Vacancy: Professional Development Coordinator / Project Manager
Vacancy: Professional Development Coordinator / Project Manager
Are you convinced of the value of learning history for society? Are you responsible, efficient, reliable, organised, and able to manage cultural differences? Do you have excellent organisational skills and a passion for learning and experience in offering professional development? Then EuroClio could be looking for you! EuroClio is hiring a Professional Development Coordinator / Project Manager to join the staff at the Secretariat.
As the Professional Development Coordinator, you will lead EuroClio’s efforts to support educators in their professional development. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2023. The start date can be immediately, but we can adjust to your availability.
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EuroClio, the European Association of History Educators, is a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to inspire and empower historians and educators to engage learners in innovative and responsible history and citizenship education. Since 1992, when EuroClio was founded with the support of the Council of Europe, EuroClio developed educational resources, organised continued professional development and training courses, and managed projects with and for the professional community of history, heritage, and citizenship educators.
Your job will consist of two parts.
As a Project Manager you are responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects within budget and time, while remaining aligned with the strategy, commitments and goals of EuroClio. The current portfolio is focused on projects that make use of the eLearning Platform Historiana, including the day-to-day management of the platform at large; and projects that focus on the development and implementation of training opportunities, especially on inclusive education.
As a Professional Development Coordinator, you will be responsible for setting the priorities and realising the professional development offer of EuroClio, for managing EuroClio’s events calendar, both in terms of face-to-face and online training opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to, design of the programme, coordination, identification, invitation and confirmation of speakers, dedicated fundraising, rolling out of the training, reporting and follow up. You will be responsible for the Annual Conference, and the running and development of recurring seminars, such as the Seeking Justice initiative. You will work in close consultation with the Outreach and Communications Officer and the Research Coordinator. You will be supervised by the Executive Director.
You have a genuine interest in education, in history and believe in the mission of EuroClio. You are responsible, efficient, reliable, organised, and aware of cultural differences. You can design and lead projects, convince donors and partners to invest time or resources in what you envisage, and are able to motivate people to contribute. You can identify risks and find ways to counter these and are able to adapt to new situations. You have excellent written and oral communication skills, able to receive and give feedback in a constructive manner. You are a team worker and a capable leader.
University master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as education, history, social science, journalism, communication, international studies or equivalent.
Excellent written and spoken command of English. Working level of additional languages is an asset (especially those not yet covered by the rest of the staff).
Competence in the use of ICT. Experience in developing online learning opportunities is considered an asset.
Certified skills in Teacher Training, Project Management, Event Management are considered an asset.
Three or more years of experience as project or event manager, preferably in a not-for-profit organisation, or teacher training institute.
Experience in successfully managing and completing a project from start to finish.
A proven track record in (English language) communication.
A proven track record in organising multiple-day events.
Experience in designing or editing educational materials is considered an asset.
A proven track record in fundraising is considered an asset.
3. Knowledge, skills and abilities
Proven skills in: Planning project resources, assembling and leading project teams, time management, managing and monitoring budgets, quality assurance, risk management, event planning reporting and documentation.
A demonstrable interest in one or more of the focus areas of EuroClio’s work:
Promote a transnational and multi-perspective approach to history education.
Make learning history motivating, meaningful and inclusive.
Use new technologies to enhance history education.
Prevent and resolve conflicts related to history and memory.
Support educational reform based on democratic values.
Use research to advance the teaching and learning of history.
Advance teaching and learning about the European Union.
Familiarity with Eventbrite, Zapier, Mailchimp, and CRM software is considered an asset.
Base location: The Hague, the Netherlands.
Intensity: 36 hours/week (1 fte) at our office.
The working language of EuroClio is English.
Starting date as soon as possible.
As we work in international teams, you will be asked to travel on a regular basis, including weekends, and meet occasionally online outside regular working hours.
To ensure the successful planning and implementation of the 30th EuroClio Annual Conference as lead organiser.
To develop and implement a development and promotion strategy for the eLearning Platform Historiana.
To ensure the successful running of the project “School EducatioN for Sustainable and Equal Inclusion”.
EuroClio offers a position for 36 hours/week (1 fte) at our office in The Hague for a duration of 2 years, with the possibility for extension.
As the position is based in the Netherlands, Dutch terms of employment will apply.
The EuroClio remuneration package includes social security and pension contributions (ABP pension fund), holiday allowance and 13th month. The salary links to the Dutch Civil Servants ARAR Scales. The salary ranges from 2.902,24 – 3.362,89 euro per month gross, based on full time employment (the exact amount determined based on experience).
Extra work days are compensated as lieu days.
The application process
Applicants are invited to send their letter of motivation, curriculum vitae (max 2 pages), by email to firstname.lastname@example.org – referring in the subject line to “Professional Development Coordinator / Vacancy Project Manager” before Sunday 15 October 2023 at 23:59 CEST.
Applicants must be nationals of a European Union member state or be able to work in the EU, and reside, or be willing to move in a short time frame to The Netherlands.
The 1st round of interviews will be held on 23 and 24 October.
Selected candidates go through to a second round of interviews on 31 October. As part of this step you will be asked to do an assignment and provide written references.
The final decision will be communicated within a week after the second interview.
For further background and information about EuroClio, please also refer to our EuroClio website at EuroClio.eu.