Job vacancies

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Currently, there are 3 open positions:

  • Financial Manager – full-time position
  • Communications and Digital Media Intern (to start in January 2020)
  • European Policy for Environment Intern (to start in September 2020)

Position: Financial Manager – full time position

Location: Regensburg, Germany

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The EUROPARC Federation is the umbrella organization of Europe’s protected areas. It is registered as a German non-profit organisation (gemeinnütziger eingetragener Verein).

EUROPARC is seeking a full-time Finance Manager/ Chief Accountant who is responsible for leading the finance and accounting of the Federation, based on EUROPARC’s mission and values.

Working in a small and committed team in Bavaria, the candidate will have the opportunity to liaise with protected areas across Europe.

The main duties of the Finance Manager/ Chief Accountant will be and not necessarily limited to:

  1. Coordination and implementation of internal and external accounting:
  • Settlement payments;
  • Completion of the financial statements;
  • Independent preparation of tax returns;
  • Coordination of internal cost and management accounting with monthly reports;
  • Calculation of different types of costs and support to the creation of a budget;
  • Support of the Council/Directorate in the preparation of financial reports.
  1. Support for the membership management
  • Support for the billing of membership fees.
  • Assistance in project applications and reporting
  • Provision of financial data for application;
  • Preparation of cost calculations;
  • Provision of financial data and receipts for reporting.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Fluent in German;
  • High proficiency in English;
  • High level computing skills in Microsoft Office applications; especially Excel;
  • Experience in the field of accounting (HGB);
  • Experience with the preparation of tax returns (NON-PROFIT organization);
  • Experience in dealing with relevant Accounting Software;
  • Ability to multi-task and approach challenges with an open mind;
  • Ability to support and work within a multi-national team environment;
  • Highly organised and resourceful.

Desirable

  • Experience in working with public subsidy providers and managing grant projects;
  • User Knowledge of Lexware professional software.

Position Conditions

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Full time – 40 working hours a week. Possibility to work partly from home office
  • Annual salary: 45.000-50.000 Euro, reflecting our NGO status, please add your salary expectation.

Starting date

  • Ideally September 2019

Applications

Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms. Michaela Zeller ( m.zeller @ europarc.org ) indicating “Financial manager application” in the subject line.

You can download all the necessary information here!

Due to the expected number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

2 internship opportunities in the largest network of European Protected Areas

Internship in Communications and Digital Media

*exclusively open for students* 

  • Location: Regensburg, Germany
  • Duration: 6 months (flexible)
  • Flexible start after January 2020
  • 40 working hours a week;
  • 13 days of vacation;
  • Students with ERASMUS funding are welcome

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full time (40 hours) intern in its Communications department in Regensburg (DE). The intern will have the opportunity to contribute directly to the work of a wide European environmental organisation, working along with an international team. By contributing to enhancing the organisation’s outreach and communications activities, the intern will have the chance to further develop communication skills, to discover from closer the functioning of European Protected Areas and EU environmental policies and to learn about EUROPARC Federation and its programs.

You will be…

  • Assisting the Communication and Marketing Manager in producing and delivering tailored content for protected area managers (both graphic and written);
  • Supporting the organisation of thematic webinars and managing online campaigns;
  • Contributing to the regular update of social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn);
  • Supporting in the implementation of EUROPARC communications strategy and contribute to the implementation of other communication tasks on EUROPARC’s main Programmes: Charter for Sustainable Tourism, Junior Ranger and Transboundary Parks Programme;
  • Assisting with the production of publications;
  • Support in drafting and formatting newsletters, articles and press releases on various topics;
  • Help with the preparation and execution of international events, including the EUROPARC Conference and various seminars and workshops on different topics;
  • Liaising with EUROPARC members from 37 countries across Europe;

You have…

  • Communications & PR, Information Technology, Multimedia, Design or Journalism studies (Language and Economics studies might be considered);
  • Fluency in English and any other European language is welcome. The official language in the HQ is English.
  • Social Media experience – preferably in a business environment (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…);
  • Preferably knowledge of online interactive tools: WordPress, GetResponse
  • Preferably acquaintance with video and graphic design programmes (including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and InDesign);
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with MS Office.
  • Ability to deal with multi-disciplinary tasks, capacity to respond rapidly to a variety of diverse tasks and to prioritize;
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) – ability to communicate formally and professionally;
  • Good organisation skills, able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Self-starter, positive attitude, flexible, sense of humor for the multicultural working environment.

Download the full description

Applications:

Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms Barbara Pais (b.pais @ europarc.org) indicating “Internship communications position” in the subject line.

Take a look at the video highlighting the best moments and experience gathered by our past intern:

Internship in European Policy for Environment

*exclusively open for students*

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  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Duration: 6 months (flexible)
  • To start in September 2020
  • 35 working hours a week;
  • 13 days of vacation;

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full-time intern in its European Policy department in Brussels (B). The intern will contribute to the policy and advocacy work of the organisation, helping to represent members interests at European level and getting involved in the development of EU relevant policies, facilitating the exchange of experiences and giving support to drive the flow of information from and to our members.

You will be…

  • Assisting the Policy Officer with the implementation of the EUROPARC Policy strategy;
  • Following policy-making processes and related debates of relevance for Protected Area Management (related to Nature Directives, Biodiversity Strategy, Common Agricultural Policy reform, Sustainable Tourism);
  • Attending meetings and networking events with partner organizations and EU Institution representatives;
  • Contribute to the organization of international events in Brussels, workshops and webinars;
  • Writing reports and news articles covering policy decisions / debates / current events at EU level;
  • Policy updates on EUROPARC Website and social media;
  • Support in organizing thematic webinars managing online campaigns; recording and publishing interviews.

You have…

  • International relations, policy or communication studies (Language, Economics studies might be considered);
  • Fluency in English both written and oral. The official language in the office is English.
  • Social Media experience – preferably in a business environment (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…)
  • Interest for nature conservation and environmental related policies
  • Preferably knowledge of main European environmental policies and EU Institutions’ functions;
  • Preferably knowledge of the role and functions of protected areas.
  • Ability to deal with multi-disciplinary tasks, capacity to respond rapidly to a variety of diverse tasks and to prioritize;
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) – ability to communicate formally and professionally;
  • Good organisation skills, able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Self-starter, positive attitude, flexible, sense of humor for the multicultural working environment

Download the full description

Applications:

Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms Barbara Pais (b.pais @ europarc.org) indicating “Policy Internship position” in the subject line.

Note: the intern should be ready to cover his/her own accommodation and insurance costs; EU Health insurance should be united with private health / accident insurance from home country or contracted in Belgium.

What our previous interns say…

Steffi: “ … The experience to intern with the EUROPARC Federation Policy office was a great learning experience professionally and personally speaking, that I can recommend to any student interested in European policy related to the field of conservation, advocacy work and intercultural cooperation.  … For me it was particularly interesting to work across the broad policy areas EUROPARC operates in … Regular report writing and supporting social media activities trained my ability to filter, qualify and interpret information for particular audiences, in this case Protected Areas practitioners and authorities…”

Gaia: “…This internship experience has allowed me to deepen my knowledge of the policy-decision making process behind institutions and make me able to participate to the work they do directly, understanding better their roles and functions… I improved my communication skills working on public relations with other partners and representing several time the Federation. Was a continue growth from the professional to the personal level… This experience helped me to understand that is the field where I want to work in the future.”

if you consider yourself a good acquisition for our team, send us your cv to office_at_europarc.org