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GPAC2 is a mature PhD programme with continuous support needs. It has 8 face-to-face workshop weeks per year and continuous online support. The programme has around 50 enrolled PhD fellows, global coverage and demands interactive communication skills. The workload is all-year round, with peaks during workshops in March, June and November. Marketing should be targeted to summer, as application deadline is 1 October.
EPRM is a blended training programme, training mid-career professionals to acquire research skills. There are face-to-face workshops, but no overlap with GPAC2 workshops. Peak support is required in September, December, January and April. The programme does well, but number of applicants should be more consistent. This could be done by continuous targeted marketing, and scholarship support.
MMDP is a 3-month course designed for practitioners and civil servants working in the field of migration/asylum. It aims at capacity building in the field of migration but is also available to those who would like to upgrade their knowledge in the field. Marketing takes place in the autumn, as the application deadline is December/January.
Furthermore, we offer three online migration courses with plans to expand this number. The courses are targeted at mid-career professionals working in the field or for those who would like to learn more about the field. The courses are parttime, taking about 10 hours per week. Recruitment is ongoing as students can start the program at any time.
In addition, we need marketing for our multidisciplinary and multicultural Master programme in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP). It is a 1-year programme with start date 1 September, and marketing activities should begin in October and be high in the months Jan-June, as the application deadline is 15 June.
Coordinate the GPAC2 and EPRM programmes in their online activities and support tasks during workshops (2 days per week).
Carry out marketing for the GPAC2/EPRM/MMDP programmes and online courses, specifically targeting working professionals, including e.g. commissioning blogs, networking and social media, implementing marketing campaigns (1 day per week).
Carry out MPP marketing, including e.g. attending fairs, co-hosting open days, student network marketing and social media. Liaise with the Maastricht University marketing office, including attending regular meetings and contributing to reports and planning (2 days per week).
Required skills and experience
Fluent English speaker;
Fluent Dutch speaker;
Previous marketing experience, ideally for educational programmes;
Confident ICT user, including in blogging and social media;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work in an international team.
Desirable skills and experience
Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel;
Knowledge of EleUM (Blackboard) or other online learning platform knowledge;
A passion for education and social policies;
Previous work experience including coordinating events, conferences, trainings and/or workshops for public bodies and/or international organisations, coordination of higher educational projects, and/or online learning platforms.
- a contract for a period of 12 months, after which an extension is possible;
- a gross salary of € 2.261 per month;
- an international and top rated environment.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplemented with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Maastricht University's Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) is a higher-education institute leading the way for operational, policy-relevant studies and evaluations with ample experience doing data collection and analysis around the world. The School also provides multi-disciplinary top-class training in the heart of Europe and around the world. Our mission is to train specialists who combine a high level of academic scholarship with leadership, in order to strengthen democratic governance in domestic and international organizations. In January 2011, the School became part of the United Nations University, strengthening further its international training and research network while building on the expertise of UNU-MERIT.
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