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Why STEAR?

Would you like to make a real impact on the discussions shaping the future of Europe and Asia? Are you keen to work with a diverse team as part of a multinational think tank? Do you already have some experience working in a think tank, or are you looking to gain some? Are you interested in policy work and cultural exchange? Then you have come to the right place!

Here at STEAR, we are looking to shape the future of Europe-Asia relations and change the world for the better. We recognise that young people today are expected to do more in less time than ever before. We want you to see the opportunity of working for us as more than just another name on your CV. We want to help you grow as a professional and as a person - and have some fun along the way.

In joining STEAR you have the opportunity to be part of a growing and ambitious think tank, the first youth organisation focusing on Europe-Asia relations, producing high quality content and offering unique opportunities to youth across Eurasia. You get to be part of a dynamic network of young people from across the world and work with them on projects of your choosing. We believe in community-based and community-led learning. You will not so much be asked to participate in a project as to innovate and create one.

Besides the network and experience, we are keen to offer a professional development programme, through our unique events and trainings, allowing you to expand your skillset. 

Make sure to check out our recruitment FAQs if you have any questions!

All positions are voluntary and unpaid!

Open Positions

We are excited to be recruiting various positions for our 2022/2023 STEAR Team.

Please submit your application and all required documents by 27.08.2022, 23:59h GMT+1 here

Partnership Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall partnerships programme, including but not limited to:

    • Familiarising yourself with STEAR’s existing partners and determining possible opportunities for further collaboration

    • Identifying potential ad-hoc project based and long-term partners that align with STEAR’s values within both Europe and Asia, particularly focusing on less represented regions

    • Establishing and overseeing a relationship management system to maintain and build existing and new partners

    • Spearheading discussions with partners on areas of potential value-exchange

    • Coordinating partnership proposals with the assistance of External Officers

    • Updating and enhancing STEAR’s partnerships pitch deck

  • Work with External Affairs team on general activities within the portfolio

  • Regularly attend and contribute to External Affairs team meetings

External Affairs

Partnership Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall partnerships programme, including but not limited to:

    • Familiarising yourself with STEAR’s existing partners and determining possible opportunities for further collaboration

    • Identifying potential ad-hoc project based and long-term partners that align with STEAR’s values within both Europe and Asia, particularly focusing on less represented regions

    • Establishing and overseeing a relationship management system to maintain and build existing and new partners

    • Spearheading discussions with partners on areas of potential value-exchange

    • Coordinating partnership proposals with the assistance of External Officers

    • Updating and enhancing STEAR’s partnerships pitch deck

  • Work with External Affairs team on general activities within the portfolio

  • Regularly attend and contribute to External Affairs team meetings

 

Hours of Commitment: 5-7 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Vice President for External Affairs 

 

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Age 18 - 30 (Student, Recent Graduate or Young Professional)

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Good planning, organisational and time-management skills

  • Ability to work with different stakeholders 

  • Interest in Asia-Europe relations and related affairs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in partnership acquisition / representing an organisation to external partners

  • Experience working/studying in Europe and Asia, with a network of potential partners you would like STEAR to collaborate with

  • Experience working in a multicultural organisation

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter

External Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with External Affairs team on activities within the portfolio on a project by project basis, covering:

    • Partnerships

      • Coordinating partnership proposals 

      • Assisting with relationship management for STEAR’s partners

    • Events

      • Researching chosen event themes and devising event itinerary

      • Coordinating promotional efforts (non social-media outreach) for events

      • Regularly hosting events with leading policy experts

    • Culture

      • Assisting with STEAR’s flagship annual ‘Virtual Global Village’

      • Coordinating regular output of cultural content - e.g. vlogs, book/film reviews

  • Regularly attend and contribute to External Affairs team meetings

 

Hours of Commitment: 5+ hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Either Partnerships, Events or Cultural Manager with a dotted line to the Vice President for External Affairs 

 

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Age 18 - 30 (Student, Recent Graduate or Young Professional)

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Good planning, organisational and time-management skills

