RIPESS is hiring: Call for applications for the position of Executive Secretary of the network


Job posting: Executive Secretary, part-time


Under the direction of the Board of Directors and the Executive Coordinator, between meetings of the Board, the role of the Executive Secretary is:

  • to coordinate (i) the activities of the working groups created to implement the work plan of RIPESS, (ii) the activities that may arise from the participation of RIPESS in various international bodies, (iii) the work of a part time operational and logistical support person.
  • to ensure fluid communications in three languages, through the different internal and external channels, and to administer the website and the newsletter of the network.
  • to contribute to producing analyses or information necessary for effective decision making and to work with the Executive Coordinator to prepare and organise Board meetings.
  • to take on, when necessary and possible, other tasks identified by the Board or the Executive Coordinator to advance the RIPESS action plan.

The Executive Secretary may work from any geographic location but should be in constant communication with members of the RIPESS Board, in particular with the executive coordinator. Subject to funds availability, the Executive Secretary must also be willing to travel internationally in order to support the organisation of RIPESS’ intercontinental meetings and occasionally the international meetings of its continental members.

– Knowledge of the international structures for the support and promotion of the social and solidarity economy;
– Working knowledge of French, English and Spanish essential;
– Experience coordinating the preparations for and the conduct of meetings in various forms (face-to-face or via skype or electronic means, etc.), writing minutes, etc.;
– Familiarity with WordPress and experience in website management ;
– Availability to work 25 hours/week with a flexible schedule.

Profile of the applicant:
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Logistical organisation skills
– Autonomy, sense of initiative and creativity

Salary: to be determined
Start date: Monday April 6

If this position interests you, please send your resume and a letter of intent before March 12 to:

Please note that only the candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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RIPESS ( is an intercontinental network that connects social and solidarity economy networks throughout the world. As a network of networks, it brings together continental networks that in turn bring together national and sectoral networks. RIPESS believes in the importance of global solidarity in order to build and strengthen an economy that puts people and planet front and center. From Lima to Quebec, from Dakar to Manila, RIPESS organizes global forums every four years and is a nexus for learning, information sharing and collaboration.

RIPESS is a worldwide network of continental networks promoting the Social Solidarity Economy, in order to transform our economy by putting people and the planet at the center of our activities.