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Project Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Open Society Foundations

Location: Berlin, Germany

Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your experience as a diversity, equity and inclusion professional?  We’re seeking a Project Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with the Human Resources team. The role will be based in Berlin.

Bottom of FormThe Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 60+ members, sits in our Berlin, London and New York offices and supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations, in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialists comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, Diversity Equity, and Inclusion, and Recruitment.

As a Project Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Open Society, you will:

  • Develop a long-term project and activity plan to contribute to OSF organizational goal to become a more inclusive workplace
  • Manage our Inclusion Liaison Team program, which includes the selection, training and support for a network of teams in our hub and regional offices of 5-8 staff members serving 1-2 year terms, and creating DEI campaigns in support of creating a more inclusive environment in their home offices
  • Liaise with multiple internal stakeholders, including the leadership group on inclusion, hub and regional office directors, and people managers, to coordinate and consult about the implementation of the ILT activities and other related projects;
  • Develop regular communications to keep key stakeholders and the organization informed of the program and activities.
  • Develop and propose metrics to track progress.
  • Support the design and implementation of global DEI trainings;
  • Support the integration of cultures in the Berlin office, comprised of staff relocated from our former office in Budapest and staff recently hired in Berlin, to foster an inclusive work environment for all.

What we are looking for

  • Expertise in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion and access to network of resources and references to support this work
  • Excellent program management skills, prior experience managing a global network for teams (e.g. Employee Resource Groups, Fellowship or Mentorship programs, or similar) a plus
  • Strong understanding of cultural differences and the proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds within a complex organization
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and judgment regarding sensitive and confidential issues
  • Proven ability to prioritize a wide range of assignments and consistently deliver at a high level of quality in high pressure, fast-paced environments
  • Experience with conflict management, mediation, and/or coaching strongly desired
  • Experience with DEI and Organizational Effectiveness training preferred
  • Experience with verbal and written communications in English (multilingual abilities a plus)

Check out a day in the life of an Open Society colleague here.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

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Communications Coordinator

Social Impact Award

Location: Vienna, Austria

Application Deadline: 13 April 2020

Date Posted: 18 Mar 2020

Position Summary

We are looking for a Communications Coordinator to join us starting June 2020 as member of our international team to take operational leadership in the areas of storytelling and communications of Social Impact Award (SIA). This position is based at SIA’s headquarter in Vienna, Austria.

About us

Social Impact Award, founded in 2009, is the world’s largest community of early-stage social entrepreneurs under 30. We run education and incubation programs in more than 15 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to support early-stage social entrepreneurs in developing and implementing innovative business solutions to tackle the most important societal challenges of our times. We do so by hosting events and organizing workshops to raise awareness for social entrepreneurship, teaching the necessary skills to navigate from vague intentions to promising ventures, providing access to networks and promoting the best teams with the Social Impact Award.

And we are just getting started. On the brink of achieving significant growth with even stronger presence and impact around the world in the years to come, we are committed to further nurture a globally diverse community of individuals and organizations united by the imagination and drive to pursue enterprising ideas for the world.

As part of this evolution, we are now looking for an exceptional individual to join our international team as Communications Coordinator. This position will hold operational leadership in significantly evolving our current communications strategy and take responsibility in steering communication initiatives by SIA teams around the world.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience in communications and journalism, has a natural passion for curating content and storytelling, and is looking forward to work within a fast-paced, international start-up environment and aspires to leave a mark in the impact sector.

Job Description


  • Develop the editorial direction and set-up efficient structures for network-wide sourcing, production, and publication of compelling content and stories.
  • Edit and coordinate the international website, annual impact reports, and any further external channels or publications.
  • Further develop and oversee administration of internal communications resource center, internal knowledge base (playbook), and story repository.


  • Improve and coordinate the execution of international communications strategy for current and potential new channels, activities and publications.
  • Manage, align and provide network-wide support for external brand positioning and ensure consistency in outgoing messages and representation.
  • Integrate and manage current online communication channels including particularly website, social media and photo/video channels.

Network Collaboration

  • Develop specific support practices and coordinate assistance for SIA teams on the topic of communications and storytelling.
  • Take an active role in international gatherings (including co-creative learning sessions with SIA teams to increase and leverage local communications capacity).
  • Provide support during the onboarding process of new SIA teams (e.g. webinars, communications-related advisory and consultation).

Team Engagement

  • Full member of the international team with engagement in overall strategy development and core responsibility for communications.
  • Integration into the organization’s holacracy structure, providing a framework for autonomy, agility, and purpose-alignment.
  • Main collaboration with and direct report to Global Managing Director, functional collaboration with other core team members and potential further contractors or project supporters.
  • General coordination and cooperation with international team and local network representatives expected.

Candidate Profile

Why do it?

  • To help bring inspiring content to live and get everyday stories of impact out into the world of youth.
  • To work in a highly entrepreneurial, dynamic, and flexible global environment with lots of room for autonomy and self-expression.
  • To get the chance to lead strategic developments alongside highly committed pioneers in building a global movement for social entrepreneurship and youth activation.
  • To gain international management experience and further strengthen existent expertise in communications and multi-stakeholder leadership.
  • To be part of a steadily growing community including 730+ alumni ventures and 8,000 program participants annually.

Are we a match?

  • You have relevant work experience and demonstrated success in communications and/or journalism.
  • You have a natural passion for curating content and storytelling and are already immersed and up-to-date in the field of social impact and innovation.
  • You are proficient in English.
  • You have the ability to define an editorial direction and language for engaging content.
  • You have prior project management experience, can ensure reliable completion of assignments and can manage a project both virtually and across time zones.
  • You have advanced storytelling and presentation skills and experience in overseeing the production of print materials and publications as well as social media management.
  • You are supportive, active and reliable in your internal communication and able to manage different requests, topics and conversations at a time.
  • You are open-minded, self-reliant, and excited about being part of a diverse, fast-paced, global start-up environment.
  • You are able to demonstrate key components of the SIA approach: entrepreneurship, collaboration, innovation and exceptional execution ability.

Job Specification

  • Role: 40 hours per week
  • Position title: Communications Coordinator
  • Type: Employment
  • Team Engagement: member of international team with functional leadership.
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Salary: EUR 30,000.00 gross per year (higher salary possible depending on seniority and experience)
  • Contract: Minimum 1 year with a 3 months probation period
  • Reporting: Direct reporting to SIA‘s Managing Director

Application Process

  • Please email your application to by Monday, 13 April 2020 (midnight CET), including the following documents:
  • CV or Resume
  • Cover letter outlining why you and SIA are made for each other
  • Overview of your work portfolio (i.e. samples of your work such as written and published articles)
  • Upon initial screening, additional interviews may be conducted. The final decision will then be communicated by latest 15 May 2020.
  • Preferred starting date for the position: 01 June 2020
  • In case of any questions, please email

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