Student Affairs Officer CES

Student Affairs Officer CES

Published Deadline Location
6 Feb today Maastricht
The Center for European Studies (CES) is looking for an enthusiastic Student Affairs Officer to prepare, coordinate, and run study abroad semester programmes for international students.

Job description

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 advise and support students allowing them to get the best out of their study abroad experience? Do you enjoy working in a small, dynamic, and international team? Then CES is looking for you!

What will you do?
  • Preparing, coordinating, and day-to-day running of various (study abroad) programmes
  • Academic advising of students from different universities around the world
  • 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)


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

As Student Affairs Officer CES at Student Services Centre, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 8 according to UFO profile Medewerker studentenzaken, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €3072,00 and €4103,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 0,8 - 1,0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.
    The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply.


Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?

At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.


Working at Student Services Centre

The Student Service Centre (SSC) serves as the central contact point for all student services and helps students with a wide range of matters related to studying and student life.

The SSC provides students with information about admissions, enrolment, tuition fees, and diploma recognition. Additionally, students can seek legal advice on study-related issues, career guidance, language courses, or assistance from a psychologist through the SSC.

Moreover, the SSC offers various extracurricular activities such as a diverse range of sports options at the University Sports Centre, opportunities for volunteering, and lectures and workshops through Studium Generale.

This way, the SSC provides students with the chance to develop and enrich themselves in areas beyond their studies, enabling them to enter the job market with a solid foundation consisting of broad-based knowledge, skills and competencies.

The direct interaction with students and the variety of services makes the SSC a dynamic work environment. The SSC collaborates extensively with faculties, other service centres within the university, students, and external partners to provide optimal support to students.

Additional information


Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Laura Byrd via +31 43 388 5265 or for more information.

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new Student Affairs Officer? Apply now, no later than Februari25, 2024 for this position.

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates. In case of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be prioritized.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €3072—€4103 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 606


Maastricht University (UM)

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Make sure to apply no later than 25 Feb 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).