Student Affairs Officer CES (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Student Affairs Officer CES (0.8-1.0 FTE)

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15 Nov 27 Nov Maastricht

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The Center for European Studies (CES), part of the Student Service Centre, is looking for a Student Affairs Officer to cover a maternity leave from January 2023 for one year.

Job description

As a Student Affairs Officer at CES you will prepare, coordinate, and run study abroad semester programmes for students from the United States. Are you an innovative and independent thinker, who is able to carry a high degree of responsibility for your own duties? Are you able to handle tasks efficiently and accurately and manage your time well? Do you find it rewarding to support students in getting the best out of their study abroad experience? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic and international environment? Then CES is looking for you!

What will you do?

  • Preparing, coordinating, and day-to-day running of various (study abroad) programmes
  • Taking responsibility for programme budgets
  • Organising and accompanying single or multiple day study trips throughout Europe
  • Organising information sessions for international students from diverse cultural backgrounds


Maastricht University (UM)


What are we looking for?

As a successful candidate, you should possess the following skills and competences:

  • Result-orientated: activities and decision-making are focused upon the realisation of qualitative and quantitative results and a continual striving for improvement;
  • Planning and organising: maintains a good overview of tasks, dividing them methodically (action, time-management and resources), sets priorities and monitors progress, has a great talent for organisation;
  • Openness to and experience with cultural diversity is essential; knowing how to handle issues relating to cultural differences in an efficient and professional manner and an ability to demonstrate a high-level of interpersonal skills in this regard;
  • Collaboration: contributes to common goals of the organisation, even if it concerns subjects that do not directly belong to core duties, a hands-on mentality;
  • Ability to anticipate: can identify the consequences of given problems or developments and provide alternatives for eventual outcomes with a flexible outlook and approach;
  • Excellent command of the English language (both written and spoken);
  • Very client and service-oriented;
  • Good experience of the complete Office-package;
  • Knowledge of Maastricht University, experience in International Higher Education and knowledge of American culture is preferred;
  • Work experience in higher education and/or study abroad is preferred.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: temporary contract with the prospect of a contract extension.

What do we offer?

We offer a 0.8-1.0 FTE position in an inspiring, service-oriented work environment, with the University Job Classification (UFO) profile of Student Affairs Officer, scale 8 of the CAO-NU and favourable secondary employment conditions. 

The gross monthly salary mentioned is based on a fulltime appointment. Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of minimum € 2818,00 and maximum € 3764,00, according to scale 8 of CAO NU. Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3%.

This concerns a temporary contract for a maternity leave cover for the period of 1 year, with the prospect of a contract extension.

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.


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. For more information, visit


CES/MSS of the Student Services Centre

CES/MSS is a department of the SSC. The SSC caters to all UM students, supporting and enriching student life and preparing students for life after their studies. It is characterised by a dynamic work environment and the enthusiasm with which its employees add value to student life on a daily basis. The SSC encourages ownership among employees and provides space for personal growth and development.

The SSC is one of the service centres of UM, an international organisation with an inclusive work climate where different student and staff populations feel at home. The special attention we pay to diversity and inclusivity ensures that our students and staff know they are valued partners of the university community.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €2818—€3764 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • AT2022.497


Maastricht University (UM)

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