We’re hiring! Networks and Communications Manager
28 Oct 2022
Salary €3,400 – €4,000 gross per month, based on experience.
Full time, part time, or contract
Location: Brussels or remote (Central European Time +/- 1 hour)
Deadline for applications 1 December 2022
Interviews to be held w/c 12 December 2022.
The European AI Fund is looking for a Networks and Communications Manager who will join our mission to shape Artificial Intelligence to better serve people and society.
Too often the development, use and regulation of Artificial Intelligence is shaped by the interests of governments and the tech industry without adequate concern for the individuals and communities it affects. This can lead to AI that exacerbates social injustice, amplifies structural inequalities, infringes people’s rights, undermines democracy and compromises climate action.
The European AI Fund empowers civil society organisations to engage in policy around AI and galvanises the philanthropic sector to sustain this vital work, so that AI serves the needs of people and society, respects human rights and promotes fair, inclusive and sustainable democracies.
Established in 2020 we are now supported by 13 funding partners and work with almost 40 grantee organisations. We are now looking for a self-starting and enthusiastic Networks and Communications Manager who will support our communities to be as effective as possible in shaping policy around AI.
You’ll make sure we understand the priorities of the organisations we work with, identify opportunities for collaboration and policy engagement and share relevant insights and useful information across our networks as well as with the wider landscape of civil society and philanthropy.
This role can be part time or full time. The job can be based in Brussels, in the office of our host organisation, the Network of European Foundations, or remote (+/- 1 hour Central Europe Time). It will require frequent travel to in person events around Europe.
We welcome applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. This is a dynamic and growing field which will benefit from people who bring fresh ideas and perspectives. We value diversity and especially encourage applications from people who consider themselves under represented in this sector.
If you are interested in applying but uncertain if it’s right for you, please contact the Fund Director Catherine Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
What you will do:
- Stay up to date with the latest developments on policy around AI, build relationships in the field and spot opportunities for the European AI Fund and our partners to engage.
- Keep across the priorities and activities of our grantee partners, understand their needs and where there are points of connection between them as well as more widely in the policy landscape
- Share insights from the grantees through regular and accessible newsletters, blogposts and brief reports
- Amplify our grantees’ activities through our communications channels.
- Stay up to date with priorities of our funding partners as well as wider developments in European philanthropy
- Share information within our funders network and identify opportunities for funders to engage with one another around AI
- Work alongside our Programme Manager to develop workshops and meetings that serve the needs of our grantees and funding partners
- Be responsible for our social media channels and website and ensure we are maximising their impact
- Represent the European AI Fund at workshops and events and build our networks
- Co-ordinate our external communications and plan ahead Monitor and evaluate our communications to understand whether we’re reaching our key audiences and help find solutions when we need to change
- Undertake similar tasks for other collaborative funds within the Network of European Foundations as capacity allows
What you will bring to the role:
We’re a small team delivering a big, challenging and urgent mission. We are looking for someone who will bring passion, curiosity and initiative, with a practical and positive approach.
- An in-depth understanding of the AI policy landscape in Europe, or a demonstrable ability to quickly get up to speed on new and complex policy fields
- An appreciation of how change happens and where opportunities to influence policymaking can emerge
- An awareness of how philanthropy operates and familiarity with the funding landscape we work in
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify patterns, draw insights and establish connections across different fields.
- Native level English with excellent writing skills across different formats and for a range of audiences with the ability to translate complex ideas into clear and accessible content
- Great personal communication skills, the ability to connect with and be at ease with people from a wide range of backgrounds, both in person and online.
- Good organisational skills and the ability to stay on top of many large and small tasks simultaneously
- Commitment to quality and attention to detail
- The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with drive and at pace
- Willingness to show initiative and creativity, deal with uncertainty and find solutions in the face of challenges
- A strong commitment to the goals and ethos of the European AI Fund
What we offer:
- A gross salary of €3,400 to €4,000 per month (part time pro-rata) depending on level of experience, accompanied by a benefits package
- A 2 year contract with the potential to become permanent, or contract if preferred
- Full time or part time work
- Flexibility to work remotely
- An inclusive culture and a competent, self-motivated, self-managed and sympathetic team
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and CV (each no more than 2 pages) to email@example.com by 1 December 2022.
Interviews will be held by Zoom w/c 12 December.