  • Ability to work with different stakeholders 

  • Interest in Asia-Europe relations and related affairs

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in partnership acquisition / representing an organisation to external partners

  • Experience in online event planning to large audiences in different time zones 

  • Experience working in a multicultural organisation

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

Internal Affairs

Deputy Vice President for Internal Affairs

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the VPIA in leading a team of 6 members (i.e., Training and Mentorship Officers, and HR Officers)

  • Oversee the Secretariat activities of STEAR, including internal communication channels and knowledge management

  • Organise STEAR Meetings (Board Meetings and General Meetings) and manage meeting minutes 

  • Manage and organise STEAR Database, Google Drive and Calendar

  • Keep track of Key Performance Indicator of 7 portfolios 

  • Oversees the organising of internal training, social, capacity building events

 

Hours of Commitment: 5-7 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Vice President for Internal Affairs 

 

Qualifications

  • Age 18 - 30 (Student, Recent Graduate or Young Professional)

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Experience managing a multicultural organisation 

  • Good planning and organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills including a top tier knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Excel

  • Strong Data Management Skills (experience of KPI tracking preferred)

  • Good knowledge of or proven interest in Europe, the EU and/ or Asia as well as international relations/ foreign affairs

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

Human Resource Officers 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems

  • Provide counseling on policies and procedures

  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process

  • Create and implement effective onboarding and offboarding plans

  • Develop and organises routine internal social events/programs 

  • Assist in performance management processes

 

Hours of Commitment: 5+ hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Vice President for Internal Affairs 

 

Qualifications

  • Age 18 - 30 (Student, Recent Graduate or Young Professional)

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Experience managing a multicultural organisation 

  • Good planning and organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills including a top tier knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Excel

  • Good knowledge of or proven interest in Europe, the EU and/ or Asia as well as international relations/ foreign affairs

  • Proven working experience within the HR field (preferred) 

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

Internal Capacity Building Officers 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, execute, and oversee training and mentorship programs provided for all STEAR’s staff members

  • Assist in monitoring performance management processes and so to be proactive in identifying necessary training and mentorship initiatives

  • Manage and motivate staff under direct line management, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance

  • Assist the organisation and execution of routine internal social events/programs 

 

Hours of Commitment: 5+ hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Vice President for Internal Affairs 

 

Qualifications

  • Age 18 - 30 (Student, Recent Graduate or Young Professional)

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Experience managing a multicultural organisation 

  • Good planning and organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills including a top tier knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Excel

  • Good knowledge of or proven interest in Europe, the EU and/ or Asia as well as international relations/ foreign affairs

  • Proven working experience within the fields of capacity building, training, or mentorship (preferred) 

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

Treasury

Sponsorship Officers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating a robust system and database of potential sponsors

  • Networking with European and Asian companies and foundations 

  • Reaching out to potential sponsors 

  • Applying for key grants to support the organisations

  • Working closely with different Portfolios within STEAR to secure funding for their projects 

 

Hours of Commitment: 6-7 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Treasures

 

Qualifications

  • Age 18-30 (Student, Recent Graduate, Young Professional)

  • Proven interest in Europe, Asia and international affairs

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English

  • Skills: time management, organisation, confidence, enthusiasm, innovative thinker

  • Past experiences in fundraising, grants applications and crowdfunding (preferred)

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

  • Fundraising strategy (optional but highly encouraged)

Editorial Team

Associate Editors

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Editing and signing off on articles produced by internal and external writers, overseeing content publication on key STEAR media (website)

  • Participating in the drafting and publication of monthly content commissions

  • Coordinating projects and publication schedules and organisation with Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Editors-in-Chief

  • Assisting in selecting and reviewing submissions made to the Academic Journal (optional)

  • Attending and occasionally leading monthly editorial team meetings (these can involve team updates, projects, publication feedback, brainstorming)

 

Hours of Commitment: 5-6 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor-in-Chief

 

Qualifications

  • Experience working as high-level editor, academic team member, or in a think tank  / media context

