The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active, creative and thoughtful Educational Policy Advisor

The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active, creative and thoughtful Educational Policy Advisor

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21 Jul 8 Aug Maastricht

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SBE is one of the 1% of business schools worldwide to be Triple Crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). We provide high-quality education to students and conduct excellent research. As part of Maastricht University, the European University of the Netherlands, SBE contributes to a better world by addressing societal problems, by co-creating knowledge and developing team players and leaders for the future.

Job description

As Educational Policy Advisor, you will mainly work for SBE’s Education Institute. You will be involved in the process of translating the School’s strategy into educational policy and supporting programme directors and academic staff in doing so. In line with that, your focus will be on curriculum development and – innovation, and execute content-driven secretary roles

More concretely, you will support our director of master programmes, who chairs the Master Education Team (MET), in which the programme leaders of all SBE’s master programmes are involved. You will take the role of secretary of the MET and act as supporter and advisor on various master programmes related projects. One of your structural tasks will also be organising and supporting Assurance of Learnings (AoL) audits, which are planned for every single educational programme every three years. For these roles project management skills are a plus.

Furthermore, you will take over the task of annually updating the Education and Examination Regulations (EER’s) of SBE’s educational programmes. Briefly, EER’s describe the structure (courses and examinations) of the educational programmes and contain provisions on the rights and duties of students and the university. That is why affinity with legal issues and processes are a plus too.

The current policy advisor master programmes will take care of your on boarding process before going on maternity leave. As further growth of SBE and expansion with new programmes and units is expected, the appointment might result in a permanent job.

Your home base will be the Policy Development and Quality Assurance Office, in which you will collaborate with other driven policy advisors, secretaries and information officers.


Maastricht University (UM)


As an enthusiastic, pro-active, creative and thoughtful team player and professional, you can easily alternate between working individually and in groups. You have excellent analytical skills and you are a strong conceptual thinker. This enables you to keep the overview of the bigger projects and the many subtasks that need to be done. Ideally, you have a university degree and/or relevant experience in a similar accreditation, policy or project management role and you have affinity with legal processes and topics. You have excellent oral and written communication skills, both in Dutch and English (C1 proficiency level).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: We offer a one-year appointment, 0.8 – 1.0 FTE, in a warm and enthusiastic team. Upon positive performance, the function might result in a permanent appointment.

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.

The gross monthly salary mentioned is based on a fulltime appointment. The salary will depend on your education, qualifications and relevant working experience, based on salary scale 9 or 10 of the CAO NU (UFO profile Beleidsmedewerker niveau 5 of 4). This implies a gross monthly salary between € 3.098 and € 4.670 per month (based on a fulltime appointment). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.


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.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €3098—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2022.280


Maastricht University (UM)

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