Alumni & Communications Officer
Full-time for one year
Salary: ca. £26,000

Building on recent expansion and success, the Europaeum is seeking for the first time an Alumni & Communications Officer to establish a thriving Alumni Network that continues to connect academia and the wider society. This new post is an exciting opportunity and would be suitable for someone who values what the Europaeum stands for, and ideally already has some knowledge of alumni network development, website and social media communication, or alternatively someone who is looking to build a career in external relations. The postholder should be a creative thinker who can multitask and be willing to help with other tasks if needed.

The Europaeum is an association of 18 leading European universities, designed to serve as an ‘international university without walls’ and brings students from different disciplines together to discuss European issues and to problem solve in the interests of Europe. Its programmes take place in conjunction with its eighteen member universities and external bodies, and so are normally only open to students and academics from within the network. Significant public events are also organised from time to time to enable leading figures from the worlds of business, politics and culture to take part in transnational and interdisciplinary dialogue with the world of scholarship.

Europaeum Alumni are postgraduate students from within the network who attended Europaeum events, received bursaries, or completed a joint degree in the last 29 years. Currently there are about 1600 Alumni on the database. The Alumni network is still in its infancy and needs an enthusiastic, well-organised and inventive person to shape it into an effective and vital element of our organisation. Our first priority is to rally support for the Europaeum’s 30th Anniversary in 2022, and our long-term goal is to keep alumni up-to-date with network news, as well as help organise a varied programme of events.

The communications part includes gathering, writing and updating content for the Europaeum website and social media channels to present information about the Europaeum to a diverse audience, including alumni, prospective students, university members, visitors, scholars, and donors, as well as the wider public. The postholder will support the organisation in the delivery of strategic, friendly and engaging events and communications for alumni, and will be key in building and developing lifelong relationships with this community in support of the Europaeum.

This is a full-time position, but part-time at 80% or above will be considered. The post is fixed-term for one year at the Europaeum’s offices in Oxford.

Please see the job description (link below) for further details.

Applicants are asked to submit a completed application form to Susanne Heinrich (Administrator) at by 25th August, 2021. An online interview and a timed written test are expected to be held in early September.

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Articles about the Scholars Programme:
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Study International
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Voices from Oxford interviewed Dr Andrew Graham about the Scholars Programme.

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“We need European intellectuals who can give us the whole picture of Europe”

Romano Prodi

“I salute the Europaeum for reuniting scholars for meaningful exchanges, which constitute the web of our European ideas”

Jacques Delors

“My views on the EU and the damage of Brexit are well known. What appeals to me about the Europaeum is that it transcends Brexit by working right across Europe. In particular, the teaching venues of the new Scholars Programme will offer students radically different perspectives: from the UK leaving the EU, to the Netherlands as a full founder member, to the Czech Republic, a relatively new EU entrant, but not in the Eurozone, to Switzerland which occupies a position all of its own.”

Pascal Lamy, former European Commissioner for Trade and Director-General of the WTO

“The Europaeum is more needed today than at any time in the past.”

Senator Vaclav Hampl, Czech Republic