Mandate: Secretary-General
Duration: 6 months under CIP, with the possibility of extension. 
Start date: March 2022. 
Type of contract: full-time contract (37,5 hours per week). 
Salary: Contrat d'immersion professionnelle with a stipend of 1000 € (net salary)
Place of work: SECO Brussels, Rue d'Arlon, 53 – 1000 Brussels
Working hours: 9h to 17h (Brussels time)
Eligible candidates: European citizenship (including non-EU) with a valid work permit. 

Application: Send your CV and motivation letter to the functional mailbox <[email protected]> including in CC Alain Deneef, Stand Up for Europe President <[email protected]>. 

The Secretary-General (SG) has the following responsibilities 

  • Conducts day to day business operations and takes the main decisions to steer the associations' direction; 
  • Call for the board meetings, writes the agenda, and takes minutes to ensure follow-up and implementation of the agreed on decisions;
  • Attends meetings of the various networks the association is part of and reports to the board on the ongoing processes;
  • Manages ongoing projects of the organization and partnerships;
  • Coordinates the submission process of the grant applications in which the association wants to participate;
  • Coordinates the general workflow and the Erasmus interns, as well as other types of contributors;
  • Manages social media ultimately: copy-edits/proofreads texts before their publication;
  • Is involved in the community management of the Facebook page, LinkedIn, Instagram & Twitter;
  • Oversees the process of the creation of the newsletter;
  • Oversees the process of the creation of the annual report;
  • Manages the administrative tasks under the guidance of the Board and executes the decisions; 
  • Keeps the folders and documents up to date on a shared Drive;
  • Calls for the Annual General Assembly and jointly with the President manages the association according to the statutes.

The Secretary-General reports to and works directly with the President. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field: EU studies, Business administration, humanities; 
  • Preferably one year of relevant working experience;
  • Good knowledge of the EU institutions and European politics;
  • A high level of written and spoken knowledge of English; French and/or Dutch skills are not essential but it is preferable that the candidate has a basic understanding of any of the two official Brussels languages to undertake some administrative tasks. 
  • The mastery of another European language is a plus. 

Other nice to have skills 

  • Administrative skills (legal and organisational paperwork, drafting)
    Organisational skills (office and event management experience) 
  • Computer literacy & basic editing skills to format letters and presentations
  • Web management skills (WordPress system) 
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills (internal and external communications) 
  • Readiness to work occasionally out of standard working hours and at different locations, especially for events. 

Additional skills 

  • Intermediate graphic design skills and layout planning are a plus.
  • Minimum computer equipment maintenance skills are welcome.
  • Team leading experience is highly valued, as the Secretary-General will have managerial duties.