Secretary General

JEF-Europe - Young European Federalists

Brussels, Belgium

As appointed officer and legal representative, the Secretary General works full-time for the organisation at the European Secretariat in Brussels and is responsible, under the oversight of the Executive Board, for:

  • Human resources and team management of the European Secretariat (8-10 people);
  • Fundraising, partnership development and communication with a diverse range of donors;
  • Project writing, planning, implementation and reporting;
  • External representation (European Institutions, NGOs, etc.);
  • Organisation of statutory meetings and liaising with member sections;
  • Financial management of the organisation (together with the Treasurer).

The Secretary General should have:

  • understanding of and interest in European politics and affairs;
  • extensive experience in NGO work, ideally on a European level and/or in JEF;
  • extensive experience in project management, especially in projects on the European level;
  • experience with institutional fundraising, especially with EU institutions and the Council of Europe;
  • experience with and/or motivation to work on diversification of funding;
  • excellent language skills; fluency in English is a precondition, any other European languages and especially French and/or Dutch is considered a strong asset;
  • excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • experience with financial management and bookkeeping;
  • excellent knowledge of MS/OpenOffice and online communications (collaborative tools, social media);
  • experience with human resources management and team management as well as leadership skills;
  • ability to work independently and to manage different competing priorities and responsibilities;
  • ability to work with, engage with and create synergies with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • ability to work with and reporting to a young, democratic and volunteer-led Board, and to collaborate with a Europe-wide network of young volunteers;
  • the willingness to undertake frequent travels;
  • the sensibility to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment;
  • strong commitment to non-discrimination and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.

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