Knowledge Development Officer

Knowledge Development Officer

Published Deadline Location
9 May 7 Jul Amsterdam
Contributing to tools for professionals in international higher education.

Job description

As our Knowledge Development Officer, you are passionate about international higher education and ensuring that professionals in the sector are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in their roles.  You enjoy operating at the forefront of the field of international education, helping to drive debate and working to foster new insights. You know first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing the field.  You enjoy scanning the environment to understand the evolving dynamics of internationalisation in Europe and beyond. You have an interest in how an international association thrives in a competitive environment.  You are an inspiring colleague and enjoy engaging with individuals from different cultures. You report to the Associate Director, Knowledge Development & Research.    

Responsibilities   

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the EAIE’s content strategy & initiatives.  
  • Cooperate with experts within the EAIE and beyond to conceptualise, develop and implement innovative knowledge products that cater to busy professionals.  
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of trends in the field to support just-in-time delivery of content.  
  • Coordinate data collection and analysis activities with a focus on producing insights that speak directly to the professional needs and interests of EAIE members and stakeholders  
  • Support the EAIE's involvement in European projects.  

Specifications

EAIE

Requirements

Must-haves  

  • A Master's degree in Higher Education Management/International Education/European Studies/International Relations (or comparable).  
  • 5-7 years of experience working in international higher education.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.  
  • Exposure to research projects.  
  • Willingness to travel up to 3 times per year.  
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Already living in the Netherlands with a valid work/residence permit.  

   Your skills 

  • You are thoughtful, thorough and ambitious: you like to take up a challenge and shape a new idea. You pull the necessary people together and then, hands-on, deliver something new and better.  
  • You are a team player: You possess a unique ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of an organisation to achieve a shared goal. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other teams and with individuals from different backgrounds.  
  • You see the bigger picture: You are aware of the consequences of decisions and/or actions for the entire organisation.  
  • You value quality: You are committed to producing work that stands out for its attention to detail as well as its ability to inspire, engage and deliver value to end users.  

Conditions of employment

Our benefits

The EAIE offers a stimulating hybrid work environment, a generous benefits package, and an international staff who are dedicated to our mission. What more could you ask for? Maybe the inspiring atmosphere of The Student Hotel Amsterdam City where we have our offices.

  • Competitive salary: depending on education/work experience,  based on 37.5 hours per week (5 days).  There is an option to work 30 hours (4 days) a week. A contract of 12 months will be offered initially. Start date as soon as possible. 
  • Option to work from home. 
  • Work hard, play hard: 25 days of holiday per year (plus 10 days at Christmas).
  • Retire in style: we contribute while you contribute to your pension scheme.
  • Ride the train: 100% of your public transportation covered for travelling to/from work.
  • Health is wealth: 50% of your monthly health insurance coverage covered.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Position will remain open until filled by a qualifying candidate. 

Employer

EAIE

Founded in 1989, the EAIE is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education.

At the EAIE, we are building an ecosystem where fresh ideas and best practices can flourish and shape the field of internationalisation. As a member-led organisation, we provide a platform for learning, networking and knowledge exchange. Our activities are geared towards helping professionals succeed in their work. We equip academic and non-academic professionals with best practices and workable solutions to internationalisation challenges and provide a platform for strategic exchange. We partner with key stakeholder organisations and institutions to promote our membership interests and advance international higher education. In short, we are dedicated to promoting and driving responsible international education in Europe and beyond. 

EAIE Vision

Our vision is an equitable world in which international education connects diverse perspectives and fosters greater understanding. We believe that international education has the power to create a better world. 

EAIE Mission

Our mission is three-fold. We aim to enable the international higher education sector, demonstrate the impact of internationalisation, and influence and engage policymakers in support of our vision. 

EAIE Strategy 2026: a plan for an equitable future

The current strategy is the product of an extensive collaborative process between stakeholders in the sector, volunteer leaders, members and EAIE staff. Our strength lies in the diversity of voices in our community which together help make us stronger and more prepared to tackle emerging issues as they develop in the education sector and the world at large. 

In addition to the bigger picture, we aspire to serve our sector the best way we can. This includes our approach to operational excellence that encompasses investment in people, efficient use of our resources, and streamlining processes based on responsible, responsive and sustainable practices. Take a look at the video below to see how we are planning to achieve our vision.

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation; Policy and staff; Education
  • Behaviour and society
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • University graduate

Location

Wibautstraat 131D, 1091 GL, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 7 Jul 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).