Joint Programs Officer (0.8 FTE)

Joint Programs Officer (0.8 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
14 Jul 14 Aug Tilburg
The IPP/IRM/Scholarships Team is looking for an experienced colleague in the field of Joint Programs, both with respect to policy and the process side of Joint Programs. Our work setting within the International Office of Tilburg University is cross-cultural and student-centered.

Job description

The establishment of Joint Programs is encouraged within the University's internationalization strategy. The IO wants to meet the demand from the Schools to carry out the tasks and responsibilities in the field of Joint Programs in a thorough and efficient way, with attention to quality and customization. In addition, the IO wants to support the Schools well in their individual action plans, also where Joint Programs are concerned.

Besides other policy work, within the team, you are responsible for setting up and maintaining various Joint Programs, including Erasmus Mundus Master’s programs and double degree programs. You are also co-responsible for the execution of international projects within the internationalization strategy of Tilburg University and the International Office. 

Your responsibilities 

  • Maintaining existing Joint Programs, such as contract renewals, policy changes, and ongoing issues;
  • Assisting the Schools in the search for appropriate partners for Joint Programs and in the establishment of new Joint Programs;
  • On behalf of Tilburg University, advising and supporting the Joint Programs which are set up within the European University alliance ENGAGE.EU; 
  • Initiating and organizing intensive coordination and cooperation of various organizational units that are involved in running Joint Programs; for example, admissions, coordination of curricula (content + administrative), joint thesis policy, coordination of the Education and Examination Regulations, setting up mobility pathways, quality policy, and coordination of services regarding participating students (e.g. immigration, housing, introduction programs, study guidance, etc.);
  • Serving as a resource and expert on Joint Programs, for staff, partners, and students;
  • Advising on and implementing a number of existing projects within the International Office and/or the Schools, such as co-designing and coordinating an International Partner Week, and Community Building projects.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

For this position, we are looking for a colleague who: 

  • has completed a Master's program at an academic level;
  • has knowledge and demonstrable experience in the area of Joint Programs management;
  • preferably has work experience as a project manager/policy officer within an International Office/in Higher Education
  • has advisory skills, project management skills, and is good at time management;
  • works independently and proactively, but is focused on connection and collaboration;
  • is able to switch quickly between various parties, can perform many different tasks simultaneously, and can work well in a process-oriented manner;
  • can work efficiently, accurately, and effectively in a demanding and dynamic environment;
  • is stress resistant and can deal well with deadlines;
  • has demonstrable good Dutch and English language skills, both verbally and in writing;
  • possesses excellent communication skills, regardless of a person's position, level, and cultural background;
  • has experience studying, living and/or working abroad (a plus).

Your talents

  • You show personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and have good self-knowledge.  
  • You have a sense of team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment. 
  • You have good intercultural skills and enjoy working in an international, bilingual team.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, after a positive first year evaluation prolonged for an indefinite period.

This is a position for 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week) of the full-time working week. 

The salary amounts to a minimum of € 2,960 and a maximum of € 4,670 gross per month for full time employment contract, based on UFO profile policy officer 4 and salary scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral salary system for scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience. 

This is a vacancy for a structural position in accordance with Article 2.3, paragraph 1 of the CLA for Dutch Universities. You will be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 months. After this period, if your suitability has been proven and you continue in the same position, you will receive an employment contract for an indefinite period. 

You are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year.

Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions. We think flexibility, professional and personal development, and good employee benefits important. We make clear agreements about career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development. 

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students, so that everyone feels at home in our university community.

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

Please visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 

Employer

Tilburg University | University Services

Service society and making it better for its citizens. That is what drives us. Tilburg University's founder, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society must be actively and consciously involved in it. These ideas still form the basis of our university.

Under the motto Understanding society, our more than 2,800 employees develop and transfer knowledge and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepeneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

We educate our 20,000 students of 132 nationalities to become Tilburg University Shaped Professionals: responsible and entrepeneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way.

University support is invested in University Services, organized into seven divisions:

1. Academic Services
2. Marketing & Communication
3. Human Resources
4. Finance & Control
5. Library & IT Services
6. Facility Services
7. Executive Services

Additional information

Information
More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Mr. Peter Franken, Head of Department of the International Office: 013-4664263 or P.A.M.Franken@tilburguniversity.edu.

 

Specifications

  • Policy and staff
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 20543

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

We invite you to apply for this position before 15 August 2022; this can only be done online. Please address your motivation letter to Mr. Peter Franken (Head International Office) and attach a CV. 

Letter selection will take place on 15 August; you will receive notification from us shortly thereafter. The first selection interviews are scheduled on 18 August and the second interviews on 23 August.

You will ideally start working for Tilburg University on 1 October 2022

This vacancy has been published internally and externally simultaneously. In case of equal suitability, our preference will go to an internal candidate. 

Application procedure

Application procedure

We invite you to apply for this position before 15 August 2022; this can only be done online. Please address your motivation letter to Mr. Peter Franken (Head International Office) and attach a CV. 

Letter selection will take place on 15 August; you will receive notification from us shortly thereafter. The first selection interviews are scheduled on 18 August and the second interviews on 23 August.

You will ideally start working for Tilburg University on 1 October 2022

This vacancy has been published internally and externally simultaneously. In case of equal suitability, our preference will go to an internal candidate. 

Make sure to apply no later than 14 Aug 2022 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).