Publication date: 1 July 2022 Deadline for applications: 17 July 2022 Please send your candidature to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for an Association Manager to start with the EAIC on a full-time basis as soon as possible. The association is located in Brussels.
ABOUT EAIC The European Association of Innovation Consultants is an association created in July 2021. It currently has 52 members, and targets to reach 100 members within 2 years. The association aims to build synergies among innovation funding consultancy companies in Europe. By joining forces on goals of common interest, the currently fragmented landscape of consultancy companies could enhance the impact of their expertise on an European level. FUNCTIONS - Serves under the direction of the President and the Board. - Recommends and participates in the formulation of action plans and makes decisions within existing plans approved by the Board. - Maintains effective internal and external relationships. - Handles the General secretariat of the association. - Ex-officio member of the Board, without the right to vote. - Works closely with Working Group-leaders in the execution of their responsibilities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minutes prepared afterwards, checking that agreed actions/tasks are carried out. - Maintaining effective records and administration. - Upholding legal requirements (ensuring elections are in line with stipulated procedures, ensuring organisation's activities are in line with its objects, ensuring law requirements are met). - Managing Association’s communication and correspondence. - Acts as an Association spokesperson within the framework defined by the Board (e.g. media interviews). - Reporting the activities of the organisation to members, the press, and the public, preparing a report of activities for the year, and for the Annual General Meeting. - Oversees General Meeting organization. - Executes contracts and commitments as may be authorized by the Board. - In cooperation with the Treasurer, develops, recommends and upon approval operates within an annual budget. - Serves as liaison to selected committees: advises chair, attends meeting, prepare reports. - Assists in carrying out the Association’s action plans. - Managing Membership’s programmes: Recruitment & Retention, Fees collection, etc. Identifies new opportunities to raise funding for the Association.
SKILLS - Previous middle-management experience. - Demonstrates effective negotiation and collaboration skills. - Maintains professional and positive demeanour. - Works within the standards of ethical business practice. - Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills (professional English). - Shows evidence of support of the policies and mission of the Association. - A pro-active team player able to effectively communicate and interact with members from all across Europe.
EXPERIENCE - The job is opened to all levels of experience. - The selection process will however consider the following past experiences: - Experience working in innovation consultancy field. - Knowledge of European innovation funding programmes. - Experience in the management of a European association. - Knowledge of the European decision-making process. - Existing networks in relevant European institutions.