Partner Relations

The organisation

AFD was founded with the aim to unlock the full potential of students through social impact and to have social impact through the full potential of students. We achieve this by placing Social Entrepreneurship at the core of our organisation along with its values. Every year we send out a number of highly motivated students to set up socially meaningful, durable and impactful projects and businesses. In symbiosis with this we have the ambition to familiarise and embed the social entrepreneurial way of thinking in the entire student-ecosystem. We do this through our events, our Brightminds track and the CleanTech Challenge.

Your role

  • – You search for new possible partners with whom AFD can establish a structural partnership.
  • – You search for potential partners for the Impact Case Day and the Jobfair, our two biggest events.
  • – You attend networking events to explore new partners and visit these partners personally to ensure that every partner receives personal attention.
  • – You are responsible for maintaining the close ties AFD has with its partners.
  • – You and your team will look into alternative sources of income, including but not limited to for instance government subsidies and grants for our events.
  • – You attend the weekly board meetings and show a general commitment to the organization.

Your profile

  • – You are a bachelor or master student at KU Leuven or UCLL.
  • – You possess the necessary people skills to initiate and maintain partner contact.
  • – You are a polite and spontaneous person, willing to engage with new partners.
  • – You are eager to network, attend events and maintain contact with partners.
  • – You are interested in developing and maintain contacts in the business world, as well as with NGOs or 4th pillar organizations such as Oxfam.

Your commitment

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year, starting from April 2024.
  • – Ability to dedicate part of your time to AFD next to your studies.

Our offer

  • – Gain hands-on experience and tackle real problems next to your studies.
  • – Obtain valuable life skills and boost your personal development.
  • – Exchange insights with like-minded and impactful peers.
  • – Be part of an open and international student community and make friends for life!


Send your CV and motivation letter (A4) to with the subject ‘Board 2024-2025’. Don’t forget to mention if you would like to apply for board or entourage!

Difference Board-Entourage

The difference between being a board or entourage member is that as a board member you have the final responsibility, you are the point of contact and you maintain the communication between your team and the Governing Board (the national board in Belgium). Every team will consist of one board member and one or more entourage members, depending on the function you’re applying for.

Any questions about the position? Get in touch!

  • Vincent Nijs
    Vincent Nijs Board PR
  • Lynn Van Aelst
    Lynn Van Aelst Entourage PR

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