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Knowledge for Policy Director
Bernard van Leer Foundation
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2020
Are you committed to tackling inequality and making cities better places for everyone, especially babies, toddlers and the people who care for them?
Are you an experienced leader who has worked on urban initiatives at scale, whether in government or with an NGO, international organisation, consultancy, or other?
Do you want to help shape and lead our journey to greater impact through the use of knowledge, networks and advocacy and communications, working globally with a committed, creative, collegial and professionally diverse international team?
Want to be able to cycle safely everywhere by being based in our office in The Hague – a lovely, international city with 10+ km of white sand beach that’s 45 minutes to Amsterdam and 30 minutes to Rotterdam by train?
If so, we’d love to hear from you about joining our senior management team in The Hague, The Netherlands as our new Knowledge for Policy Director.
Full job description: may be downloaded here.
We’re looking for an experienced leader who has worked on urban initiatives at scale and led the development of knowledge resources.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation is moving into a new phase where we want to increase our support to partners in the implementation and scaling process, improve the use and impact of knowledge resources developed by our partners and team, and better assess the ideas being tested and scaled by our partners.
Based in our head office in The Hague, our new Knowledge for Policy Director will lead the established Knowledge for Policy team and work closely with the senior management, Programme and Operations teams to take us into the next phase of our strategy as we seek to exponentially scale our impact on babies, toddlers and the people who care for them.
The Knowledge for Policy Director will:
- As a member of the senior management team, lead the evolution of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s strategy to scale its impact and reach through knowledge
- Lead an innovative, high-performing team that seeks to influence changes in policy and practice globally, in close cooperation with our Programme team, by working across a wide range of knowledge initiatives.
- Serve as a senior subject matter expert for urban policy, planning or design
For more information, please download the job description.
Interested in applying?
Please complete your application online through Applied, an online recruitment platform whose mission is to help organisations hire the best person for the job regardless of their background.
You will be asked to submit answers of up to 250 words to a small number of questions related to this role, along with an up-to-date CV.
We will review the answers blind, without seeing your name or CV, and based on this, make a shortlist for first interview.
Closing date: Monday 17 February at 0830 CET
Two interviews will take place in late February/March 2020. We will post provisional dates here as soon as they are available.
For questions about the role or the application process, please contact Agnes Buis, Human Resources Officer at agnes(dot)buis(at)bvleerf(dot)nl.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: 07 February 2020
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2020
We are looking for a digital communications wizard with experience in creating engaging content for our multiple channels. The ideal candidate should enjoy writing and transforming technical policy language into engaging and visually appealing content. A planner with an eye for detail, the intern would be expected to publish bi-weekly newsletters for a growing audience and gather input from within the team and externally. The Communications Intern will work directly with the Communications Officer and Head of Communications. Interns are part of the staff team and are expected to contribute to the overall work of Eurochild, as appropriate.
Internship period: March 2020 – August 2020 (with possibility of extension)
Location: Eurochild Secretariat, Brussels
Remuneration: Our interns receive a monthly standard remuneration (estimated €800 + local public transport cost of €49/month)
Support the Communications team to produce and disseminate the newsletters (gathering news from members and EU sources, compiling news items, summarizing and editing) in line with brand guidelines
Maintain and update the Eurochild and campaign websites (Typo3/WordPress) and support
the renewal of the Eurochild website
Support planning and delivery, monitoring and evaluation of social media activity
Assist with the dissemination of Eurochild’s policy and advocacy work and events (press releases, save the date)
Assist the Communications Team in the design and production of social media friendly products and printed materials
Maintain and update the database of contacts
Qualifications (* are mandatory requirements):
• University degree or relevant experience in journalism, media and/or communications*
• Native-level written and verbal English*
Experience working with content management systems (eg. Typo3 and/or WordPress) and email marketing (eg. Mailchimp or Sendinblue)*
Experience of running social media channels for an organisation*
Enthusiasm to work in a small, interdependent and international team*
Knowledge of other EU languages, especially French, is an advantage
Good knowledge and interest in design tools (eg. Photoshop, Canva or Gimp)
Interest or experience in working on social issues is a plus
Knowledge of EU institutions is a plus
Are you interested?
