Website Initiative for Science in Europe

About ISE. The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is a non-profit organisation based in Strasbourg. It serves as a common platform formed by independent member organisations (learned societies, researchers organisations) representing different research communities in Europe. Its mission is to increase the visibility and impact of the scientific community in the public and policy-making arenas, to advance research and to
promote the contribution of scientists to European society.
Role description. The responsibility of the Executive Coordinator of ISE is to coordinate the actions and activities voted by the General Assembly, establish and maintain the connection to European policy makers, and manage internal and external communication to increase the influence and impact of ISE, and thus of research, in Europe. The Executive Coordinator reports to the ISE President and board and liaises with its member organisations to carry on different aspects of the activities
This role will include the following tasks:
• Assisting the leadership of ISE in the organisation of meetings on research policy and by drafting
position papers;
• Coordinating the organisation’s task forces;
• Liaising with ISE member organisations, its President, Executive Committee and working groups,
European institutions, policy-makers, the media and other stakeholders;
• Conducting the daily business and coordinating the activities of ISE, including keeping a record of all
members, bookkeeping and budget, records of all ISE meetings, reporting and management, and
performing routine administrative tasks;
• Identifying and contacting potential new member organisations;
• Maintaining the ISE website
The job is based on a part-time work commitment of 20 hours/week with a flexible schedule. The jobholder will do most of the work by teleworking, and is expected to attend some meetings in Strasbourg, Brussels,
Paris and other European cities. The Executive Coordinator will report directly to and will work closely with the President.
Qualifications and Experience. The successful candidate should hold an advanced university degree and have relevant work experience or volunteer activities in the area of science and research policy, be capable of working independently and be willing to travel as needed. A good knowledge of the European institutions including their structures, policies and programmes is required, as is an interest in topical science and
research policy issues. The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator and have computer literacy. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
Type of contract and Compensation. The contract will be a renewable one-year contract (Contrat à durée déterminée) with a yearly salary (salaire annuel brut) of €18,000-20,000 depending on qualifications. A contract as an independent contractor is also possible with equivalent total cost to the Association. The contractual agreement will be regulated by French law.
Applications. Candidates should send CV and cover letter to Prof. Martin Andler, ISE President, by email:
[email protected] Applications should be sent by February 14, 2022.