Student Affairs Officer / Financial Assistant at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Student Affairs Officer / Financial Assistant at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

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24 Jan 6 Feb Maastricht

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The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance is looking for someone who will assist the Head of Student Affairs in financial and administrative tasks and support the tasks managed by the Student Affairs Office.

Job description

The Student Affairs Officer / Financial Assistant will fill in for a member of Student Affairs when they are on leave, vacation, or during peak performance times. Because of this, you must be comfortable working with computers in Outlook, Excel, Access, and SAP, be able to mediate processes between multiple parties, and be flexible to enter a project at any time.


  • Assist Head of Student Affairs in ongoing projects, support in administrative and financial work.
  • Support members of Student Affairs in the following tasks: admissions, scheduling, exam preparation, thesis administration, graduation, and other organizational and maintenance tasks.
  • Engage and communicate with members of Student Affairs, master students, course coordinators, and staff via email and in person.

In summary, you will act as an assistant to the Head of Student Affairs and support the team of Student Affairs by assisting each member in their peak busy times and filling in during times of absence.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team.
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch. 
  • You have relevant previous work experience of minimum two years.
  • You know your way around computer programs such as Outlook, Excel, Access, EleUM (Blackboard) and SAP.
  • You have a great sense of humour.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

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 > Support > UM employees.


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 18,000 students and 4,300 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.


Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) prepares professionals and researchers for policy analysis, risk assessment, policy design, policy monitoring, policy evaluation and methods and techniques of policy research. The School is integrated within United Nations University – MERIT (UNU-MERIT).  The School is the centre for the institute’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, which aims to train public policy professionals for the global community. 

UNU-MERIT, including MGSoG, has been closely involved in research for a variety of UN agencies, including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.

Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 master students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility); Finance
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • €2261—€3052 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level +
  • AT2020.22


Maastricht University (UM)

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