Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?
The Falling Walls Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.
We are looking for a Project Assistant full-time (40h/week) to take our new and fascinating project to the next level. The International Year of the Human Genius (IYHG) is an initiative to highlight the role played by the most talented human minds in the progress of civilisation. We seek to rally scientists, artists, public intellectuals, political and thought leaders and young pioneers to launch a truly global movement for more favourable conditions for future genii. Our ultimate goal is to host a year in the theme within the framework of the United Nations’ International Year Programme.
Your key responsibilities will include:
- Support the planning, organisation and evaluation of all phases of the projects
- Support the editorial work of all IYHG publications
- Become an integral part of the invitation management and communication with national and international partners and attendees from science, business, the public sector and the media
- Support the realisation of the IYHG events
We are looking for a highly committed project assistant with a proactive and professional attitude, the skills and the ambition to help envision and shape a successful global programme. Further requirements are:
- University degree, preferably in international relations, public policy, public affairs, media or a similar field
- Work experience in project or event management related to the above fields on an international level
- Outstanding organisational skills combined with a creative drive
- Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and operate with flexibility
- Fluent in spoken and written English and German
- Exceptional communication and teamwork skills
- Plus: experience in international science policy or science media, creative agency background, as well as Adobe Photoshop / InDesign skills
- Participation in a young and dynamic organisation that operates internationally
- A highly dedicated team, flat hierarchies and a friendly working environment
- The opportunity to shape an international project with an enormous potential for impact
The position is open as soon as possible. The salary is tied to the German public sector wages (TVöD).
If you are interested, please send your motivational letter and your CV including references in English or German via e-mail to email@example.com by 25 August 2019 with Project Assistant_Your Name in the subject line.
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