Communications and Outreach Officer

Communications and Outreach Officer

EIT RawMaterials

Leuven, Belgium

Company Description

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the European Commission, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is a European Union where raw materials are a major strength. EIT RawMaterials unites more than 100 partners – academic and research institutions as well as businesses – from more than 20 EU countries. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to improve the raw materials sector all along its value chain – from extraction to processing, from recycling to reuse. EIT RawMaterials combines more than 700,000 employees and revenue in excess of EUR 200 billion. The activities of EIT RawMaterials are executed throughout the European raw materials ecosystem and are driven by six transnational Co-location Centres (CLCs), which are based in Espoo (FI), Leuven (BE), Luleå (SE), Metz (FR), Rome (IT), Wroclaw (PL), and headquarters located in Berlin. The EIT RawMaterials GmbH supports activities that strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in the raw materials sector. In 2016 alone, more than 80 different projects led by EIT RawMaterials' partners are starting with more to follow in upcoming years. The EIT RawMaterials GmbH management team is assisting partners in developing and running projects, and in matchmaking and thematic events that will help our ecosystem to develop new ideas, new networks and new partnerships. As a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) we partner closely with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a unique EU initiative that spurs innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

Position

This role has two focuses. The position is a full-time position and ideally, the candidate should work ½ of the time for each role.

Job tasks include:

1. Communication and managing relations with EIT RawMaterials partners community (NL, BE, UK, DE, LU, PT region partners):

  • Keep and liven up the CLC western network partnership, keeping relations with main EIT RM partners and reaching out to the entrepreneurial ecosystems;
  • Supporting the organization of the CLC West events/seminars;
  • Regular communication towards CLC partners, content drafting and distribution;
  • Identify relevant content for News channels, identifying media opportunities for success stories promotion.

2. Outreach and managing relations with relevant European stakeholders:

  • Support the EIT advocacy work of EIT RawMaterials towards the European institutions;
  • Keeping the relations and liaise with EIT RawMaterials relevant stakeholders in Brussels, as European Commission, European Parliament, Member States Representations, other Kics, European partnerships and other relevant organizations;
  • Acting as a contact point for EIT RawMaterials to provide information and updates about Horizon Europe and other funding schemes relevant for EIT RawMaterials sector;
  • Representing EIT RawMaterials in external bodies and build a network of contacts;
  • Representing EIT RawMaterials at the EIT House (Brussels) collaboration group.

Requirements

  • Fluency in English, (French and/or Dutch is a plus);
  • 5-7 years of professional experience in Corporate Communications function/Media/Public affairs agency, raw materials affiliated industry or industrial association;
  • Excellent writer and editor;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability with social media marketing and promotional strategies;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, organize work assignments, set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to contribute to problem-solving activities within a growing, changing organization;
  • Ability to act in a tactful and diplomatic manner and work on sensitive issues with diverse groups of individuals;
  • Solid computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite);
  • A strong sense of aesthetics and style;
  • Willing to frequently travel in Europe and to Berlin HQ.

Other information

The contract is limited and can be prolonged after 1 year.

The position has a dual reporting line to CLC West Director and Head of Communications.

The application deadline is November, 29th 2019.

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