SIETAR Europa – Management and Operations Team Leader wanted

In Overig by frisovdijk@hotmail.com

As part of the new structure of SIETAR Europa, The SIETAR Europa Board and Executive Officers are looking for a Management and Operations Team (MOT) Leader to work with us on a voluntary basis.

The role of the MOT is:
• While the SIETAR Europa Board prepares the annual strategic plan, the role of the MOT is to implement that plan.
• The work of the MOT is supervised by the Board. The Vice President is the contact person for the MOT.
• The Treasurer is the contact person for financial issues. He/She has to sign off on financial issues.
• The Office Manager is part of the MOT.

The Head/ Leader of the MOT (Day-to-day Manager)
• Puts together the management and operations team (MOT)
• Leads the MOT and its operations
• Implements the strategic plan of SEU
• Ensures that strategic objectives and plans are met
• Liaises with board and participates in, and contributes to board strategy meetings
• Shares information on a regular basis with the Board
• Collaborates with and reports to the Vice President of SEU
• Liaises with committee heads and supports the work of the committees
• Is informed about the status quo and the activities of national SIETAR organisations under the umbrella of SEU

Skills/Competencies:
• At least 7 years managing a team, project(s), company or business
• Affinity with the domain of intercultural education, training and research
• Intercultural sensitivity and experience of multi-cultural teams
• Leadership skills
• Strong planning and organisation skills
• Sense for innovation
• Ability to work virtually and with a multi-cultural team
• Very good English language skills (written, spoken)
• Good IT skills
• Ability to organise self and others
• Good project management and time management skills
• Able to multi-task
• Able to set up, structure data and manage processes
• Excellent communication skills
• Bring diverse experience to SEU organisation
• Team leadership skills

The Benefits of this Role with SIETAR Europa:
• Experience of working in an international organisation
• Working in a multicultural and virtual setting/team
• Contribute to the development of an international multi-cultural organisation
• Free access to SIETAR events in Europe
• Honorary member of SIETAR Europa for time in this position
• On completion of term, a testimonial from SIETAR Europa

The Position:
This is a voluntary position, it is estimated that it would require 20-30 hours per week. The timeframe for this voluntary position is recommended for a minimum period of 2 years. As it is a voluntary position, the candidate can leave at any time, however it is preferable to collaborate in this capacity for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Ideally, we are looking for candidates with a track record in managing a team, project or small company. Once the Head of the MOT is selected, that person will help put together the team. The team will be a group of individuals who will work with SIETAR Europa on a voluntary basis as interns.

Please note, this is a virtual position. The candidate will manage a virtual team, all meetings and communications with the team and the SIETAR Europa Board will generally be held in a virtual space using zoom and skype platforms. The SIETAR Europa Board meets face to face once a year, it is anticipated that the Head of the MOT will also be part of this meeting.

Interested candidates should send a CV plus a letter addressing why they believe they are suitable for this position to Ms Christine Longe at office@sietareu.org by 10 January 2018.

Thank you for your support and collaboration!
The SIETAR Europa Board and Executive Team