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  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  2. <html newsdate="2020-09-04">
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  4. <head>
  5. <title>The FSFE is looking for an office assistant</title>
  6. </head>
  7. <body>
  8. <h1>The FSFE is looking for an office assistant</h1>
  9. <p>We are looking for an office assistant to support our work to empower
  10. people to control technology. The person will work 15-35 hours per week
  11. with our team in the Berlin office and will support the FSFE's Berlin
  12. office operations.</p>
  13. <h2>About the FSFE</h2>
  14. <p>Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to
  15. control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our
  16. lives and it is important that technology empowers rather than
  17. restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use,
  18. understand, adapt and share software. These rights help support other
  19. fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.</p>
  20. <p>The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free
  21. Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.
  22. It enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software
  23. adoption, encourages people to use and develop Free Software, and
  24. provides resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software
  25. in Europe.</p>
  26. <p>We are involved in legal, economic, political, and technical projects
  27. around Free Software (see our work areas and our campaigns).</p>
  28. <p>Our work is made possible by a community of volunteers, supporters,
  29. donors, and staff. The office assistant's job will be to be the
  30. administrative backbone of our operations. </p>
  31. <h2 id="main-responsibilities">Main responsibilities</h2>
  32. <ul>
  33. <li>Reviewing financial documents, preparing them for accounting, and
  34. general filing.</li>
  35. <li>Compiling a monthly salary report for salary service.</li>
  36. <li>Paying invoices and salaries as well as travel expense claims.</li>
  37. <li>Issue outgoing invoices and monitor incoming payments.</li>
  38. <li>Communication with health insurance, bank, insurances, and other
  39. authorities.</li>
  40. <li>Office management.</li>
  41. <li>Issuing of donation receipts.</li>
  42. </ul>
  43. <h2 id="qualifications">Qualifications</h2>
  44. <ul>
  45. <li>You have completed a relevant education and already have work
  46. experience.</li>
  47. <li>Fluency in written and spoken German, intermediate command of written
  48. and spoken English; other European languages are considered an asset. </li>
  49. <li>Very reliable, well-organised, and supportive of colleagues.</li>
  50. <li>Basic knowledge of accounting and tax law.</li>
  51. <li>Knowledge and experience in understanding the financial side of the
  52. charitable non-profit sector are an advantage.</li>
  53. <li>Knowledge of how to handle the administrative side of EU-funded
  54. projects are desired.</li>
  55. <li>Knowledge of the Free Software field and affinity with the FSFE's
  56. values and mission are desired.</li>
  57. <li>Knowledge of how to use a GNU/Linux laptop is a plus.</li>
  58. </ul>
  59. <h2 id="attitude">Attitude</h2>
  60. <p>We are looking for a reliable, well-organised, and punctual team player
  61. who will ensure the reliable handling of office procedures and thus
  62. support us in making the world better for future generations.</p>
  63. <figure>
  64. <img
  65. src=""
  66. alt="Bulletin Board with a post saying: Make things happen" />
  67. </figure>
  68. <h2 id="how-to-apply">How to apply</h2>
  69. <p>To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter -- including the
  70. desired hours per week and your desired wage for this -- and a maximum
  71. two-page CV (only PDFs are accepted) by email to, with the
  72. subject “office assistant”. Please do not include pictures of yourself
  73. in the application.</p>
  74. <p>Your personal data will be deleted 3 months after we have made our
  75. decision. The closing date for applications is <em>Sunday 18 October 2020</em>.
  76. </p>
  77. <p>Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age,
  78. ability or disability, gender identity, sex, race, religion, or sexual
  79. orientation. Hence, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and
  80. promise to judge all applications on merit, without reference to any of
  81. the characteristics listed. To promote diversity and equality in the
  82. Free Software community, we shall give preference to applicants who
  83. identify as part of a traditionally marginalised demographic in
  84. technology for applications of equal strength.</p>
  85. </body>
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  88. <tag key="internal">Internal</tag>
  89. <tag key="career">Job position</tag>
  90. </tags>
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