AFS AND THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR INTERCULTURAL LEARNING
AFS is the largest and oldest international non-profit network for secondary school individual pupil mobility, working in over 60 countries primarily through school- and family-based long-term immersion. In Europe, the European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL) supports its 27 members through coordinating projects and programmes, research and advocacy work, sharing of know-how and organising training events for its staff and volunteers. EFIL’s wide array of partners include the European Union and the Council of Europe. In French-speaking Belgium, AFS Programmes Interculturels ASBL works not only in individual exchange programmes, but also through teacher training and intercultural learning projects and workshops. At both levels, there is a strong commitment to increasing AFS’s social impact through globalizing schools and institutions as well as through expanding access to intercultural learning.
The new generation of Erasmus+ programmes is squarely in line with our strategic commitment and in partnership, EFIL and AFS in French-speaking Belgium and launching an exciting new pilot initiative which aims to develop AFS’s role in Belgium and across Europe in Erasmus+ partnerships with schools, especially in individual pupil and teacher mobility, class mobility and teacher training.
So, we are looking for an Erasmus+ Schools Development Officer to take the lead of this pilot initiative, working at a general and systemic level with partner AFS organisations through Europe and at a local level in French-speaking Belgium.
The Erasmus+ School Programme Development Officer will be responsible for:
- Development of new learning mobility programmes. These programmes introduce a new framework for AFS, including schools and Erasmus+ as key stakeholders in pupil, class and teacher mobility and training.
- Development of business and marketing plans for learning mobility programmes in a non-profit context, based on market research
- Coordination of the promoting, piloting and evaluating the new programmes, in close collaboration with EFIL member organisations.
- Coordination the work of the consortium of 3 schools in Belgium as they work with AFS to pilot new programmes in 2022.
- Development of new tools to support the new programmes (e.g. checklists, guides, templates, etc.)
- Communication on the initiative’s progress (reports, newsletters, etc.)
- Involvement in drafting funding proposals at national and European level (Erasmus+, European Youth Foundation, etc.);
Profile of the Candidate
- At least 5 years of experience
- Fluent in both English and French (about B2/C1 in both languages), both spoken and written
- Proven project management experience
- Proven track record in creating and promoting new educational products and/or services, experience with Design Thinking and similar collaborative development methodologies is a plus
- Experience in the school education sector, knowledge of the European educational sector and/or Erasmus+ and EU youth and education policy is a plus
- A good understanding of the sector of volunteer-based, educational and youth-oriented non-profit organisations and/or intercultural exchanges is a plus
- Leadership and organisational skills including relevant experience with coordination of events and facilitating in-person and virtual volunteer teams.
- Strong communication skills in an international and online-based setting, including ability to build relationships across a network.
- Good ICT tools, especially in terms of online collaboration (e.g. GSuite), project management and effective use of social media
- Prior experience as a trainer and in training design, including online learning is a plus
- Prepared to work in Brussels, travel regularly, including occasional week-end traveling.
- Must be legally eligible to work in Belgium.
Application deadline: position open until filled – latest by 4th July
For more information please visit the website.