The Position

We are looking for coordinators from a variety of professional backgrounds to support in the management of departments within our organisation based in Ioannina. For these positions, the minimum commitment is 6 months.

Many of Second Tree’s current coordinators learned how to manage a program or a department with us. We have a strong focus in capacity building and we give a big importance to people who can commit with us for a long period of time, as this gives us the possibility to invest in someone’s role inside the organisation. Valuable people are our biggest asset. Our coordinators grow through the ranks, after having developed an understanding of the organisation, the different areas and the people involved, shadowing other team members and seeing the camps. We encourage (and need) people to take over responsibilities as the organisation is growing quickly and we generally have a turnover of several volunteers who come short-term, and cannot take over managerial tasks.

We are seeking applicants who have the desire to take on coordination roles in any of the following departments. The possible tasks and responsibilities included below are not exhaustive or rigidly defined; an exact role profile is dependent on the skill set of individual applicants.

Youth Programme Coordinator

  • Coordinating, delegating, and managing a team of 2-5 volunteers in the daily operations of the Youth Programme
  • Developing the current programme in coordination with the Education Manager and Youth Programme team members
  • Assessing the impact and effectiveness of the programme in line with its objectives
  • Planning and delivering effective educational and outdoor activities, within a theme-based curriculum
  • Directly supervising and supporting team members, providing feedback to ensure the quality of the programme remains high
  • Delivering effective inductions to transfer key skills/knowledge to team members
  • Training new team members in appropriate behavioural management techniques
  • Capturing data and compiling evaluation reports on the programme

Grants Coordinator

  • Supporting in the identification of relevant grant opportunities
  • Coordinating and supporting proposals writing
  • Coordinating the development of outlines, timelines, staffing and budgeting for grants according to funding guidelines
  • Ensuring the maintenance of necessary records, databases and resource materials
  • Leading team and supervising meetings
  • Coordinating and supervising tasks of all team members to ensure the quality of work is aligned with the organisation’s standards and the deadlines are met

Fundraising Coordinator

  • Overseeing and managing our fundraising team, providing guidance, support, and direction 
  • Maximising income from new and existing fundraising streams, including but not limited to: community fundraising, individual giving and corporate social responsibility
  • Implementing multi-media fundraising strategies and initiatives to engage our supporters and achieve targets
  • Coming up with new ways to engage the public, raising awareness of and support for our work
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders 
  • Acting as a fundraising advocate in the local community and attending networking events

Communications Coordinator

  • Developing and implementing yearly communication strategy
  • Ensuring regular communication to key stakeholders, such as current and potential new donors, or current and potential partner NGOs
  • Coordinating and managing the production of Second Tree’s social media content
  • Planning and implementing fundraising campaigns
  • Leading team and supervising meetings
  • Coordinating and supervising tasks of all team members to ensure the quality of work is aligned with the organisation’s standards and the deadlines are met

You must have:

  • Experience managing teams
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong time-management and organisational skills
  • Specialised knowledge and experience in one or more of the areas detailed above

You should be able to:

  • Oversee the delivery and the completion of vital administrative and logistical tasks
  • Be accountable and efficient, making sure that tasks that you take up are completed in the agreed timeframe
  • Be honest and transparent, being able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way
  • Care for people; the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern
  • Instil the values above in the people that work with you
  • Prioritise and delegate tasks effectively, ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Manage individuals effectively to create a positive team environment in which shared problem-solving is encouraged
  • Communicate in English, both written and orally
  • Learn quickly, managing a wide-ranging and intense workload

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Academic background in a relevant field (e.g.  international development, humanitarian project management)
  • Strong managerial skills

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to utilise your skills to create meaningful change, empowering refugees in Ioannina and beyond
  • A nurturing and collaborative working environment. We work hard to help our volunteers grow; investing in personal and professional development.
  • Accommodation in a shared house
  • Transportation to/from work
    After completion of a three-month trial, if you commit long-term, a small monthly expenses refund

In certain periods of the year, demand is extremely high, and the volunteer houses might be full. If you have the means to pay for your own accommodation, please let us know. We would still be happy to host you if space is available. However, in a situation where the volunteer houses are full, this would allow us to offer a volunteering opportunity to someone that cannot afford to pay rent.

How To Apply

Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at [email protected]:

  1. Your CV
  2. Your cover letter
  3. Copy of your qualifications (If applicable)

In your mail, please:

  • Put “ ____ Coordinator” as the subject line, where ‘____’ is one of the areas detailed above. If you think you’re experience is applicable in more than one area, put “General Coordinator”
  • Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)
  • At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.