Chief of Staff

Ref: 5025

European Climate Foundation

Brussels, Belgium OR Paris, France

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Role Managed by:

Rahel Kessler

Research Associate

t: +32 202 409 344


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice and Social Impact

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 19/03/2021

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level. We support over 300 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the  Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

We are currently seeking a Chief of Staff, a senior and cross-cutting role, working closely with ECF colleagues to develop new initiatives, improve internal processes, and surface and resolve issues. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Laurence Tubiana, the Chief of Staff will work with the ECF management team to define, communicate, and implement cross-cutting organisational strategies.

In this role we are seeking a dynamic individual with the leadership skills and management experience to lead in a rapidly growing and ambitious organisation. The successful Chief of Staff will demonstrate significant experience, ideally gained in a non-profit and complex multi-stakeholder environment, and a proven track record of strategic planning, collaboration, board engagement, and working with tact and diplomacy. They will be an exceptional individual with a drive for the highest quality strategy, management and people motivation and will bring broad credibility with relevant stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have excellent communications in English and most importantly will demonstrate a genuine interest in the mission and values of the ECF.

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for this exciting role, please visit quoting reference 5025. The deadline for applications is 10am (CET) on the 19th of March 2021.

The role will be based in Brussels or Paris. This is a full-time position and the salary is competitive and commensurate with the experience required.  

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