, and translated by DACC members Peter Hessellund-Jensen and Christian Schoenberg in order help former citizens who are not sufficiently fluent in Danish to understand the relevant guidelines and complete the various forms accurately. Please note that the translations are unofficial and unauthorized.

Guideline here

Unveiling the DACC Christmas Messenger 2015

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that this year's Christmas Messenger will be Claus Meyer!

For more than 30 years, Claus Meyer (51) has been a gastronomic entrepreneur. Besides his countless companies employing more than 800 staff, Claus Meyer is an affiliated professor at Copenhagen Business School and Social Impact Fellow at University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

He continuously strives to push his dream of unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures worldwide, exemplified by the co-founding of the celebrated restaurant Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as restaurant GUSTU, La Paz (Bolivia).

In August 2015 he moved to New York City with his family to steer the spring 2016 opening of a Nordic-themed food hall and a 100-cover Nordic ‘brasserie’ in the city’s iconic Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan. Moreover Meyer will initiate a not-for-profit culinary project in Brownsville, a vulnerable community in East New York.

We look forward to see you at the Christmas Luncheon on December 11th at the Harvard Club in New York. Everything is in place - aquavit, rice pudding, raffle, Christmas songs and much more!

Haven't bought a ticket yet? Register here.

Christmas Luncheon 2015

Save the date for this year's Christmas Luncheon – Friday, December 11, 2015.

As in the many previous years, this year our Danish Christmas celebrations will take place in the beautiful setting of the Harvard Club. And again, it will include a raffle, silent auction, three-course dinner, free bar, Christmas songs and the wonderful and fun company of both old and new DACC members.

To register for the event, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dacc-christmas-luncheon-2015-tickets-19447096790.

Sponsors:
Every year we are very thankful for the support of our sponsors! If your company is interested in sponsoring this year, we would be happy to hear from you at daccny@daccny.com.

We will keep you updated on everything there is to know, as we get closer to the event. We recommend that you sign up for the newsletter to get the news on the early bird discount.

Generalkonsulatet i New York søger administrativ medarbejder

Det Danske Generalkonsulat i New York søger en administrativ medarbejder. Medarbejderen vil indgå i Fællesadministrationen, der betjener både Generalkonsulatet og FN-missionen. Tiltrædelse er pr. 1. august 2015 eller snarest derefter.

Der er tale om mange forskelligartede opgaver inden for administration, herunder kontakt til eksterne leverandører, opgaver i forbindelse med mange indgående besøg samt lettere opgaver inden for HR. Det er derfor vigtigt, at du kan arbejde selvstændigt og udvise initiativ til at løse opgaverne samtidig med, at du med et smil skal kunne håndtere at have mange bolde i luften på én gang.

Opgaverne forudsætter en del kommunikation både internt og eksternt, og du skal derfor kunne skrive og tale dansk og engelsk på et højt niveau.

Du skal have kendskab til MS-Office og generelt have flair for IT. Hvis du har kendskab til ERP- og finanssystemer, vil det være en fordel, men det er ikke et krav.

Der er tale om en fuldtidsstilling på 37 timer ugentlig. I den ugentlige arbejdstid indgår en betalt daglig frokostpause på 29 minutter. Aften- og weekendarbejde kan forekomme i spidsbelastningsperioder, ikke mindst i forbindelse med indkomne besøg.

Du vil blive ansat som lokalansat på Generalkonsulatet for en 2 års periode med mulighed for forlængelse. Lønnen vil blive fastlagt efter kvalifikationer samt lokale forhold. Der stilles ikke bolig til rådighed i forbindelse med stillingen.

Begrundet ansøgning bilagt CV, eksamensbeviser samt anbefalinger sendes til Generalkonsulatet i New York (nycgkl@um.dk). Angiv venligst i emnelinjen: Administrativ medarbejder. Ansøgning. Dit navn.

Ansøgningsfrist er søndag den 21. juni. Vi forventer at afholde ansættelsessamtaler i uge 26 via Skype e.l.

Evt. spørgsmål kan rettes til administrations- og HR-chef Helle Dyreborg-Gunslev (heldyr@um.dk, tlf. +1 212 705 4903).

Det danske Generalkonsulat i New York fremmer danske interesser i New York og USA inden for eksport, amerikanske investeringer i Danmark, kultur, presse, Public Diplomacy, visum og pas. Generalkonsulatet er beliggende One Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, 18th floor, New York, NY 10017-2201, USA.

