Development Officer

YPFP Brussels is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic volunteer to join our staff. The successful candidate will assist the Executive Director and Managing Director to develop and maintain corporate and institutional partnerships. The candidate will need to be proactive in utilizing and building networks. This is a new role, with potential for the successful candidate to grow into a bigger part of the organization and make this position their own.

The successful candidate will contribute to the team by creating a corporate and institutional partnership strategy. They must feel comfortable acting as a representative of YPFP to external offices and building new relationships with partners. This is a great opportunity to hone networking and leadership skills, especially for those wishing to develop a profile in business development and relations with corporate and institutional partners in Brussels.

Only those candidates who have been a paying member of the global YPFP network for a minimum of six months are eligible. A candidate with a strong personal network in the Brussels business community is desirable.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a corporate and institutional partnership strategy with the Executive Director;

  • Work with the three core teams of YPFP (Programming, Membership and Communications & Marketing) to assess how to best to ensure cross-team use of partnership resources. Attendance at respective team meetings may be required on occasion;

  • Establish and maintain a network of partnerships through regular communications, eg emails and meetings;

  • Promote YPFP through updates and invitations to demonstrate our reliability to deliver high-level quality events to our wide demographic of young professionals in Brussels;

  • Develop partnerships across a range of offerings, including provision of funding, expert speakers or event hosting;

  • Follow-up and provide debriefing reports on partnership cooperation;

  • Build up the inclusion of private sector representatives in events.


Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated, well organized and able to work efficiently and autonomously as part of a small team;

  • Required to commit to six months or more as a staff volunteer;

  • Required to attend quarterly All Staff evening meetings;;

  • Required to attend most events;

  • Required to commit up to 10 hours per week;

  • Required to respond to emails daily;

  • Required to have been a member of YPFP for at least six months;

  • Strong established network in the business community an asset;

  • Lives in Brussels, Belgium;

  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills.


Contact Details:

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and CV to Katrina Murray at katrina.murray@ypfp.org by 17 May 2015.

Please note that only candidates chosen for further interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will begin the role in late May