Education Development Officer CES and MSS

Education Development Officer CES and MSS

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21 Mar 4 Apr Maastricht

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Job description

The Center for European Studies (CES) and the Maastricht Summer School (MSS), part of the Student Services Centre, are looking for an Education Development Officer.
We are looking for an autonomous and internationally oriented person with great general knowledge, a broad scope of interests and a keen understanding of higher international education. Your tasks include:
  • Monitoring the quality of education, assessment and instructors;
  • Liaison for educational matters (EDLAB, LLLA, national platforms) / networking
  • Developing courses for MSS, occasionally for CES
  • Evaluating courses; advising on updates and redesign of courses;
  • Lead for the Academic Board of CES and MSS;
  • ECTS calculations and alignment with academic standards / match with ILO;
  • Chairing the CES and MSS examination committee;
  • Continuous update and maintenance of the EER.
  • Hosting academic sessions (i.e. PBL training) and educational workshops for international students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.


Maastricht University (UM)


Our ideal candidate:
  • Holds a Master’s degree in the field of Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Learning Sciences, Human Resource Development or a related field
  • Has have teaching experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Can demonstrate a high-level of interpersonal skills and has the ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including academic and professional staff and international students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Has a strong drive to cooperate with a diverse and dynamic team and contribute to common goals of the organization, even if outside of the individual’s core duties, is required.
  • Has a good command of English (C1 level) and Dutch (B1 level)

Conditions of employment

As Education Development Officer CES and MSS 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 10 according to the UFO profile Education Development Officer, function level 3 with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €3226,00 and €5090,00 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 can be extended.
  • 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 Services Centre (SSC) is the central contact point for all student services and helps students with a variety of issues related to studying and student life. For example, the SSC provides students with information on admission, registration, tuition fees and diploma recognition, but they can also go there for legal advice on study-related matters, career advice, a language course or help from a psychologist. In addition, the SSC offers all kinds of extracurricular activities such as a broad sports offer at the University Sports Centre, volunteering opportunities or lectures and workshops through Studium Generale. This way, the SSC offers students the opportunity to develop and enrich themselves in other areas besides their studies so that they can enter the job market with a broad-based knowledge, skills and competencies.

The direct contact with students and the variety of services, make the SSC a dynamic working environment. The SSC structurally cooperates extensively with faculties, other services centres within UM, students and external partners to support the student in the best possible way. More information about the SSC can be found at


  • Policy and staff
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 729


Maastricht University (UM)

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