Careers

Young European Leadership seeks to expand its team. We are looking for proactive and reliable team players who enjoy working in an international environment. You join a team which is widely dispersed with highly dedicated team members who work almost entirely online from wherever they are. Being part of YEL’s Staff gives you a great opportunity to leverage and extend your leadership skills, to deepen and expand your skills set needed to excel in a global job market, and to connect with driven peers as well as global policy makers.

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Legal Advisor

As YEL’s Legal Advisor you can bring your expertise for Belgian international nonprofit law into practice. You would work on YEL’s legal documents, such as the Statutes and Bylaws, as well as partnership agreements, contracts, or disclaimers. You would collaborate directly with the Executive Board and other senior Staff of the association and advice the team in all legal matters. Expertise concerning the Belgian laws regulating international nonprofit organizations (AISBL/IVZW/IVoG) is essential for this role. The position requires to commit about 1-3 hours in a regular week.

Fundraiser

As Fundraiser you support YEL to make our events and the organization as a whole as inclusive and sustainable as possible. It is challenge for us to ensure young people are not excluded from participating in our events on account of costs. In co-operation with YEL’s Board, you would identify and build relationships with potential sponsors in the private and public sector to win support for key events costs (in particular transport, accommodation, venue hire and catering). Your creativity will be key in conceiving and communicating innovative ways in which we can build genuine long-lasting relationships with our sponsors. The position requires strong English and a high level of perseverance. The position requires to commit about 3-5 hours in a regular week.

Web Designer

As YEL’s new web Designer you join our communications team in a key position. You would work primarily with YEL’s Director of Communications as well as YEL’s editors. You should possess very strong IT skills (including HTML, ideally CSS, Version Control Systems (Git), Python programming language), English skills, and the ability to familiarize yourself quickly with new technical settings. Beyond that your support on other IT-related issues in the team is much welcome. Subject to your interest and time you may also engage in other activities of YEL or contribute to a more comprehensive overhauling of YEL’s online presence. The position requires to commit about 1-3 hours in a regular week.

Graphic Designer

YEL is looking for a new member to join the communications team. You would take the lead on creating the visual material YEL uses in its external and internal communications, e.g. banners, pictures, advertisement, brochures, and any other related material. The position offers great room for creativity. You should be familiar with programs such as Photoshop or InDesign. The position requires to commit about 3-5 hours in a regular week.

Video Production Officer

YEL is looking for a new member to join the communications team. Together with other YEL Staff you would produce YEL videos, e.g. about YEL events, its participants or the organization itself. You would work closely with other team members, esp. during larger YEL-led conferences such as the Young European Council. You should be creative and familiar with relevant video-cutting/production programs. The position requires to commit about 3-5 hours in a regular week and higher intensity during YEL’s conferences.

Social Media Officer

YEL is looking for a new member to join the communications team. Together with other YEL Staff you provide content to our online media (e.g. articles relevant for our audience), work with project teams on recruitment for our initiatives, and increase YEL’s online reach. You should have some experience with web2.0, possess strong English skills (spoken and written), and have an interest in European / international affairs, particularly pertaining issues concerning youth. The position requires to commit about 3-5 hours in a regular week.

HR Officer

As YEL expands its team, we are looking for a dedicated Human Resources Officer who can work with the Board, Directors and Managers to support application review, interviews and onboarding. Your role also includes working with these team members to develop appropriate training and personal development initiatives. You will also contribute to the YEL alumni strategy in collaboration with the Communications team on an annual survey to understand alumni interests and make recommendations for YEL’s programme planning. You will work with event project teams to ensure that YEL’s alumni database is up to date. The role includes additional key tasks, such as offboarding and working with the Treasurer to collect annual membership contributions. We are looking for a candidate with strong people skills and a strong team player. You will need basic IT skills (handling an intuitive database; programming experience not required). Strong English is important. This role requires a weekly commitment of 1-3 hours.

Programming Officer

As Programming Officer you are at the forefront of YEL’s projects, organizing conferences and global delegations with international colleagues, for example the annual Y20 Summits or the Young European Council; see here an overview of YEL’s activities. Several specific roles are available, focusing on the logistics of our events, recruiting and managing participants, and handling the execution of YEL programs. An overview of all positions is available here: younglead.eu/apply/programming. All positions require to be creative to find solutions to challenges throughout a project implementation. The position requires to commit about 3-5 hours in a regular week and more right before/during projects.

Application Form

Please complete all fields of below form and attach your CV of maximum two pages in English. You may also attach any other material you deem relevant for your application, e.g. portfolios (esp. for web designer application), overview of past experience, letters of recommendation, etc. All applicants will be reviewed on a rolling base. Successful candidates will be invited to one or more interviews. Please provide an email address which is not tied to an institution (university, workplace, etc.) and monitor it closely.
Incomplete applications can not be considered. For questions please contact apply@younglead.eu, subject “Application YEL: [Your name, position(s) you are applying for]“. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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