Outreach & Mobilisation organiser

Corporate Europe Observatory

Details:

  • Location: Brussels
  • Closing Date: 17/10/2016

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making. We are looking for an experienced, creative and dynamic outreach and mobilisation organiser to strengthen our visibility as well as public engagement with CEO's work in countries across Europe. This position is based at our Brussels office, is due to start on 1 December 2016 and will run until 31 December 2017. An earlier or later start date can be discussed.

Areas of work and key tasks

- coordinate and co-organise a series of public events across Europe throughout CEO's 20th anniversary year (2017)

- work with grassroots and national-level civil society organisations to strengthen joint campaigning

- engage and mobilise supporters as well as the wider public in online and offline campaigning

- strengthening CEO's national-level media outreach

- improve CEO's use of the web, social media tools and audiovisuals (video and animation) in the context of specific campaigns or publications

- improve CEO's communication to supporters, including newsletters and donation calls

Essential requirements

- previous experience of working with social movements, grassroots organisations and/or NGOs (experience of working with progressive pan-European networks is an advantage)

- experience of using web-based tools for public mobilisation and campaigning

- experience of organising public debates, workshops or press events

- confident public speaker with experience of addressing a variety of audiences

- experience of liaising with media

- excellent writing and editing skills (native English or comparable)

- knowledge of French, German or Spanish is an advantage

- ability to think strategically and creatively

- ability to plan and manage own workload without close supervision

- ability to work closely with others in a team, in an often high-pressured environment

- a strong identification with CEO's mission and an affinity with the global justice movement and progressive citizens' movements in general

Contract

We offer 32 hours per week until 31 December 2017 (36 hours per week is negotiable). The gross salary is between 2065 and 2425 euro per month (depending on experience).

Applying for the position

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] before Monday 17 October 2016. 09:00 CEST. Your cover letter should highlight your motivation and how your skills and experience suit the requirements of this position. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by Monday 24 October 2016 (only shortlisted candidates will be contacted).