Communication and event manager DIT (0,8 FTE)

Communication and event manager DIT (0,8 FTE)

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Would you like to support academic research and education with societal impact at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)? And do you enjoy communicating about science in an engaging way and organising inspiring events? At DIT we are looking for a creative, hands-on, independent and collaborative communication and event manager who wants to work with us on the transition of EUR to an impact-oriented university.
About the Design Impact Transition (DIT) platform – the space for transformative and transdisciplinary work at EUR
DIT platform is a strategic EUR initiative that empowers new ways of doing research, education and engagement in the support of societal transitions towards just and sustainable futures. DIT develops new institutional conditions and designs to strengthen transdisciplinary and impact-oriented academic work, based on collaboration, engagement and academic entrepreneurship. We work on various activities, including creating a community on transformative academic work, developing educational programmes (minors and a master’s programme) and setting up research projects.
We try to do things differently, including how we design and organise our events and how we communicate about what we do and achieve. For example, we organize an annual DIT DAY where we bring together the EUR community to engage with transformative academic work, and an Eat Your Discipline Lunch series where we challenge professors to think critically about their own disciplinary dogmas. We also published our Narrative for Change, where we describe DIT’s mission, way of working and vision for the future. We aim to organize events that are different from the traditional academic seminars and conferences: no long key-notes and back-to-back sessions, but rather providing a more design-based, interactive, co-creative, artistic and inclusive experience to our participants. Similarly, in our communication we want to speak to a broader public, in a tone of voice that can be playful and edgy but can also convey the serious messages about the urgent societal challenges that we are facing.
To further develop and implement our communication strategy and to organise our events, we are looking for a talented science communicator and event organizer. Next to that, you work together with your colleagues in the core DIT team to continuously develop the DIT platform for the coming years.

Job description

Your main tasks include:

  • Working closely with DIT Academics in devising and implementing communication strategies.
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with EUR Schools, faculty, staff, students and other relevant networks to draw attention to DIT’s offering.
  • Thinking about and designing appealing visuals and other communication expressions.
  • Maintaining DIT's website and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter).
  • Thinking about and creating content for various (social media) channels (posts, vlogs, reels).
  • Writing and designing DIT’s newsletter
  • Supporting DIT core team in designing, organising and implementing (hybrid) DIT events, including monthly series, academic and design workshops, annual DIT DAY, etc.
  • Setting up an event from A to Z (including programme design, budget control, communication, implementation and follow-ups)

You can find more information about the EUR and DIT platform at


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


We are looking for a talented person that is driven to contribute to the transition of EUR to a more impact-oriented university. We appreciate it if they have independent ideas on how to support the development of transformative education and research at EUR, in terms of inspiring science communication and event organization.  Our ideal candidate:

  • Has an MBO or HBO level education in the field of communication, marketing, event organisation or similar topics. We value an interdisciplinary background, so if your field is not named here, we still encourage you to get in touch to discuss a possible fit.
  • Has 1-3 years relevant working experience in science, government/policy or consultancy/business, preferably with an interest in or focus on topics of sustainability, science communication, innovation, higher education and/or transitions.
  • Has knowledge of social media channels and CMS systems.
  • Can work well independently as well as in a team.
  • Is a proactive networker and colleague and like to get things done.
  • Is able to create impactful and compelling visual and written content.
  • Is eager to learn and multitasking is your second nature.
  • Is service-oriented and communicate easily, both verbally and in writing in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

DIT offers a safe, inspiring and challenging work environment where you can experiment to the fullest, collaborate with like-minded colleagues and contribute to the necessary transitions that society and the university are needing. We work together based on trust, an entrepreneurial attitude and societal engagement.

The start date of this position is September 15th, 2022. The position is for 0,8fte and the salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 2,818 to a maximum of € 3.764 gross per month (full-time employment), in accordance with scale 8 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 offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

EUR strives to be an inclusive workplace

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 (EUR)

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.


The General Management Directorate (ABD)

The General Management Directorate (Algemene Bestuursdienst, ABD) is the central staff organisation responsible for the organisation and support of EUR’s policy and administra-tion at the institutional level. ABD supports the Executive Board in fulfilling its responsi-bilities with regard to the quality, accessibility and financing of EUR’s education and re-search programmes. ABD handles the joint design of integrated policy, ensures the timely submission of policy within decision-making procedures and the implementation of the adopted policy measures and constantly monitors and evaluates developments in the inter-est of further improvement. ABD comprises the departments of Academic Affairs (AZ) in-cluding D&I Office, Corporate Planning & Control (CPC), Administrative Affairs (BZ), Legal Affairs (JZ) and the Chief Information Office (CIO). The independent university pub-lication Erasmus Magazine also falls under ABD in organisational terms. The management directorate is headed by the Director of the General Management Directorate, who also serves as Secretary of the Executive Board.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2818—€3764 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level
  • ABD/DIT1/11072022


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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