Communication and Outreach Officer

Job description
The World Resources Forum (WRF) is the global science-based platform for sharing knowledge about the economic, political, social and environmental implications of global resource use. WRF promotes innovation for resource productivity by building bridges among researchers, policymakers, business, SMEs, NGOs and the public. The World Resources Forum Association was established as a spin-off of Empa in April 2012. The WRF secretariat is located in St. Gallen, in north-eastern Switzerland.

Job: Communication and Outreach Officer at the WRF Secretariat

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all communication and outreach activities of the WRF, both online (web and social media) and offline (print, exhibitions)Focal point for external partners and sponsors, stakeholder communication and relationship management
  • Focal point for external partners and sponsors, stakeholder communication and relationship management
  • Assist with planning and implementing WRF conference and other meetings and workshops

Place of Work: St.Gallen, Empa Gebäude, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St.Gallen
Date of Commencement: January 2015 or later upon agreement
Duration: This is a permanent position
Work load: 32.8 hrs/week; 80% of a full work load according to the WRFA personnel regulations
Salary: According to agreement
Skills / Qualifications

  • Relevant education in Communication Management or Marketing or similar
  • Experience in event planning and implementation (at least 1 event of over 500 participants)
  • Excellent social competences, in particular in multistakeholder, multidisciplinary (governments, business, science, including technical and social science) and international context ; excellent social skills (team player, flexible, able to work under pressure if needed, independent work attitude, communicative, organised) as well as outstanding creativity and flair for communication and hostmanship
  • Excellent command of English and German, good knowledge of Spanish/French as advantage
  • State of the art knowledge of computer and internet software and tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, design and web publishing)

Please send your job application to ultimately 30 November 2014.
World Resources Forum, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, CH-9014 St.Gallen
St. Gallen, 10 October 2014