Sustainability Coordinator

Sustainability Coordinator

Published Deadline Location
13 Jul 3 Sep Enschede

Job description

2022Sustainability has a large impact on the whole UT community. These changes demand thorough strategic management and a clear contact person for the various bodies within the UT.

Your role as Sustainability Coordinator

As sustainability coordinator, you are part of the Policy and Projects Department within Campus & Facility Management (CFM). The department consists of several departments, namely Real Estate & Maintenance, Facility Services, Sport & Culture, Policy & Projects and Purchasing. You will work closely with these departments. You will supervise the B&P colleagues who work on sustainability. You will report to and coordinate with the Manager of Policy and Projects in terms of content, hierarchy and operations.

The number of employees working specifically on sustainability has grown steadily the last few years. There is a well-functioning programme: the SEE programme (Sustainability, Energy and Environment) and a Green Hub has been set up. The SEE programme focuses on the UT's operations and the Green Hub is a network organisation driven by students with two staff members from B&P. There are now 5 staff members within B&P, but this is expected to increase in the coming years.
Moreover, there is the need for a good decision-making process and strategic coordination within the University of Twente, with the Executive Board and with the management boards of departments and faculties. You will also provide an important link to colleagues working on sustainability within education and research. This will be given further shape in the near future.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You have experience (functionally) managing professionals at academic level. You ensure space and trust for professional actions, you direct and take charge where necessary. Sustainability is of paramount importance to you and you feel comfortable in the administrative political arena;
  • You have strong communication skills, are collaborative, decisive and committed;
  • You have an academic background in a relevant topic for this position;
  • You preferably have line-management experience;
  • You know how to organise the process of decision-making;
  • You have sustainability competencies and a track record that demonstrates that sustainability KPIs have been achieved;
  • You have affinity with or experience in the field of sustainability in business operations and you have a broad understanding of this field;
  • You are able to connect with committees, departments and stakeholders, both in and outside the UT;
  • You inspire and motivate staff and students in a natural way;
  • You have experience with team development and you can implement this independently;
  • You have a good command of the English language, both verbally and in writing;
  • You have a good professional level of Dutch, both verbally and in writing.

Conditions of employment

  • Full-time/part-time position for 32/40 hours per week;
  • Employment contract for the period of one year with a view to permanent employment if suitability is demonstrated;
  • Salary between € 3,974 and € 5,439 gross per month for full-time employment, in accordance with scale 11 of the collective agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities and depending on education and experience;
  • Attractive secondary employment conditions, such as: thirteenth month, Optional model Labour conditions, internal training opportunities and personal vitality: e.g. company sports programme, participation in national networks.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, please contact:
  • until 8 August: Chantal Hilgeholt (manager Facility Services), tel: 053-489 1168 or mail:;
  • as of 8 August: Nico-Tom Pen (manager Policy & Projects within Campus & Facility Management), tel: 053-489 1989 or mail
You can express your interest in this position until 3 September 2022 by sending your letter of motivation, accompanied by an up-to-date CV, via the 'apply' button.

Screening is part of the application procedure.


  • Management
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 663


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Make sure to apply no later than 3 Sep 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).