Call for board members

WeMove.EU 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. (From our mission statement).

About us

We are a recently launched, European online campaigning organisation in the spirit of the amazing work done by our friends at Campact.de in Germany and 38Degrees.org.uk in the UK. Our idea is to respond to the crisis of European democracy with creative online campaigning. Having launched in September 2015 with great success (our community has 355,000 members so far), we are now focused on continuing our fast growth, growth in terms of political and geographical scope, members and staff. - More on http://wemove.eu/wemove.pdf.

The role of the Board in the Governance

The staff of WeMove.EU led by the executive director, is accountable to WeMove.EU’s board.  We currently have two board members (Blanche Shackleton and Günter Metzges cf. http://wemove.eu/team). On our way to expand the board to 5-7 members we are currently looking for one additional board member.

The Board helps, supervises and controls the management of WeMove.EU and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Director, the board ensures a high level of accountability, transparency, and political integrity within the management of the organisation.

The board will be gender balanced, plus or minus one board member. We also strive for regional diversity in the board.

About the role

You are a strategic political thinker and an effective agent for political change, you are passionate and committed to our values. Currently we are especially looking for a board member with knowledge of the EU institutions and how the Brussels bubble works. However, other candidates with good knowledge in the Southern or Eastern EU are also welcome. As we already have board members from Germany and the UK, we are not choosing someone from those countries.

You

  • have strong empathy with our political values as laid out in the mission statement
  • have experience and understanding of EU institutions and the “Brussels bubble”
  • have a broader understanding of the political context in more than one European country
  • appreciate the MoveOn/Campact/38Degrees model and its inherent need for speed in online campaigning
  • are able and keen to focus on the strategic rather than operational aspects of WeMove.EU.
  • you have experience in member-based, mass-mobilization activities.
  • are well-respected in progressive NGO/movement scene.
  • can communicate in English (the working language of the board.)

Additionally the following skills would be a plus:

  • Other European languages
  • Fundraising
  • Finances
  • Management

Workload

Board members have to commit  to quarterly meetings (twice a year in person), as well as a day of preparation for each meeting: in total 10 working days a year as minimum.

Terms and conditions:

No remuneration (but possible if special circumstances). Expenses are paid.

If you are interested: get in touch with oliver@wemove.eu, and we will take the conversation further.

Deadline: 2016-09-10