To apply, please complete this online application form (with CV in PDF format).
Deadline for applications: 3rd February 2020
Online test: 7th February
Interviews: 13-17th February
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Owing to the high number of applications, we are unable to respond to each applicant individually.
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Communications and Partnerships Manager
Location: Rue Royale 94, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Application Deadline: 09 February 2020
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2020
ABOUT EVPA – EUROPEAN VENTURE PHILANTHROPY ASSOCIATION
Established in 2004 and based in Brussels, EVPA is a non-profit, membership association gathering organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy (VP). These include social impact funds, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors, banks or business schools. EVPA currently gathers over 320 members from 30 countries, mainly based in Europe.
As a growing organisation we need to expand our communication outreach, nourish valuable existing partnerships and establish ambitious new ones. We are therefore looking for an experienced Communications & Partnerships professional to join our young and very dynamic team.
For more information please visit: www.evpa.eu.com
You will co-develop and execute an ambitious marketing & communication strategy and public relations strategy, aiming to highlight EVPA as the leading community of venture philanthropists, social investors and SPOs in Europe and beyond. Main goals of this strategy include:
Building strong visibility of EVPA with a clear message and brand: confirming EVPA as the thought leader on investing for impact in Europe;
Effectively liaising with members, existing and potential new partners as well as relevant institutional and other stakeholders and mainstream media;
Increasing sales of our products and services, especially the Annual Conference, the C Summit and the Training Academy
You will be an integral part of the EVPA Marketing & Communications team, reporting to its Director and working closely with the Creative Manager and the Digital Marketing Manager
The department collaborates cross-functionally with partners in our community, on-the-ground representatives in France, the UK, Germany/Austria/Switzerland and CE Europe.
You will also work closely with all other EVPA departments (Community & Market Development, Research, Policy, Training Academy) in order to create innovative media/PR content and disseminate it effectively. You will cooperate with the Finance department on the implementation and reporting of the ongoing European Commission grant.
This is a full-time role (38 hours per week), situated at the EVPA Head Office in Brussels, with occasional travel across Europe. The post holder should already have the right to be employed in Belgium.
TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Co-develop and implement an existing marketing and communication plan to strengthen EVPA’s position as a leader in the the social impact space;
Co-develop and execute omni-channel demand generation strategy including SEO, content syndication, email marketing;
Co-create a series of multi-channel, multi-step campaigns both for internal (team, Community) and external use;
Co-develop and implement the partnerships plan and work with partners such other network organisations, EVPA members & partners in general
Co-develop and implement the media plan and work with media outlets to strengthen EVPA’s positioning and give visibility to EVPA members;
Promote Media Sponsorship and partnership that could add value to EVPA’s offer towards current and potential members;
Work with a data-driven philosophy, serving members and relevant stakeholders;
Identify fresh content ideas that feed into the plan to raise media and influencers’ interest in EVPA’s research, services and events;
Draft press releases and disseminate content through various channels;
Liaise with community-related and mainstream media outlets;
Ensuring the communication on special projects such as the annual conference and the Corporate Initiatives, but not restricted to these;
Assist the CEO and MarCom Director with fundraising: donor stewardship and proposal writing.
SKILLS & QUALITIES
5+ years of experience in an (online) marketing communications and/or public
relations role with a proven track record demonstrating success;
5+ year experience working with a multicultural international team;
Understanding of the ‘social impact world’ due to your experience in the sector is a must.
Experience in navigating through the subtle concepts/meanings/keywords used online and offline in the impact sector a definite plus;
A high degree of empathy to anticipate how messages resonate with multi-stakeholder
audiences, adjusting how content should be presented and framed;
Highly organised, detail-oriented and able to set clear content guidelines and respect deadlines;
Savvy of new developments in public relations/social networks and an openness to test new approaches and iterate on an ongoing basis;
Awareness of the synergies between public relations/social media and digital lead generation, and ideally practical experience in this area;
Comfortable with managing multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;
Advanced university degree in Communications/Marketing studies or fields relevant to the post, or first-level degree accompanied with related professional experience;
What would be considered a definite plus?
