Communications Officer for the School of Business and Economics (Maternity cover)

Communications Officer for the School of Business and Economics (Maternity cover)

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1 May 20 May Maastricht

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Job description

Looking for an exciting communications job with lots of creativity and autonomy? We are in search of an internal communications officer who will help boost our internal community engagement.

In this role, you will be responsible for executing and monitoring internal communications activities within the School of Business and Economics, with the objective of building engagement among staff and fostering a collaborative, transparent and engaging work environment.

You will join an international, dynamic team of 11 people responsible for marketing, recruitment and communications at the School of Business and Economics.

As an internal communications officer, your main tasks will include the following:
  • Ensure that the School’s key initiatives and projects are successfully communicated within the organisation.
  • Act as the community manager for the staff intranet.
  • Develop content to support internal communication activities (news items, videos, podcasts, visuals for screens, etc.).
  • Together with the other communication officers, manage the School’s social media platforms.
  • Support with internal communication response to crisis situations.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position; experience in internal communication is an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with online tools/platforms and with content creation.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to understand organisational functions, roles and communication requirements, to enable the design of contextualised and tailored content for internal audiences.
  • Experience with website/platform design.
  • Experience with using design applications (e.g. Canva, InDesign, Photoshop).
  • Excellent team player.
  • Fluent in English (writing and speaking) and proficiency in Dutch preferred.
  • Relevant HBO+ level or university degree.

What we offer
As communications officer at School of Business and Economics, 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 9 according to UFO profile Communications Officer, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €3377,00 and €4640,00 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 via InterUM for a period of 6 months with a scope of 0.6 FTE.
  • 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.

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.

Click here for more information about UM.

The School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of Maastricht University’s six faculties. Our mission is to contribute to a better world by addressing societal problems, by co-creating knowledge and developing team players and leaders for the future.

By joining SBE, you will be part of the 1% of business schools worldwide to be Triple Crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). You will join an inspiring and international environment, where learning and development is priority.

Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Kendra Valck (Head of Marketing & Communication) via for more information. Do you have any questions regarding the procedure, please contact Manon Souren (Recruiter) at or phone 06-34577732.

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new Communications Officer for the School of Business and Economics (Maternity cover)? Apply now, no later than May 20th, for this position.

The first interviews preferably take place in the week of 27 May. The second interviews will preferably be held in the week of 3 June.

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.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • Marketing and communications
  • max. 22.8 hours per week
  • €3377—€4640 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 927


Maastricht University (UM)

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