ECDA Programme and Event Manager

ECDA Programme and Event Manager

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30 Sep 4 Nov Rotterdam

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Are you ready to deliver impactful education programmes and events related to innovations around data analytics and artificial intelligence to students, academics and executives, and help us further grow the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics?

Job description

"Creating positive societal impact: the Erasmian way" is central in the strategy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

The Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA) is the central hub around data, digitisation, and artificial intelligence at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The main goal of this expert centre is to prepare society for a data-driven future, hands-on and human-centred, towards a sustainable world. AI and algorithms are increasingly used in various areas in our daily lives and therefor have a huge potential to create social impact.

ECDA brings together academic experts, organisation leaders, public and private partners, and students, to engage in world-class education and research, share meaningful know-how, data analytics, sharing and visualisation tools, and engage in a relevant network of societal and business partners. By bringing together diverse stakeholders in one centre and having a physical space to meet ("the collaboratory"), further collaboration, experimentation and innovation are stimulated. Through its programmes and events ECDA wants to increase data savviness and readiness in public, business and academic domains, and in society as a whole.

  • Facilitates hands-on education and training to students and executives.
  • Organises exclusive events, challenges, seminars, and summits
  • Offers a very energetic and diverse learning community that includes stakeholders from public and private organisations, academia and students
  • Facilitates multi-disciplinary research and innovation based on over 25 expert practices (all part of ECDA) on data analytics, digitalisation and AI
  • Offers infrastructure for data, analytics, and AI in collaboration with technology partners
  • Offers one physical hub "the collaboratory" where the community can come together.
That's why ECDA is looking for a Programme and Event Manager from 1 November 2022.

You will co-ordinate and organise several ECDA educational programmes and events and will be responsible for their optimal performance and quality. You will work with the ECDA team as well as internal and external colleagues and lecturers.

Are you the programme and event manager that wants to ignite progress towards a positive, human centred data and AI driven future? Are you someone who wants to support us in making data a vehicle for necessary sustainable societal changes?

Your main tasks
Main tasks include:
  • organising and coordinating Executive Education programmes such as Leadership challenges with data analytics and Leadership challenges with data analytics in higher education
  • advising on Leadership Challenge schedules in consultation with lecturers, student assistants and the ECDA timetabling team
  • preparing course manuals and newsletters, and managing information for the programmes for which you have responsibility on the website and information channels
  • organising programme related ECDA events in various venues
  • organising and coordinating challenges in which hbo, bachelor and master students work on real-life problems from one of ECDA's partners
  • identifying and analysing problem areas in services offered by ECDA, and developing proposals for improvement
  • periodically evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of ECDA activities based on evidence and management information, and optimising them with colleagues
  • developing processes contributing to the quality of ECDA services and deliverables
  • drafting course fees, drafting offers to candidate clients, making proposals for the general budget, and monitoring activities for these proposals
  • attending meetings and providing information about the programmes
  • supervising event student assistants, in consultation with colleagues
  • participating in projects and working groups in ECDA.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • Successful completion of education at least at HBO- or bachelor level, and professional and intellectual abilities that are equal to or greater than this
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in an educational setting
  • Excellent organisational abilities and a methodical approach to work
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Applicants with knowledge of education-related systems such as Canvas have an advantage
  • Good communication skills. We require candidates to have both native Dutch and fluent spoken and written English (minimum C1.1 level)

Your required competencies
  • Collaboration; strong team player and good communicator
  • Meticulous in carrying out work activities and an affinity with administrative processes
  • Self-starter: a can-do and start-up mentality
  • Accustomed to, and smart at, dealing with multiple simultaneous tasks and deadlines
  • Focused on customer service and solution-oriented
  • Flexibility with time and with performing the tasks at hand to ensure the smooth running of ECDA services
  • Affiliation with or expertise in data, analytics, and artificial intelligence is a pre.
  • A sense of responsibility to the team and to the university's mission, but also able to work independently and proactively
  • Strong numerical skills and analytical abilities
  • Willingness to undertake training within the organisation and elsewhere.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

We are offering a contract for 0.8 to 1.0 FTE, initially for a year, with the prospect of an extension based on good performance. On some days of the week, you will be working in our office, on others you can work remotely. Next to this, you will be required to attend Erasmus University Rotterdam's Woudestein campus for team sessions, programmes, events and in-class sessions.

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 2,960 (scale 10-0 CAO NU) gross per month and up to a maximum of € 4,670 gross per month (scale 10-12 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days. More information is available at

Training and career development opportunities:

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development, and coaching opportunities at EUR too.


Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam - a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Economics
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 3685


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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