Secretary Support to the Participation Bodies (0,6 fte) - Erasmus School of Economics

Secretary Support to the Participation Bodies (0,6 fte) - Erasmus School of Economics

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28 Feb 13 Mar Rotterdam

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Do you enjoy being a key figure when it comes to organisational matters, and would you like contributing to and supporting participation in decision-making at Erasmus School of Economics? In that case, this job may be just the thing for you!

Job description

Erasmus School of Economics is looking for a Secretary to the Participation Bodies. As a Secretary to the Participation Bodies, you will be based in the Dean’s Office and you will be the linking pin for the School’s participation bodies. You support the School Council and the programme committees, both in organisational and substantive matters. The language of communication is English.

What you will be doing

  • Planning and preparing meetings and consultations with the chairs;
  • Drawing up meeting agendas, including collecting meeting documents and sharing these timely with the members;
  • Taking minutes, compiling reports and writing letters;
  • Recording and safeguarding points of action;
  • Serving as a ‘linking pin’ that connects the School’s different participation bodies mutually and with the Management Team;
  • Keeping the web pages of the participation bodies up to date and organising the production of relevant news updates;
  • Organising the annual School Council elections and supporting the School election committee;
  • Organising the recruitment drive for members of the various participating bodies;
  • Keeping the relevant regulations and procedures up-to-date, and if necessary draft revisions (rules of procedure, election regulations);


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


What we ask of you

  • You work and think at higher professional education level, A legal background can be helpful;
  • You have 2 to 5 years of experience as a secretary or office manager, preferably in the education sector;
  • You like to work independently and at the same time, you are a team player who likes to connect and act as a spider in the web;
  • You are a stable and flexible personality with a pragmatic attitude;
  • You are a good listener, with a customer-oriented approach and you are not afraid to take the initiative;

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with possibility of extension.

We offer 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).

The start date of this position is as soon as possible and you will be based at Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam. The position is for 0.6 FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of €2.968,- to a maximum of €4.093,- gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 9 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid 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 career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

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.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.


Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics offers university-level bachelor’s and master’s programmes in Dutch and English. Our research focuses on a variety of economic issues and is affiliated in part with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. What makes economists trained in Rotterdam stand out is their effectiveness, drive and commitment. We not only devote attention to the issues of today, but we also focus on possible solutions to the problems of tomorrow.

The School Council serves as the Schools’ participation body. It is made up of Dutch and international members of staff and students. The School Council discusses the general state of affairs in the School with the Dean. In addition, the Dean keeps the School Council up to date on his policy decisions and his intended policy measures in relation to education, research and financial and organisational matters.

Besides the School Council, the various programmes within ESE each have their own programme committee. The programme committees advise the programme director on all matters relating to the programme. In addition, the programme committees provide recommendations regarding the implementation of the curriculum and changes to the teaching and examination regulations. The programme committees are also comprised of Dutch and international staff members and students.


  • Education; Research, development, innovation; Policy and staff; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • max. 24 hours per week
  • €2968—€4093 per month
  • University graduate
  • ESE/DO/20220228


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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