EPTO is looking for a Communication and Community Engagement Officer


EPTO is currently looking for a 

Communication and Community Engagement Officer  




You will work closely with the 2 Co-managers, creating systematic communication in English  to a wide network of young people, teachers and youth workers across Europe. You will be in charge of developing and animating the membership network. You’ll be responsible for managing newsletters, social media, handling press and keeping all contacts relevant and updated. You will develop and manage European communication strategy, differentiating message for different target audiences.



  • part-time position (4 days / week)

  • Permanent contract 

  • Salary is based on the “commission paritaire 329.03” (Belgian legal framework)

  • Start Date: September 16th, 2019


Scope of the position:

  • Development and implementation of a communication strategy

  • Development and engagement of the membership network : 

    • Development and implementation of services for members 

    • Support members in fundraising and organising EPTO trainings 

    • Manage and follow-up the membership application process with new candidates 

    • Reach new potential members 

  • Promote and publicise the work of EPTO (in English) through:

    • Websites and database updating and maintenance

    • Use social media tools – reach new supporters, disseminate information

    • Prepare e-newsletters – coordinate content, production and distribution

  • Create impactful messages and visual promotion tools for an annual crowdfunding campaign

  • Simple design of communication materials – print, electronic, presentations, photo editing 

  • Manage communication with contacts, partners and associates (follow-up emails, thank-you letters, phone calls, etc)

  • Press (contact, press release, press file)


Qualifications Required:

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written (Proficiency in at least one other language, preferably French or Dutch, is a plus)

  • Familiarity with current ICT tools:

    • Document (Microsoft Office: in particular PowerPoint, Word and Excel)

    • Social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter)

    • Internet cloud / collaborative tools (e.g. Google Apps, Dropbox)

    • preference to candidates who have knowledge and experience of basic graphic design tools (Adobe Creative is a plus). 



  • Experienced in training, non-formal education, youth and diversity education is a plus

  • Experience with grant writing and funding application is a plus

  • Highly organised, detail oriented, and ability to manage multiple responsibilities in an office environment

  • Writing skills in English 

  • Ability to summarise, find impacting messages

  • Ability to work productively from a distance within a dispersed team

  • Able to self-regulate learning in solving simple ICT problems. Passionate about information and communication technology

  • Able to use collaborative tools (Google Drive and Spreadsheets, Conference Calls; Email) 

  • Joy and willingness to learn and working in teams

  • Confident in approaching unfamiliar people in meetings or on the phone

  • Willing to work in Brussels 


Application Procedure:

  1. Send CV and motivation letter by email to Cathy Del Rizzo, EPTO Co-manager – cathy@epto.org

  2. Be available for interviews on the last two weeks of September (job starts in October, flexible date)

  3. Deadline for application: September 15th, 2019.


EPTO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.