Campaign Manager EU Elections, Strategic Communications (flexible location)

European Climate Foundation Brussels Belgium Strategic Communications
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Company Description

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 1000 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

The advertised position is with the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC) – a global network of communications professionals in the field of climate, energy, and nature. GSCC is a collaborative project hosted by the ECF.

Our work focuses on media debate and public discourse at the global level and in major economies across Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. We support a diverse range of partners across sectors and geographies, helping them add their voices, views, and insights to the conversation.


About the role

The GSCC is currently accepting applications for an experienced Election Campaign Manager and Strategist to work as part of a dynamic global network of strategic communications professionals in the field of climate and energy.

The successful candidate will lead our work to raise public awareness in Europe of the climate crisis and its solutions, initially in the context of European Parliament elections for 2024.

You thrive in an environment where you have a large amount of both autonomy and initiative, while possessing a strong team-player mindset. You have a keen sense of storytelling and understand the power of narratives to elevate the political debate and public discourse on energy and climate issues. You are an avid political strategist, have managed campaign budgets, commissioned polling projects and know how to use insight to form the basis of campaign strategies and plans. You have first-hand experience of managing or reporting electoral campaigns in the national or pan-European context, and want to use your expertise to make the 2024 elections the ones that will radically embark Europe in a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

Key responsibilities

In close cooperation with a wide network of partners in Brussels and in EU member states, the Campaign Manager EU Elections, will be responsible for:

  • Participating in high-level strategic discussions to ensure the EU elections strategies are aligned and effective in supporting global priorities
  • Shaping and implementing the strategy to shape the discussion ahead of the European elections across the continent as well as the between-the-terms period
  • Leading on commissioning polling and insights products, working closely with teams across EU countries
  • Leading on shaping and executing budget for digital campaigning and OOH media
  • Convening and leading ad-hoc teams of diverse communications specialists from across the continent
  • Delivering timely strategic advice to colleagues and partners working in Brussels as well as at member states level


Experience and competencies

  • Proven track record of success in the field of political campaigning
  • Multiple years of experience in managing project or communications teams, preferably in an international environment
  • Experience of interpreting insight and polling information, and an ability to identify appropriate audiences and relevant messages
  • A solid understanding of the political and media and climate landscape across Europe
  • Ability to assess a changing landscape and develop a strategic vision that identifies the most crucial intervention points that add value and add an eco twist to the current debates
  • Strong vision and the ability to make sound decisions in highly pressured environments
  • Strong diplomatic skills and interpersonal relations, ability to quickly build trust with partners and colleagues
  • Gravitas sufficient to work directly with high profile individuals and partners from diverse backgrounds at all levels
  • Outstanding English language skills; additional European languages are a strong advantage
  • Ability to perform in the high pressure environment of the 24/7 media cycle
  • A genuine interest in the mission and values of the organisation and a commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to facing climate change

Other information

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and impact-oriented approach to work
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself
  • A full-time position with a consultant or employment contract (subject to location) for 12 months, with a possible renewal after one year.
  • Flexible within the EU or the UK, Brussels preferred. Working from a local office may be a possibility in some locations (including Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris and Warsaw). Some international travel will be required.

How to apply

Please complete your application, including your CV and cover letter specific to this role (max. 2 pages). Both documents shall be in English.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.