Proven experience in donor stewardship and establishment of new partnerships;
Familiarity with projects supported by the European Commission and/or other institutional/major donors (public or private);
Knowledge of HTML/CSS/WordPress/Craft CMS;
Knowledge of Google Analytics and MailChimp;
Knowledge of Salesforce
WHAT WE OFFER
Full-time position under Belgian law, based at the Philanthropy House (Rue Royale 94) in Brussels;
Working across the organisation in a dynamic international ecosystem;
Part of a highly motivated, international, entrepreneurial and dynamic team;
A competitive salary, based on experience and skills and an attractive fringe-benefit package including an additional pension/life insurance scheme, group hospitalisation insurance, luncheon vouchers and compensation of public transport costs.
Desired starting date: March 2020
Sounds like you? Then send us a motivation letter (max. one page) and detailed CV or surprise us with an alternative way to apply! All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Communications & Partnerships Manager) on a rolling basis and in any case no later than 9th February 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for an interview.
EVPA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and practice diversity in all its forms and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.
Location: London, UK
Application Deadline: 07 February 2020
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2020
Summary of main responsibilities and activities
Alliance is looking for a trained editor with experience of online editing, strong digital skills and an interest in philanthropy. The digital editor’s principal responsibility is to directly manage the digital strategy and content of the organisation and to work with the executive editor to maintain high editorial quality.
- Primary lead for all online coverage of the global philanthropy sector including delivery of worldwide philanthropy news working with international partners, sources and networks with an emphasis on underrepresented regions
- Editorial lead for delivery of 20 annual instalments of Alliance Extra – long form commissioned content including analysis and interviews
- Management and delivery of our ClimatePhilanthropy2030 initiative – committed to dedicated weekly coverage of philanthropy’s response to climate change
- Delivery of philanthropy columns with a focus on sector developments including good funding practice and the future of philanthropy
- Assist with conceptualisation and planning of our quarterly editorial focuses and being a second point of contact for our Editorial Advisory Board
- Generate revenue through securing and managing contracts for publishing services against agreed targets
- Curate Alliance online pages – a quarterly round up of the best of our website for print
- Be responsible for the editorial construction and chairing of our webinars and/or other events as required
- Act in accordance with editorial guidelines and standards
Technology and media engagement
- Monitor performance of online content with the goal of growing our audience and liaise with Communications, Partnerships & Membership Manager to ensure that the voice of our members is reflected in editorial content
- Liaise with Communications, Partnerships & Membership Manager to develop our website, and use of graphics and info graphics, to ensure it meets the needs of our readers
- Maintain IT knowledge to ensure Alliance is up to date with new trends and technologies in publishing and communications
Relationship building and philanthropy sector knowledge
- Develop expansive knowledge of the global philanthropy sector, the people and organisations active in that space and to keep up with the latest trends and developments
- Maintain regular contact with key people across the global philanthropy sector
- Attend and cover sector events and form productive relationships with our sector readers
Alliance is looking for a trained editor with experience of online editing, strong digital skills and an interest in philanthropy.
- Experience of online publishing and news gathering
- High level of digital editing skills and experience including commissioning and working with authors
- Strong inter-personal skills including the ability to form strong relationships with all those involved in the running of Alliance: including staff team, editorial and APT boards, freelance editors and designers, and contributors and partners
- Strong organisational skills including working with multiple articles and authors at once in a systematic and coherent manner
- Intellectual curiosity about philanthropy taking a keen interest in current affairs and showing awareness of how global events and trends might affect philanthropy
- Experience working in the philanthropy sector and/or knowledge of global philanthropy field
- Enjoy working in a small team and fast paced environment
- Willingness to travel and work alongside people in different geographies, backgrounds and contexts
- Knowledge of a second language
- To be a positive and progressive force within the organisation
- To engage and collaborate constructively and effectively with all in-house and freelance staff
- To communicate in a timely and constructive manner, both internally and externally
- To lead by example
- To be open and honest with colleagues
- To always behave respectfully towards external contacts
- To contribute to team meetings in a positive and proactive manner
- To maintain professional conduct
- To work at all times with integrity, and advance our editorial mission