Manager for EU-Projects
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. has been working successfully in the fields of art, culture and education at European and local level for over 10 years. The aim is to implement projects that enable diversity and inclusion and promote active participation and civic engagement. The association’s international team is also dedicated to coaching professionals and volunteers in youth and adult education as well as in cultural work across Europe, thereby strengthening interdisciplinary and transnational cooperation. To achieve this goal, the staff design and coordinate training courses, seminars, conferences and events in the fields of digital education, inclusion and integration, entrepreneurship and sustainability, civic participation and volunteering. They use different art forms, non-formal learning methods and intercultural exchange as approaches to develop soft skills and professional skills of the participants, to stimulate their entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, but also to enrich the cultural life of the city of Dresden and to promote diversity. Another focus is on a Europe-wide exchange of experiences and a joint examination of the history and future of Europe.
With their work, the team members of the Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. want to promote and actively shape a united Europe. The association supports artists and runs an art gallery (Full Moon Gallery) and also organises music and literature evenings in the specially developed Kultur Centrale.
For the further development of our association we are looking for a
Manager for EU-Projects (f/m/d)
in a full time position
In this position you will coordinate activities and projects in close cooperation with the management of the association. You will be responsible for project and team management for EU-funded cooperation projects with a duration of two to three years and partner institutions in several European countries. The projects focus on development of educational concepts including workshop curricula, learning platforms with associated apps, educational materials such as manuals, video tutorials and online tools.
Another work field is the implementation of educational and multiplier events such as workshops, conferences, citizens’ meetings and festivals.
On top of that, you use your project management know-how to ensure smooth administrative processing and financial control of the projects. You will use project management tools and ensure that all project participants are involved and that deadlines and obligations towards funding bodies are met.
Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Planning, implementing and reporting contracted projects in the areas of migration and integration, youth work, adult and political education, entrepreneurship and sustainability, citizen participation and volunteering. (Project management, controlling, reporting and evaluation, risk analysis, coordinating and monitoring the project team and project partners).
- Measuring, controlling and monitoring progress of project partners
- Implementing quality control and assurance assessments
- Managing partner and stakeholders’ relations through effective communication
- Designing, planning, developing and leading interactive workshops, seminars and trainings based on non-formal learning methods addressing youth, adults and professionals (adult trainers, community workers, youth leaders, youth workers etc.)
- Promoting and disseminating JKPeV’s projects and their outputs respectively by using different social media channels, the association’s website (WordPress), publishing blogposts and sending Newsletter, Press Release etc. as well as by making presentations in meetings, events and conferences on local, regional, national and international level.
- Research work in different scientific fields (mainly non-formal education, social inclusion and social integration, entrepreneurship and sustainability, civic participation & political education), including field work
- Designing and producing projects’ outputs such as WebQuests, podcasts, interactive presentations, handbooks, workbooks, online toolkits based on story-telling methods etc.
- Preparation of academic studies and publications as well as curricula and training material development in English and subsequent translation into German
- Designing Erasmus+ projects, in particular Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships and Key Action 3 – Support to Policy Reforms and EU Youth Dialogue, Europe for Citizens, REC, AMIF, Creative Europe and HORIZON2020 projects
- Maintain and further develop networks with local, governmental and international institutions.
- A university degree relevant to the field of work, preferably in the fields of Education with focus on Adult Education / Social Sciences and Humanities / Political Sciences / Cultural Studies and ideally a master’s degree in Project Management and/or a Certification of Project Management (PMP)
- 7 years of proven professional experience in the implementation and management of EU-funded projects (Erasmus+ (KA2, KA3), Europe for Citizens, REC -JUSTICE, AMIF, Creative Europe, HORIZON 2020 etc.).
- Efficient and goal-oriented way of working
- Proven professional experience in curricula and training materials’ development and in planning, developing, delivering and leading interactive workshops, seminars and trainings based on non-formal education (Youth and Adult Education)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in German and English, other languages are an advantage
- Demonstrable knowledge in the field of Public Relations, and Networking
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Power Point, Excel, Access), knowledge of online communication tools for virtual teamwork and Project Management Software tools will be considered a strong asset
- Proven experience in Strategic Planning and Risk Management
- Excellent decision-making and leadership skills with proven experience
- Excellent organizational skills, such as time management, team coordination and supervision
- Attention to detail and multitasking skills
- Team spirit, empathy, reliability, self-motivation, and respect for all members and staff of JKPeV
- Availability to travel domestically and internationally to attend project meetings, trainings and events
We are particularly keen to hear from people with a track record in projects in the framework of:
- Adult Education, VET, Youth (Erasmus+ Programme: KA2 and KA3)
- Civic participation (Europe for Citizens Programme)
- Creative Europe Programme
- Research and Innovation Programme (Horizon 2020)
- European Social Fund
- European Regional Development Fund
- Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund – AMIF
- Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme – REC
What JKPeV offers:
- Collaboration with a long-established non-profit organization based in Dresden, Germany with more than 15 years of experience in EU-funded projects and with a rich network of international partners all over Europe
- A motivated, friendly and professionally competent, multicultural team
- Integration into a cooperation network of various institutions in the field of art, culture and education
- Relocation support if necessary
- Interesting and substantively challenging fields of activity
- Regular travels in Germany and abroad to represent JKPeV and its work in project meetings, conferences, networking meetings and other events
- Initiative to discuss, design and develop together with the JKPeV team innovative projects
- A salary commensurate with the professional experience as well as flexible vacation planning
The place of work is mainly Dresden. Home office is partly possible!
Would you like to implement projects in a competent and dynamic environment together with our project partners on a national and international level? Can you work in a goal-oriented and self-initiated manner while breaking new ground in the European scene? Do you aim to have a social impact on the local community as well as on national and European level?
If so, we look forward to receiving your application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates of work and education, references) including your salary expectations exclusively by e-mail with the subject “Manager for EU-Projects” to: email@example.com. Please include all documents in one PDF. The size of the PDF should not exceed 8 MB.
If you have any questions about the association, please contact JKPeV’s Director, Stefan Kiehne: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is March 31, 2023, 12:00 pm CET (date of email inbox). Costs incurred as part of the application process cannot be reimbursed.
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