We’re recruiting a Project Coordinator to manage our new project “Next Time”. Next Time aims at encouraging and facilitating the active engagement of European citizens & residents in the context of the next European Elections (Spring 2024).
European Alternatives Mission & Values
European Alternatives works to promote democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation-state and imagine, demand and enact alternatives for a viable future for Europe.
WE ARE DOING THIS THROUGH:
- Articulate a radical, long-term vision of democratic, just and culturally-open politics, society and culture beyond the nation-state for Europe and for the world.
- Experimenting with forms of action that contribute to transformative change in political institutions, society, the economy and imagination.
- Building the capacity, the mutual-awareness and connection of members, activists and organisations working in line with our values.
- Advancing and defending human, fundamental, civic, democratic and social rights across borders.
OUR VALUES GUIDE HOW WE WORK TO PURSUE OUR MISSION:
- Transnational and local: we believe local and regional initiatives benefit from going beyond national boundaries and interests
- Transdisciplinary: we believe alternatives are generated at the intersection of disciplines and are enriched by diverse expertise and perspectives
- Creative and experimental: we believe in the power of the arts and culture to unlock imaginaries and in the necessity of acting and learning through experimentation
- Open, inclusive and feminist: we believe in a culturally open society and in diversity as a precondition for sustainable alternatives to emerge
- Empowering and participatory: we provide the space for citizens to network and ensure our activities and events give space for co-creation and participation
- Anti-eurocentric: we believe involving other parts of the world in our reflections and activities is necessary to make new alternatives emerge
Role and responsibilities
European Alternatives is recruiting a Project Coordinator to manage its new project “Next Time”. Next Time aims at encouraging and facilitating the active engagement of European citizens & residents in the context of the next European Elections (Spring 2024) through:
- Capacity building: the project coordinator will set an open call for participants and tailor a six-session training programme for those selected participants.
- Multimedia citizens’ engagement actions: you will accompany the selected participants into implementing their own actions such as citizens assemblies, workshops, a podcast series, artistic outputs
- Representing European Alternatives at external events
- Administrative and Financial oversight of the project, in collaboration with the Finance and Administration Manager
- Ensuring the visibility and dissemination of the project, with the support of our Communications Officer
The project will be implemented in at least the following 7 countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Sweden, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czechia.
- Project management experience (2-3 years), preferably involving multiple partners
- Experience in working/assisting on the implementation of EU-funded projects
- Proven interest in community-building and empowerment of disadvantaged/marginalised groups
- Ideally, experience working in remote teams and maintaining strong working relationships with remote colleagues
- Experience working in Eastern Europe and in-depth knowledge of local context
- Strong organisational and administrative skills
- Capacity to travel regularly (25-30% of working time)
- Excellent command of spoken and written English
It is a plus if you have…
- Knowledge of civic engagement engagement sphere
- Competences in communication and social networks management
- Knowledge of other languages
Gross Salary depending on place of residence, experience, number of hours between 25,000 Euros and 30,000 Euros for 20 to 28 hours/week.
Contract: 3 or 4 days per week, corresponding annual leave and public holidays depending on place of work. The contract can be a national contract with EA Paris or a consultancy agreement depending on location.
Duration: 16 months, with possibility of extension.
Start Date: 3rd April
Location: EA team works transnationally and remotely. We do have physical offices in Paris and Brussels where you could work, but you can be based anywhere in the EU.
Diversity: European Alternatives is an organisation actively seeking to move through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive journey in every aspect of its work. We acknowledge that people from under-represented backgrounds aren’t included enough in the NGO sector and we are strongly committed to doing what we can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you. European Alternatives is an equal opportunities employer and particularly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, education and working experiences.
How to apply?
Apply by sending a CV and short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply 17th of March 2023. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 20th of March.