YoungShip is a fast-growing organization with more than 30 branches in 25+ different countries. YoungShip has grown steadily from the start in 2004, and we are today a leading network organization for young professionals within the maritime industry. YoungShip Oslo ("YSO") is one of the largest branches with a high activity level throughout the year. We organize several events throughout the year, ranging from larger professional seminars to low-key drinks called "Ankerdrams".
As a Board Member of YSO you will represent a solid organisation which is highly recognised in the network of young professionals in Oslo and among the maritime companies both nationally and internationally. In the past few years we have seen a strong increase in companies wanting to partner with us. In 2023 we hope to see a new board that will be continuing our good traditions. All positions are held for a minimum period of one year.
The board of YoungShip Oslo is elected at the Annual General Meeting in the first quarter of each year. The board as of now consists of seven positions with each designated area of responsibility. In 2023 the board will comprise the following positions:
- Head of Finance
- Head of Events
- Head of Digital marketing
- Head of Communications
- Head of Internal Affairs
- Head of Young@Nor-Shipping
Under each board member there are sub-committees. The Committees assist the board members with their operational activities. This organizational structure was implemented a to engage more members in the YSO organization and to ensure that there is a pool of committee members to recruit from as future board members.
All board positions except Head of Young@Nor-Shipping (elected every 2nd year) are open for election and we encourage you to apply for several of them. Please mention in your applications all positions that you would be interested in. See list of positions below.
The board positions
Chair of the board
Main responsible for ensuring all the other board members are doing their designated tasks and that the organization is fulfilling its purpose. Helping and assisting the other board members when needed, involved with partnerships and sponsorships, arranging board meetings and workshops.
Head of finance
Main responsible for budget and accounts, continuously update income and expenses, billing sponsors, paying invoices, collecting membership fees. In charge of Visma, Vipps and other accounts.
Head of digital marketing
Main responsible for marketing and branding of the organization, particularly through Social media channels - primarily Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook. Promoting events, sponsors, speakers and all activities of YSO. Posting and reposting of news and articles, developing content to increase the organization’s activity. Taking pictures and live posting at events.
Head of communication
Main responsible for external and internal communication, sending out newsletters to member base and posting news on website to inform and promote the ongoing and coming activities and initiatives of the organization. Writing articles and seeking media attention to spread the word of YSO and what the organization is doing.
Head of events
Main responsible for planning of events, including the theme and topics of an event, sponsors and speakers of the events, location and format. Also responsible for the execution of the events and communication with sponsors, speakers, and location before, during, and after events. If not able to show up at the event, responsible for delegating responsibility to committee members or another board member.
Head of Young@Nor-Shipping
Main responsible for all planning and the execution of Young@Nor-Shipping week and pre-events. Main contact person for communication, cooperation and agreements with Nor-Shipping and related parties. Large part of the role includes leading the Young@Nor-Shipping working group the year leading up to Nor-Shipping week, arranging frequent meetings and distributing tasks.