Wanted: Management and Operations Team (MOT) Leader

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As part of the new structure of SIETAR Europa, The SIETAR Europa Board and Executive Officers are looking for a Management and Operations Team (MOT) Leader to work with us on a voluntary basis.

The role of the MOT is:

  • While the SIETAR Europa Board prepares the annual strategic plan, the role of the MOT is to implement that plan.
  • The work of the MOT is supervised by the Board. The Vice President is the contact person for the MOT.
  • The Treasurer is the contact person for financial issues. He/She has to sign off on financial issues.
  •  The Office Manager is part of the MOT.

The Head/ Leader of the MOT (Day-to-day Manager)

  • •        Puts together the management and operations team (MOT)
  • •        Leads the MOT and its operations
  • •        Implements the strategic plan of SEU
  • •        Ensures that strategic objectives and plans are met
  • •        Liaises with board and participates in, and contributes to board strategy meetings
  • •        Shares information on a regular basis with the Board
  • •        Collaborates with and reports to the Vice President of SEU
  • •        Liaises with committee heads and supports the work of the committees
  • •        Is informed about the status quo and the activities of national SIETAR organisations under the umbrella of SEU


  • •        At least 7 years managing a team, project(s), company or business
  • •        Affinity with the domain of intercultural education, training and research
  • •        Intercultural sensitivity and experience of multi-cultural teams
  • •        Leadership skills
  • •        Strong planning and organisation skills
  • •        Sense for innovation
  • •        Ability to work virtually and with a multi-cultural team
  • •        Very good English language skills (written, spoken)
  • •        Good IT skills
  • •        Ability to organise self and others
  • •        Good project management and time management skills
  • •        Able to multi-task
  • •        Able to set up, structure data and manage processes
  • •        Excellent communication skills
  • •        Bring diverse experience to SEU organisation
  • •        Team leadership skills

The Benefits of this Role with SIETAR Europa:

  • •        Experience of working in an international organisation
  • •        Working in a multicultural and virtual setting/team
  • •        Contribute to the development of an international multi-cultural organisation
  • •        Free access to SIETAR events in Europe
  • •        Honorary member of SIETAR Europa for time in this position
  • •        On completion of term, a testimonial from SIETAR Europa 

The Position:

This is a voluntary position, it is estimated that it would require 20-30 hours per week. The timeframe for this voluntary position is recommended for a minimum period of 2 years. As it is a voluntary position, the candidate can leave at any time, however it is preferable to collaborate in this capacity for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of extension

Ideally, we are looking for candidates with a track record in managing a team, project or small company. Once the Head of the MOT is selected, that person will help put together the team. The team will be a group of individuals who will work with SIETAR Europa on a voluntary basis as interns.


Please note, this is a virtual position. The candidate will manage a virtual team, all meetings and communications with the team and the SIETAR Europa Board will generally be held in a virtual space using zoom and skype platforms. The SIETAR Europa Board meets face to face once a year, it is anticipated that the Head of the MOT will also be part of this meeting.

Interested candidates should send a CV plus a letter addressing why they believe they are suitable for this position to Ms Christine Longe at office@sietareu.org by 10 January 2018.