Scrum Master & Teaching Advisor

Scrum Master & Teaching Advisor

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21 Jun 4 Jul Wageningen

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Job description

Do you have excellent organisational skills, and do you enjoy optimising work processes and cooperation within your team? Do you also have didactic skills that are relevant to video productions for our education? Then this combined role might be the one for you.

We are looking for a talented professional to take on the combined roles of Scrum Master (0.5 FTE) and Teaching Advisor (0.3 FTE).

Education and Student Affairs
Education and Student Affairs (ESA) is a university-wide department that contributes to high-quality education in an innovative learning environment. We provide services and guidance to both students and lecturers. We also advise the Executive Board. Key themes include flexibility, diversity, internationalisation, collaboration, digitalisation, and the intertwining of research and teaching. The Education Support Centre The Education Support Centre (ESC), which forms part of ESA, is committed to optimising learning, teaching, and educational innovation at our university. For 17 years, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has occupied a leading position in the Netherlands. The ESC has grown rapidly in recent years and now employs around 80 employees, organised in 7 teams: Training & Advice, Open & Online, Online Learning Environment, Educative Media, Digital Assessments, Society-Based Education, and the Education Support Service Desk.

Job description
Scrum Master/Flow Master (0.5 FTE)
All ESC teams employ the Agile working method. As Scrum Master/Flow Master, you will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the Scrum/Kanban approach. You will also act as a kind of project manager or production coordinator. You will support the team in planning and executing the 'how' and the 'when' using Agile artefacts and routines. In addition, you will coach team members in self-organisation and working in a multidisciplinary manner. You will work closely with the team's Product Owner. WUR's educational media team (currently 9 colleagues) is responsible for producing thousands of in-studio, on-location, and streamed knowledge clips (videos) and events on behalf of the university each year.

Teaching Advisor (0.3 FTE)
As Teaching Advisor, you will guide and inspire lecturers in the development of educational videos that have a sound pedagogical basis and a strong didactic structure. We are therefore looking for someone who is (reasonably) familiar with producing teaching material for the education sector.

What will you be doing as Scrum Master?
  • You will help one Agile team to become a high-performance team by facilitating the project planning and monitoring progress. You will also help the team to work transparently, with an emphasis on value creation.
  • You will coach team members in self-organisation, effective cooperation, cultural and behavioural change, and collaboration.
  • You will organise and facilitate Agile methodologies (e.g., Retrospective, Planning, etc.), as well as the Kanban board, the knowledge matrix, and the backlog used by the team.
  • You will provide pro-active support for other relevant tasks, e.g., communication with stakeholders and the organisation of brainstorming sessions, as well as events between departments and the production of teaching material.
  • You will be an active member of the organisation's support network (e.g., Scrum/Flow Master's guild, Agile coaches) for developing competences. You will participate in regular departmental meetings for all our Scum Masters to promote shared knowledge development.


Wageningen University & Research


The ideal candidate for this role is flexible, professional, and thoughtful. It goes without saying that organisational and facilitation skills are a must. Other requirements for being able to perform this role well:
  • You have at least a HBO Bachelor's degree.
  • You have at least three years of work experience in a relevant field (e.g., video production coordination, media development, marketing, or product development).
  • You have five years of experience in project management (Jira & project management applications) with an emphasis on digital media and/or education-oriented products.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken Dutch and English (C2).
  • Excellent communication, organisation, documentation, and group facilitation skills (soft skills).
  • Willingness to obtain relevant Scrum Master qualifications (or have already done so).

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent employment conditions. Some highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partly paid parental leave
  • working hours can be discussed, allowing for an optimal work-life balance
  • the possibility of building up extra holiday/compensation hours by working up to a maximum of 40 hours per week
  • we focus on vitality, and you can use the on-campus sports facilities at an attractive rate
  • a 8.3% fixed end-of-year bonus
  • excellent ABP pension scheme
In addition to these excellent fringe benefits, we also offer a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive minimum salary of €2,846 to a maximum of €4,490 for a full 38-hour work week, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities(scale 10). This is an appointment for 0.5 or 0.8 FTE. However, a full-time employment contract is also negotiable.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal growth and mobility through its internal recruitment policy. Our learning environment and training programmes offer ample opportunities to take personal initiative. We guarantee a versatile job in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
You will be working at the greenest and most innovative campus in the Netherlands, and at a university that has been voted the 'Best University'in the Netherlands for the 17th consecutive time.


Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University and Research centre

WUR's mission is 'to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life'. Within Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces to contribute to solving important questions in the field of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6,800 employees, and 12,900 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR was named the Best Employer in the Education category in 2019-2020.

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