Vacancy for Secretary - European Christian Political Youth Board
ECPYouth is looking for a new Secretary to start in March 2024!
Who we are
The European Christian Political Youth (ECPYouth) is an association of youth political organizations and individuals from all over Europe. We are the independent youth organization of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM). We aim to reflect and work on Christian democratic politics in Europe from an explicit Christian social view. We focus on the human being in his/her relationship to God, other people, and creation. We see this relational thinking as the heart of Christian democracy. We are convinced that young people should play a key role in politics, seeking what is best for our societies.
What Board members do
Board members are responsible for the daily affairs of the organisation and for the tasks given by the General Assembly. Their main areas of activities include organizing a number of (annual) political events in countries all over Europe and empowering our members with our political work and training. Besides, we always look for possibilities to connect with or influence various political and Christian networks. As Secretary of ECPYouth, you are at the centre of communication within ECPYouth, and a formal link between ECPYouth, its members and associates. You are responsible for communicating about official events of ECPYouth, maintaining the organizational core of the organization and making notes during meetings and assemblies. You have to be a well-organized analytical thinker. This combines with good social skills and the ability to communicate in a formal manner. You will work closely with all the affiliates of organization and will keep a timely and precise record of all the oral and written communication across different channels.
What you will get in return
During your time as a Board Member, you will be part of a fantastic group of people within a much larger network of Christian politicians. ECPYouth grants you a lot of opportunities to meet interesting people, expand your own network, and substantial grow in your leadership skills. Note: While position of a Board Member is unpaid, all the board related expenses are covered by ECPYouth.
Who you are
We are searching for candidates with the following profile.
- You are a faithful Christian and in strong support of the ECPYouth core (political) values as described in the Odessa Declaration.
- You have an understanding of the concept of the ECPYouth network and its interaction with the current political situation.
- You have attended ECPYouth events/ have been engaged with ECPYouth in some capacity/ have experience in a similar role.
- You possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- You strictly follow the deadlines and are attentive to details.
- You are a team player with strong social and organizational skills.
- Experience with politics and press is a plus.
- You intend to commit to Board Membership for the elected term of two years.
Minimum work load
Minimum four hours of individual work a week and ongoing communication with the Board. Scheduled online Board meetings twice a month, four face-to-face meetings a year and other conferences or events organised by ECPYouth and its Members.
To be eligible for Board membership, you must be aged 18 - 35 (at the date of the General Assembly), and meet the requirements as set out in the function description. Throughout the selection procedure, your experience and skills will be taken into account. Also, the Selection Committee can take into account the composition of the Board (male/female, nationality, faith, Member Organisation etc.).
As applicant you are requested to send your application to Valeriia Petrechkiv at email@example.com. Applications should be accompanied by a résumé (Curriculum Vitae) and a cover letter in which you describe your plans, ideas and contribution for ECPYouth for the coming years. If you are a Member of the ECPYouth Member Organisation we also would like to receive a letter expressing support from your organization for your candidacy. If you are not representing a Member Organisation, we would like to receive a supporting letter from another relevant reference. The deadline for applications is February 20th 2024.
Upon having received your application, you will get a confirmation of receipt and a scheduled timeslot for an interview with the Selection Committee. Interviews will take place at the end of February. The Selection Committee will decide whether to put you forward as a candidate Board Member to the General Assembly and you will be notified of the decision. The vote will take place at the General Assembly in March, with your in-person presence required to be elected as a Board member.
If you have questions regarding the vacancy, feel free to contact Valeriia Petrechkiv at firstname.lastname@example.org or +380673813084.