Ahead of BIEN’s General Assembly scheduled for 28 September (online), we have the pleasure of announcing two posts in BIEN’s Executive Committee, which we invite you to run for. These posts are a Volunteer Coordinator and a Fundraising Coordinator

In terms of responsibilities, the Volunteer Coordinator‘s tasks will include:  – Screening inquiries from interested volunteers and referring them to the appropriate project lead –  Assigning volunteers specific tasks depending on BIEN’s needs  – Regular participation in and reporting to BIEN’s monthly Executive Committee meeting. Our outgoing Volunteer Coordinator will be available to train and support whomever next steps into this role.

 BIEN is currently at a critical juncture where it has secured funding from Mustardseed Trust for its growth for three years and aims to further expand its funding sources. The Fundraising Coordinator is a newly created position to this effect. His/her tasks will include:  – Developing a fundraising strategy – Reaching out to potential donor organisations and individuals to develop a funding stream. This task will be shared with BIEN’s Hubs Coordinator.  – Regular participation in and reporting to BIEN’s monthly Executive Committee meeting.

To apply, please write to me directly with:  – your CV  – a personal statement (a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 words). The personal statement should mention why you would like to be elected to a specific post, your qualifications and experience relevant to the post as well as ideas you have about filling it.  – and a profile picture 

Please contact me with your intention to run by 19 August. Earlier submission is encouraged.

The two posts will be filled through an election at BIEN’s General Assembly, which you can already register for by clicking here.

As an incumbent, you will be joining BIEN’s Executive Committee, a group of 12 individuals dedicated to Basic Income in these exciting times for this policy tool.  

We very much thank you should you consider running for either of these posts. I am of course happy to answer any questions.

About Diana Bashur

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Diana Bashur, MA: After working for the UN and other international agencies in development and political analysis in New York, Vienna and Damascus, Diana returned to university to research a different approach to peacebuilding. Currently at the University of Vienna, she is researching Basic Income as a tool for peacebuilding with a focus on the Middle East and a particular interest in its potential for social cohesion. Diana was elected BIEN Secretary in August 2021.