Programme officer

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Deadline: 10 Dec 2023

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Programme officer

Do you like to plan, organize, coordinate, network and just tackle any problem that comes your way? Then join us, support our Una programme team and make your contribution to the European university of the future!

What are you going to do?
Leiden University is a leading institute for research and education, with a strong international orientation. We are therefore a proud member of Una Europa, an alliance of 11 European research universities working together for the establishment of a European campus. As our programme officer, you support the Leiden programme team for Una Europa. Your goal: to make the programme run smoothly. You plan meetings and don't shy away from tough agendas. You take minutes and coordinate the follow-up of action items, from daily activities to new initiatives. Thanks to you, our data and information are up-to-date and retrievable, from mailboxes to databases. You assist with making reports, co-operate with the communication officer and support the other colleagues within the Una Europa team in Leiden. Finally, you will work on building and expanding networks and help the leads at events. You are the point of contact for questions about Una Europa. An attractive role at the centre of a complex European project!

Who and what are you?
To start with, you bring excellent organizational and planning skills that help you to work accurately and result-oriented, even under pressure or with tight deadlines. In an environment where bureaucracy (sometimes) and creative thinking (often) alternate, you show that you are proactive, take initiative and can solve problems independently. You are flexible and have a smooth pen. Your natural (inter)personal skills are of great value in building and maintaining relationships at home and abroad.

In any case, you bring with you:

  • a completed education at a bachelor level;
  • at least 3 years of experience with (administrative work within) projects, including the use of data and information systems;
  • affinity or experience with a academic environment;
  • excellent command of English and Dutch;
  • a European nationality (or you hold a valid work permit).

What do you get from us?
A responsible position, in which all your skills are called upon and with plenty of room for your initiative and useful ideas. We offer you the opportunity to make your own contribution to this exciting and important project. The international focus of the program is interesting: it provides you with unique contacts and many new experiences.

What you also get:

  • a salary range from € 3.226 to € 5.090 gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale 10);
  • an appointment for one year with the possibility of renewal;
  • an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and a holiday allowance of 8%;
  • a choice model with which you can tailor your other employment conditions to your needs;
  • excellent training facilities;
  • A good work/life balance, including a flexible working time, our own nursery, paid parental leave and opportunities for sabbatical leave.

More about your new department
The programme team is housed in the Strategy and Academic Affairs (SAZ) department. The 45 employees of SAZ support the Executive Board and the faculties in the field of strategic development of the university in education, research, impact and valorisation, sustainability, internationalisation, subsidy advice and diversity & inclusivity. Identifying national and international developments in higher education is the task of the 8 employees of the international affairs team. They are involved in European programmes, manage European networks on behalf of the university and work worldwide on strategic and sustainable strengthening of international research and education.

About Una Europa
Eleven leading European research universities have united in a unique alliance – Una Europa. Our universities have been educating Europeans for more than 1,000 years. Together we provide education for more than 500,000 students, millions of digital students and we have almost 100,000 university employees in our network. Una Europa wants to use our collective strengths to create a truly European interuniversity environment, a university of the future.

The eleven Una Europa partners are: Freie Universität Berlin, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, University College Dublin, University of Edinburgh, Helsingin yliopisto/Helsingfors universitet, Universiteit Leiden, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Collegium Novum at Jagiellonian University, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne en Universität Zürich. Read more: .

Leiden University strives to be an inclusive community that enables all students and staff to feel valued, respected and able to develop themselves to the fullest. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High-quality education and research is inclusive.

For more information about the content of this position, please contact Petra Pelkman. You can reach her by e-mail: [email protected]  or by telephone: +31 6 10 01 13 92.

You can apply online via the 'Apply' button in our application system.

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