Project Lead Student-Centered Support in Higher Education (0.8 fte-1 fte)

Project Lead Student-Centered Support in Higher Education (0.8 fte-1 fte)

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9 Jun 25 Jun Rotterdam
Are you looking to make a real difference in the life of university students? Do you want to support historically underrepresented university students in developing their talents and preparing for a meaningful transition into the next phase of their life? Are you an advocate of diversity of and equal opportunities? Then we are looking for you!

Job description

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has recently launched a comprehensive Academic Outreach and Advancement Programme (‘Connecting Our Future’) as one of the ways to implement our new strategy “The Erasmian Way, Creating Positive Societal Impact”.
The goal of this programme is to increase the proportion of young people from underrepresented groups attending university, and to improve and support their wellbeing and success at the university.

The programme consists of three Action Lines. We aim to:
1) Elaborate and strengthen our connection with underrepresented primary and secondary school pupils and students in the greater Rotterdam area through several outreach activities

2) Expand and improve student-centered support at university for these groups 

3) Build new blocks by enabling EUR scientists, teachers, and students to develop, implement and research equity-based opportunity programmes and activities that contribute to the first and second Action Lines.

Within Action Line 2, we intend to expand student-centered support for historically underrepresented students along their student journey at EUR.

As the project lead, you will collect information on the needs and wishes of the students and will use these findings to further develop existing, and possibly implement new, student support services with the aim of facilitating wellbeing and academic success of our students. You will work closely with various internal and external stakeholders and collaborate with other programmes at the university, e.g., EUR students, EUR student support services, and external organizations.  

The Academic Outreach and Advancement Programme is part of the D&I Office (D&I@EUR), and operates in close cooperation with the Pre Academic Programme, the Student Wellbeing Programme, and EUR student support services.

As the project lead student-centered support, you:

  • Are in charge of gathering the information on the needs and wishes of historically underrepresented students with respect to student support at EUR
  • Are end- responsible for developing (customizing) student-centered support at EUR with the aim of providing a safe landing and increasing wellbeing, academic success, and sense of belonging among EUR students
  • Ensure that the developed (customized) student-centered support at EUR prepares EUR students for a successful transition into the labor market

Specifications

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Requirements

To strengthen our Outreach team, you:

  • Have a MSc degree in business, educational sciences, or a closely related field
  • Have at least three years of work experience, preferably in the field of (higher) education and have affinity with university governance context
  • Have experience with or proven affinity with outreach / diversity and inclusion
  • Can interact and network effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Can translate research findings into ideas for policy
  • Are analytical
  • Are result-oriented, pro-active, and decisive
  • Are a team player, but can also work well autonomously
  • Are fluent in verbal and written Dutch and English (C1 level)

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

We offer a contract that is initially for one year based on 0.8 fte -1.0 fte, with a possibility of extension.  Your salary is dependent on your specific knowledge and experience, and will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between € 2.790,- and € 4.402,- gross per month, on a fulltime basis. (scale 10, CAO NU). A full-time appointment at EUR is 38 hours per week.

In addition, EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3% and offers excellent secondary benefits, and a very generous leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal education budget, work-life balance coaches and more. Employees can also use EUR facilities, such as the Erasmus sports center and the University library.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact".
Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded. www.eur.nl

Department

The General Management Directorate

The General Management Directorate (Algemene Bestuursdienst, ABD) is the central staff organisation responsible for the organisation and support of EUR’s policy and administration at the institutional level. ABD supports the Executive Board in fulfilling its responsibilities with regard to the quality, accessibility and financing of EUR’s education and research programmes. ABD handles the joint design of integrated policy, ensures the timely submission of policy within decision-making procedures and the implementation of the adopted policy measures and constantly monitors and evaluates developments in the interest of further improvement. ABD comprises the departments of Academic Affairs (AZ) including D&I Office, Corporate Planning & Control (CPC), Administrative Affairs (BZ), Legal Affairs (JZ) and the Chief Information Office (CIO). The independent university publication Erasmus Magazine also falls under ABD in organisational terms. The management directorate is headed by the Director of the General Management Directorate, who also serves as Secretary of the Executive Board.

Diversity & Inclusion Office
Erasmus University Rotterdam works hard on its ambitions regarding diversity and inclusion. That is why a central Diversity & Inclusion Office (D&I@EUR) has been created, with a D&I team which is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion at the university. In addition, each faculty has their own Faculty Diversity Officer (FDO). The D&I programme exist of five pillars: Education & Students, Academic Outreach and Advancement, Monitoring and Research, HR, and an Institutional pillar. The D&I team is a multidisciplinary team, consisting of 15 members and is characterized by a warm and friendly atmosphere, united in passion and ambition for creating an inclusive EUR. You will be a very welcome addition to the team.

Additional information

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact dr. Anne Wijtzes, programme manager of Connecting Our Future (wijtzes@eur.nl).

First round interviews will take place in the week of 5 July 2021.

Applications are invited from internal (EUR) and external candidates.
Internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates when possible.

Specifications

  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility); Policy and staff
  • 30.4—40 hours per week
  • €2790—€4402 per month
  • University graduate
  • ABD/D&I/31052021

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA, Rotterdam

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Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV before Friday 25 June 2021 by email to brenda.karsan@essb.eur.nl citing ”Project Lead Student-Centered Support”.

Applications are invited from internal (EUR) and external candidates. Internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates when possible.

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Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV before Friday 25 June 2021 by email to brenda.karsan@essb.eur.nl citing ”Project Lead Student-Centered Support”.

Applications are invited from internal (EUR) and external candidates. Internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates when possible.

Make sure to apply no later than 25 Jun 2021 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).