Coordinator Sustainable Education (0.35 FTE)

Coordinator Sustainable Education (0.35 FTE)

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17 Mar 4 Apr Maastricht

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Job description

The Sustainable UM2030 programme focuses on three pillars: education, research and operations. The UM’s ambition is to hold a leading position in our education and research and to comply with accepted standards when it comes to business operations.

The sustainability team is looking for a new coordinator for sustainable education at UM. The coordinator supports the Sustainable UM2030 programme and generally helps the organization to achieve its sustainability goals. For the education pillar specifically, the coordinator seeks among other issues the integration of sustainable development into all programmes and supports the development and accessibility of education for sustainable development for students and staff.

The coordinator works with the Sustainable UM2030 (management) team, administration, faculty, staff, students and the UM’s partner universities. The coordinator can seek the support of the UM Green Office students and the faculty liaisons. The coordinator acts as a facilitator and stimulator for educational activities, and is able to develop, coordinate, and promote educational activities for sustainable development. The coordinator keeps track of educational developments, and annually reports on progress made.


Maastricht University (UM)


Education: the applicant is able to demonstrate interest in sustainable development, whether in formal or informal education.

Experience: Staff members who have experience working on the topic of sustainable development and/or who have organised sustainability initiatives are preferred.

Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Furthermore, the ability to work independently as well as to work collaboratively is required. The ability to take initiative is required.  

Language: Fluency in English is a prerequisite (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, orally and written). Non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (intermediate level).

Conditions of employment

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.

Start date is May 2023, or sooner.

The salary depends on the profile/experience of the candidate.


Maastricht University

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 22,000 students and 5,000 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.
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Maastricht Sustainability Institute / School of Business and Economics (SBE)

The Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI) is part of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, and with its focus on sustainable development in research and education centrally at the interface of science, policy and society. The institute offers the Master programme Sustainability Science, Policy and Society (which attracts a large international, multidisciplinary student population and includes a Sustainable Business specialization). The institute also provides sustainability education at bachelor level. The multidisciplinary staff (ca. 40 persons) has an interdisciplinary working style and transdisciplinary interest for addressing sustainability problems.

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.


  • Policy and staff
  • Natural sciences; Behaviour and society
  • max. 14 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • AT2023.123


Maastricht University (UM)

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