We Are Looking for a Policy Advisor

COMMUNIA is looking for a Policy Advisor who is passionate about the Public Domain and dedicated to enabling access to culture and knowledge.

We offer you an opportunity to join our advocacy efforts to advance cutting-edge copyright reform and work with a network of activists, researchers, and other practitioners in Europe and the United States.

This is a remote position, but you must be located in the Brussels area and should be able to attend meetings in Brussels on short notice.

It is possible to work part-time, but you should be available to work at least 24h/week for us.

Primary responsibilities

As a Policy Advisor, your primary responsibility will be to promote COMMUNIA’s policy objectives in the EU context and expand COMMUNIA’s network in the Brussels policy space. In addition, you will work on our public communication efforts.

Policy

  • Represent COMMUNIA and promote COMMUNIA’s policy goals at consultations, hearings and events;
  • Work with COMMUNIA’s directors and core team members to draft responses to consultations, policy papers and other policy documents;
  • Expand COMMUNIA’s network in the Brussels policy space;
  • Track relevant developments in copyright and related policy areas of interest to COMMUNIA.

Communication

  • Work with COMMUNIA’s directors and core team members to create communication materials, including blog posts, social media content, policy handouts and newsletters;
  • Plan, organise and run in-person, hybrid and virtual events, including promotion and follow-up communication with participants and attendees.

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in political science, law, or related field;
  • Strong identification with COMMUNIA’s mission and policy objectives;
  • Relevant prior experience in the field;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright and copyright-related challenges for users in general and in education, research and the cultural heritage sector;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build/maintain a network in the Brussels policy space (prior experience in a similar position a plus);
  • Good writing and communication skills (ability to speak and write concisely in different formats and for different audiences, blogging, social media etc.);
  • Good knowledge of the workings of the European institutions and EU policy processes;
  • Project management skills (structured and target-oriented approach, good time management, experience with online/offline/hybrid event planning a plus);
  • Proficient computer skills (familiarity with the Google suite and Slack or similar frameworks, knowledge of WordPress a plus);
  • Excellent level of English (native or fluent). Good command of French is an advantage.

Application process

Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to work@communia-association.org. The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2023.

Only applicants with a valid residence and work permit for Belgium will be considered.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the same email address.

Further information

Salary

We offer a salary starting at €55.000/year for a full-time position commensurate with relevant skills and experience.

Work environment and location

COMMUNIA is an international association incorporated under Belgian law that advocates for policies that expand the Public Domain and increase access to culture and knowledge. We are driven by our public interest mission and we have a proven track record of impact in EU and national legislation.

COMMUNIA is a fully distributed organisation with members in Europe and the US. This position is in a remote working environment, but based in the Brussels area. Availability for occasional travel and high-speed broadband access are required. A laptop is supplied.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring equality and promoting diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to job applicants (or “you”). COMMUNIA will collect and use your personal data during the recruitment process, to manage the process and reach a hiring decision. This includes assessing your skills and qualifications for this particular role, verifying your information and communicating with you.

We collect only personal data that you have provided to us in your application, data from interviews (if applicable), and data provided to us by your referees (if applicable). We may also obtain data relevant to your professional life from publicly available sources for the purpose of confirming the accuracy of the information presented by you. We base this processing on our legitimate interest to build a decision base in order to reach a hiring decision.

If you are accepted for a role at COMMUNIA, your personal data will be included in our staff records. If you are not successful, your personal data will be deleted from our records within three months from the application deadline.

We take care to allow access to your personal data only to those who are involved in the recruitment process. We will not share any personal data with other third parties ​​unless we have a legal obligation to do so.

You have the right to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal data from our records. You also have the right to object to, or restrict, processing of your personal data, as well as to data portability, and to report any misuse of your personal data.

If you have any questions or requests relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at communia@communia-association.org.

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