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Vacancy Announcement: YPARD Communications and Membership Coordinator


Type of position: full time (40 hours/week)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic (holding a current EU work visa required)
Type of employment: 12 month contract at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) with
renewal based on performance
Remuneration: 45 000- 50 000 CZK/month brutto, based on experience
Desired start date: September 2023

Are you a vivid storyteller? Are you interested in sharing the stories of inspiring people working for good in agriculture and climate topics? If you thrive by thinking critically, initiating and following-through on your vision for communications and community engagement, this is the position for you. YPARD is a network created by and for young professionals in agriculture and development, and our goal is to create the change we wish to see in the world together. We’re looking for a young professional with a can-do attitude to join YPARD as our Communications Officer and Membership Coordinator.

What is YPARD looking for in a Communications and Membership Coordinator?
● Bachelors in Communications or a related field and/or 2-3 years of experience;
● Experience in and enthusiasm for managing and creating digital content;
● Intermediate-level (B2 or higher) written and spoken English (required)
● Intermediate level French (B1 or higher) preferred, and other languages an advantage;
● Education, experience and/or interest in agriculture, climate, environment or global development;
● Experience in community organizing with an emphasis on Europe, esp. Central/Eastern Europe;
● Interest in building and expanding our network of volunteers;
● Enthusiasm for international travel 3-4 times/year, potentially outside Europe;
● Utmost respect for human diversity in all its forms, including a keen interest continually improving
YPARD’s communications and policies to be more inclusive;
● A team player who enjoys working independently with a remote team;
● Interest in strategic discussion on the development of YPARD as an organization.

What does YPARD offer you?
● Competitive salary and vacation benefits (25 days/year);
● Meal vouchers and the opportunity to use CZU sport offerings;
● A democratically managed team, where each team member is a leader in their own right;
● Flexible hours, including home office as desired, and an office at CZU;
● The chance to grow professionally with our network of professionals in over 70 countries.

Interested? Please submit a cover letter, resume, and work sample as a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 1 September, 2023. We wholeheartedly welcome applications from candidates identifying with traditionally underrepresented groups.

Terms of Reference
The Communications and Membership Coordinator tells the story of YPARD and her members to the YPARD community. It is your job to adapt our messages to donors, partners, and members for their effective engagement. You’ll also coordinate membership activities through your expert communication skills, especially with a focus on Europe. You’ll work closely with the Strategic Partnerships Manager, Director, and Regional Coordinators. Critical thinking, initiative, follow-through and teamwork are expected in this and all YPARD positions.

Responsibilities of the Communication and Membership Coordinator include:

Communication Coordination
● Strategic planning and implementation of the continual evolution of YPARD’s Communications
Strategy and its implementation, in coordination with the YPARD Global and Regional Units;
● Lead creation and dissemination of a quarterly YPARD Newsletter and Annual Members Report;
● Write and edit blogs, press releases, and any other content as needed.
● Source stories and information from Regional Coordinators, Country Representatives, and
members to disseminate through our communication channels;
● Develop bi-annual monitoring and evaluation reports for the website and social media.
● Manage and contribute to the evolution of YPARD’s Website, including but not limited to:
o Directing traffic to the YPARD website by ensuring its usefulness as a tool;
o Ensure interactivity of the website, including the latest updates for upcoming events,
YPARD news, YPARD member stories, etc;
o Create website content and edit/proofread and publish blog posts submitted by
members, ensuring all posts conform with YPARD communication strategies, policies and
● Moderate the YPARD Global Social Media accounts.

Network Coordination
● Respond to requests for information/support by (prospective or current) YPARD members and
YPARD Team’s requests via the info email address;
● Grow the number of active members in the network and encourage greater online participation;
● Support YPARD members with carefully selected sharing opportunities, catering to the needs and
interests of the chapters and members;
● Develop innovative events for YPARD members using a range of multimedia in collaboration with
the Regional Coordinators and Global Coordinating Unit;
Regional Coordination
● Support the regional hubs and members with the creation of events, webinars, and workshops,
with particular attention to the YPARD Europe regional events.
● Support YPARD Europe’s country levels and elevate the voices of the membership;
● Maintain and develop synergy at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) as a hosting
institution and liaise with its constituents for joint activities.