Seattle to Brussels the leading European civil society network fighting the corporate driven and neoliberal trade and investment agenda of the European Union. S2B brings together a diverse coalition of civil society groups and coordinates many of the key struggles around trade and investment policies including wider coalitions. 

The main issues S2B is currently focus on are the Energy Charter Treaty, the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement and Digital Trade Rules.

Seattle to Brussels is now looking for a new coordinator to bring together its members and drive our campaigns.

Your tasks

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated coordinator to further strengthen the S2B Network and our campaigns, broaden awareness of our vision and demands and oversee the implementation of key activities. You will support  the functioning of the network, develop campaign activities and increase visibility; reach out to EU decision makers; produce campaign content and help with our strategy processes. You will work closely with campaigners and coordinators within the network, as well (at least in the beginning) with our part time campaigner. 

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Lead and coordinate campaign activities for the network;
    • in particular coordinate the Stop EU-Mercosur civil society coalition
    • help coordinate the Campaign against the Energy Charter Treaty
    • and coordinate activities on priorities as they arise
  • facilitate the development of campaign strategies and lead their execution;
  • support the functioning of the network:
    • organise strategy and network meetings, 
    • oversee and drive forward a workplan;
    • facilitate regular working group calls and set up ad-hoc calls when needed
    • continue to strengthen the network by reaching out to existing member organisations, especially those less engaged, and by facilitating for new members to join;
    • Maintain email listservers
  • keep track of the S2B budget and lead fundraising efforts;
  • write regular updates to the network on the various activities of the nework and its members as well as major political developments relevant for S2B;
  • develop the network through outreach to potential new active allies, as well as regular communication with current partners, including supporting their campaigns;
  • mainatain S2B’s website and its social media channels;
  • organise and participate in public events and actions, including the planning, implementation and de-briefing stages;

Profile

  • Minimum three years of experience in civil society campaigning and coalition-building;
  •  good networking, facilitation and communication skills;
  • ability to work well in a coalition of organisations, ensuring collective solutions are found;
  • ability to drive forward group processes, motivating members to work towards common goals
  •  excellent written and spoken English; a good command of Spanish or Portuguese is an advantage and additional language skills are very welcome;
  •   pro-active style of working, a high level of self-organisation, and the ability to manage your own workload without close supervision;
  • good organisational skills to set up and organise offline meetings, including outside the country of residence
  • strong commitment to the values of S2B;
  • good knowledge of how the European Union functions; and the importance of trade and investment policies.
  • Further skills that are an advantage but not an requirement:
    • social media and layout skills

We offer

  • The possibility to work remotely from anywhere in Europe (we will work out the details based on where you live and if possible provide a work place and contract with a local partner organisation)
  • A contract for 20 to 30hours (depending on what we agree) from October 2022 (start time is negotiable)
  • A gross salary of not less than 2200€ for 30h (depending on experience, and cost of living in the place of work)
  • Fixed term contract until the end of 2023 (possible extension, depending on funding))

How to apply

S2B is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We encourage applications from anyone who believes they fit the essential requirements of the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status, ethnicity, or religion / belief. In case of equal qualification we will give preference to people who experience discrimination based on class, ethnicity, gender or belief. 

To apply please fill in the application form and send together with your CV to s2b@s2bnetwork.org not later than September 5 at 10h (CEST)

Please note cover letters will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by August 29. Interviews will be held online in the first week of September. We look forward to reading your application and hopefully welcoming you by  October (a later starting date can be negotiated).