Managing Director Erasmus University College (1,0 fte)

Managing Director Erasmus University College (1,0 fte)

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14 Dec 6 Jan Rotterdam

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Job description

Since 2013 Erasmus University College (EUC) offers the international undergraduate programme in Liberal Arts and Sciences. With its own city campus and up to 700 students, over 80 staff members and cooperation with another 100 colleagues from various schools and universities, EUC is a thriving and well-regarded academic community.

We are now looking for a strategic and energetic Managing Director, who looks forward to consolidating EUC into its next phase.


Erasmus University College (EUC) is part of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), which itself is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a top 100 research university. EUC consists of four academic departments (Humanities, Economics & Business, Life Sciences and Social & Behavioural Sciences) and the Dean’s Office.

The Managing Director heads the Dean’s Office, which supports both the undergraduate programme and the organisation of EUC. Besides the Office Manager and the Secretary, the Dean’s Office houses three teams:

  • The Counselling, Advice & Study Abroad-team (CASA);

  • The Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions & Integration-team (MRAI);

  • The Office of Student and Educational Affairs (OSEA).

For the support of EUC the Managing Director furthermore deals with representatives for HR, finance, facilities and IT, which are organised at the university level, and interacts with the Faculty Director, Business Controller and Information Manager of ESSB.

EUC is governed by its Dean, who for that purpose chairs a Management Team consisting of the four heads of the academic departments, the Managing Director and a Student Member. The Heads of Department also cooperate closely with the Dean on the tasks associated with the role of an academic director.

The university colleges in the Netherlands interact on various levels and one example is the UCMD-meeting, where the managing directors share knowledge and best practices in an informal setting.

Tasks and REsponsibilities

  1. Co-steering EUC, together with the colleagues in the Management Team;

  2. Being an advisor to and sparring partner for the Dean and the four heads of the academic departments;

  3. Managing the Dean’s Office of EUC, together with the Head of OSEA, the Head of CASA, the head of MRAI and the Office Manager;

  4. Preparing, implementing and evaluating HR-policies and -procedures for EUC, while assuring that the managers at EUC are well-equipped in this regard;

  5. Preparing the annual budget of EUC, as well as administering and monitoring the implementation of the budget, in a way that strengthens the robustness of EUC (i.e. pro-active planning, scenarios and the ability to adjust course while underway when necessary);

  6. Assuring that both the educational building and the student residence stay fit for the goals of EUC;

  7. Proactively interacting with colleagues at the level of ESSB and the university in order to keep EUC on top of new relevant developments and to assure that new or adjusted policies take EUC into account.

Next to specific tasks and responsibilities all colleagues at EUC are expected to contribute towards overall tasks that facilitate our thriving academic community. Think of participating in extracurricular events, assisting with Open Days and academic events, being part of the In-house Emergence Service (BHV), etc.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • You have at least a master’s degree and 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, preferably by working in a higher education environment;

  • You have a strong affinity with an international oriented, Liberal Arts and Sciences-programme;

  • You are verifiably competent in organisational sensitivity, persuasiveness and planning & organising. Additionally, you are culturally sensitive and open-minded and want to further develop yourself on binding leadership, managing for results and vision;

  • You have a strong affinity with budgeting and financial housekeeping, preferably shown by multiple years of relevant experience. Proficiency in Excel or similar software is highly recommended;

  • You have experience with policy making and implementation;

  • You have excellent communication skills and you are highly proficient in the English language (English is either your native language or you are at least certified at C1 level in the CEFR or equivalent).

Conditions of employment

EUC will consider applicants who are able to fulfil the vacant fulltime position by preferably no later than 1 March 2019. Contracts will initially be running for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension.

The conditions of employment comply with the ‘CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten/Collective Agreement Netherlands Universities (CAO NU)’. Salary is subject to relevant experience and will be within salary scale 12 or 13. EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and a sizeable number of vacation days.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus University College

Erasmus University College is the EUR’s internationally orientated and selective undergraduate college, that offers a bachelor’s degree programme in Liberal Arts and Sciences based on intensive multi-disciplinary education. The college and its city campus are in the centre of metropolitan Rotterdam. The residential character of the college attributes to a safe academic community in which its students live and study together. Erasmus University College works from four academic fields: Life Sciences, Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Economics & Business. Erasmus University College is part of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


  • Policy and staff positions; Managerial positions
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • EUC-14122018


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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