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European Geosciences Union

Job opportunity at the EGU Executive Office: Committee Programmes Coordinator

7 October 2020

The deadline for applying has passed; applications are no longer being accepted.

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary, and space science research in Europe. With our partner societies worldwide, we foster fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. To fulfill EGU’s vision of realising a sustainable and just future for humanity and for the planet, we publish 19 open-access scientific journals and organise meetings and numerous education and outreach activities. The EGU General Assembly is Europe’s largest and most prominent European geosciences event, bringing together more than 16,000 scientists from all over the world.

EGU is seeking a Committee Programmes Coordinator to work as part of our Communications and Policy Team to organise and further develop mentoring, training, and career-growth opportunities for EGU’s members and the global geoscience community. The position holder will be responsible for working with scientists from diverse backgrounds, including all career stages, to design, implement, and evaluate the success of professional and personal development activities. The Committee Programmes Coordinator will also work under the direction of the Executive Secretary to support ongoing Union initiatives, including the EGU awards and medals programme. The position will be based at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany.

Main tasks

  • Serve as the main point of contact in the EGU Office for Early Career Scientists
  • Manage, further develop, and evaluate EGU mentoring, training, and networking activities, including those primarily designed for Early Career Scientists
  • Help coordinate and deliver in-person and virtual events, including EGU webinars
  • Help coordinate EGU’s education initiatives, including the Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) and other workshops, higher-education teaching grants, and Planet Press, a geoscientific news source for children
  • Support the activities of EGU’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group
  • Assist with the implementation and promotion of the Topical Events activities


  • Academic degree (e.g., BA, BSc, MA, MSc, PhD), preferably in the Earth, planetary, or space sciences or a related field, or in science education or communication
  • Expert command of English
  • Experience designing and coordinating online educational, training, and/or mentoring programmes
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal, organisational, and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people using both in-person and digital mediums
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to think creatively
  • Experience working with Early Career Scientist networks would be an advantage

Application materials

  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • CV (2 pages), including links to current or past online presence (web pages, blogs, Twitter feeds, etc.)
  • Two examples or ideas of, career-development activities that demonstrate an ability to design and deliver mentoring, training, or educational activities (links, rather than files, are preferred for online materials)

Please note that only complete applications, with all required materials in English, will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to perform a creative task and to provide contact details of two referees.

Salary and starting date This position, to start in late 2020, will be subject to a 6-month probation period. We offer a competitive salary and indicative remuneration will be in the range of €48,000 – €52,000 subject to expertise and experience.

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to the EGU Head of Media, Communications, and Outreach, Terri Cook ( or the EGU Communications Officer, Hazel Gibson (

Applications should be addressed to Philippe Courtial (EGU Executive Secretary) and Terri Cook and be submitted by e-mail in a single file to by 23 October 2020. Please include Committee Programmes Coordinator in the subject line.

EGU recognises the value of equality, diversity, and inclusion and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and non-EU countries.


Terri Cook
Head of Media, Communications, and Outreach
European Geosciences Union
Munich, Germany

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