Job Opening: Community Engagement & Communications Officer
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.
As Community Engagement & Communications Officer you will be responsible for activities related to EU Projects and general LIBER communications:
EU Project Responsibilities:
participating in the development of strategies to foster communities &
up networks of stakeholders
stakeholder engagement activities: events, trainings and workshops
to written reports and deliverables
in project meetings
the projects to appropriate stakeholders and via appropriate channels
and developing LIBER’s social media presence and website
creative and effective ways to tell the story of LIBER, including guiding the
communication of activities carried out by our broad network of volunteers
the impact of our communications efforts
- At least 3
years of work experience and a degree in a relevant area (e.g. Communication,
Librarianship, Information Management, etc)
creative and versatile
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
- Adept at
translating complex issues for different audiences
managing multiple websites and social media channels
savvy, with an eye for engaging content
- Skilled at
creating materials such as presentations, illustrations and videos
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
knowledge of working within EU Projects and within an international environment
familiar with the open science landscape and the FAIR principles
experience with Photoshop, InDesign and video editing programs
familiar with the domain of Social Sciences and Humanities
- The chance
to be part of a young and ambitious international team
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
is expected. This is in association with conferences, meetings and other events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Community Engagement & Communications Officer’ in the subject line.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday,
29 January 2019.
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