Dart Centre Europe is hiring!

The Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Europe (DCE) is looking for a Project Manager to join our team for three days a week.

The Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Europe (DCE) is looking for a part-time Project Manager to join our team for three days a week.

Dart Centre Europe is the regional hub for the Dart Centre for Trauma and Journalism, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

Delivered by staff in the UK and Berlin alongside global networks of journalists, educators, researchers and clinicians, Dart Centre Europe supports journalists and newsrooms with training and research. We focus on trauma-informed interviewing, reporting with vulnerable contributors and survivors of violence, and approaches that recognise journalists as ‘first responders’ in times of crisis. At all stages, the psychological resilience of journalists is key to our work.

Your role, answering to the Development Director, will be to support our growth and new partnerships as we work with a range of organisations seeking Dart Centre expertise, training and consultancy. You will be the first point of contact for potential cooperation partners and you will organise and coordinate training programmes.

This is an important time for Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Europe. As demands for our services grow, we’re also increasing the scope of our ambitions. Our new strategy means you will work across a range of training programmes, including a retreat that explores the relationship between reporting on global warming, environmental disasters and climate anxiety. You will liaise with newsrooms, journalism organisations, and clinical psychologists.

During periods of crisis such as the global pandemic or the conflict in the Ukraine, journalists need our support more than ever. We’re looking for an adaptable, proactive, and process-driven individual whose role will grow as the organisation expands. 

We can offer a challenging, varied and mission-led role within a friendly, experienced team. You’ll be working alongside our Development director Juliana Ruhfus and our Network director Jeanny Gering. You can be based anywhere. We work remotely and support flexible working hours.

The role

Main Duties

  • To establish and maintain contacts and relationships with a diverse range of organisations to build strong foundations for the provision of DCE support and training. and enhance the reputation and brand of DCE across the UK and Europe.

  • To implement a Customer Relationship Management system, updating and maintaining the database of clients, trainers and topics to ensure the efficient running of DCE.

  • To handle incoming training requests, and with guidance from DART colleagues, negotiate fees in line with the established fee structure.

  • To negotiate and draw up contracts with trainers, ensuring copyright and intellectual property issues are clear and that DCE is accredited as appropriate.

  • To coordinate the various streams of DCE activities, ensuring smooth implementation of DCE projects by monitoring the implementation of the different projects' activities, identifying gaps and alerting key stakeholders as issues arise that require collaboration and resolution.

  • To have an overview of DCE materials that can be used, be responsible for maintaining files/slides and liaising with DART members with the required specialist knowledge to update as required.

  • To develop an understanding of client needs and carry out training needs analyses to inform the design of training programmes/modules to be delivered by DCE trainers.

  • To be responsible for arranging training sessions, assigning trainers and agreeing fees within established frameworks, including setting up clinician training, specialist Train the Trainer programmes, and workshops.

  • To develop and implement an evaluation scheme for all training activities, collate results and produce impact reports to the Board.

  • To maintain communication with the donors of already funded projects and facilitate donor-DCE cooperation.

Essential skills and experience

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder demands.

  • Experience of prioritising a heavy workload to tight deadlines.

  • Proven track record of assigning and managing resources.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as using one’s own initiative.

  • Excellent communication skills in English.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and networks with stakeholders.

  • Good negotiation skills.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience in organising training and courses. 

  • Experience in contract management.

  • Proficiency in at least one European language other than English.

  • Exposure to, or experience in, trauma-related environments.

Job details

Responsible to: Development Director, Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Europe (DCE)

Location: Flexible

Employee status: 3 day a week contract for a minimum of six months but ideally longterm

Hours: Minimum 24 hours a week (can be worked flexibly throughout the week)

Compensation: £250 per day (approximately €295)

Start date: September 1st, 2022

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter outlining their motivations and suitability for the role to [email protected]g before midnight CEST on the 21st June 2022.