Part-time programme assistant MSc programmes – 0.4 FTE

Part-time programme assistant MSc programmes – 0.4 FTE

Published Deadline Location
24 Nov 8 Dec Rotterdam
Are you accurate and efficient when working with different IT systems? Can you communicate on a professional level in English and Dutch, both in speaking and writing? And can you juggle a variety of different tasks at the same time? Then you could be o...

Job description

Make an impact and contribute to quality education, providing valuable support to our MSc programmes, students and teaching staff.

Your main tasks
  • General administrative support to MSc Programme Management (e.g. student and teacher support, budgeting/finances, hiring and onboarding of new team members, etc.)
  • Regular update of communication material (websites, programme brochures)
  • Organisation of student orientation/ kick-off events and social events
  • Data collection and preparation of reports and quality assurance material (accreditations, rankings, teaching evaluations etc.)
  • Organisation of team gatherings


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • Minimum Dutch hbo or international equivalent
  • Minimum two years in a similar role as administrative assistant or programme assistant
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch (both minimum CEFR level C1, speaking and writing)
  • Generally good communication skills (speaking and writing)
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with the MS Office suite (especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Affinity and experience with administrative processes, databases and IT tools
  • Ability to understand and balance micro- and macro-processes

Your required competencies
  • High level of accuracy and detail-orientation
  • Ability to deal with a busy, dynamic working environment, as well as unexpected, new challenges
  • Optimistic and strong problem-solving attitude and ability
  • Strong sense of initiative-taking and high degree of responsibility for and pride in own work; a "get-the-job-done" attitude is a must
  • Service orientation and diplomatic attitude (toward students, colleagues, and external parties)
  • Team orientation, but also able to work well independently and with little daily or task-specific supervision
  • Willingness and ability to learn
  • Affinity with international environments
  • Affinity with (higher) education

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

The department, situated on the fifth floor of the Mandeville Building on Erasmus University's Woudestein Campus, is headed by the Dean of Education and consists of several teams in programme management, recruitment and admissions, study advice, business intelligence, international office, examination board support, and a career centre. Our MSc Programme Management team supports the educational processes of around 3,000 international students in 14 Master of Science programmes. You will be part of an international, diverse team with currently 11 direct colleagues, and will also have contact with students, teaching faculty, neighbouring teams and occasionally external parties. Availability in evenings and on weekends may occasionally be required during events such as open days or graduations. Depending on persisting pandemic regulations, work from home might initially still be partially required, but in principle, on-campus work will be desired at least 50 per cent of the time. A notebook computer and accessories will be provided.

The conditions of employment comply with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO NU). We offer a contract of 15.2 hours per week (16 work hours), initially for a year, with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 2,700 up to a maximum of € 3,606 gross per month (scale 8 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours per week.

Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development, and coaching opportunities at EUR too.


Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam - a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Additional information

If you are interested in this position please upload your application in English, including your CV and motivation, via the link below. Non-EEA nationals are requested to indicate whether they possess a valid work permit for the Netherlands. Further information about the position can also be obtained by emailing Gabi Helfert via Internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates when possible.

Please note that we will not accept applications without a letter of motivation or without the required level of language skills in both Dutch and English.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 9 December 2021. Online interviews and assessments with selected candidates will take place in the week of 13 December in English and Dutch. Latest envisioned start date is 1 February 2022.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • max. 16 hours per week
  • €2700—€3606 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 3530


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Make sure to apply no later than 8 Dec 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).