YUFE Project Manager Virtual Campus (0.8 fte)

YUFE Project Manager Virtual Campus (0.8 fte)

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7 Feb 28 Feb Maastricht

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We are looking for an (IT) Project Manager with experience in international (academic) IT structures and challenges. You bring a positive, problem-solving mindset to help us to continue setting up one of the first models of a true European University!

Are you a Project Manager with a passion for working in international projects? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic, international, diverse and inclusive team? Do you spread your enthusiasm and inspire others with that? Then you might be exactly who we need to join the YUFE team as Project Manager Virtual Campus at Maastricht University. Come and help us lead the way towards a radically different model for the future of higher education!

Job description

The Project Manager YUFE Virtual Campus is responsible for the development and implementation of various new functionalities in the digital platform that has partly been developed already within the ‘Young Universities for the Future of Europe’ Alliance.  The YUFE Virtual Campus is the digital space where our students, staff and citizens will find all relevant information and tools for their involvement in the activities of the Alliance.  In the coming years, the Project Manager YUFE Virtual Campus will continue to build this digital space to completion, together with our Alliance partners all over Europe.

Maastricht University leads the Virtual Campus work package as part of the ‘YUFE 2030’ project, financed by the European Commission under the European Universities Initiative. 

The project has just entered a second phase, which will run until December 2026.

As Project Manager YUFE Virtual Campus you will:

  • Lead the various tasks in this work package towards completion in close cooperation with colleagues of all participating partner universities and non-academic partners;
  • Select the tooling for data analytics and oversee the implementation of this for all work packages in the YUFE project;
  • Oversee the implementation of a cybersecure environment for the Virtual Campus;
  • Catalogue the back office applications and implement a pilot for the Student Journey end-to –end, together with the leading partner for this; 
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day lead of the internal YUFE UM ICT- team that is dedicated to the relevant tasks at Maastricht University;
  • Build the bridge between UM way of working (Lean, Agile) and the partners’ processes;
  • Act as sparring partner for work package leads from all disciplines, prioritising and structuring the work that needs to be done;
  • Act as the main contact partner for YUFE ICT activities internally at UM 
  • Be responsible for budget control and results;
  • Work closely together with your colleagues in the internal UM YUFE team.


Maastricht University (UM)


The ideal candidate is a proactive, diplomatic and goal-oriented individual with a hands-on mentality who is highly adaptable. We are looking for a motivated self-starter equipped with excellent project management and intercultural communication skills, who is able to quickly become well-connected to the relevant units of Maastricht University.

The successful candidate has:

  • A strong ability to provide structure and lead the way in this extensive transformational effort in a Higher Education Institute;
  • An academic qualification (MA degree or equivalent) or equivalent professional experience in international project management (> 7 years);
  • Affinity with IT systems and structures in (Higher) Education;
  • The ability to coordinate intercultural and interdisciplinary teams including stakeholders from other partners; 
  • An open and an inclusive approach to international cooperation; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills in English and preferably in one other European language;
  • Resilience and ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities.

Conditions of employment

What do we offer:

  • 0.8 FTE
  • UFO function profile projectmanager
  • €4.814- €6.702 (on a full-time basis)
  • A dynamic and motivating workplace with possibilities to further develop yourself and pursue your ambitions
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • The post entails frequent travel within Europe to attend YUFE meetings and visit partner institutions

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with the possibility for an extension, based on a positive assessment.

In addition to good primary terms of employment, UM also offers a nice package of secondary terms of employment. You can think of: flexible working hours, many days off (232 holiday hours per year with a full-time appointment and the possibility to work an extra 2 hours per week to have 96 extra holiday hours on an annual basis), a good pension scheme, the possibility of working from home and collective labor agreement á la carte.

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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > 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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.


The YUFE Alliance (https://yufe.eu)

The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) is the top-scoring European University alliance, selected in 2019 by the European Commission to develop and implement one of the first models of a European University. The YUFE Alliance is bringing a radical change by becoming the leading model of a student-centered, non-elitist, open and inclusive European University based on the cooperation between higher education institutions, public and private sector, and citizens.

In the past two years, the YUFE Alliance has started to build the foundations for its European University, and has developed pilots of truly European study programmes, enhancing European career perspectives for staff, and contributing to solving important European regional challenges. In doing so, the YUFE European University is pursuing its vision of strengthening European collective identity and contributing to a more cohesive European society.

In the coming years, the YUFE alliance will continue to build the foundation for its European University, and will develop truly European study programmes for students, enhance European career perspectives for staff, and contribute to solving important European regional challenges. In doing so, the YUFE European University will pursue its vision of strengthening European collective identity and contributing to a more cohesive European society


  • Policy and staff
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €4814—€6702 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2023.69


Maastricht University (UM)

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