12553 - Education Project Officer

Milano, Italy
Full Time
Institute for Climate Resilience (ICR)
Mid Level

Job Opening cod. 12553
CMCC Position
Education Project Officer
 (Deadline: July 15th, 2024)

The CMCC Foundation is a scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers.
Our work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

Our Institute for Institute for Climate Resilience (ICR) is looking for a new position of Education Project Officer, located in Milan, responsible for the management, plan and monitoring of the main educative and training activities.
Workplace location: Milan, Italy

The Education Project Officer is responsible for supporting the Education Project Manager and she/he will be responsible for the daily implementation and management of ongoing scientific research-based projects and educational/training programmes funded by different donors. In particular, she/he will ensure the smooth coordination and implementation of the Future Earth Research School (FERS School, https://www.fersschool.it) a School in the field of environmental sustainability and climate change launched by the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC), with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Region. She/He will also be responsible of the communication and dissemination activities of the School.

The Education Project Officer is responsible of:

  • Smooth implementation of the 2024 FERS courses;
  • Monitoring and reporting of the 2024 FERS courses following funding agency requirements and criteria;
  • Dissemination and social media management of the FERS School and other project-related activities;
  • Events management, coordinating the schedule and logistics of educational courses/activities, workshops, seminars, and events;
  • Stakeholders’ engagement activities in order to foster the enhancement of the academic success and outreach of internal and external stakeholders, including educators, students, parents, community organizations, and funding agencies;
  • Public/media contents development, tailored according to the different platforms and channels (website and social media pages) following visual requirements;
  • Provision of operational support to onsite training courses (taking place at CEUB, in Bertinoro – Italy);
  • Financial and administrative tasks encompassing the recruitment of the courses staff, pre-processing of payments and invoicing, budget management, etc.;
  • Identifying funding opportunities through grants, sponsorships, and donations to support program sustainability and growth;
  • Other tasks in line with the position and specific profile of the candidate, mainly supporting the management of other projects portfolio of the ISCD division.

  • Degree in Education, Economics, Management, International Relations, Environmental sustainability sciences, and other related field;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in project management in the context of educational/training programme and projects;
  • Experience in designing and delivering education, training and capacity development activities;
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders with a multicultural background;
  • A very good knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint (a basic understanding of Photoshop and InDesign is considered to be an asset);
  • Strong understanding of and experience with Wordpress, Mailchimp and graphic design tools (Canva, and/or Adobe Creative Cloud applications);
  • Master of social media platforms (X, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn);
  • Experience developing communities of practice and managing online communities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Experience in financial and administrative management and periodical reporting.

  • Good analytical and rganizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse team environment;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and unforeseen challenges;
  • Previous experience working with higher education institutions, academic organizations, NGOs, etc.;
  • Passion for environmental education, climate change and high scientific research.

  • Based on the duration of the employment contract, without prejudice to any changes in organisation and/or career paths and downstream of the performance appraisal.
  • The appointment is assigned following:
  1. internal selection;
  2. external selection in the event that there are no internal candidates, or they are assessed as unsuitable.
  • The appointment period will be initially of 12 months starting as soon as possible, with the possibility of contract extension based on performance, results achieved and new project opportunities.
  • The gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience and competitive with major research centres in Europe
  • Welfare package 
  • Flexible working time
  • Support during the immigration process, if needed

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).

CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.

This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment".

We will keep your information on file for up to 1 year.


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