General Manager

Job Description

Background information:

The European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL) is a unique association committed to the promotion and advancement of the professional and social interests of women in leadership positions across Europe.

Since 2010, WIL Europe has been acting as a platform where more than 300 senior level women can meet and exchange, network, enlarge their horizons, and identify opportunities and ideas that are not readily available in their current social and professional environments.

We achieve our mission through international and local events, peer networking, core social and economic debates with key political and business leaders, and via our online website and newsletter.

Since 2012, WIL Europe has launched its Women Talent Pool program (WTP), a 12-month cycle program which aims to support high potential women to become tier 1 leaders by offering them a range of online and offline learning and networking opportunities.

Responsibilities:

WIL Europe has grown into an internationally recognised organization, as evidenced by the increasing number of membership applications we receive. Given the current crisis and challenges, our mission has never been so important. Maintaining links and collaboration between women is indeed crucial, not only to support them throughout the crisis but also to ensure that their voices are heard and given equal weight in the reconstruction phase of our societies.

As General Manager of WIL Europe, you will therefore have the great challenge to support the association’s strategic growth by consolidating its foundations and exploring new ways to be relevant and helpful to the network.

To succeed in this position, you should have a strong interest not only in promoting the professional advancement of women but also in organising high-level events and creating a platform where our members and talents can learn on various topics, open their horizons and develop their business or activities.

Missions:

General Management

  • Define and propose the association’s strategic plan to the Board of Directors
  • Implement the strategy and develop new initiatives to support the growth of the association 
  • Administrative running and budget planning, with the support of WIL’s Treasurer
  • Organisation of Board of Directors’ meetings and General Assembly
  • Building of relationships with international institutions, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations
  • Recruitment and team management (one employee, one intern and 4-6 volunteers)
  • Tools and process development 

Project Management:

With the help of WIL’s Project Manager:

  • Overall planning and coordination of high-level events 
  • Organization of the management of WIL’s Women talent Pool program 
  • Management of the relationship with the members of the association and the participants of our Women Talent Pool program

Communications:

With the help of WIL’s Communications Intern:

  • Monitoring and background work on relevant issues for the network (gender equality, corporate social responsibility, digital transition...)
  • Drive the communication strategy of the association, which includes the management of the WIL website content and publishing of a regular newsletter
  • Creating, managing and growing the organization’s presence through Twitter, LinkedIn and other strategically relevant online media
  • Supervise a team of volunteers in conducting and transcribing WIL’s interviews

Requirements:

  • Min 5 years of experience of working for NGOs or in communication, public affairs or a relevant field
  • Excellent command of English. Knowledge of French is an asset
  • Knowledge of and interest in societal issues, particularly at European level
  • Hands on experience with social media management
  • Networking and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Creativity and ability to come up with new ideas
  • Ability to represent the interests of the organization in external meetings

Application:

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Alexandra Lacroix, alexandra@wileurope.org. Please attach writing and/or social media content and/or communications materials to your application. Applications without any of these examples will not be taken into consideration.

  • Starting date: as soon as possible (flexible)
  • Location: Paris (flexible)
  • Remuneration: The salary will depend on the candidate’s profile and experience. It will be composed of a fix amount and a variable component based on the association’s resources development. The association has high visibility and financial growth opportunities against which the variable component of the salary can be reassessed.


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