We are hiring: Could you be the new Volunteer Coordinator of OCC Greece?

Are you an organized individual eager to help run a successful volunteer program? Do you have an interest in the non-profit sector and/or migration? Join us at Open Cultural Center, an NGO working towards the inclusion of migrant and refugee people through education, housing, labour insertion, and social innovation activities.

The organisation

Open Cultural Center (OCC) was established in 2016 in response to the European refugee crisis, and now manages cultural centers and residential programs for migrants and refugees in Spain and Greece. We are a small international team united by a commitment to break down barriers to social inclusion for migrants and refugees. We are active and growing, largely due to the support of a large number of volunteers. OCC emphasizes the importance of participation and empowerment, developing autonomy, building communities and intercultural exchange. Our main projects include:

  • Early Childhood Education Center
  • Socio-educational activities with children and youth
  • Education activities for adults
  • Women Space
  • Transport and mobility projects to connect refugee camps to urban areas
  • European Union projects that foster social innovation and exchange of best practices

The Volunteer Coordinator supports OCC volunteers in their daily activities. She/he welcomes them in Polykastro and represents a point of reference for the volunteers during their stay at OCC. Additionally, the Volunteer Coordinator oversees the spaces, the flat, and the overall logistics. The Volunteer Coordinator participates in organizational strategy and evolution as a member of the OCC core management group.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Support OCC volunteers in their daily activities and represent a point of reference during their stay;
  • Manage the welcoming and the induction of the new volunteers;
  • Organize personal and ad hoc sessions with volunteers, to check performances, progress, and potential challenges.
  • Fill out the weekly schedule in collaboration with the Site Coordinator and report to him/her about his/her area of responsibility
  • Oversee the good maintenance of the working spaces and the flats in collaboration with the Site Coordinator;
  • Participate in the weekly management meetings.
  • Plan and implement team-building activities in collaboration with Project Coordinator.
  • Select new volunteers along with the central department of OCC in Spain
  • Assist the Monitoring and Evaluation team in the performance of their duties.
  • Assist with the resolving of conflicts between volunteers as they occur, and check the well-being of the volunteers during their presence.
  • Oversee the volunteer’s compliance with the organisation’s policies and code of conduct.

Competencies and skills:

  • Bachelor degree on Social Sciences/Business or Public Administration, Migration/Education or similar with at least 1 year of experience in a similar position or a high school diploma with at least 3 years of experience working in a similar position.
  • An advanced university degree will be considered an asset.
  • Advanced skills on MS Office, Google Drive.
  • Knowledge of the values and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps program.
  • High levels of organisation.
  • Ability to speak English fluently, both written and oral. Knowledge of Spanish, French or/and Arabic is an asset.
  • Multitasking and prioritizing.
  • Ability to oversee volunteers.
  • Commitment to the mission of OCC, the project objectives, and the volunteer team.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work in teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to identify opportunities through a holistic vision of the project.
  • A driving license with at least 1 year of experience will be considered an asset.

What we offer:

  • Full-time position with a Greek contract
  • Starting date asap
  • Salary of 800 euros/month net for 14 payments, and a holiday period of 5 weeks per year.
  • Accommodation shared with other staff members in Polykastro
  • 1-year renewable contract
  • The opportunity to work in the passionate environment of a grassroots organisation in North Greece with strong connections to our Barcelona branch
  • An opportunity to work in an intercultural team consisting of employees, volunteers, and external partners
  • The opportunity to develop profound knowledge and experience in migration flows, management, and inclusion.

How to apply

Please use this form to apply!

Application deadline 21 July 2024.

Please note that Open Cultural Center reserves the right to close the position before the closing date for applications if a suitable candidate is identified.

*Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply, since we are committed to a discrimination-free workplace. No matter what your gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, or religion is, we want to hear from you!