Academic Programs Team Lead

Academic Programs Team Lead

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8 May 4 Jun Amsterdam

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Job description

     Academic Affairs

  • To oversee the coordination of our programs with our academic partners in Amsterdam. This oversight includes course registration processes, resident permit applications, student academic issues, grade administration, course under- and/or overload requests, course withdrawals, grade appeals, etc., and the ability to cover in the case of absence of the (Senior) Academic Programs Coordinators.
  • To be a liaison with our Amsterdam partners as well as with the relevant teams & colleagues at our HQ in Chicago.
  • To be the main liaison for the ‘Fall Ball program,’ a study abroad add-on component for student athletes.
  • To manage student Academic Accommodation requests
  • To line-manage and support the (Senior) Academic Programs Coordinators.

    Program Development
  • To collaborate with the Academic Affairs Team and the Centre Director on the development of new academic programs.
  • To build new partnerships with academic institutions.
  • To collaborate with the Faculty Liaison on the implementation of the current IES programs (Summer program & Winter Quarter program) including course offerings, scheduling and registration. (Inter)-Center Engagement
  • To collaborate with Student Affairs Team and the Operations Coordinator on the orientation program of various orientations for both semester-long programs as well as other IES programs (including our Summer program as well as our Winter Quarter program)
  • To participate in Cluster Academic meetings (with colleagues from Dublin and London) to share and implement best shared practices.

    Student Engagement
  • To undertake 1:1 sessions with students from all programs at the beginning and halfway through the program together with the full IES team.
  • To plan and participate in a comprehensive extracurricular program each semester (Amsterdam trips, day trips around the Netherlands and other activities) together with the full IES team.
  • To liaise with DEIA Specialist to advocate for an inclusive academic environment both at IES Abroad and at partner universities

    Support Student Affairs
  • To be on-call 24/7 with the emergency phone, on a rotational basis with other members of staff (approximately once every 10 weeks)
  • To be familiar with, and be able to carry out IES emergency plans and protocols.

  • To be knowledgeable and current on all general IES Abroad information.
  • To assist with the updates of IES Abroad HQ publications materials such as the predeparture information and the IES Abroad catalogue.
  • To check the Amsterdam pages of the IES Abroad website on a regular basis for updates or any inconsistencies.
  • To participate in training webinars (Academic)
  • To perform other duties as directed by the Centre Director


Stichting IES Abroad


  • Minimum BSc/BA degree
  • Minimum 1 years relevant experience in a team lead position in international education or related field
  •  Superior oral and written communication skills in both Dutch and English
  • Strong organizational skills with an eye for detail
  • Comfortable presenting to large groups
  • Excellent human & interpersonal (communication) skills
  • Understanding of American higher education and/or experience with working with students from the US is a definite plus
  • Experience with a Dutch higher educational institution (work and/or study)
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Flexible and adaptable personality suited to working in a small team with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to work legally in the Netherlands
  • For international candidates, previous experience living and/or working in the Netherlands • Live a maximum of 1 hour away from the IES center (door to door) with your chosen mode of transportation
  • Understand the importance of DEIA

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 jaar.

  • We offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8%. Staff also enjoy a personal wellness budget.
  •  A one-year contract with a possibility of extension
  • International work environment in which you work with colleagues from different backgrounds and IES Abroad locations
  • Beautiful office on the Geldersekade near Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam


IES Abroad Amsterdam is a branch of IES Abroad, a leading non-profit organization in the field of international education. IES Abroad Amsterdam specifically focuses on providing study abroad programs for students who want to explore educational opportunities in Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. These programs typically offer a combination of academic coursework, cultural immersion, and experiential learning in various fields of study. IES Abroad is known for its commitment to academic excellence, cultural engagement, and the personal and professional development of students through international experiences. The Amsterdam branch, like other IES Abroad locations, aims to facilitate transformative learning experiences and cross-cultural understanding for students who choose to study in Amsterdam.


  • Management; Research, development, innovation
  • Behaviour and society
  • 30—37.5 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • AT IES 20240507


Stichting IES Abroad

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