Working for the Swiss Mission

Visa/Consular Officer (40% - 80%)

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is looking for a Visa/Consular Officer (40% - 80%).

Start date: summer 2022, upon agreement

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York covers all matters concerning consular relations and represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

Job description

  • conduct visa interviews
  • assess visa applications, preferably already with the training and rights to issue visas
  • understand and implement the current Schengen visa regulations
  • operate specific software in addition to standard programs like Word and Excel
  • respond to a variety of inquiries at the counter, on the phone, by e-mail as well as by regular mail
  • processing passport requests and applications
  • handling civil status matters
  • managing registration and de-registration procedures as well as address changes
  • various contingent assignments within the chancery
  • substitution and mutual support of team members is self-evident 

Minimum qualifications

Excellent active skills in English and one Swiss national language. You are expected to work well within a team and to exhibit a work ethic that is focused on attention to details and a high degree of personal integrity. Furthermore, you should have a general knowledge of Switzerland. A completed business management education and computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet) are mandatory requirements. A few years of work experienced are required. 

We offer

  • Inviting work atmosphere in a multilingual setting with a team of about 40 employees
  • Diversified work in a foreign representation and diplomatic environment
  • Bright office that is conveniently located in midtown 
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • 401k plan with matching employer contribution
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, with observance of American and some Swiss holidays

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations in PDF format to newyork.job@eda.admin.ch. Please write in the subject line "Visa Officer" to ensure timely processing of your application. 

Deadline for application: May 30, 2022

We will not review incomplete applications or those that do not adhere to the requirements above.

Please note that only digital applications will be accepted. Those not considered for an interview will be destroyed at the end of the selection process.

Project Manager (part-time, 60%)

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is looking for a Project Manager (part-time, 60%); Department of Economic Affairs and Communication, Public Diplomacy Division 

Starting date: Summer, 2022 (or upon agreement) 

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York represents and promotes the interests of Switzerland and of Swiss citizens in its jurisdiction. The Public Diplomacy Division is seeking a qualified candidate for a part-time time position as Project Manager. The primary tasks are to support Switzerland’s public diplomacy efforts in New York through managing projects and events in the priority areas of Switzerland’s Strategy for Communication Abroad 21-24 and by developing creative content for social media communication. Our ideal candidate is proactive, creative, a digital native and has a strong background in project management and communications. 

Duties and responsibilities (60% workload):

Project Management 40%

  • Development and implementation of projects and events in the field of public diplomacy to promote Switzerland’s image abroad, particularly in the areas of economy, innovation, sustainability and Swiss financial center and development; expansion of new event concepts in a hybrid set-up.
  • Maintaining and continuously expanding a network of contacts with relevant institutions and key individuals.

Social Media 20%

  • Development of creative content for the social media communication of the representation.
  • Social media planning and scheduling using Creator Studio, Hootsuite and in-app.
  • Filming and editing video content for social media, using tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe programs; creating graphic design elements, using tools like Canva.
  •  Additional duties beyond those listed here will be determined and assigned as needed.

Requirements

  • A university degree in economics, communications or a related field such as public relations, marketing, or social sciences 
  • Previous work experience in project management, ideally related to economy, innovation, sustainability
  • Digital native with professional experience in social media and content creation (i.e. videos). Strong competencies navigating Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and others for content sharing and analytics. Full computer literacy with Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (ideally a native English speaker) 
  • Knowledge in at least one of the national languages of Switzerland (German, French, Italian, Romansh)
  • Interest in Swiss culture; exposure to working in Switzerland / Europe or with Swiss / European companies in the US advantageous 
  • Very good organizational skills, high degree of personal integrity and trustworthiness
  • Able to multitask, work under pressure and pay attention to details

We offer

  • Inviting work atmosphere in a multilingual setting, team of about 40 employees
  • Diversified work in a foreign representation and diplomatic environment
  • Opportunity to participate in shaping the communication strategy and appearance of Switzerland in NY
  • Office conveniently located in midtown Manhattan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • 100% matching in 401 k plan
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation, some American and Swiss holidays

To apply

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations no later than May 30, 2022 in electronic format (word or pdf) to newyork.job@eda.admin.ch. Please write in the subject line "Project Manager" to ensure timely processing of your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not contact the Consulate General. Only those who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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