European Casino Association seeks Executive Director (m/f)

European Casino Association 5<y Senior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 21 Nov 2016

Job Description

The European Casino Association (ECA) is a non-profit organization representing Europe’s licensed land-based casino industry. The ECA is currently looking to collaborate with an independent

Executive Director.

The Executive Director is expected to fulfill the following tasks

  • Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s mission, strategic goals, and objectives;
  • Execute the decisions of the Board of Directors;
  • Advise on the ECA’s strategy, priorities and action plan and identify the best ways to advance the ECA’s operations;
  • Take initiatives to plan, propose, co-ordinate and implement the association’s projects and events both internally and externally;
  • Manage the association’s office, human resources, and financial resources;
  • Manage the ECA’s EU Affairs and effectively represent the association towards external audiences, which includes monitoring and evaluating the impact of relevant EU policy initiatives and regulatory change, coordinating the process for developing ECA positions, devising and implementing outreach programs, handling institutional and industry relations, attending events, etc.;
  • Develop, maintain and enlarge the association’s network and relationships with key partners and other stakeholders;
  • Speak at public conferences and with policy makers at all levels;
  • Prepare, organise, record and follow up on Board and General Assembly meetings, as well as support the meetings and activities of the ECA’s working groups;
  • Assist with the ECA’s communication and media activities (articles, newsletters, website, database, etc.);
  • Report back to the ECA Chairman, Vice-Chair and Board of Directors.
  • A part-time office administrator assists the Executive Director in the course of his/her duties.


  • The ideal candidate should have the following skills and experience:
    Executive profile; ready to take on challenges;
  • Thorough sense of responsibility and prioritising of tasks accordingly;
  • Ability to multi-task and work under time pressure;
  • Aptitude for cooperation, consensus-building and problem-solving;
  • Independent, dynamic, flexible, pro-active, open minded and results-driven;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, communications and report writing skills;
  • Prepared to work in Brussels and travel occasionally (within Europe);
  • A post-graduate university degree or equivalent qualification, ideally in law, economics or politics;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant working experience, having previously worked in consultancy, association and/or the institutional environment (European Parliament, Commission, etc.);
  • Excellent understanding of EU political and decision-making processes, (ideally) knowledge of relevant Internal Market policy developments;
  • Existing network and relevant contacts in the Brussels environment;
  • Ability to obtain relevant business, political and regulatory intelligence;
  • Knowledge of the gambling industry/gambling-related policies is desirable;
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must, additional language in particular French, German or Dutch is a strong asset;
  • Highest personal integrity and dedication.

Procedure for application

Applicants should submit:

  • a detailed CV;
  • a motivation letter;
  • two recent references, who may be contacted before interviews are held;
  • an indication of salary expectation (net amount per annum).
  • This material should be sent to before 23 December 2016.
  • Ideal starting date: February 2017.
  • Please note that only candidates invited to an interview will be contacted.
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