Job vacancy: European Regional Director of Advocacy

Job vacancy: Regional Director of Advocacy – Europe

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so please send in your application as soon as possible.

The Regional Director of Advocacy – Europe is responsible for directing all advocacy-related matters in the European region, but primarily those of the European institutions (European Parliament, Commission and the Council).

– Develop an operational plan for advocacy for the European Region, in coordination with the Director of Advocacy’s strategic plan and the Regional Director’s strategic plan.
– Develop advocacy programs for the European Region as requested by the European Regional Director.
– Monitor the European institutions on a daily basis, attending plenary sessions and side events both in Brussels and in Strasbourg.
– Monitor Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.
– Coordinate with like-minded NGOs in Brussels and exchange information on EP issues.
– Coordinate response to national issues, including amendments to legislation and campaigns for and against policy proposals.
– Train European interns on advocacy issues, particularly Chapter 7 of Track A, and lead interns in participation at European Institution.
– Coordinate EP passes for interns and members who attend policy events.
– Report to Director of Advocacy weekly on European advocacy matters.
– Create and maintain network of friendly MEPs and assistants, effectively using Raiser’s Edge.

– Bachelor’s degree required; JD or equivalent law degree preferred
– Excellent language skills (English required; one of French, German or Spanish required)
– Knowledge of European institutions preferred
– Excellent analytical skills; strategic and diplomatic abilities
– Track A and Track B accredited
– Excellent writing and communication skills
– Strong understanding of the uniqueness of WYA’s mission in terms of advocacy

Please fill out the application and send it, along with the required attachments, as soon as possible to