Career & Internship Opportunities

Current vacancies (see below):
 
Senior Manager of Operations
Director of Research, Policy and Advocacy
Director of Campaigns and Communications

 

 
 

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Education International
(Equal Opportunity Employer) 
 
Invites applications for the post of 
 Senior Manager of Operations 
 
Full-time, based in EI Head Office, Brussels
 
 

About Education International

Education International, the Global Union Federation which represents nearly 400 organisations of teachers and other education workers throughout the world, has a vacancy for a Senior Manager of Operations, in its head office in Brussels.

 

About the role

Reporting to the General Secretary, this senior managerial position provides strategic oversight to three functional areas:  Finance, Administration, and Human Resources. 

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Manage the overall administrative operations of EI, including coordination of administrative support functions, IT operations, information management, building management, and logistics planning for meeting and events
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of EI’s HR Strategy. 
  • Plan and direct the development, implementation and evolution of frameworks for HR services and programs, including policies, procedures, processes, tools, templates and systems, while ensuring compliance with applicable employment and labour relations legislation and regulations.
  • Provide specialist and expert advice to the General Secretary and members of the leadership team on HR strategic and operational plans, recruitment, compensation and other decisions, challenges, and proposed new programs, services and methods of operating.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with EI’s staff. Provide leadership, specialist advice, direction and guidance on all facets of HR, and act as a focal point of contact to discuss and resolve staff relations matters and other sensitive issues. 
  • Act as the lead on internal labour relations matters with the staff union.
  • Promote a continuous learning culture by identifying and recommending career planning and training development opportunities. 
  • Promote a culture of change and lead/direct a variety of projects, requiring expertise in HR theories, principles and processes.
  • Supervise the financial and accounting operations of EI by developing budgets, financial statements, and management reports.
  • Monitor financial performance, measure and analyze results, and ensure legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure long-term financial planning and asset management.
  • Negotiate supplier contracts.

 

Essential Requirements

 

Education & Experience

Degree in Human Resources Management, Labour Relations, Organizational Development or Business Administration and five (5) or more years of recent work experience as a Senior Operations or Office Manager in a unionized environment.

 

  • Experience developing budgets, monitoring and reporting on financial performance.
  • Proven experience in developing and coaching workplace teams.

 

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

 

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of relevant employment law and labour relations considerations.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant software and financial accounting systems.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in English, with passive knowledge of French and/or Dutch as an advantage
  • Exceptional leadership skills and demonstrated ability to mentor new and existing leaders in creating a positive work climate.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide direction on all facets of HR management, including strategic planning to help maintain and strengthen organizational culture.
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated writing and presentation skills to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical mindset with the ability to lead, implement and facilitate change.
  • Evidence of effective influencing and coaching skills. 

 

Behavioral Indicators

  • Conciliatory approach and enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of EI and its affiliates.
  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to enhance the effectiveness of the leadership team.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills with a demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where they can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment. 

 

Assets

Although not required, the following would be welcome additional qualifications:

  • Previous union or non-profit experience.
  • Certification in any of the following:  Coaching, Change Management, Organizational Development, and Conflict Resolution.

 

Hours of work 

Normal office hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. Work that falls outside normal hours during the week and on the weekend is expected.  There may be a requirement to travel to attend meetings and functions.

 

Other Information

  • Salary and conditions of service are in accordance with the Education International collective agreement, which defines a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and based on pre-established salary ranges. This position is subject to Belgian fiscal regulations.
  • The post-holder will be based at the EI Head Office in Brussels, but the fulfilment of the duties and responsibilities may require some foreign travel.
  • The appointment will be made from an agreed date upon the completion of the selection and appointment process.

 

Note:

All EI staff are accountable to the General Secretary, either directly or through designated staff members. If the needs of the organisation so require, staff members may be requested to perform appropriate duties related to another position, either on a temporary or permanent basis, provided that these duties correspond to the level of their position and that their professional experience and training is adequate. Position descriptions are not definitive and may be adapted.

