Director of EU Policy

Allied for Startups
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Aug 30

Position description

Allied for Startups is seeking a full-time Director of EU Policy to join our international and dynamic team in Brussels! This high-profile opportunity reports directly to the CEO and requires a thoughtful, articulate, energetic self-starter who will:

  • Advance Allied for Startups’ activities in Europe and globally grow its presence as a credible and reliable body that represents startups and their interest in Brussels;
  • Empower a tight-knit team of high achieving colleagues across policy, digital health and communications to achieve collective success;
  • Contribute to developing and executing policy campaigns across a range of issues, including data & privacy, AI, platforms, ecosystems and economic impact;
  • Engage with policymakers, key stakeholders, opinion and community leaders on all levels;
  • Lead targeted fundraising efforts through partnership building, events promotion and creative techniques to gain new sponsorships;
  • Oversee coordination of all members of the Alliance, ensuring communication across the key group of countries within the EU,
  • Represent Allied for Startups at global conferences and build connections for the association in member countries;
  • Connect with global policy makers at the international level on behalf of startups and specifically the members of the alliance.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 6-10 years experience, preferably in a European Institution, trade association or agency,
  • Strong expertise on public policy and government affairs, ideally in the technology sector and of policy issues impacting startups and the startup ecosystem;
  • Previous success in the government relations field in EU member state(s) or in Brussels;
  • Successful track-record in fast-moving environments;
  • Excellent communicator with great interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Ability to integrate with an existing team while giving new impulses at the same time;
  • Relationship builder;
  • Experience and ambition to be a transformational leader and a role model;
  • Strong writer with proven ability to communicate complex issues simply and clearly;
  • On the record experience with press and comfortable communicating with members of the media on a regular basis
  • Fundraising experience is a plus
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; ability with French, German, and other languages is a plus;
  • Able to think strategically, define resource needs, and implement tactically;
  • Experienced public speaker,
  • Proven track record of building alliances with like-minded trade groups or companies;
  • Frequent travel within the European Union may be necessary
  • The ability to work in Belgium.

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