Communications Manager
Catholic University of Leuven Kulak

Seven leading research universities joined forces in 2018 to create UNA Europa, a unique alliance aiming to create a truly European University Ecosystem. The UNA Europa partners are Universitá di Bologna, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Edinburgh, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. In December 2019, the seven partners will launch the 1EUROPE project – a Europe-wide living laboratory for collaboration in education, research and innovation to be tested and scaled up. Funded under the Erasmus+ Pilot Call for European Universities, this exciting project will be central to both UNA Europa’s ambition to create a future-looking European inter-university campus and to the development of the European Higher Education Area. As coordinator of the 1EUROPE project, KU Leuven is now seeking a full-time Communications Manager to develop and implement the Dissemination strategy of the 1EUROPE project. The Communications Manager is a pivotal position, working in partnership with the Secretary-General of the UNA Europa office in Brussels (place of work) to deliver the strategic objectives of the UNA Europa alliance and in close collaboration with various colleagues across the seven partner universities. Regular travel would be required.



  • Design, develop and evaluate DisseminationStrategy and Implementation Plan for 1EUROPE project.
  • Increase awareness of stakeholdersin the partner institutions, with regards the vision, strategy and activitiesof UNA Europa.
  • Design, develop and implementcommunication tools and channels in line with the needs of the UNA Europaalliance, including web, SharePoint, print and social media etc.
  • Support external communicationand transfer of knowledge to other European universities, as well as to policymakers and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage the organization ofevents to disseminate results, including annual conferences, policy workshopsand webinars.
  • Contribute to theSustainability Plan of the 1EUROPE project.
  • Other tasks in line with post.


  • 5-10 years of relevant workexperience in international communications, preferably within a highereducation environment
  • Minimum requirement: MasterDegree
  • Native level of English (spoken and written); other languages are an advantage
  • Proficiency in website content management systems and social media; ability to build state-of-the-art communications
  • Experience with EU funded projects desirable
  • Ability to work independently and to develop and manage collaborative working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Creative and innovative approach
  • Effective interpersonal skills and hands-on approach
  • Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm forworking on a variety of tasks.
  • Experience of running co-ordinated promotional campaigns
  • Experience of Google Analytics or similar appraisal and analytics reporting tools to measure, improve and target digital and social content
  • Experience of maintaining professional web content that is compliant with legislative requirements e.g.  accessibility and privacy.
  • High level of IT literacy


Full-time position in Brussels with a mandate period of 3 years.

This function is linked to a salary in grade 6 or 7, depending onyour experience and competences.

Tentative starting date: 1 December 2019 or asap.

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