The Global Campus Alumni (GCA) (http://www.globalcampusalumni.org) is a young global network of regional alumni associations focused on human rights and democratisation. It brings together seven regional human rights programmes, over 2500 alumni and over 80 leading universities linked to the Global Campus Association and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation based in Venice, Italy. The E.MAlumni Association is the European regional association and currently takes a leading role in the GCA.
This is an exciting opportunity to work globally and help shape and strengthen a young and dynamic organisation.
As part of a fast-developing alumni association and global network, you will develop and implement activity plans and strategies, by coordinating the work and the agenda of board members, and by continuously liaising with alumni all over the world and involving them in the network’s projects and initiatives.
Passionate about human rights, network building and teamwork, you understand organisational development, follow ongoing debates in the field of human rights, and are experienced in creating and implementing successful communication and outreach strategies.
As the network coordinator, you will stimulate participation of the alumni and proactiveness in the various alumni associations, and promote cohesion, cooperation, harmonisation and ongoing exchange among their representatives. You will help ensure that the E.MAlumni and the Global Campus Alumni are viewed as the leading alumni network in the field of human rights and democratisation as you develop effective relationships with key experts, donors, partners and other stakeholders.
The role may include any or all of the following and/or similar activities:
• Organising board meetings in person and online and communicating with the board and members;
• Organising networking events, conferences and meetings;
• Representing the organisation at meetings and conferences;
• Management of projects aimed at connecting Alumni and reinforcing the network; • Management of the office, payroll, human resources;
• Updating and editing the website and social media presence;
• Financial administration and reporting to donors;
The position is based in Brussels and dependent on funding and experience can be full- or part-time. Ideally, we are looking either for a candidate able to work 4 days/week (32 hours/week) or for two candidates willing to share the position and able to work 3 days a week each. The position requires some travel and weekend availability.
Candidate profile Essential
• Master’s degree in human rights, international relations or related field;
• Excellent coordination, planning and organisational skills;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Experience in working with networks and/or membership-based organisations;
• Experience in managing budgets and expenditure incl. some experience in financial reporting; • Experience working in a human rights / development organisation;
• Ability to work independently and proactively and actively communicate with multiple interlocutors;
• Fluency in English;
• Experience in working with databases and familiarity with website management/development; • Familiarity with online tools like Google Drive, Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey, etc.;
• Ability to work flexible working hours, including during evenings and weekends (occasionally and upon prior notice);
• Work permit or right to work in the EU.
• Graduate of one of the programmes of the Global Campus of Regional Masters;
• Experience in outreach and social media;
• Experience managing consultants, interns or volunteers;
• Previous work experience in an NGO or international environment, preferably in the field of human rights;
• Knowledge of other languages (French or Dutch highly desirable; Spanish an asset).
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