Oferta de Emprego

About us YERUN is looking for a Strategic Communications and Policy Officer to start before the end of 2019.

YERUN is a dynamic network of European Young Research Universities with an office based in Brussels. The network is positioning itself as the representative of Young European Research Universities in the EU landscape. It highlights and actively promotes the distinctive contribution of young research universities in Europe, facilitates the engagement of YERUN member universities in contributing to European policies in Education, Research and Innovation, and is structuring collaboration activities in four main areas: Open Science; Education (Joint programmes and Teaching & Learning); Research (collaborations and mobility); and Graduate Employability and talent development. For more information about our activities, please check our website and read our latest Annual Report.

What we are looking for:
We are looking for a committed professional, eager to contribute to a dynamic team, with a strong interest in the education and research sector and with skills and experience in delivering effective communications. You will be part of a small team in Brussels but will be requested to work with the YERUN Coordinators and various teams at our members’ institutions located across Europe. You must feel at ease working in an international and multicultural context. Being part of a small team in the Brussels office might require you to be flexible and adapt to different needs for the network to operate effectively. You will be expected to assist when necessary in relation to any other tasks or specific areas of activity to ensure the successful running of YERUN. Main tasks & Responsibilities Reporting directly to the YERUN Secretary-General, you will be expected to carry out tasks including (but not limited to) the following:
- You will monitor and report on EU policy initiatives relevant to the priority areas of the YERUN Working Groups and will attend meetings on behalf of YERUN as required.
- You will provide administrative and project support to the YERUN Secretary-General and the YERUN Working Groups including developing priority actions, agendas, data analysis, reporting and dissemination activities.
- You will support and contribute to the development and implementation of the YERUN Communications Strategy with input from the YERUN Coordinators, the Communications departments of YERUN members and the Secretary-General.
- You will produce and manage content for the YERUN website.
- You will lead the development of data driven reports and will be responsible for their dissemination.
- You will support the organization of YERUN events and meetings as required.
Skills & Education
• You will hold a Bachelors degree (a Masters degree is desirable but not essential) and have 3- 5 years of work experience relevant to this position.
• You should have a good understanding of EU policy initiatives in the areas of Education, Research and Innovation with demonstrated experience in activities related to these areas.
• You are expected to be familiar with Brussels-based networks working on the above-mentioned areas.
• You should have experience of working with member-based organisations, enabling and facilitating discussions, and supporting groups in achieving objectives.
• You should have strong skills in data collection and analysis, and in elaborating evidenced based reports. You will have excellent written communication skills in English (any other European language will be an asset), analytical skills and the ability to integrate/compile/collate information and communicate it clearly using a broad range of formats, tools and platforms.
• You will have strong skills in communication, including developing/creating online content for social media and websites.
• You should be creative and willing to explore different ways of disseminating information to different audiences via different formats (visual communication, infographics, etc.).
• You must feel at ease working in a small team and be flexible in supporting a wide range of activities.
• You should be used to working in a multicultural environment. Although not a requirement, we would highly welcome applications from graduates from our member universities. Applicants must be eligible to work in Belgium. The position involves occasional travel, mostly within Europe but not exclusively.

What we offer
• 1-year full-time renewable contract (under Belgian legislation).
• Competitive salary based on experience.
• A dynamic and motivating workplace with possibilities to further develop your career. If you are interested, send us your CV (1 page) and a cover letter to info@yerun.eu, clearly explaining your motivations and interests to join YERUN. Please also include your possible start date as well as salary expectations.

Deadline for applications: 26 July 17.00 CEST.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Potential start date: September-October 2019.