Job Opening: Community Engagement & Communications Officer

Posted: 11-01-2019 Topics: Office News

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research.

Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is involved in a range of
European projects addressing the barriers on the path towards Open Science.

LIBER is seeking a Community Engagement & Communications Officer to
take responsibility for the organisation of European project related events and
activities, to work on other project relate tasks and to provide support
overall LIBER communications in collaboration with LIBER’s Communications

Are you enthusiastic and interested in issues relating to research libraries such as open science, research infrastructures and open access and experienced in translating technical themes to the greater public? Then we invite you to apply. This is a full-time position, starting immediately.

Key Responsibilities

As Community Engagement & Communications Officer you will be responsible for activities related to EU Projects and general LIBER communications:

EU Project Responsibilities:

  • Actively
    participating in the development of strategies to foster communities &
    build expertise
  • Building
    up networks of stakeholders
  • Coordinating
    stakeholder engagement activities: events, trainings and workshops
  • Contributing
    to written reports and deliverables
  • Participating
    in project meetings
  • Promoting
    the projects to appropriate stakeholders and via appropriate channels

LIBER Communications:

  • Managing
    and developing LIBER’s social media presence and website
  • Finding
    creative and effective ways to tell the story of LIBER, including guiding the
    communication of activities carried out by our broad network of volunteers
  • Measuring
    the impact of our communications efforts

Your Profile

  • At least 3
    years of work experience and a degree in a relevant area (e.g. Communication,
    Librarianship, Information Management, etc)
  • Outgoing,
    creative and versatile
  • Affinity
    with LIBER’s vision and mission, and the needs of research libraries
  • Able to work
    independently, build communities and manage relationships across a large and
    diverse network
  • Adept at
    translating complex issues for different audiences
  • Comfortable
    managing multiple websites and social media channels
  • Technically
    savvy, with an eye for engaging content
  • Skilled at
    creating materials such as presentations, illustrations and videos
  • Demonstrable
    skills in project and event management, and working with a team
  • Able to prioritise
    a heavy workload and to meet targets
  • Excellent spoken
    and written English

Preferably You Also

  • Have
    knowledge of working within EU Projects and within an international environment
  • Are
    familiar with the open science landscape and the FAIR principles
  • Have
    experience with Photoshop, InDesign and video editing programs
  • Are
    familiar with the domain of Social Sciences and Humanities

We Offer

  • The chance
    to be part of a young and ambitious international team
  • Personal
    development and lots of variety in your work
  • A broad
    scope of responsibilities


  • Salary -Scale 9. This implies a full-time equivalent of minimum €2865 to
    maximum gross €3949 per month depending on experience, plus a vacation
    allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%.
  • Benefits – An excellent pension scheme
    and a flexible and friendly working environment.
  • Reports to – the Executive Director.
  • Location – LIBER Office, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague.
  • Hours of Work – 100%, 40 hours per week.
  • Period of Appointment – A 1-year contract will be
    offered initially. An extension will be possible, depending on performance.

Special Working Conditions

Occasional out-of-hours
including weekends,
is expected. This is in association with conferences, meetings and other events.

To Apply

Do you recognise yourself in this profile? For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact LIBER Executive Director, Astrid Verheusen. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your eligibility for and interest in this position to a.verheusen@kb.nlusing ‘Community Engagement & Communications Officer’ in the subject line.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Tuesday,
29 January 2019.

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