Call for Board members

Come on Board to Change Europe

WeMove Europe is a citizens’ movement, campaigning for a better Europe, for a European Union committed to social and economic justice, environmental sustainability and citizen-led democracy. We are people from all walks of life who call Europe our home, whether we were born in Europe or elsewhere. Our campaigns are not about saying 'Yes' or 'No' to Europe. They are about working towards our vision for the future. We push for the Europe we want and challenge unacceptable European policy decisions, thereby strengthening European democracy.

 

About us

We are a young and dynamic European online campaigning organisation, created in the spirit of the amazing work done by our friends at Campact.de in Germany and 38Degrees.org.uk in the UK. We counter the crisis of European democracy with creative online campaigning. Launched in September 2015, we already connect more than 900.000 people all over Europe who struggle together for progressive change. We are focused on continuing our rapid growth in political and geographical scope, members and staff. - More on https://www.wemove.eu/mission

 

The role of the Board

The board is the ultimate governance body of WeMove Europe. The Board advises, supervises and oversees the management of WeMove Europe and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Executive Director Laura Sullivan, the Board ensures a high level of accountability, transparency, and political integrity within the management of the organisation. We currently have four board members (Alberto Alemanno, Christoph Bautz, Blanche Shackleton and Magda Stoczkiewicz (http://wemove.eu/team). We are currently seeking two additional candidates towards expanding the board to 5-7 members in the coming period. The Board will be gender balanced, plus or minus one board member. We also strive for regional and cultural diversity in the board.

 

We are looking for:

 

1. Board member with financial operation background

This board member is expected to have a background in:

  • Finances, management, financial operations

Beyond this, we are seeking candidates who:

  • are committed to our political values as laid out in the mission statements

  • support the MoveOn/Campact/38Degrees model and its inherent need for speed in online campaigning

  • are interested in organizational development and can dedicate some time to the organizational aspects of WeMove.EU

  • are proficient in English written and spoken communication (the working language of the board).

Additionally, the following skills are a plus:

  • Fundraising

  • other European languages

 

 

2. Board member with youth mobilising and/or labour organisation background

This board member is expected to have a detailed knowledge of:

  • Democratic innovation, citizen participation processes and digital activism and campaigning, possibly at the transnational level, based on previous or current experience in international student organisations’ and/ or labour movement.

Beyond this, we are seeking candidates who:

  • are committed to our political values as laid out in the mission statements

  • are strategic political thinkers and effective agents for political change.

  • have a broader understanding of the political context in more than one European country

  • support the MoveOn/Campact/38Degrees model and its inherent need for speed in online campaigning

  • have experience in member-based, mass-mobilisation activities.

  • are known, well-respected in progressive NGO/youth/political movements.

  • are proficient in English written and spoken communication (the working language of the board).

Additionally, the following skills are a plus:

  • Fundraising

  • Communication

  • other European languages

 

 

Workload & renumeration

Board members meet quarterly (twice a year in person, twice via video conference) with some advance preparation time prior to each meeting. Meetings are well-prepared and structured by the Executive Director and the team. Travel and other reasonable expenses are covered by WeMove Europe.

 

Recruitment process

A freelance consultant will be supporting the recruitment of the two outstanding board members by a nominations committee of our current board. If you are interested, or if you might know people who might be a good fit, please get in touch with Executive Assistant Felicia Fürhaupter at felicia@wemove.eu.

  • Step 1: Send your CV and contact details to Felicia by November 28 2019, who will share it with the nomination committee.

  • Step 2: If selected, you will be interviewed by the consultant and Laura Sullivan, the Executive Director, via video chat or face-2-face.

  • Step 3: You will then be invited to meet with the nomination committee made of some WeMove board members via video chat

  • Step 4: If selected, you will begin a two meeting-probation as a board member. If no other board-member objects, you will become a full board-member thereafter.

 

It would be great to have you on board.

I look forward to meeting you!

Best regards, Laura Sullivan (Executive Director of WeMove Europe, on behalf of the Board nominations committee)