July 06, 2020

Communications & Partnerships Manager, EVPA

Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis but no later than 7 August 2020


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About EVPA – European Venture Philanthropy Association

Established in 2004 and based in Brussels, EVPA is a non-profit, membership association gathering organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy (VP). These include social impact funds, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors, banks or business schools. EVPA currently gathers over 320 members from 30 countries, mainly based in Europe.

As a growing organisation we need to expand our communication outreach, nourish valuable existing partnerships and establish ambitious new ones. We are therefore looking for an experienced Communications & Partnerships professional to join our young and very dynamic team.

Job Description

You will co-develop and execute an ambitious marketing & communication strategy and public relations strategy, aiming to highlight EVPA as the leading community of venture philanthropists, social investors and SPOs in Europe and beyond. Main goals of this strategy include:

  • Building strong visibility of EVPA with a clear message and brand: confirming EVPAas the thought leader on investing for impact in Europe;
  • Effectively liaising with members, existing and potential new partners as well as relevant institutional and other stakeholders and mainstream media;
  • Increasing sales of our products and services, especially the Annual Conference, the C Summit and the Training Academy

You will be an integral part of the EVPA Marketing & Communications team, reporting to its Director and working closely with the Creative Manager and the Digital Marketing Manager.

The department collaborates cross-functionally with partners in our community, on-the-ground representatives in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany/Austria/Switzerland and CE Europe.

You will also work closely with all other EVPA departments (Community & Market Development, Research, Policy, Training Academy) in order to create innovative media/PR content and disseminate it effectively. You will cooperate with the Finance department on the implementation and reporting of the ongoing European Commission grant.

This is a full-time role (38 hours per week), situated at the EVPA Head Office in Brussels.

A certain percentage of remote work in line with the needs and work culture of EVPA is also possible.The post holder should already have the right to be employed in Belgium.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Co-develop and implement an existing marketing and communication plan to strengthen EVPA’s position as a leader in the the social impact space;
  • Co-develop and execute omni-channel demand generation strategy includingcontent syndication, email marketing and SEO;
  • Co-create a series of multi-channel, multi-step campaigns both for internal (team, Community) and external use;
  • Co-develop and implement the partnerships plan and work with partners such as other network organisations, EVPA members & partners in general;
  • Co-develop and implement the media plan and work with media outlets to strengthen EVPA’s positioning and give visibility to EVPA members;
  • Promote Media Sponsorship and partnership that could add value to EVPA’s offer towards current and potential members;
  • Work with a data-driven philosophy, serving members and relevant stakeholders;
  • Identify fresh content ideas that feed into the plan to raise media and influencers’ interest in EVPA’s research, services and events;
  • Draft press releases and disseminate content through various channels;
  • Liaise with community-related and mainstream media outlets;
  • Ensure the communication on special projects such as the annual conference and the Corporate Inniatives, but not restricted to these;
  • Assist the CEO and MarCom Director with fundraising: donor stewardship and drafting sponsorship packs
  • Improve the partnership process and coordination (internally and externally)

Essential Skills & Qualities

  • 5+ years of experience in an (online) marketing communications and/or public relations role with a proven track record demonstrating success;
  • 5+ year experience working with a multicultural international team;
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, venture philanthropy/social investment or social entrepreneurship;
  • Experience in navigating through the subtle concepts/meanings/keywords used online and offline in the impact sector a definite plus;
  • A high degree of empathy to anticipate how messages resonate with multi-stakeholder audiences, adjusting how content should be presented and framed;
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented and able to set clear content guidelines and respect deadlines;
  • Savvy of new developments in public relations/social networks and an openness to test new approaches and iterate on an ongoing basis;
  • Awareness of the synergies between public relations/social media and digital lead generation, and ideally practical experience in this area;
  • Comfortable with managing multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Advanced university degree in Communications/Marketing studies or fields relevant to the post, or first-level degree accompanied with related professional experience;

What would be considered a definite plus?

  • Proven experience in donor stewardship and establishment of new partnerships;
  • Familiarity with projects supported by the European Commission and/or other institutional/major donors (public or private);
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS/WordPress/Craft CMS;
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and MailChimp;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce

What We offer

  • Full-time position under Belgian law, primarily based at the Philanthropy House (Rue Royale 94) in Brussels;
  • Working across the organisation in a dynamic international ecosystem;
  • Part of a highly motivated, international, entrepreneurial and dynamic team;
  • A competitive salary, based on experience and skills and an attractive fringe-benefit package including an additional pension/life insurance scheme, group hospitalisation insurance, lunch vouchers and compensation of public transport costs.
  • Desired starting date: September-October 2020

How to apply

Sounds like you? Then send us a motivation letter (max. one page) and detailed CV in English or surprise us with an alternative way to apply!

All applications should be sent to communications @ evpa.eu.com (subject: Communications & Partnerships Manager) on a rolling basis and in any case no later than 7 August 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for an interview.

EVPA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and practise diversity in all its forms and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

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