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As Alumni Officer you will help expand the UNU-MERIT alumni network (close to 1.750 alumni) and increase interaction through regular communication, online platform use and targeted events. You support the collection and analysis of alumni-related data which will help in the evaluation and promotion of our education and training programmes. You will also be instrumental in identifying the networking, training and other needs of our alumni and explore with the Graduate School team how to service them. Overall, the position will contribute to building a strong alumni network for our graduates and actively involve them in research, teaching and other projects.
The alumni officer is responsible for:
• Bachelor degree in social science. Having a master’s degree is an asset;
• Fluent in English;
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
• Ability to engage with different stakeholders;
• Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team;
• Knowledge of data management, customer relationship management or statistical tools;
• Proficient in using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and willingness to learn new programmes, such as Qualtrics and Canvas;
• Previous work experience in higher education administration, project management, community management and volunteer management is considered an asset.
Fixed-term contract: 1 year.
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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.
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 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.
The UNU-MERIT Graduate School offers high-quality education and training to Master students, PhD candidates and professionals. The aim of the UNU-MERIT Graduate School is to achieve excellence in education. Its ambition is to be a leading graduate school offering interdisciplinary degree and non-degree programmes within a social science approach. The focus of the educational programmes is on societal policies and innovation for achieving inclusive and sustainable development. Our programmes are built on academic rigour and professional expertise, and graduates score high on employability. The non-degree programmes contribute to our mission of stimulating lifelong learning, which enables professionals to update their knowledge or learn new skills.
Maastricht University (UM)
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