Position:  Regional Advisor - The Netherlands, Eastern Europe and Turkey
Job Id:  568
# of Openings:  1

Organization Overview
Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotary’s clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.

Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity
One of Rotary’s values is diversity, which we define as embracing diversity in thought, culture, and perspective. As such, we welcome and encourage highly-qualified candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds to apply.

General Overview
The Regional Advisor in Club and District Support is responsible for implementing strategies to help club, district, and zone leaders function optimally by providing expert and regionalized guidance as well as training on constitutional documents, Board policy, governor funding, membership development, Rotary Marks, Rotary’s online tools and leadership training and development. Advises and trains leaders in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Western Asia.
Collaborates with other teams in Club and District Support as well as teams at the Europe and Africa Office (EAO) and at World Head Quarters (WHQ). Responsible for various Club and District Support global projects based on interest, skills, and availability. Develops and maintains professional development skills in chosen area of expertise.
​This Regional Advisor position will act as a contact person for Rotarians from the assigned regions (the Netherlands, most Eastern European countries and Turkey).

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
Graduate degree in international relations, development, education, communications or non-profit management preferred

Prior Experience
3-5 years in a customer service role

Knowledge and Skills
  • Proficiency in English is essential; Dutch and/or one or more Eastern European language would be an asset
  • Highly structured and well-organized person who knows how to set priorities with a firm commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • High team-spirit with the appreciation of working independently
  • Superior conceptual and organizational ability
  • Ability to establish cordial working relationships with Rotary leaders and colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including public speaking
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Keen interest in, and familiarity with the culture of the assigned regions
Specific Duties
  • Maintain regular contact with regional senior leaders, zone leadership, and district governors, developing working relationships on a first name basis, as appropriate
  • Provide regional zone team training on Rotary resources and strategies, as assigned
  • Carry out a full analysis on Rotary’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of assigned region
  • Advise on strategies to pursue to support club and district growth and participates in the collection of best practices to support that growth as well as training, governor’s role and innovative initiatives
  • Welcome Rotary delegations and provide specific and customized training
  • Provide onsite training on district operations, Rotary resources, Rotary funding for governors, branding, and Rotary’s suite of online tools and other meetings as assigned. 
  • Assist in the creation of budget for Rotary funding for district governors
  • Advises on Rotary policies and procedures
  • Provides assistance to Rotarians on the use of the Rotary website
  • Provides supporting material such as presentations, instruction sheets and videos 
  • Coordinates Rotary mailings to districts
  • Screens new club applications to ensure completeness and compliance
  • Provides regional expertise as required
  • Responds to inquiries by and on behalf of the General Secretary
  • Participates in workgroups
Supervisory Responsibility

Budget Responsibility
Helps preparing annual budget for Rotary funding for district governors. Reviews district governor spending using autonomy to ensure proper use of funds according to policy.
Authorizes issuance of individual district governor payments.

As assigned

Internal Contacts
All colleagues within the RI Secretariat.

External Contacts
Rotary senior leaders, district and club leaders, Rotarians and members of the public.

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