Management Coordinator

(Maternity Leave Cover)

The Position
We are looking for a Management Coordinator from early May 2021 until Spring 2022 (maternity leave cover). The role provides daily administrative support; coordinates MAD’s office life and supports meetings, special events, and programs; and ensures smooth communication with stakeholders of all levels. We’re looking for someone with exceptional organizational skills and a passion for hospitality, who wants to become part of a dynamic, international non-profit with the ambition of transforming hospitality and driving change in food systems.

This is a temporary full-time position based in Copenhagen, starting early May 2021 until Spring 2022. Though this is a maternity cover, this position will allow growth and the chance to contribute to the organization’s growth in a meaningful way.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage office needs and relationships with suppliers to maintain an effective and pleasant work environment at MAD’s new headquarters
  • Coordinate special projects, meetings, and events, including, but not limited to, board meetings and donor visits
  • Research, write, edit and layout presentations, proposals, reports, and other materials
  • Coordinate and manage administrative processes for the Executive Director, including scheduling, travel arrangements, and expenses
  • Manage communications and correspondence with internal and external stakeholders, including board, donors, and government partners as needed
  • Coordinate project schedules, resources, equipment, and information
  • Support project and program planning and execution and make processes run smoothly


Qualifications and Skills

  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience; international experience is a plus
  • Excellent planning and organizational abilities
  • Passion for hospitality and food-related issues and a familiarity with the restaurant world is a plus
  • Fluency and excellent writing and proofreading skills in English are a requirement; such skills in Danish are a plus
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively on a team and with a wide range of people
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time, and anticipate needs in advance of meetings and events
  • Willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done or to go the extra mile; cool under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other programs, especially word processing software and spreadsheets that are essential to the day-to-day needs of the organization; familiarity with digital communication tools such as Slack and Zoom
  • A “good eye” and visual sense; skills in graphic design programs (e.g. Adobe InDesignPhotoshop) is a plus
  • Experience in budget management is a plus
  • Drivers license is preferred

As a small and growing organization, MAD thrives when its staff functions as a cohesive, collaborative team, where everyone helps out as needed. To this end, every staff member is called upon to contribute to MAD’s success, which may mean occasionally fulfilling a role or duty not specifically listed in the job description. This includes staffing events, identifying and supporting revenue-generating opportunities, and creatively contributing to strategic brainstorming sessions, which allows for unparalleled team experience.


To Apply
Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in English by February 14, 2021 to Anna Küfner at with the subject line: Management Coordinator.

We will be hosting interviews in the second half of February.

Maternity cover period: early May 2021 to Spring 2022.

About MAD
MAD (Danish for food) empowers the hospitality community with the tools, inspiration, and knowledge to make a difference in their restaurants and the world. MAD was founded in 2011 by René Redzepi, chef and owner of restaurant noma with the ambition of transforming hospitality and driving change in food systems. Since the very beginning, MAD has led important conversations about how the restaurant community can contribute to the health of the planet and positively contribute to the lives of those working in food. MAD’s programs include a biennial Symposium; a series of public talks in major cities around the globe and online; media shared through books, publications, and online videos; and free resources to explore nature through foraging: VILD MAD. Now, MAD is embarking on its most ambitious project yet, creating an Academy supporting the food and hospitality industry with tools and knowledge for changemakers.