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Office Assistant at the European Venture Philanthropy Association Location: Brussels DL: 30 October 2011

EVPA is a unique network of 135 venture philanthropy funds and other organisations committed to promoting high-engagement philanthropy in Europe. EVPA’s diverse membership includes venture philanthropy funds, grant making foundations, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors and business schools.

The association was established in October 2004 and is an aisbl under Belgian law. In September 2008 it has opened an office in Brussels (5 staff members).

EVPA is recruiting an office assistant, supporting its Brussels Office.

The Position:

The person will be responsible for:
Secretary work: telephone, organisation of travels and meetings, correspondence, invoicing;
Office Management: assisting in the functioning of office;
Mailings (Newsletter and news bulletins);
Seminars and Conferences: Assist in the preparation and organisation of EVPA seminars and conferences, including registration of participants and other logistics;
Information Management: Maintain member database;
Reports to Managing Director and COO.

The Profile:


At least three years of working experience in an administrative position preferably in a European not-for-profit, association or social enterprise sector;

Up-to-date in word processing, spread sheets and database management; and basic accounting a plus;

Prior experience in conference and workshop organisation;

Ability to write clearly and effectively in English and good knowledge of French (Flemish is a plus).

Performance competencies:

A very strong sense of order and organization, willing to achieve a lot with the budget of a start-up organisation;

A strong team worker who will integrate into a team of part- and full-time collaborators and consultants;

Flexible and interested in learning in order to adjust to changing role as organisation grows;

A genuine passion for helping non-profit organisations and social enterprises achieve greater social impact.

What we offer:

A friendly small team of highly motivated people

Possibility to shape the start-up phase of a young organisation

An international working environment

A gross salary of 2500 € month (standard Belgian contract),

Possibility part-time (80 %)

Please send you applications until 30 October to All replies will be treated in confidence.

Brussels, 19 September 2011