The European Cancer Patient Coalition is recruiting
A Membership and Partnerships Officer
Full-time (100%) position to start immediately

Deadline: June 30, 2023
Offices: ECPC Secretariat, 6, Avenue des Arts, 1210 Brussels

Membership and Partnerships Officer


The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is a membership non-profit umbrella organisation based in Brussels that represents the voice of people with cancer in Europe and beyond. With 450 members in 50 countries, its vision is for a Europe of equality, where all Europeans with cancer have timely and affordable access to the best treatment and care available. ECPC works towards this vision by influencing the European political agenda, empowering and educating its members, and increasing the role of patients in cancer research.

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The Position

Our organization is seeking an experienced Nonprofit Membership and Partnerships Officer, with prior working experience in Belgium and already established in Brussels, with a valid employment visa, to initiate and manage the execution of various community engagement initiatives related to our membership, partners and other audiciences with which we are engaged and keep our social media accounts.

As a Nonprofit Membership and Partnerships Officer at ECPC, you will be building relationships with our members, raising brand awareness on social networks, and creating effective strategies for getting our organization’s activities and programs in front of our target audiences.

Your other responsibilities will include managing our membership, keeping databases with information on each audience group, developing partnerships with companies, subject matter experts, and influencers that support our organization’s mission and share our vision.

The ideal candidate is a talented, sociable and ambitious communications professional, a self-starter with a degree in Communications or Public Relations and experience using social media analytics tools to create the type of content our community members will respond to.


  • Support the development and lead the implementation of the Content Communication strategy for all social related topics aligned with ECPC”s  objectives
  • Update the content planning for all social topics and ensure timely production and delivery
  • Develop integrated 360° campaigns in collaboration with the respective cancer policy and research project officers
  • Translate complex content into storytelling and engaging content, adapt to each audience and channel
  • Create, edit and/or proofread all social related content, ensuring they respect ECPC’s brand, style guidelines and tone of voice
  • Create and ensure timely delivery of content for the ECPC monthly newsletter and monitor analytics for success and suggest improvements
  • Support the organisation with basic design requests. Lead and coordinate external partners for the creation of visuals such as icons, infographics, video etc.
  • Monitor competition and new trends arising in cause marketing communication
  • Work with the ECPC team to design, build and execute promotional campaigns that will raise awareness of our organization’s programs/activities/capacity building actions and tools
  • Establish regular personal contacts with all ECPC members, update regularly each organization’s data, reach out to new organizations and invite them to become members
  • Plan, coordinate and execute engagement and other events of the organization
  • Promote ECPC events and activities on social media to attract and engage both community members and volunteers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with subject matter experts and professionals to promote our community engagement and programs, as well as disseminate advocacy and educational resources and relevant program information
  • Use analytic tools like Twitter Analytics, Facebook Insights, and Google Analytics to discover the type of content our audience engages with the most
  • Develop and implement community engagement communications, such as newsletters, membership updates, social media content, etc.
  • Respond to member/user inquiries, complaints, or issues in a timely, professional manner

Your profile

  • Creativity and thinking out of the box
  • Strong interpersonal communication and networking skills
  • A marketing and political flair.
  • Ability to understand and translate complex situations and issues into content that resonates with non-specialist audience, journalistic style, understanding of the traditional and online media’s world, taste for research and argumentation
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Partnerships Officer on the many ECPC partnerships, members, sponsors, partners, collaborators, media partners, etc. Keeping track of the different partnerships in a continuously updated database
  • Inform the D of developments in stakeholders the Sr Communications and Partnerships Manager
  • Ability to communicate clearly and consistently, while creating a sense of community within each of our stakeholders

Sense of organization:

  • Ability to multitask and deliver results
  • Attention to detail and use of english
  • Can-do positive attitude and ability to find solutions.

Your mindset

  • A genuine interest for cancer and cancer patients, willingness to learn about cancer to be able to handle more complex tasks
  • Open-mind and willingness to learn from various people, project management tools and methods, information to process, tasks to perform.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented group as well as independently.
  • Sense of proactiveness, initiative and readiness to offer a helping hand
  • Solution-oriented and ability to work, if needed, virtually with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects, while meeting the needs of project partners, stakeholders, and members.
  • Ability to work in an international and multilingual environment is essentia


  • Proactiveness, collegiality, sociable mature personality able to relate well with peers
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments
  • Willingness and availability to work long hours, whenever necessary, to undertake business travel at short notice and assist in all activities of a busy small office
  • Ability to work in an international and multilingual environment with a fast-paced team of young professionals


  • A Master’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, political science, or related field is required
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in the communications field in a similar job, traineeships and short interims do not count
  • Excellent use of written and oral English is mandatory, fluency in a second EU language is required
  • Expert use of Microsoft Office 365 Suite with emphasis on Power Point for presentations, Publisher or similar for creating documents e.g. brochures, invitations, programs, infographics, etc, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere…), MailChimp, Canva, Visme and social media platforms Facebook, twitter, Linked in, YouTube.
  • Experience in using Content Management Systems, ideally WordPress for updating the website
  • Understanding of EU health policy making processes and structure of the European Commission


  • Previous experience in EU Funded Projects (H2020 / Horizon Europe / IHI / IMI / Erasmus +)
  • Previous experience in oncology or other health related field
  • Knowledge, understanding of cancer, of health systems operation, previous work experience in an NGO, health sector and in developing awareness campaigns strongly preferred

Starting date: Immediate

What we offer:

This is a full-time position (38 hours per week), remuneration according to Belgian legislation (CP337.000) and depending on the candidates’ profile and experience. We also offer a full range of extra-legal benefits (group insurance, hospitalisation insurance, meal vouchers, eco-vouchers, mobile telephone, laptop, end of year gift, expense allowance).

We offer a captivating and varied function with an organisation driven by its mission and where initiative, creativity, and energy are strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will collaborate with a young, motivated, professional, and friendly Secretariat and a very involved, expert, and collaborative Board and Scientific Committee.

  • A full immersion in a European patient organisation
  • A small, friendly, well educated and talented team, fostering collaborative and supportive culture
  • A multicultural work environment
  • Tasks that will accelerate your professional growth


Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) in English ONLY by email to latest June 30,2023. The cover letter should have as Subject line: “Application for the position of Membership and Partnerships Officer – your name”) and should outline your suitability and motivation for the post, indicating also when you could start, if short-listed for interview. It should explicitly reference how your profile matches the different job requirements described above, and state that you are established in Brussels and in case you are a foreign national that you have a valid work visa. Please also include a photo with your application and the names and contact details of three people (ideally current or former line manager or supervisor) who could provide a reference in case you are short-listed for interview.

We will assess the applications as we receive them and not wait till the deadline is passed. Should you be interested please do not wait till the last day, as we may have already filled the position.

Applications not meeting the requirements will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside ECPC.