Project Graduate Corporate Engagement Officer

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Are you passionate about fundraising and partnerships?
Would you like to work at the world’s leading particle-physics laboratory and thrive?

Come and join the Partnership and Fundraising section in the International Relations (IR) sector!

As a Corporate Engagement Officer, you will join a small multi-tasking team, and will contribute to the development of its work. 

The Partnerships & Fundraising Section in the International Relations sector (IR-DS-PFU) coordinates and conducts fundraising at or on behalf of CERN and the CERN & Society Foundation, as well as the dissemination of, and compliance with, CERN’s fundraising standards, including the Ethical Policy and the Policy for the Recognition of Donors. 

The CERN & Society Foundation, established in June 2014, is the charity through which charitable gifts for CERN & Society projects are raised from companies, trusts/foundations and individuals.

As a Corporate Engagement Officer, you will drive fundraising, developing new business and loyalty strategies and will support the CERN & Society mission.

The selected candidate will work alongside the C&S supported project leaders on a number of project and will be involved in the complete project lifecycle – from the project conception and throughout all its stages:

  • Projects identification.
  • Planning and budgeting of the fundraising activities in the projects.
  • Development of fundraising case for support of the projects. Contributing to defining and implementing. CERN & Society fundraising strategy, focusing on fundraising from corporates and organisations.
  • Development of project proposal/presentations for CERN boards.
  • Production and edit of communications material for the fundraising purposes of the project.
  • Communication about the projects fundraising activities including via the CERN & Society website.
  • Cultivation and relationship building with corporate donors.
  • Monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the fundraising activities in the projects.

Qualifications/skills required

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (MSc) level and have between 2 and 6 years of relevant experience after obtaining your MSc degree;
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • You have professional training in the field of fundraising (or equivalent).
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential, French is an asset.
  • Knowledge of CiviCRM or other CRM software packages would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Desire and ability to work in a team within a large international organisation.
  • Creative, results-orientated approach and desire to set high standards.
  • Ability to take initiative and drive proposals forward.

This vacancy is within the CERN Graduate Programme – Experienced Project Graduates (Quest).

The expected start date of the post is 01.11.2023.

For further details and to submit your application, please, go to the CERN Graduate Programme pages.

Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 21 August 2023 at noon (12.00 PM CEST).