Head of Internationalisation Stragegy

Head of Internationalisation Stragegy

Published Deadline Location
9 Jul 24 Jul Enschede

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Job description

You have the following knowledge and experience:

  • A completed academic education.
  • Minimum 2 years of (coaching) managerial experience (as a hierarchical manager, and/or as a program- or project manager).
  • Good knowledge of higher education policies.
  • Good knowledge of internationalisation and (international) developments in the field of higher education, including the challenges ambitious universities face.
  • A true liaison and proven networker: focused on collaboration and connection, both within the organisation and externally.
  • Good political-administrative feeling and strong in stakeholder management; familiar with working in complex administrative environments.
  • Conceptual thinker with innovative ideas.
  • Excellent communication properties.
  • Excellent mastery of spoken and written English (IELTS C1-C2).

More information about the desired profile can be found in the job profile (see “more information”).


University of Twente (UT)


For this ambitious task, we are looking for a networking strategist and organizer who can easily connect with the key figures in the field of Internationalisation within the university and the international network, thus profiling the UT as the figurehead of internationalisation.

It is your task to further strengthen international-strategic thinking and acting within the entire UT, to further strengthen your team and to establish a strong link between the theme of internationalisation with all ranks of the university. Together with your team, you create an all-encompassing and supported strategic vision. This way you ensure that the theme of internationalisation is given a central place at the university and you guide the UT to the next phase in the internationalisation process in an inspiring way.

More information and contact details

You can read much more information about the UT, the S&P management, the position, and the selection procedure in the extensive job profile. You can download the English version here.

If you prefer to read in Dutch, download the Dutch version of the job profile.

If you would like to delve further into the organisation, visit the University of Twente website.

For substantive questions about the position, please contact Leeuwendael, the Recruitment & Search consultants Birgitte de Keijzer and/or Corinne van der Salm. For questions about the procedure, please contact Helga van Leeuwen, executive searcher. They are all reachable at (+31 88) 0086800.


Are you ready to enter into this exciting environment with a strong focus on internationalisation and innovation? Do you want your vision, personality, and drive to be the face of the positioning of the internationalisation of the UT, within the organisation and on the academic world stage? Then we look forward to receiving your application, but please before July 25, 2020 at the latest.

Applying for this vacancy is only possible via the Leeuwendaal site: https://www.leeuwendaal.nl/vacatures/informatie/?vacature=740

Conditions of employment

In addition to a very interesting and diverse position, in which you have professional space to develop a solid internationalisation vision and bring about important further development of international culture in all sections of the UT, you will receive a gross monthly salary of up to € 6,317,– depending on your background and relevant experience. This salary is in accordance with scale 13 of the Collective Labor Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities. In addition, the UT offers excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance of 8%, and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

It concerns a full-time (38 hours) employment. Working part-time is negotiable. The UT offers a one-year contract with the option of a permanent appointment to the position.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.


  • Policy and staff; Management
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €5190—€6317 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1108050


University of Twente (UT)

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