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Study of or demonstrated expertise in Europe-Asia relations (can be related to any field of study, i.e. history, art, politics, science)

  • Outstanding organisational and time management abilities 

  • Ability to work consistently and to a high standard under time pressure

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

  • Writing sample

Editors

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Editing articles produced by internal and external writers 

  • Participating in the drafting of monthly content commissions

  • Coordinating article series and harmonising project ideas with the Associate Editor, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Editors-in-Chief

  • Assisting in proofreading and fine-tuning submissions made to the Academic Journal (optional)

  • Attending monthly editorial team meetings (these can involve team updates, projects, publication feedback, brainstorming)

 

Hours of Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Associate Editors and Deputy Editor-in-Chief

 

Qualifications

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills (must have the ability to form working relationship with people at all levels and coming from different backgrounds)

  • Strong interests in Europe-Asia relations (can be related to any field of study, i.e. history, art, politics, science)

  • Outstanding organisational and time management abilities 

  • Ability to work consistently and to a high standard

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Experience working as editor or for an academic / media publication (preferred)

  • Multidisciplinary background (preferred)

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter*

  • Writing sample

*Please indicate your area of specialisation (i.e. region & discipline) if applicable.

Online Content Writers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing short-form (~1000-word) articles for the STEAR Website on a regular basis (minimum 1 article per month), primarily based on your region or discipline of focus.

  • Writing both long- and short-form articles for STEAR projects (optional, but preferable)

  • Participating in the drafting of monthly content commissions

  • Attending monthly editorial team meetings (these can involve team updates, projects, publications feedback, brainstorming)

 

Hours of Commitment: 3+ hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Associate Editors and Deputy Editor-in-Chief

 

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing skills

  • Analytical capacities and good attention to detail

  • Strong interests in Europe-Asia relations (can be related to any discipline of study, i.e. politics, international relations, but also history, art, science, literature)

  • Outstanding time management abilities 

  • Ability to work consistently and to a high standard (remote position)

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Experience working as a writer/editor or academic team member (preferred)

  • Previous studies or research with a regional focus or interest, including one or more of the following: Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe. (preferred)

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter*

  • Writing sample

*As we are looking to recruit writers with a regional interest, please indicate your area of specialisation (i.e. region & discipline) if applicable.

Podcast and Interview Editors 

This is a new role, which involves the production of a monthly STEAR podcast and regular written interviews which will feature discussions on Europe-Asia relations regarding politics, culture, social issues and more. Both audio and written formats will feature conversations with experts, including diplomats, policy-makers, journalists and scientists, but will also seek to emphasise the perspectives of students and young professionals around the globe on critical current and future issues. As this is a new role and team, there will be ample room to shape the podcast & interviews platform together with the podcast & interviews managers.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the podcast & interview team managers and editors to produce a monthly podcast episode, and 1-2 monthly interviews or featured articles (700-900 words each). These would cover an expert or someone involved in the sphere of Europe-Asia relations or current events (can be related to any field of study, i.e. history, art, politics, science). 

  • The podcast itself involves:

    • Editing raw recordings of the podcast 

    • Hosting podcast episodes

    • Working alongside the podcast team and manager to create interesting and insightful podcast material for STEAR

  • Working with the portfolio for External Affairs and Communications Portfolios to manage outreach for potential podcast guests, drawing on our network of STEAR contacts (include events speakers, university, think tank, or international organisation partners, etc.), as well as other sources to conduct live and written interviews and features.

  • Communicating and collaborating with Podcast & Interviews Managers, as well as External portfolio to create diverse and insightful podcast and interview content  

 

Hours of Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Podcast Managers, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Editors-in-Chief

 

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Efficient note-taking and editing abilities

  • Strong multidisciplinary interest in Europe-Asia relations

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working as an online content writer and podcast content producer

  • Experience in journalism, interviews and/or event management

  • Experience in qualitative data collection & analysis (e.g. university courses in qualitative methods)

  • [For the podcast host] Possession of a good microphone is a plus

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter

  • Writing sample or edited/recorded podcast episode (interview or feature format if possible)

Conference Team

Conference Officers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help coordinate the Annual Conference and other events, overseeing the planning and operations including but not limited to: event schedule, speaker arrangement, participant selection and communication, and publicity. 

