As the SPARC Europe Communication and Engagement Leader, you will work closely with the SPARC Europe Director and with the Open Education Community Manager. You are responsible for effectively communicating and engaging on important Open Science and Open Education to a range of stakeholders to support our change efforts.
You will do this by taking a targeted approach, strategizing and implementing that strategy in various communities, such as OA books, diamond OA, research data management, open infrastructure, open education and, of course, you will help disseminate the work of SPARC Europe and that of our partners to the relevant audience.
Responsibilities and tasks
Disseminating the work of SPARC Europe and its projects in a concise, creative, engaging and targeted way.
Developing strategies to communicate and engage with our stakeholders effectively year on year.
Developing and implementing knowledge-sharing activities such as community meetings, webinars, and other events, and using social media and other platforms to share news and good practice.
Developing and implementing information campaigns to mobilise change or raise awareness.
Progressing and supporting our networks to develop them into thriving communities of practice.
Writing blog posts and newsletters as well as concise information materials.
Conducting some stakeholder research
Education, experience, knowledge, skills and ability
A Bachelor degree or equivalent.
At least 5-10 years communications / marketing experience serving the academic community. Experience with academic libraries is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including strong writing, presentation, social media and meeting facilitation skills.
Experience with advocating for Open Science and/or Open Education.
Involvement in managing and growing networks or communities and in building trust in a changing environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, with a result-orientated focus.
Driven yet empathetic, and flexible.
In short, if you are interested in using your creativity with your strong communication skills and your passion for Open to support change on an international level for a more Open society, this position is for you.
Remuneration and conditions of appointment
We are offering a position of employment in an innovative sector for a respected Open policy and advocacy organisation. We are looking for support for 32-40 hours per week. You must be located in Europe.
Initially it is a contract for one year with the prospect of an extension and a permanent contract. Salary depends on education and experience. We ask you to propose your expected net remuneration in your application.
The post holder is required to work remotely 4-5 days a week between Monday to Friday, and may be expected to travel to certain meetings or conferences 2-3 times per year in Europe, although these will be limited.
Further information and applications
If you are interested in this position, then apply by sending your CV and please state why you are motivated to work with SPARC Europe and why you’re right for the position. How you communicate this motivation is up to you.
Please send your application no later than Friday, 15 September 2023 to email@example.com
The first round of interviews will take place online in September 2023.
For questions about the vacancy, please contact: Vanessa Proudman, Director, SPARC Europe, firstname.lastname@example.org