 

How to apply

Applications must include a resume (CV) and cover letter outlining in detail how the candidate meets the criteria for appointment set out above. All applications will be treated confidentially. Please address your application to the EI General Secretary and submit it to ([email protected]) not later than : Monday 26th October, 2020.

References will be required following the first interview. 

 

EI is committed to the principles of employment equity and to diversity in its workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Education International

(Equal Opportunity Employer)

 

Invites applications for the post of

 Director of Research, Policy and Advocacy

 

Full-time, based in EI Head Office, Brussels, Belgium

 

 

About Education International

Education International is a Global Union Federation that represents organisations of teachers and other education employees.It is the world’s largest, most representative global, sectoral organisation of unions with more than 32.5 million trade union members in 384 organisations in 178 countries and territories.

 

About the role

Reporting to the Deputy General Secretary, this position leads and manages EI’s research, policy and advocacy work.  The Director supervises a team of professional and administrative staff working to advance EI’s objectives through research, policy analysis, and advocacy with key international and regional agencies and organizations, such as UNESCO, ILO, World Bank, IMF, and OECD.  The successful candidate has demonstrated experience leading a team, working with qualitative and quantitative data and research, excellent political judgement, and knowledge of the global political environment.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Oversee and direct the work of the research, policy, and advocacy team within EI, including identifying, assigning, and ensuring completion of tasks
  • Provide strategic political advice to EI leadership
  • Identify research, policy, and advocacy priorities to support EI’s strategic objectives
  • Establish operational plans and develop individual staff work plans within the team
  • Ensure effective implementation of research, policy, and advocacy priorities
  • Monitor and report on the Research, Policy and Advocacy programme and budget
  • Supervise and train employees
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

 

Essential Requirements

 

Education & Experience

  • Relevant diploma or degree and five (5) or more years of related work experience, preferably in a not-for-profit or trade union environment
  • Experience in research, policy, and advocacy work, preferably at an international level
  • Proven experience in leading and coaching workplace teams

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

 

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of and commitment to EI’s mission, values and objectives
  • In-depth knowledge of research methods, policy development, and advocacy strategies

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think quickly and handle problems as they arise
  • Exceptional leadership skills and demonstrated ability to mentor staff
  • Interest and ability to keep up to date on international politics of relevance to EI’s objectives
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong creative mindset with the ability to lead, implement, innovate, and facilitate change

 

Behavioral Indicators

  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of EI and its affiliates
  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to advance EI’s objectives
  • Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills with a demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where they can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

 

Assets

Although not required, the following would be welcome additional qualifications:

  • Previous union or non-profit experience.
  • Professional experience in the education sector
  • Ability to function in one other official language of EI

 

Hours of work 

Normal office hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. Work that falls outside normal hours during the week and on the weekend is expected.  There may be a requirement to travel to attend meetings and functions.

 

Other Information

  • Salary and conditions of service are in accordance with the Education International collective agreement, which defines a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and based on pre-established salary ranges. This position is subject to Belgian fiscal regulations.
  • The post-holder will be based at the EI Head Office in Brussels, but the fulfilment of the duties and responsibilities may require some foreign travel.
  • The appointment will be made from an agreed date upon the completion of the selection and appointment process.

 

Note:
 
All EI staff are accountable to the General Secretary, either directly or through designated staff members. If the needs of the organisation so require, staff members may be requested to perform appropriate duties related to another position, either on a temporary or permanent basis, provided that these duties correspond to the level of their position and that their professional experience and training is adequate. Position descriptions are not definitive and may be adapted. 
 

How to apply

Applications must include a resume (CV) and cover letter outlining in detail how the candidate meets the criteria for appointment set out above. All applications will be treated confidentially. Please address your application to the EI General Secretary and submit it to ([email protected]) not later than : Monday 26th October, 2020.

 

EI is committed to the principles of employment equity and to diversity in its workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Education International

(Equal Opportunity Employer)

 

Invites applications for the post of

 Director of Campaigns and Communications

 

Full-time, based in EI Head Office, Brussels, Belgium

 

 

About Education International

Education International is a Global Union Federation that represents organisations of teachers and other education employees.It is the world’s largest, most representative global, sectoral organisation of unions with more than 32.5 million trade union members in 384 organisations in 178 countries and territories.

