Student & Career Counsellor / Student & Career Counselling at the School of Business and Economics

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 18 Sep 2022

Student & Career Counsellor / Student & Career Counselling at the School of Business and Economics
Student & Career Counsellor / Student & Career Counselling at the School of Business and Economics
Published Deadline Location
8 Sep 18 Sep Maastricht

Please note: this is an internal vacancy. You can only apply for this job if you are already employed by this employer.
Job description

The team of Student & Career Counsellors (SCC) at the School of Business and Economics is looking for an enthusiastic colleague. The team currently consists of 8 people and is part of the Centre for Student Development & Business Relations. As a Student & Career Counsellor you inform, coach and guide students on a range of academic matters, such as study planning and skills development, orientation towards the study specialisation and career options. You also offer support to students faced with personal circumstances, which may affect their well-being and academic performance. You meet students in both individual meetings and in the context of workshops or presentations.

We expect you to contribute to the ongoing development of products and services pertaining to students’ choice of study, career advice, personal development and employability. To this end, you will cooperate with the Board of Examiners, student deans and psychologists of the Student Services Centre.

In addition, you collaborate in the development of policy proposals on a faculty and university level. Policy proposals and monitoring reports are based on qualitative and quantitative data, so a good feel for IT systems, data and strong analytical skills are necessary for this position.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)


• You have a higher education degree in the field of psychology, pedagogy (or equivalent) or a minimum of two years relevant work experience in for example coaching (student’s) personal development, HR, corporate recruitment or educational policy development;

• Work experience as content creator job, development of (online) courses or similar jobs.

• Enthusiasm for online learning, eye for detail, organizational skills and creativity in developing new things.

• Experienced in using programs like Canvas, canva, qualtrics, video editing.

• Experience with (student) employability, blended advising, online modules, e-learning are an advantage;

• You have affinity with and quickly grasp the concept of automated systems. You possess strong analytical skills and have affinity with new digital technologies. You have a good command of the MS Office package;

• You know how to prioritise and plan and organize your work efficiently. You are result-oriented, pro-active, independent and flexible, be it in the context of the team or as its representative;

• You have an excellent command of English, both spoken and written;

• You understand and know how to act upon the legal and ethical rules for confidentiality, mediation and conflict management, and with respect to cultural diversity;

• You have sound networking and communication skills at the service of students, stakeholders and partners.

• You have experience in developing and providing workshops, presentations and trainings;

• Working days: Monday through Friday. You are prepared to work during evenings/weekends (only on rare occasions like Open Days).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Temporarily until 1 January 2024, possibly extension after 1 January 2024.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website  > About UM > Working at UM .

An assessment may be part of the procedure.

Employment period:

Starting date 1st of November 2022. This is a fulltime (1.0 fte) position. 

The gross monthly salary mentioned is based on a fulltime appointment. The salary in this fulltime appointment will depend on your education, qualifications and relevant working experience, based on salary scale 10 (€ 2.960 - € 4.670) of the CAO NU (UFO profile Study Adviser, level 1). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. A preliminary salary scale might apply in case the suitable candidate has yet to develop certain professional skills.

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, visit .

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of the youngest faculties of business and economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.

Centre for Student Development & Business Relations (CSDBR) – Student & Career Counselling

CSDBR brings together the expertise of four different offices: Student & Career Counselling, the Internship Office, the Alumni Office and Business Relations. These offices have joined forces to enrich and support the academic experience of SBE students during and beyond their studies and to strengthen relationships with alumni and external parties to co-create value for education and research and as such establish mutually beneficial connections.

SBE Student & Career Counsellors offer coaching and support to SBE students on a wide range of academic, career and personal goals during the study. In the recent academic year, we were in contact with half of our student population.

Additional information

For more information on this vacancy, please contact the cluster manager of CSDBR, Joris Berger via .

In the case that this application process leads to two or more final candidates with demonstrated equal capacities, we have a preference for the candidate who is currently employed by Maastricht University already.

To apply at this vacancy, press the button ‘apply now’ to see the application procedure.

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Please note: this is an internal vacancy. You can only apply for this job if you are already employed by this employer.
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Application procedure

Please e-mail your motivation letter and CV in English to with a copy to , before 19-09-2022.

If you don’t have an EU citizenship, please attach proof of being allowed to work in the Netherlands to your application.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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