Assistant Communication and Events

Job Category

Job Location

Expiration Date

25 Feb 2020

Tasks and responsibilities:

The position offers a wide range of activities, focusing on ICLEI’s conference organization and organisational communication channels:

  • Write, compile and edit content for ICLEI’s conference websites, such as and;
  • Conduct mass mailings through an online tool;
  • Maintain social media channels;
  • Communication with events participants and process incoming registrations;
  • Support with logistical arrangements for events;
  • Support with the development and implementation of European project communication strategies, including editing websites, brochures, reports, press releases and other publications;
  • Conduct organisational tasks, like documentation, minutes writing, communication with external partners, budget-related support tasks;
  • Respond to general enquiries relating to specific projects and events within the ICLEI European Secretariat;
  • Any other tasks that might be required consistent with the range and nature of responsibilities as a member of the Communications and Member Relations team.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Languages: excellent English; further European language(s) welcome, esp. German;
  • Recent graduate in a relevant field, such as communications, journalism, information design, international relations, political sciences, marketing, etc;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to write in a range of styles, attention to detail and ability to be self-organised within a complex team;
  • Very good computing skills: MS Office suite of tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer, Acrobat and Photoshop, use of databases, e-mail, and browsers. Experience in web site editing, desktop publishing and image processing welcome;
  • Pro-active working style, ability to work well organised and efficiently;
  • Previous experience in relevant sector, such as media, international organisations, NGOs, local governments or communications companies is welcome


  • Limited contract duration of 12 months;
  • 80-100% contract with a gross salary according to Assistant in ICLEI’s salary grid(31.200 – 33.600 EUR per annum for 100%);
  • Place of work: ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany;Workings hours: 40 h/week, six weeks of paid leave per annum;
  • Working language: English;
  • Applicants must – due to legal reasons – hold EU citizenship or valid EU residence permit and a valid German work permit. Applications not meeting these conditions can unfortunately not be considered.

Deadline for application: 28 February 2020

Please apply in writing, including a CV and letter of motivation to:

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