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We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to cover maternity leave in the Business Relations team at the School of Business and Economics (SBE). Business Relations is part of the Centre for Student Development & Business Relations (CSDBR).
The focus of Business Relations is on building and maintaining relations with external organisations to support education initiatives, research developments and lifelong learning. In this context, the Knowledge valorisation officer will initiate and organise support and advice with respect to collaboration with external organisations involved in research and (postgraduate) education (for example, for guest lectures, internships, research projects). You establish connections, stimulate cooperation and build relationships with the business sector and governmental and other institutions at the regional, national or global level. You work on the marketing of knowledge, skills and technology available at SBE in order to strengthen the School’s position and boost its image.
You inform and discuss opportunities for collaboration in research and education with prospective clients from industry and internal stakeholders, creating matches based on mutual interests. You serve as representative of the School and act as intermediary between the School and its external stakeholders. A crucial task pertains to developing and maintaining the School’s internal and external network at all levels (i.e. academic staff, university support staff as well as all levels within industry). Another important aspect of this liaison position is to be aware of developments and trends in the market, as well as within the university.
As Knowledge valorisation officer, you also keep track of the School’s external collaboration activities and the status of its relationships. Furthermore, you are involved in implementing a new CRM system and delivering content for the newsletter for external relations in close cooperation with the Alumni Office. SBE is currently also updating its collaboration strategy and we continue our Career and Development Days. Depending on the profile of the selected candidate and the work division amongst direct colleagues this also becomes part of your portfolio of tasks.
You have Secondary Vocational higher level+ or a university degree (preferably in business and/or economics). Preferably you are a graduate of or have in-depth knowledge about the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University;
Preferably you have at least 2 years of work experience in a position where you connect external requests with internal expertise and vice versa;
You have excellent communication skills, to be used at the service of colleagues, business relations, students, and other stakeholders and partners;
You enjoy helping people and you are pro-active, entrepreneurial, independent, creative and flexible, be it in the context of the team or as its representative;
You know how to prioritise and plan and organize your work efficiently. You have an eye for detail and perform tasks accurately. You have a hands-on mentality, a result-oriented mind-set and great organising skills;
You have IT knowledge; you quickly grasp the concept of automated systems and are willing to learn new things. Knowledge of MS Dynamics is a plus;
You have an excellent command of Dutch and English, both spoken and written. Proficiency in other languages as well is an advantage;
You are prepared to work during evenings/weekends (only on rare occasions).
Fixed-term contract: 4.5 months.
Temporarily, 4.5 months, 30,4 hours per week. Starting date 28 June 2021 until 13 November 2021.
The gross monthly salary mentioned is based on a fulltime appointment. The salary in this parttime appointment will depend on your education, qualifications and relevant working experience, based on salary scale 10 (€ 2.790 - € 4.402) of the CAO NU (UFO profile Knowledge Valorisation Officer, level 4). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. A preliminary salary scale might apply in case the suitable candidate has yet to develop certain professional skills.
Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). In addition, local university provisions apply. For more information, please see the website: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/um-employees.
The candidate will be offered a contract via the Maastricht University job agency office InterUM.
Maastricht University is known for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at Maastricht University is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 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.
School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of the youngest faculties of business and economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.
CSDBR brings together the expertise of four different offices: Student & Career Counselling, the Internship Office, the Alumni Office and Business Relations. These offices have joined forces to enrich and support the academic experience of SBE students during and beyond their studies and to strengthen relationships with alumni and external parties to co-create value for education and research and as such establish mutually beneficial connections.
The focus of Business Relations is on building and maintaining relations with external organisations to support education initiatives, research developments and lifelong learning.
Maastricht University (UM)
Tongersestraat 53, 6211 LM, Maastricht
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