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<title>[Updated] The FSFE is looking for an executive assistant</title>
<h1>[Updated] The FSFE is looking for an executive assistant</h1>
<p>We are looking for an executive assistant to support our work to empower
people to control technology. The person will work 25-35 hours per week
with our team in the Berlin office and will be in charge of the FSFE's Berlin
office operations. <em>Due to the current situation and the difficulty to onboard the the new person, the application period is enlarged as written below</em>.</p>
<h2>About the FSFE</h2>
<p>Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to
control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our
lives and it is important that technology empowers rather than
restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use,
understand, adapt, and share software. These rights help support other
fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press, and privacy.</p>
<p>The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free
Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.
It enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software
adoption, encourages people to use and develop Free Software, and
provides resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software
in Europe.</p>
<p>We are involved in legal, economic, political, and technical projects
around Free Software (see our work areas and our campaigns).</p>
<p>Our work is made possible by a community of volunteers, supporters,
donors, and staff. The executive assistant's job will be to be the
administrative backbone of our operations. </p>
<h2 id="main-responsibilities">Main responsibilities</h2>
<li>Reviewing financial documents, preparing them for accounting, and
general filing.</li>
<li>Compiling a monthly salary report for salary service. </li>
<li>Paying invoices and salaries.</li>
<li>Issue outgoing invoices and monitor incoming payments</li>
<li>Communication with health insurance, bank, insurances, and other
authorities. </li>
<li>Review and payment of travel expense claims.</li>
<li>Financial reporting for EU projects (LEAR).</li>
<li>Office management: coordination with cleaning service, printer
service, ordering of various materials needed for the office and other
staffers, key management, responsibility for cash book, answering the
phone, and other general office tasks. </li>
<li>Issuing of donation receipts.</li>
<h2 id="qualifications">Qualifications</h2>
<li>You have completed a relevant education and already have work
<li>Fluency in written and spoken German, intermediate command of written
and spoken English; other European languages are considered an asset. </li>
<li>Very reliable, well-organised, and supportive of colleagues.</li>
<li>Basic knowledge of accounting and tax law.</li>
<li>Knowledge and experience in understanding the financial side of the
charitable non-profit sector.</li>
<li>Ability to communicate by e-mail or chat with people and
organisations with technical, political, legal, or economic
backgrounds, and working together with volunteers or willingness to
learn this fast. </li>
<li>Knowledge of how to handle the administrative side of EU funded
projects is welcome.</li>
<li>Knowledge of the Free Software field and affinity with the FSFE&#39;s
values and mission are desired.</li>
<li>Knowledge of how to use a GNU/Linux laptop is a plus.</li>
<h2 id="attitude">Attitude</h2>
<p>We are looking for a reliable, well-organised, and punctual team player
who will ensure the reliable handling of office procedures and thus
support us in making the world better for future generations.</p>
alt="Bulletin Board with a post saying: Make things happen" />
<h2 id="how-to-apply">How to apply</h2>
<p>To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter -- including the
desired hours per week and your desired wage for this -- and a maximum
two-page CV (only PDFs are accepted) by email to <email></email>, with the
subject “executive assistant”. Please do not include pictures of yourself
in the application.</p>
<p>Your personal data will be deleted 3 months after we have made our
decision. The closing date for applications is <em>Sunday 31 May 2020</em>.
<p>Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age,
ability or disability, gender identity, sex, race, religion, or sexual
orientation. Hence, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and
promise to judge all applications on merit, without reference to any of
the characteristics listed. To promote diversity and equality in the
Free Software community, we shall give preference to applicants who
identify as part of a traditionally marginalised demographic in
technology for applications of equal strength.</p>
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