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Job Vacancy: MOISE Palace Program and Fundraising Director

MOISE Palace Program and Fundraising Director

Job Vacancy

Organisation: MOISE Palace – Regional Center for Advanced Studies SEE

Location: Cres Island / Rijeka, Croatia

Closing date: September 1st, 2021

We are seeking a dedicated full-time manager to expand the Program and Fundraising development of the MOISE Palace.

About us:

Led by a high-profile international interdisciplinary team, MOISE Palace is hosted by the University of Rijeka and operated by its Center for Advances Studies SEE. It is embedded into a rich international partner network involving important regional players from academic, policy, and donor communities. The 500-year-old MOISE Palace is a North Adriatic cultural monument of considerable historical, artistic, and symbolic importance, located in the old town center of the City of Cres. Set against the pristine natural background of Cres Island, this monumental building is the largest patrician Renaissance city palace in Croatia.

The splendid isolation of MOISE Palace offers a unique forum space for intellectual shift and collective creation that foster groundbreaking ideas and lead to actual change. MOISE Palace aims at evolving into one of the most inspiring spaces for provoking dialogue and future-shaping thought in Europe. MOISE Palace leverages daring innovation and actual impact through an International Board of Patrons involving Erhard Busek, Hedvig Morvai, Ivan Vejvoda, Judith Butler, Axell Honneth, Etienne Balibar, Peter Eisenman, Jonathan Wolff, Wolfgang Merkel, Michael M. Resch, Michael Walzer, and Lisa Herzog.

If you wish

  • to join one of the most ambitious and forward-looking projects in this part of Europe,
  • to work in a unique Mediterranean environment on the Island of Cres and in Rijeka, embedded into pulsating University of Rijeka and regional academic network,
  • to cooperate with and take responsibility for a growing network of young scholars and inspiring intellectuals and thinkers,

consider applying for this position!

Key Tasks and responsibilities:


  • Identify, assess, and inform the Executive Director and Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the Moise Program;
  • Execute all operations in coordination and upon approval of the Executive Director;
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of Moise Palace

Operational Planning and Management

  • Prepare the Program and Fundraising Plan on an annual basis for the Board of Directors to adopt it and implement it afterward;
  • Draft procedures for the approval of the Executive Director and implement them afterward;
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the MOISE Palace Program and Fundraising Plan;
  • Provide support to the activities of the Board of Directors and Board of Patrons
  • Propose staffing requirements for projects and program delivery based on instructions and the budget approved by the Board of Directors

Financial Planning, Fundraising, and Management

  • Prepare annual Fundraising Plan to be adopted by Board of Directors;
  • Take responsibility for the implementation of the Fundraising Plan to ensure the development of the MOISE Program
  • Plan, review, and submit letters of inquiry, grant applications, including narrative proposals and proposed budgets, and grant reports;
  • Work with Executive Director and the Board of Directors to prepare a comprehensive annual budget;
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the fundraised resources


  • Engage, develop and cultivate relationships, and regularly follow through with public and private foundations, as well as corporations and government agencies, to identify and pursue grant and other funding opportunities
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community of partners;

Necessary qualifications:

  • Higher Education Degree
  • Fluent in oral and written communication in Croatian (BHSM) and English language, any additional language would be an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of management in the corporate sector, international organization, or NGO sector
  • Experience in managing projects, programs, and/or organizations
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience in working with cross-sector partnerships
  • Good consulting, analytical and critical thinking skills, organized and results-driven
  • Good planning and coordination, self-management skills
  • Advanced networking, stakeholder management, communication, and presentation skills
  • Established ability to provide leadership
  • Budgetary experience is an asset
  • Culturally aware skills and competencies, work experience in a multicultural setting
  • Strong Computer skills in Microsoft Office Packages
  • Willingness to work from the work location of Moise Palace on Cres

We offer:

  • The unique working environment on the Island of Cres and in Rijeka, embedded into pulsating University of Rijeka and regional network;
  • Working with a young and dedicated team and scholars;
  • Inspiring encounters with a broad regional and international network of renowned intellectuals, scholars, major international foundations, and governmental officials;
  • A chance to shape and navigate strategic program lines;
  • A competitive salary.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application in English by September 1st, 2021 at

The application must include:

  • your CV
  • cover letter
  • names and contact details of two reference persons.

Please note that applications will be reviewed and suitable candidates will be contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. The position will remain open until filled.


International conference “What Unites the Countries of Orthodox Christian Culture Today?”

International conference

What Unites the Countries of Orthodox Christian Culture Today?”

19-20 July, 2021.

The Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe (CAS SEE) at University of Rijeka and the Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) are pleased to invite you to take part in the mixed-format conference ““What Unites the Countries of Orthodox Christian Culture Today?”. The conference sessions will be in English and Russian.

This event marks a new stage in cooperation between the CAS and the Ural Federal University. In 2020, Russian Science Foundation has granted its support to the research project Ethics of War in Orthodox Christianity: Individual Moral Experience and Cultural Contexts of Moral Choices” ( which brought together philosophers and historians, anthropologists and legal scholars from Southeast and Eastern Europe in the search for historical precedents of and possible guidelines for making moral choices in military conflicts.

