Working Student Member Relations and Business Development (m/f/d)

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The Value Balancing Alliance is a group of international companies such as SAP, BMW, Michelin and many more, developing a standardized way to measure and compare the value contributed by business to society, the economy, and the environment. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the VBA is supported by the large accounting firms (Big4), international organizations such as the OECD, the EU, key sustainability reporting standard setters, and prestigious academic institutions.

Our pioneering work aims to establish a uniform, internationally recognized valuation methodology for calculating reliable sustainability metrics. This non-financial impact measurement and valuation (IMV) method, also known as impact accounting, would be integrated into corporate accounting systems, supplementing, and further developing existing ESG reporting methods.

Check out our LinkedIn feed for most recent updates and watch our 4-minute corporate video for more information.


To support this work, we are currently seeking to hire a

Working Student (m/f/d) - Member Relations and Business Development



What we offer

  • 20 hours / week working student contract, 30 vacation days per year equivalent.
  • Flexible working hours to help you balance your studies and work.
  • Opportunities to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • An agile environment with a start-up mentality, no bureaucracy, and flat hierarchies, encouraging new approaches.
  • An ambitious international team in a beautiful office in the heart of Frankfurt/Main


What you'll be doing

Membership growth

  • Performing company background research (due diligence)
  • Ensuring data quality in our CRM Salesforce (data entry and updates)
  • Creating and analyzing reports and dashboards


General support

  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations and other deliverables for management and our Methodology teams
  • Meeting and workshop coordination, preparation, taking minutes, and follow-up.
  • Organization of events and business trips
  • Preparation of documentation, presentations, and statistics


What you need to be successful


  • You are enrolled in university studies and have an interest in the subject matter of the Value Balancing Alliance (sustainability reporting, standard setting, ESG, CSR, sustainable finance) and have at least two semesters until your graduation.
  • You possess advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Excel and Power Point. Experience with Salesforce or other CRMs would be an asset. 
  • Fluent in German (C1) and English, spoken and written.


Soft skills

  • You are proactive, structured, autonomous, and have an analytical approach to work. 
  • You are a confident communicator. 
  • You are excited about people, culture and communication as well as working with an international team.



October 2023.


Contract and duration

Please note that this is a Werkstudent (working student) position according to German law. Candidates must be enrolled in a university, have statutory social security and health insurance, and have a permanent residence in Germany. Ideally, you’d be able to stay with us for at least 12 months.

Place of work

Ideally, candidates will work in our office in central Frankfurt am Main, while flexibility around remote work will be discussed on an individual basis.


We want you to support our mission.

We are a dynamic and diverse team in a rapidly evolving environment at the intersection of sustainability and finance. You can expect highly motivated colleagues, an interesting work environment and opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills.

If you are intrigued about our work, send us your CV and a short email explaining your motivation for this role and stating your ideal starting date and availabilities, to

You can also apply via LinkedIn.

We look forward to hearing from you!