Student Counsellor / Student Advisor (0,7fte)

Student Counsellor / Student Advisor (0,7fte)

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24 Feb 8 Mar Rotterdam

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Are you the seasoned student counsellor that knows how to deal with young people having so many choices to make? Who (just) arrived in a new, different, and sometimes bewildering environment, that aims to educate students to become critical world citizens? With over 700 Bachelor students in the EUC community, we are looking to expand our current team of 3 student counsellors with a fourth, Dutch speaking, soon-to-start EUC student counsellor (0.7 fte) working in the Marketing, Recruitment, Counselling & Study Abroad team that is part of the Dean’s Office at EUC.

Job description

Our team’s mission is “to facilitate the best possible intrinsic development of our students in a safe environment, allowing them to maximize their performance”. Our team also infuses the students of the importance of our IPP-ethos, meaning that students are expected to be Informed, to be Prepared and to be Proactive.

Our counsellors give students 1-on-1 guidance and counselling, in both personal and academic issues, for example preparing students for the requirements of various transitions over the course of their studies at EUC (i.e. starting up, the binding study advice, declaring a Major, considering an exchange, preparing for the Capstone project).

The counsellors help designing and implementing relevant EUC policies, and signal and respond proactively to the needs of the student cohorts (i.e. by identifying & sharing academic best practices, giving workshops and/or talks on relevant topics).

The work is done in close cooperation with the student counselling team, as well as with other colleagues within both EUC (such as the Office of Student and Educational Affairs, the student life officer, the examination board and the heads of the academic departments) and EUR (student psychologists and study advisers from other faculties) where necessary.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or academic qualification, as well as formal training in individual counselling;
  • Ideally, you have experience in guiding people, preferably in higher education and you are passionate about working with students;
  • You have excellent written and oral skills for expressing yourself in English and Dutch (at least at C1 level in the CEFR, though C2 level is preferred);
  • You have a flexible work attitude, a hands-on and result orientated mentality and you excel in teamwork;
  • You are verifiably empathic, culturally sensitive and open-minded;
  • You are looking forward to becoming a proactive member of a stimulating academic and international community that is the hallmark of a university college;
  • You are proficient in the use of office software (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel & MS Outlook) – proficiency in Osiris as well as online systems is strongly preferred.

Conditions of employment

The initial appointment will be for 0.7 fte (28 hours) in temporary employment for one year, with the possibility of extension with one year. The conditions of employment at Erasmus University Rotterdam correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Salary ranking is based on education and experience and is set at CAO NU scale 10 with a minimum of € 2,709 and a maximum of € 4,274 gross per month, on a fulltime basis of 38 hours per week. Within this range, your salary will depend on knowledge and experience.

Erasmus University offers attractive employment conditions, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax break, and for their international spouses we have set up a dual career programme.

Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library.

We value diversity and believe that a diversity of talents contributes to our vision and strategy to excel as a university on research and education. This means that we are looking for a person who can complement our team well.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success. See


Erasmus University College

Erasmus University College (EUC) is EUR’s internationally orientated and selective undergraduate college, offering a bachelor’s degree programme in Liberal Arts and Sciences based on intensive multi-disciplinary education in four areas of study: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Humanities and Life Sciences.

The college and its city campus are in the centre of metropolitan Rotterdam. The residential character of the college contributes to a safe academic community whose students live and study together. EUC is part of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

To learn more about the Erasmus University College please visit our website at


  • Policy and staff
  • max. 28 hours per week
  • €2709—€4274 per month
  • ESSB/20200213/289702


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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