Secretary General

Global Campus Alumni
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 30

Position description

The Global Campus Alumni (GCA) (​​) is a young global network of regional alumni associations focused on human rights and democratisation. It brings together seven regional human rights programmes, over 2500 alumni and over 80 leading universities linked to the Global Campus Association and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation based in Venice, Italy. The E.MAlumni Association is the European regional​ ​association​ ​and​ ​currently​ ​takes​ ​a​ ​leading​ ​role​ ​in​ ​the​ ​GCA.

This is an exciting opportunity to work globally and help shape and strengthen a young and dynamic​ ​organisation.

As part of a fast-developing alumni association and global network, you will develop and implement activity plans and strategies, by coordinating the work and the agenda of board members, and by continuously liaising with alumni all over the world and involving them in the network’s​ ​projects​ ​and​ ​initiatives.

Passionate about human rights, network building and teamwork, you understand organisational development, follow ongoing debates in the field of human rights, and are experienced in creating​ ​and​ ​implementing​ ​successful​ ​communication​ ​and​ ​outreach​ ​strategies.

As the network coordinator, you will stimulate participation of the alumni and proactiveness in the various alumni associations, and promote cohesion, cooperation, harmonisation and ongoing exchange among their representatives. You will help ensure that the E.MAlumni and the Global Campus Alumni are viewed as the leading alumni network in the field of human rights and democratisation as you develop effective relationships with key experts, donors, partners and​ ​other​ ​stakeholders.

The​ ​role​ ​may​ ​include​ ​any​ ​or​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​and/or​ ​similar​ ​activities:

• Organising board meetings in person and online and communicating with the board and members;
•​ ​Organising​ ​networking​ ​events,​ ​conferences​ ​and​ ​meetings;
•​ ​Representing​ ​the​ ​organisation​ ​at​ ​meetings​ ​and​ ​conferences;

•​ ​Management​ ​of​ ​projects​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​connecting​ ​Alumni​ ​and​ ​reinforcing​ ​the​ ​network; •​ ​Management​ ​of​ ​the​ ​office,​ ​payroll,​ ​human​ ​resources;
•​ ​Updating​ ​and​ ​editing​ ​the​ ​website​ ​and​ ​social​ ​media​ ​presence;
•​ ​Financial​ ​administration​ ​and​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​donors;

The position is based in Brussels and dependent on funding and experience can be full- or part-time. Ideally, we are looking either for a candidate able to work 4 days/week (32 hours/week) or for two candidates willing to share the position and able to work 3 days a week each.​ ​The​ ​position​ ​requires​ ​some​ ​travel​ ​and​ ​weekend​ ​availability.

Candidate​ ​profile Essential

•​ ​Master’s​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​human​ ​rights,​ ​international​ ​relations​ ​or​ ​related​ ​field;
•​ ​Excellent​ ​coordination,​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​organisational​ ​skills;
•​ ​Excellent​ ​communication​ ​skills;
•​ ​Experience​ ​in​ ​working​ ​with​ ​networks​ ​and/or​ ​membership-based​ ​organisations;
•​ ​Experience​ ​in​ ​managing​ ​budgets​ ​and​ ​expenditure​ ​incl.​ ​some​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​financial​ ​reporting; •​ ​Experience​ ​working​ ​in​ ​a​ ​human​ ​rights​ ​/​ ​development​ ​organisation;

• Ability to work independently and proactively and actively communicate with multiple interlocutors;
•​ ​Fluency​ ​in​ ​English;
•​ ​Experience​ ​in​ ​working​ ​with​ ​databases​ ​and​ ​familiarity​ ​with​ ​website​ ​management/development; •​ ​Familiarity​ ​with​ ​online​ ​tools​ ​like​ ​Google​ ​Drive,​ ​Mailchimp,​ ​SurveyMonkey,​ ​etc.;

• Ability to work flexible working hours, including during evenings and weekends (occasionally and​ ​upon​ ​prior​ ​notice);
•​ ​Work​ ​permit​ ​or​ ​right​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​EU.


•​ ​Graduate​ ​of​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​programmes​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​Global​ ​Campus​ ​of​ ​Regional​ ​Masters​;
•​ ​Experience​ ​in​ ​outreach​ ​and​ ​social​ ​media;
•​ ​Experience​ ​managing​ ​consultants,​ ​interns​ ​or​ ​volunteers;
• Previous work experience in an NGO or international environment, preferably in the field of human​ ​rights;

•​ ​Knowledge​ ​of​ ​other​ ​languages​ ​(French​ ​or​ ​Dutch​ ​highly​ ​desirable;​ ​Spanish​ ​an​ ​asset).

Application instructions

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