Department Administrator The departments of Macro, International, and Labour Economics (MILE) and Microeconomics and Public Economics (MPE) of the School of Business and Economics

Department Administrator The departments of Macro, International, and Labour Economics (MILE) and Microeconomics and Public Economics (MPE) of the School of Business and Economics

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24 Jun 14 Aug Maastricht

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The departments of Macro, International, and Labour Economics (MILE) and Microeconomics and Public Economics (MPE) of the School of Business and Economics have a job opening for a department administrator for 0.8-1.0 fte

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, take-charge professional that will act as the binding factor for MILE and MPE at the School of Business and Economics. You support the Head of Department and are the first contact for department members when it concerns administrative, financial, HR, and organizational issues. Together with the two departmental secretariats, you are responsible for high quality support in a broad sense.

In this job you will:

  • Be responsible for the departments’ internal financial administration
  • Advise the Head of Department (HoD) in the annual budget cycle
  • Be the contact person to the SBE financial consultant and controller to check progress reports for correctness and completeness
  • Be responsible for the internal handling of the HR administration and the connection between  the departments and the central HR administration
  • Be responsible for the departments’ education management system (annual cycle)
  • Be responsible for the tutor allocation for each period (6 times per year)


Maastricht University (UM)


You are accurate, pro-active, flexible, service-oriented and well-organized. You have excellent writing and verbal communication skills and can interact with a variety of people ranging from support staff to academic staff members to students. You are stress resistant, can deal with peak loads, and you are capable of multi-tasking. We expect you to be eager to learn and to be result-oriented. We are looking for a colleague with a positive and upbeat personality, who also fulfils the following requirements.

  • Successful completion of a relevant Higher Vocational Education (or Dutch HBO) or equal educational program.
  • Excellent English and Dutch language skills (writing, speaking, reading).
  • Experience in a similar function.
  • At home in an international and complex organizational environment.
  • Able to organize your workload and set clearly defined priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • You can reflect on your own performance and you use feedback in order to develop yourself.
  • Proficiency in the latest version of the Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and web searches).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year fixed term employment contract (1.0 or 0.8 fte).

  • The salary will be set in salary scale 8 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (from € 2,818 to € 3,764 gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance.
  • The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.

Intended start date is 1 August 2022. After one year, conversion in a permanent position is possible, conditional on good performance.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of the youngest Faculties of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.


Macro, International and Labour Economics and Micro and Public Economics

MILE and MPE are “sister” departments, which work together in many fields, but particularly in education, and which jointly own a lecturer pool. They offer a highly engaging work environment where teamwork is strongly encouraged and appreciated. On the teaching side, we contribute to many programmes of SBE. Our research covers a broad range of theoretical and applied topics in economics and aims at academic excellence and societal relevance.


  • Finance; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €2818—€3764 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • AT2022.218


Maastricht University (UM)

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