Who we are

We are an environmental consulting firm: our mission is to restore the balance between humans and nature, and we do this through the use of science, innovation and good governance. We support public and private entities to improve the environmental, social and economic impacts of policies, projects and investments on the ground. As a spin-off of the University of Padua, we work locally and internationally bringing scientific innovation into everyone’s lives.

At Etifor we like teamwork, we work hard and we never stop being curious. Being part of the team means sharing our values and the path we have taken to be a discrimination-free work environment (find out more in the Ethical Management System). For us, the only thing that really matters is how green your heart is: we welcome and value (bio)diversity in all its forms!

Who are we looking for?


  • with strong interpersonal skills, able to manage and animate groups of people by supporting them in achieving their objectives through co-planning;
  • creative and resourceful, self-ironic, able to engage in group games and animation activities;
  • able to maintain a welcoming and constructive environment for interaction;
  • who can enjoy and be passionate about organising innovative and dynamic online and offline events;
  • with excellent listening and observation skills;
  • who shares our company’s passion for nature, ethics and sustainability values.

If you recognise yourself in these characteristics, you are the person we are looking for!

The person will work in the Culture & Facilitation Unit and will report directly to Etifor’s Good Vibes and Facilitation Manager.

The Culture & Facilitation Unit has the dual function of 1) managing and promoting the corporate culture, ensuring application of science, innovation and governance in all Etifor’s business/impact areas, 2) supporting all projects involving stakeholders through the use of facilitation techniques. To do so, the Unit has specific skills and functions in terms of facilitation and animation, which are used both for internal management and for the delivery of Etifor’s services and projects to national and international clients.

The selected person will work alongside our Good Vibes and Facilitation Manager, supporting other Etifor teams and specific facilitation projects.

In summary, the person will have the following responsibilities:

  • support the development of the Unit and the implementation of the strategy linked to the Corporate Culture concept;
  • support the dissemination of the culture of animation, facilitation, gamification and open feedback in the company;
  • support internal company facilitation and animation activities (team building events, strategic company days, work team facilitation, etc.);
  • support facilitation and animation activities related to Etifor’s services and projects with national and international clients (focus groups, OST, kick-off meetings, etc.);
  • support the organisation and preparation of online and offline events;
  • pre- and post-event reporting, through the drafting of timely and orderly summary reports.

After a period of training and coaching, the person will be asked to start facilitating meetings and workshops both inside and outside Etifor. The successful candidate will start with simple projects and later, in a view of individual growth, will autonomously manage more complex participatory paths.

Qualifications, experience and skills required

Education and experience:

A degree in a specific subject area is not required, but degrees, work experience and voluntary work experience related to facilitation will be positively valued.

Experience in the following tasks (in order of importance) will therefore be considered positively:

  • experience in the field of animation and/or facilitation;
  • experience in Etifor’s reference sectors: environment, local development, tourism;
  • study and work experience in the international field;
  • research experience (researcher, collaborator, scholarship holder in departments);
  • management and/or technical support in European projects.

Required skills:

  • Fluent Italian and excellent knowledge of English, written and spoken;
  • coordination skills, animation, creativity, teamwork, cognitive and emotional flexibility, curiosity, communication, proactivity;
  • excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
  • strong personal and professional interest in environmental issues, especially those touched by the company;
  • excellent knowledge of the Office package and Google Suite; 
  • ability to quickly learn other digital tools for online communication and group interaction.

We will also positively assess the following non-mandatory skills:

  • previous experience in relevant fields;
  • event organisation skills;
  • expertise in training, human resources and culture in a corporate context; 
  • manual-graphical propensity to elaborate drawings and graphical representations (also in real time) to improve work in groups.

What do we offer?

Etifor’s team will help you grow within the company in an international and friendly business environment. By working together, we can improve the world we live in and leave a positive mark on our host territory!

In particular:

  • you will work for a dynamic, young and innovative company;
  • you will be part of a team working locally and internationally to reconnect people and nature by addressing the problems of climate change and biodiversity loss;
  • a value-driven team, with a gender balance of 50:50 and an average age of 33;
  • you will work in an environment closely linked to the world of research and have numerous opportunities for training and further education (Etifor is a spin-off of the University of Padua);
  • you will have a flexible schedule with a result-oriented SMART work approach, 50% office-based and 50% remote, with flexibility depending on your needs and role. 
  • depending on your contract and years of employment, you will benefit from the Etifor Employee Welfare Plan, which includes vouchers for transport, travel, sports, wellness and culture, as well as daily meal vouchers.

Contract information

Start: December 2022 o January 2023

Workplace: Padova – Piazza A. De Gasperi n. 41. Possibility of smart working.

Lenght: 1-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal for an indefinite period. For candidates under 30 years of age, 3-year apprenticeship contract.

Level: to be defined during the interview and subsequent meetings and based on work experience and CV.

Type of contract: full time (Contratto Collettivo Nazionale Settore Commercio).

How to apply

The candidate is required to upload the following documents through the online form (select the option: Facilitator ) in this page before the 23rd of October 2022.

In the online form, please attached the following document in one PDF file:

  • cover letter (maximum 1 page), outlining your motivation and strengths ;
  • curriculum vitae up to date;
  • a short presentation video in English.

All applicants will receive an e-mail with the preliminary application result by 11 November 2022.

Selected persons will be invited to a group interview on Friday, 18 November 2022, in the afternoon. The selection will be announced shortly.

Per ulteriori informazioni scrivici a: jobs@etifor.com