Programme manager MSc International Management/CEMS (0.8-1.0 FTE) – temp. cover

Programme manager MSc International Management/CEMS (0.8-1.0 FTE) – temp. cover

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Are you an experienced programme manager? Is it your passion to support quality education with a mission? Then you might be a good fit for the RSM programme manager for MSc International Management/CEMS vacancy!

Job description

At the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) Education Services Department, we're currently looking for a temporary replacement for the programme manager MSc International Management/CEMS. This vacancy gives you 0.8-1.0 FTE and we are happy that you can work on campus at least 2 days per week. On the other days, you work from home if desired. We ensure you're provided with a notebook computer and accessories.

As the temporary programme manager of our flagship MSc programme MSc International Management/CEMS (IM/CEMS), you mainly collaborate with the international CEMS consortium and you work to create a great student experience.

A member of the RSM Education Services department, you're situated on the fifth floor of the Mandeville Building on Erasmus University's Woudestein Campus. The department is headed by the dean of education and consists of several teams such as programme management, schedulers, recruitment and admissions, study advice, business intelligence, international office, examination board support, and a career centre.

Together with your MSc programme management team members, you support the educational processes of around 3,000 international and Dutch students in 15 master of science programmes. You are part of an international, diverse team. You have around 10 direct colleagues and have frequent online and face-to-face contact with students, teaching faculty, neighbouring teams and consortium partners.

You're available to occasionally work in the evenings and on weekends, e.g., for events such as open days, graduations, and you can travel for up to one week as required; e.g., for off-site block seminars or consortium events.

Your main tasks
In this role you:
  • Maintain an organised selection-to-graduation tracking structure for following and ensuring programme progress and completion for RSM's IM/CEMS cohorts
  • Ensure the correct and timely registration of students in programmes, courses and exams
  • Are the main point of contact for students for logistical and organisational issues
  • Liaise with the academic director and teaching staff to provide an optimal support structure for the respective programmes
  • Implement elements of the quality control cycle e.g., course/programme evaluations and programme committee activities
  • Liaise with departmental colleagues on relevant issues e.g., other programme managers and assistants, schedulers, examination board, international office, admissions team and career centre
  • Organise and execute (external) programme-related events such as introductory activities for new students
  • Collaborate with a consortium of 34 partner schools worldwide, including attending periodic meetings/events at international locations
  • Create regular reports
  • Lead or contribute to education-related special projects
  • Contribute to marketing and recruitment activities
  • Create an enjoyable study experience for master students


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Your qualifications include:
  • Minimum Dutch HBO or equivalent
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English (minimum CEFR level C1: listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and advanced knowledge of Dutch (minimum CEFR level B1: reading and listening)
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with databases and the MS Office suite, especially Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and, ideally, Teams/SharePoint
  • Experience, ideally, in academic programme management and/or project management

Your required competencies
Your competences include:
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • A high degree of accuracy and diligence
  • Ability to liaise effectively and efficiently with students, instructors, team colleagues, other RSM and Erasmus University colleagues, and worldwide consortium partners
  • Customer-friendly attitude
  • Ability to cope with demanding students
  • Ability to deal with a busy, dynamic working environment and unexpected, new challenges as they arise
  • Affinity with international environments
  • Affinity with (higher) education
  • Optimistic and strong problem-solving attitude

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 14 months.

We offer you:
  • A vacancy that is interesting for early career high potentials
  • Development opportunities to grow your career and project skills in a top mission-driven European business school
  • Collaboration in a large, worldwide consortium of top business schools
  • Comprehensive onboarding
  • A role in a supportive, international team
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 € 2,818 (scale 8 CAO NU) and up to a maximum of € 4,670 gross per month (scale 10 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) 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.

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.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfil their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


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.


The operative administration of the different study programmes is organised via programme management teams, headed by an Executive Director. The tasks of these teams include educational logistics, finances, quality assurance, portfolio innovation, and programme-related communication. The teams are also responsible for the functional liaison with the academic directors, the course instructors, the examination board, the study advisers, the international office, and the programme committees, as well as with the corporate units recruitment & admissions, career centre, corporate & alumni relations, and corporate marketing & communications.


  • Education
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2818—€4670 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 3805


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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