  • Assist and coordinate meeting logistics for bi-weekly team meetings.

  • Communicate and collaborate actively with Presidents and other portfolios to organise the conference. 

 

Hours of Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Conference Directors 

 

Qualifications

  • Age 18-30 (Student, Recent Graduate, Young Professional)

  • Proven interest in Europe, Asia and international affairs

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English

  • Skills: time management, organisation, confidence, enthusiasm, innovative thinker

  • Previous experience in organising conferences (preferred)

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

  • 1-page Conference Proposal (Please write a 1-page proposal outlining your ideas for the next year’s STEAR Conference)

Communications Team

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in creation of social media content 

  • Supporting the maintenance of our social media channels 

  • Researching and giving creative input regarding ideas for content

  • Communicate with the editorial office regarding our blog 

 

Hours of Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - July 2023

 

Report to: Communication Directors

 

Qualifications

  • Aged 18-30 years old

  • Good command of English and strong written communication skills

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Excellent time-management skills

  • Interest in Asia-Europe relations

  • Previous experience in content creation is preferred

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

  • Optional: 3 ideas on what you’d like to see on STEAR’s social media channels

Summer School Team

In 2023, STEAR will launch the first edition of its Summer School. This Capacity Building programme will equip young people across Europe and Asia with the soft skills, international affairs knowledge, and policy tools to go on and engage in political conversations centred around Europe-Asia relations.  The STEAR Summer School will invite a select group of young people from a diverse range of countries to travel to a renowned university and learn from leading academics and leading stakeholders.

Summer School Manager

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop summer school strategy and curriculum with Presidents and partner organisation(s)

  • Lead Summer School team throughout the year to achieve their respective goals through 1-1 and group meetings

  • Find sponsorship opportunities

  • Manage logistics throughout the year

 

Hours of Commitment: 6-8 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - September 2023

 

Report to: Co-Presidents

 

Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in organising and coordinating workshops and high-profile conferences both online and in person, including participation in relevant fundraising

  • Someone who combines creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively with high-level organisational skills and project coordination skills

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Excellent editorial and writing skills, and attention to detail, in particular in relation to proofing and compiling documents such as funding proposals

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter 

  • 1-page summer school proposal

Summer School Officers

​​The Summer School will be hiring a minimum of 4 Summer School Officers all working cohesively to launch the summer school, yet will prioritise one workstream of the project. Each member will also liaise closely with their respective STEAR team (e.g., fundraiser/ treasurer to liaise with the STEAR Treasury team).

 

  • Fundraiser: Primarily focusing on creating a fundraising strategy and reaching out to potential sponsors/ partners

  • Treasurer: create and manage a budget and assist with fundraising

  • Social Media Officer: creating a high-quality social strategy across different channels  

  • Recruiter: creating a recruitment strategy for prospective students

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop summer school strategy and curriculum with Summer School Manager

  • Invite speakers and lecturers 

  • Recruit students to the Summer School throughout the year

  • Finding sponsorship opportunities

  • Manage logistics throughout the year, and in particular during the Summer School (either in person or remote) 

 

Hours of Commitment: 4-6 hours/week

 

Duration: September 2022 - September 2023

 

Report to: Summer School Manager

 

Qualifications General

  • Relevant experience of residential summer schools or summer camps 

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, with a proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Good planning and organisational skills

  • Ability to work with different internal and external stakeholders

  • High level of professionalism and attention to detail 

 

Role Specific 

  • Fundraiser/ Treasurer: Relevant experience with fundraising and budget management

  • Recruiter: Relevant experience in events planning, HR and/or recruitment

  • Social Media: Relevant work experience in communications/social media. Strong knowledge of Canva, Instagram, Linkedin, and Facebook (video editing experience desirable) 

 

How to apply

Please submit the application form consisting of: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Cover letter (please mention for which position you prefer to apply)