Repræsentationerne i New York søger Receptionist på fuld tid (40 timer)

Det Danske Generalkonsulat og FN-missionen i New York søger snarest lokalt ansat receptionist. Vi søger en udadvendt og serviceorienteret person, som kan lide at have travlt og være i kontakt med mange mennesker. Tiltrædelse er pr. 1. august 2015 eller snarest derefter.
Konkret vil arbejdet bestå i at bemande receptionen, der betjener såvel Generalkonsulatet som den danske FN-Mission i New York. Hovedopgaverne er at levere god telefonbetjening af mange forskellige kundegrupper, servicere repræsentationernes mange gæster samt at indgå i opgaveløsningen med bl.a. Generalkonsulatets Borgerservice og Handelsafdeling.

Dine arbejdsopgaver i receptionen indebærer bl.a.:
- Besvarelse/omstilling af telefonopkald
- Modtagelse og betjening af gæster
- Vedligeholdelse og opdatering af telefonlister
- Administration af adgangssystem til kancelliet og kontorbygningen
- Administration af iPhones/iPads
- Modtagelse af og kvittering for post og forsendelser generelt
- Assistere forskellige afdelinger, men primært Borgerservice og Handelsafdelin med generelle    oplysnings- og dokumenthåndteringsfunktioner.

Du
- Er stabil, fleksibel og kan holde mange bolde i luften på én gang
- Er selvstændig, serviceminded og glad for at have med mennesker at gøre
- Er imødekommende, pligtopfyldende og omhyggelig
- Er god til at planlægge og prioritere
- Er god til at sætte dig ind i regler og procedurer og at handle i overensstemmelse med dem
- Skriver og taler dansk og engelsk på højt niveau
- Har kendskab til MS-Office og har flair for IT
- Er bekendt med kontor- og/eller receptionistarbejde.

Du vil blive ansat som lokalansat på Generalkonsulatet for en 2 års periode med mulighed for forlængelse. Lønnen vil blive fastlagt efter kvalifikationer samt lokale forhold. Der er tale om en fuldtidsstilling på 40 timer ugentlig. Heri indgår en betalt daglig frokostpause på 29 minutter. Der stilles ikke bolig til rådighed i forbindelse med stillingen.

Begrundet ansøgning bilagt CV, eksamensbeviser samt anbefalinger sendes til Generalkonsulatet i New York (nycgkl@um.dk). Angiv venligst i emnelinjen: Receptionist. Ansøgning. Dit navn.

Ansøgningsfrist er søndag den 21. juni. Vi forventer at afholde ansættelsessamtaler i uge 26.

Evt. spørgsmål kan rettes til administrations- og HR-chef Helle Dyreborg-Gunslev (heldyr@um.dk, tlf. +1 212 705 4903) eller receptionist Annie Bakke Jensen (anbaje@um.dk, tlf. +1 212 705 4900).

 

PR & Press Manager til VisitDenmark, New York (USA og Canada)

Vi søger en PR & Press Manager med ansvar for samtlige presse og PR aktiviteter for VisitDenmark i USA.


Vi tilbyder
Vi tilbyder en spændende stilling i et dynamisk og aldrig stillestående miljø, hvor vi sammen arbejder for at markedsføre Danmark som turisme‐ og rejse destination på det amerikanske marked. Din daglige arbejdsplads bliver på Manhattan i New York.
Som PR & Press Manager i VisitDenmark USA bliver du en del af et engageret og fagligt dygtigt team på 6 faste medarbejdere + 2 praktikanter. Vi markedsfører og brander Danmark målrettet mod konsumenter, travel trade og relevante amerikanske (og canadiske) medier.

Dine ansvarsområder
Du får ansvar for at sikre den strategiske og systematiske bearbejdning af journalister og bloggere på det amerikanske og canadiske mediemarked med henblik på at skabe mest mulig positiv omtale af Danmark som rejsedestination.

I tæt samarbejde med vores Online Manager bliver du medansvarlig for at udvikle og eksekvere på fælles marketing/presse kampagner på samtlige kommunikationsplatforme.

