Campaign Coordinator

European Coalition for Corporate Justice
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jun-23-2022
  • Posted
    Jun 08

Position description

In February 2022, the European Commission finally released its proposal for a law on ‘corporate sustainability due diligence’ to end corporate abuse. The draft law is a milestone, but it also contains many loopholes. The coming two years will be crucial to ensure that negotiations in the European Parliament, Council and the following Trialogue with the Commission result in a strong and ambitious directive that puts people and planet before profits.

A large coalition of civil society and trade unions has decided to join forces. ‘Justice is Everybody’s Business’ is a new campaign to scale up people power to put pressure on EU governments and leaders to support the strongest possible law to end human rights violations and environmental harms by companies and guarantee remedy and justice for people everywhere. The campaign will raise public awareness and empower European citizens to engage in individual and collective action.

We are campaigning for a fairer economic system where companies are always improving conditions in their supply chains and do no harm to communities, workers, the environment and the climate. We believe in a more just world where no one is above the law and where governments shield people and the planet from corporate abuses. We envision a brighter future where collective social and environmental interests overpower the business interest for profit.

Outline of the coordinator’s role

The coordinator will be employed by one of the campaign steering group’s organisations: the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ). The coordinator reports to the campaign steering group.

Your tasks

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated campaign coordinator to oversee the implementation of key campaign activities. You will support the functioning of the coalition of steering and supporting organisations, including working groups, ensuring smooth cooperation and communication. You will work closely with campaigners and communications teams to grow the visibility and impact of the campaign. The role of the campaign coordinator also includes helping with strategy and evaluation processes.

Your main tasks will be to:

  • coordinate campaign activities: action days, media stunts, twitter storms, a petition, etc. in collaboration with steering group, working groups and supporting organisations;
  • support the functioning of the campaign structure: organise meetings, oversee and drive forward a workplan, set up specific calls for working groups when needed, take minutes, follow up on action points;
  • regular communication with current supporting organisations and working groups, including supporting their national campaigns and acting as a bridge between different initiatives across the EU on this topic;
  • develop ways to increase the visibility of the campaign in cooperation with the communications teams of the campaign organisations;
  • grow the campaign through outreach to potential new supporters and allies;
  • maintaining and updating the campaign website in cooperation with an external designer and programmer;
  • participate in public events and actions, including the planning, implementation and de-briefing stages;
  • reporting back to the steering group of the campaign;
  • manage administrative matters and keep track of budget expenditures;
  • lead on the evaluation of campaign strategy for the campaign.

Qualifications

  • Proven record of professional experience in public campaigning;
  • Familiarity with campaign tools targeting public audiences and the media;
  • Good understanding of civil society and trade union networks in Europe;
  • Experience in coordinating coalitions;
  • Good networking and communication skills;
  • Proven record of facilitation skills and consensus building, ensuring collective solutions are found;
  • Strong commitment to the vision the campaign;
  • Good understanding of corporate accountability;
  • Good knowledge of how the EU functions;
  • Excellent command English as a working language in writing and in spoken word;
  • Ability to work autonomously, a high level of self-organisation;
  • Ability to facilitate internal meetings;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities within a dynamic work environment;
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines.

Advantageous:

  • Experience in movement building;
  • Experience in working with international networks or coalitions in the field of corporate accountability, human rights, justice, environmental protection or climate action;
  • Experience in policy and advocacy;
  • Experience in communications and press outreach;
  • Good command of additional European languages, especially French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian or Polish;
  • Familiarity with civil society networks in Eastern Europe.

What we offer

  • A gross monthly salary depending on experience, starting from 3300 € on the basis of a full-time contract;
  • One-year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension to a second year depending on funding;
  • A contract under Belgian law with an attractive set of benefits: 13th month salary, 5 additional holiday days, office closing days between Christmas and New Year, lunch vouchers, pension scheme, hospitalisation insurance, comprehensive travel insurance and contribution to local transport costs;
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment in an international team, working on one of the most exciting dossiers in Europe while being part of a large civil society movement;
  • A flexible working environment, where working from home is combined with regular contact in the office with respect for the needs of the employee. We have solid IT facilities and remote working software.

Application instructions

Please send:

  • A motivational letter (one A4 page max.);
  • Your CV;
  • One recommendation letter or professional reference until Thursday 23rd of June 2022 with the following email subject: “Campaign Coordinator – Your name”.

Interviews will be scheduled online between 4 and 8 July. Only applications meeting the above mentioned criteria will be considered. Unfortunately, we can only notify candidates selected for interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of their backgrounds.

Based: Brussels
Salary: starting from 3300€/month gross
Contract: Full time (1 year)
Application deadline: June 23 - 2022

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