 

About the role

Reporting to the General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary, this position leads and manages EI’s campaigns and communications work.  The Director oversees a team of professional staff working to identify and implement creative campaign initiatives, promote internal and external communications outreach, manage EI’s digital communications properties, and support EI’s leadership.The successful candidate has demonstrated experience leading a team, developing and implementing communications strategies and public campaigns.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Oversee the implementation of EI’s campaigns and communications activities 
  • Conceive, develop, and implement international and regional campaigns consistent with EI’s strategic political objectives 
  • Provide expert communications and campaigns advice to senior management, officers, and affiliates 
  • Identify, assign, and ensure completion of articles, notes, speeches, publications, audio-visual materials, and other communications and campaign material  
  • Monitor and report on the Campaigns and Communications programme and budget
  • Supervise and train employees
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

 

Essential Requirements

 

Education & Experience

  • Relevant diploma or degree and five (5) or more years of related work experience, preferably in a not-for-profit or trade union environment
  • Experience developing, designing, and implementing public campaigns 
  • Proven experience in leading and coaching workplace teams

 

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

 

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of and commitment to EI’s mission, values and objectives
  • In-depth knowledge of campaign planning and execution.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in English.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and demonstrated ability to mentor staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide direction on all facets of campaigning and communications. 
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated writing and presentation skills to a variety of audiences. 
  • Strong creative mindset with the ability to lead, implement, innovate, and facilitate change. 

 

Behavioral Indicators

  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of EI and its affiliates
  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to advance EI’s objectives
  • Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills with a demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where they can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

 

Assets

Although not required, the following would be welcome additional qualifications:

  • Previous union or non-profit experience.
  • Professional experience in the education sector
  • Ability to function in French and/or Spanish

 

Hours of work 

Normal office hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. Work that falls outside normal hours during the week and on the weekend is expected.  There may be a requirement to travel to attend meetings and functions.

 

Other Information

  • Salary and conditions of service are in accordance with the Education International collective agreement, which defines a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and based on pre-established salary ranges. This position is subject to Belgian fiscal regulations.
  • The post-holder will be based at the EI Head Office in Brussels, but the fulfilment of the duties and responsibilities may require some foreign travel.
  • The appointment will be made from an agreed date upon the completion of the selection and appointment process.

 

Note:

All EI staff are accountable to the General Secretary, either directly or through designated staff members. If the needs of the organisation so require, staff members may be requested to perform appropriate duties related to another position, either on a temporary or permanent basis, provided that these duties correspond to the level of their position and that their professional experience and training is adequate. Position descriptions are not definitive and may be adapted.

 

How to apply

Applications must include a resume (CV) and cover letter outlining in detail how the candidate meets the criteria for appointment set out above. All applications will be treated confidentially. Please address your application to the EI General Secretary and submit it to ([email protected]) not later than : Monday 26th October, 2020.

 

EI is committed to the principles of employment equity and to diversity in its workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Education International is an independent global union federation that is run by its member organisations representing more than 32 million education workers. At Congress every four years, officers and an Executive Committee are elected. The EI Secretariat, working under the elected General Secretary, consists of a staff of seventy people who are committed to working in the interest of public education and education personnel.

Our staff members work in both the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium as well as in our regional offices in Lebanon, Ghana, Malaysia and Costa Rica. We are looking for dedicated individuals who possess not only the relevant experience and professionalism, but also the following core competencies:

  • Excellent level of spoken and written English, plus knowledge of at least one of our three other official languages, German, French and Spanish;
  • A keen interest in issues related to education and trade union matters;
  • Ability to work at an international level in a multicultural and multilingual environment;
  • Ability to balance multiple demands and deadlines with composure;
  • An excellent knowledge of IT, particularly as applied to their field of expertise.

 

Working conditions are in accordance with the Education International collective agreement. Education International offers employee benefits including medical, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan and generous holiday and leave benefits. EI is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, national or ethnic origins, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age. However, due to the international character of our organisation, emphasis is given to geographical balance when recruiting.

Internship opportunities are available from time to time. Please feel free to contact us to see if an internship position is available.

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