Derudover er du ansvarlig for:

  • Udarbejdelse af pressemeddelelser, nyhedsbreve, lokale presseevents og pressebesøg til Danmark samt andre relationsskabende aktiviteter
  • At oparbejde en tæt kontakt til vores presse‐ og partnernetværk i Danmark og USA
  • At udvikle og udvide et solidt netværk blandt nøglepersoner i de centrale nordamerikanske medier.
  • VisitDenmark USA's pressebudget

Din faglige profil
Vi forestiller os, at du har en del års erfaring med klassisk PR arbejde fra bureau, privat virksomhed el. lign., og du har gerne international erfaring. Du er vant til at arbejde med pressen i forbindelse med events og store arrangementer, og du har rig erfaring med formidling af historier og budskaber til pressen på digitale platforme. Du er en fremragende netværker og kan hurtigt skabe dig solide forbindelser blandt amerikanske journalister og bloggere.

Derudover forestiller vi os, at du:

  • Har næse for den gode historie, og kan vinkle og perspektivere en historie på tryk, gennem video, online samt på sociale medier
  • Taler og skriver flydende engelsk/amerikansk
  • Er kreativ, nytænkende, proaktiv og kan sælge historier til pressen
  • Er resultatorienteret og kan føre et projekt fra idé til resultat ‐ både når idéen er din egen, og når den kommer fra andre.

Din person
Du er struktureret, detaljeorienteret og overholder dine deadlines. Du brænder for at levere og
optimere konkrete kommunikationsløsninger, og du er faglig ambitiøs og kvalitetsbevidst. Af natur er du udadvendt, relationsskabende og arbejder godt i teams. Dertil forventer vi, at du kan arbejde selvstændigt og kan holde mange bolde i luften på én gang.

Jobbet kræver
Du skal forvente rejseaktivitet både i USA og til/fra Danmark, hvilket også kan indebære
rejseaktivitet i weekender og uden for normal arbejdstid. Jobbet kræver, at du kan holde hovedet koldt i tilspidsede situationer og tager en ekstra tørn, når det brænder på.

Interesseret?
Så klik på ”Søg stillingen” knappen eller søg stillingen via vores hjemmeside.
Din ansøgning skal være på engelsk, vedhæftet dit CV og andre relevante papirer. Ansøgningsfristen
er onsdag d. 24. juni 2015. Vi glæder os til at modtage din ansøgning.

Stillingen ønskes besat pr. 1. september 2015. Derfor er det vigtigt for os at rekruttere en ny kollega inden sommerferien. Af den grund forventer vi at gennemføre 1. og 2. samtaler i København i uge 28.

Har du spørgsmål til stillingen, er du velkommen til at kontakte Markedschef Bruno Bedholm via mail: bbe@visitdenmark.com
Læs mere om VisitDenmark her.

Se jobopslaget her

Nils Malmros at Lincoln Center

This weekend, six of Nils Malmros’ deeply personal dramas will be showed at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Nils Malmros is an acclaimed director and screenwriter who is known for films based on his own childhood experiences in Aarhus. 

"One of the constants in Malmros’s body of work has been his view of life as a series of stages, and taken together, his movies come off as proof that, in the movement from one stage to the next, there’s a loss for every gain."—Max Nelson, Film Comment

The six Malmros' film on show at Licoln Center is a part of the 15th edition of Film Comment magazine’s film festival (February 20 - March 5)

Schedule:

Århus by Night (1981), Sunday March 1. 3:30 pm
Boys (1977), Sunday March 1. 1:00 pm
Facing the Truth (2002), Saturday February 28., 1:00 pm
Pain of Love (1992), Friday February 27., 6:30 pm
Sorrow and Joy (2013), Friday February 27., 9:15 pm
Tree of Knowledge (1981), Saturday February 28., 3:15 pm

Read more about the film-program and buy your ticket here

The Film Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6595

Want to become part of the DACC Young Professionals Event Committee?

DACC is looking for three young, motivated professionals residing in New York to be part of our Young Professionals Event Committee.

The Event Committee is in charge of finding relevant companies for the Young Professionals monthly company visits as well as planning and executing these visits.

This is a great way for you to enter into dialogue with prominent people from some of the most interesting companies in New York! The past eight months we have met with Lemonsqueeze/Spoiled Milk, PREHYPE, Bloomberg LLP, Fritz Hansen, ReD Associates, and Google. 

This is also chance to work volunteerly - with an expected workload of a few hours a month! - for a prestigious nonprofit corporation (DACC) that exists to promote business relations between Denmark and the US.

Send your application to daccny@daccny.com. We expect applications to be an informal email explaining the purpose and length of your stay in New York and a few lines on your background. The positions are to be filled as per August 2014.

You are also very welcome to shoot us an email, should you have any questions.