The project aims at finding alternative approaches to current normative theorising about war in analytical philosophy. While the latter focuses on moral justification of military violence in just war theories, this project builds on the assumption that moral values are ‘lived’ — enacted and experienced — by individuals rather than declared and codified by philosophers. Moral choices can only be analysed in particular cultural contexts. These contexts make moral values both meaningful and applicable within personal experience. Therefore, we invited conference presenters to focus not on the universalized moral norms but on culturally specific interpretations of personal experience of war and contextualized moral choices made by individuals.

Apart from tragic history of wars, Southeast and Eastern European nations share rich heritage of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, whose theological and practical attitudes to war and violence are alive in folk tales, popular religiosity and mass culture. CAS’s Moise Palace will host Belarusian, Croatian, Russian, and Serbian scholars who will discuss whether Christian Orthodox heritage can contribute to solving ethical dilemmas that we face today.


19 July, 2021.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 889 7648 1370 Passcode: 350116



  1. Bojanic Peter (University of Belgrade) What Is Victory?

  2. Icin Kornelia (University of Belgrade) Top Hit Songs of WWII: “Wait for Me” and “Lilie-Marlen”

  3. Dudchik Andrei (Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus) Conceptualizing Belorussian Partisan Movement: Ethics, Truth, Identity

  4. Cherepanova Ekaterina (Ural Federal University) Justification of Death at War in Orthodox Christian Culture (Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945)

  5. Agapov Oleg (Kazan Innovative University) Forms and Practices of Development in the Orthodox World of the 21st Century


  1. Menshikov Andrey (Ural Federal University) Political Theology and Political Virtues: Wars and Civic Duties

  2. Lunkov Alexsandr (Institute of Philosophy and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences) The Orthodox Ethos of the Russo-Japanese War: Between Domestic and Foreign Infidels

  3. Davletshina Anna (Ural Federal University) Experiencing Uncertainty: Memories of the Refugees about WWII

CAS SEE Seminars with Guests: Luigi Ceccarini

On Wednesday, July 14th at 10 am (CET), we hosted CAS SEE Weekly Seminar with Professor Luigi Ceccarini, presented by our fellow Gabriele Giacomini. The seminar is entitled: “The Digital Citizen(ship). Politics and Democracy in the Networked Society”.

Ceccarini explores the diverse and contested meanings of ‘citizenship’ in the 21st century, as representative democracy faces a mounting crisis in the wake of the digital age. He enriches and updates the common notion of citizenship, answering the question of how it is possible to fully live as a citizen in a post-modern political community.

Employing an international, multidisciplinary framework, Ceccarini brings together the findings of continental political philosophy and history, and contemporary western political science and communication studies to advance our understanding of political motivation and participation in the present day. As new participatory and monitoring dynamics of online citizenship redefine the very form of public space, Ceccarini addresses the values, creativity and aspirations through which social actors engage with a networked society, making use of technological innovations and new forms of communication to participate in post-representative politics. During this seminar, Ceccarini will propone a provocative call to action in an era defined by distrust, disillusionment and digitization.

Luigi Ceccarini is Professor of Politics and Head of the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy. He is researcher at LaPolis and Demos&Pi, and co-editor of the journal ComPol, Comunicazione Politica.

Watch the CAS SEE Weekly Seminar with Luigi Ceccarini: 

CAS SEE Seminars with Guests: Lura Limani

On Thursday, July 8th at 10 am (CET), we hosted CAS SEE Weekly Seminar with Lura Limani, presented by our fellow Bojan Bilić. The seminar is entitled: “Tracing Kosovo’s Trans History ”.

Since the early 2000s, when a loosely organized LGBTQ movement emerged in Kosovo, queer activist efforts have focused on sexuality rather than gender. The public coming out of two trans activists in 2016/2017 made way for the discussion about the legal right to change one’s gender identification and access gender confirmation services. However, while their appearance has marked a turn for the contemporary movement, it would be wrong to assume that it also marks the beginning of trans visibility in Kosovo. Research into local media coverage of trans individuals shows that what is often hailed as a ‘historic first’ may not necessarily be so. This perpetual ‘novelty’ implies an erasure of queer history and is indicative of the need for a knowledge production that reclaims ignored and forgotten narratives of queerness.

Lura Limani is a writer, editor, and researcher based in Prishtina, Kosovo. With an extensive background in journalism and research, Limani previously worked as the editor-in-chief of Prishtina Insight, an online magazine produced by BIRN Kosovo. She holds an MA in cultural studies from University of Freiburg (Germany) and studied sociology and philosophy during her Bachelor studies at University of Prishtina and New York University. Previously, she was a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University in New York. Limani is one of the founders of the independent literary zine and publishing house Lirindja as well as the co-founder of the Kosovo Oral History Initiative, a live archive of life stories of people from Kosovo. Her previous research revolved around narratives of displacement, identity, youth culture and feminism. Together with Rina Krasniqi, Limani is the co-author of BOOM(2020), a publication chronicling Kosovo’s pop and rock scene in the 1980s.

Watch the CAS SEE Weekly Seminar with Lura Limani: