Network Coordinator for the Leiden Research Support Network

Network Coordinator for the Leiden Research Support Network

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28 Nov 17 Dec Leiden

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Vacancy 'Network Coordinator for the Leiden Research Support Network'

Do you know what is needed to build a community and engage its members and are you great at organizing events? Within the Leiden Research Support Network we are looking for an ent...

Job description

The Leiden Research Support Network is the network for research support professionals within Leiden University. At our university, research support professionals work in various departments. With high autonomy and at a high pace, they help researchers to meet deadlines related to all kinds of research management tasks. Within the network, there are currently six active communities, each of which has a community manager who facilitates the group and promotes knowledge exchange. The network is still growing and new communities are being formed. The communities are crucial in making the support effective and avoiding support professionals to re-invent the wheel. As network coordinator you will be working closely with the community managers, the communication advisor and network lead on the development of our network.

Time: 0,8 fte

Key responsibilities
  • Initiate, plan and organize community events and meetings (live and online) for research support professionals and researchers, including the annual Leiden Research Support Conference;
  • Initiate workshops and professional development training sessions for research support professionals;
  • Manage the knowledge base of the network, relevant webpages, and the digital working environment;
  • Supporting the six community managers of the network;
  • Coordinate onboarding of new members of the network;
  • Manage projects initiated by the Leiden Research Support Network.


Leiden University


Selection criteria
  • Completed relevant higher education degree, bachelor or masters;
  • Experience with the organisation of live and online events;
  • Professional experience with community management is an advantage;
  • Good organizational skills, including time and resource management;
  • Excellent communication skills (you gain energy from facilitating relationships);
  • Good listening skills (you are able to understand the needs of the target group for exchange and training);
  • Team player (you take initiative, enthusiastically involve colleagues, and are hands-on);
  • Experience in working with MsSharePoint and MsTeams, and interested to become an expert on this;
  • Knowledge of working within a university setting is an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in both Dutch and English. English native speakers should have the ability to acquire good Dutch oral and writing skills within a year.

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions
We offer
  • A challenging and inspiring international work environment with ample opportunities for personal and professional development;
  • An appointment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities, initially for a period of one year and with the possibility of extension. The salary range, depending on qualifications and experience, is from €3.226 to €5.090 gross per month, based on a full-time position (scale 10);
  • An attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8,3%), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. More information can be found on the website

More about your new department
The LRS network team is housed in the Strategy and Academic Affairs (SAZ) department. The 45 employees of SAZ support the Executive Board and the faculties in the field of strategic development of the university in education, research, impact and valorisation, sustainability, internationalisation, subsidy advice and diversity & inclusivity.
More about the Leiden Research Support Network

The Leiden Research Support Network is the network for research support professionals within Leiden University. The communities in the network make it easier for research support professionals to find their peers, exchange expertise and work together efficiently to provide quick answers to researchers’ sometimes complex questions. For more information see

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


  • Policy and staff
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3377—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 14320



Rapenburg 70, 2311EZ, Leiden

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