Student assistant - communication (Amsterdam Young Academy)

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Are you looking for a part-time job as a student assistant that can be perfectly combined with your studies? Are you communicative and accurate and are you good at building engagement and supporting impactful campaigns? If so, this job is for you! 

FTE: 0.1 - 0,2

Job description


Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA)

 is an independent platform where talented young scientists from different disciplines meet to develop views on science, scientific policy and how to build bridges between science and society in Amsterdam. AYA is an initiative of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit and was officially launched on November 6th, 2018.

We are looking for a student assistant to lead our communication initiatives and improve our presence among the academic community and society in general. Join us in shaping our communication landscape and making a lasting impact in both Amsterdam-based universities. You will be engaging with very talented scientists and the highest stakeholders from all different faculties of both UvA and VU, expanding your network and improving your communication skills.

Your duties

  • Develop and execute communication strategies
  • Create engaging content across various platforms (e.g., Linkedin, X, Webpage)
  • Manage media relations, agendas, and stakeholder communications
  • Assist with planning and organising the event program of 2023 and 2024

  • Experience in communication skills (in Dutch and English)
  • Agile user of social media platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in creating and delivering effective messages
  • Enthusiastic and creative for successful campaign management
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams

What are we offering?

Your appointment will be through the Faculty of Law of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,618 (SA) and a maximum €2,846 (SA), depending on your education and experience. The job is vacant for at least 4 hours (0.1 FTE) but can be expanded to 8 hours depending on the available tasks. The appointment will be for an initial period of 9 months with a possibility of extension.

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 31,000 students. We employ over 5,000 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law provides bachelor’s degree programmes in three main fields: Law, Notarial law and Criminology. In addition, we offer an extensive range of Master’s programmes as well as contract education. Our teaching and research focus on the social function and relevance of law: from contracts in the platform economy to the new way of working, from colonial injustice to medical liability, from family reunification to civil participation, from sex offenses to ransomware. Our research is often both international and multidisciplinary in character.

Working at the Faculty of Law means being engaged in an active and inspiring academic setting. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the quality of teaching and research in a challenging and rewarding working environment. More than 300 people work at the Faculty of Law, which is home to some 4,500 students.


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter. The ultimate application deadline is

04/12/2023, 13:00

, but we keep the right to close applications early if we find a suitable candidate. 

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Tiago Matos at [email protected] and Dion Kramer at [email protected]

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