Job Title: Expansion Lead for Belgium and Luxembourg
Company: Volt Europa
Location: Belgium or Luxembourg
Volt Europa, the pan-European political movement, is seeking an Expansion Lead to help us build and grow our organization in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Do you share our passion for Europe and want to make a positive impact in your community? Are you enthusiastic about building diverse communities and empowering volunteers to contribute to a common cause?
If you're based in Belgium or Luxembourg, are passionate about the prospect of traveling to build communities, and are fluent in French and English (Luxembourgish and/or Dutch would be a plus), then we invite you to apply!
It does not matter what the color of your skin is, which gender you identify with, whether you have a disability, who you love, what your faith is. We believe the power of diversity achieves better results for our society at large. We can only be the inclusive political movement we aspire to be, if we represent different voices and perspectives in our society.
The expansion lead will work closely with the national teams and supporters of Volt Belgium and Volt Luxembourg to build and execute strategies to expand their member base and help the teams to find good candidates for the different elections in 2023 and 2024. They will start, empower and organize local teams, while giving special attention to increasing representation and participation of women and minority groups. You will work with a variety of stakeholders, both in Belgium and Luxembourg within our European team, and you will be expected to focus on building resources for the 2024 European elections.
What we look for in you:
- You know how to develop and implement expansion strategies in order to scale-up small organizations.
- You have an understanding of the political landscape in Belgium (in particular in Wallonia) and Luxembourg.
- You have an ability to identify and create meaningful relationships with potential partners like civil society organizations.
- You are organized and self-reliant: you can manage a budget and report on growth metrics to track progress and identify areas of improvement.
- You are able to manage different stakeholders to ensure alignment and coordination of efforts.
What we offer:
- You will meet and work with like-minded people, representing the richness of Europe's people on a daily basis.
- You will be expected to travel around Belgium and Luxembourg to help set up teams.
- We offer a high level of flexibility regarding how you organize your work.
- 30 days of holiday per contract year (in addition to bank holidays).
- You contribute to shaping Volt's success in Europe and will grow with our party and movement, and can have a positive impact on European society.
Join our team and help scale up Volt’s impact in Belgium and Luxembourg! You will contribute to shaping Volt’s success in Belgium and Luxembourg, grow your competences together with our community, and have a positive impact on European society.
How to apply:
We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. To apply, please submit a CV and complete our application form, which includes answering questions about your skills and qualifications by May 22, 2023. Our goal is to evaluate all applicants objectively, so we do not require a cover letter. Please prepare your responses thoughtfully, as we will only select applicants for interviews based on the information provided in the form. The ideal starting date is June 2023. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
- What strategies have you previously used to expand and grow an organization's membership base? How did you measure the success of those strategies, and what areas did you identify for improvement?
- How have you worked to ensure that your organization is inclusive of individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives? Can you describe a situation in which you successfully increased the representation of marginalized groups within an organization or community?
- What political opportunities for growth do you think exist within the Belgian and Luxembourgish context? In this role, what would you do to leverage these?
- How do you plan to build relationships with potential partners and stakeholders in Belgium and Luxembourg? Can you give an example of a partnership or collaboration that you successfully facilitated in the past?
- How do you plan to manage and organize teams across Belgium and Luxembourg, especially in areas where there may not be an established political presence? How will you ensure that volunteers and members are empowered and engaged in the organization's mission?
- Let’s imagine that you are in this role, and there is a major city where there is only one team member who only has one hour to give to Volt per week. The context is favorable because it’s a university town, with a high student population and significant expat community. You need this team to have a meaningful impact for the European elections, and want to grow it accordingly. How do you approach this scenario?