Looking for a new Students-for-Students Project Manager
The Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI) is looking for a new Students-for-Students Project Manager (0,3 fte, 8 - 12 hours per week)
As project manager of the Students-for-Students Platform (S4S), you will coordinate the activities of S4S and ensure that they are performed in a high-quality and student-centred way. You will work in a team of four student assistants. By providing financial support, support in kind and advice, S4S stimulates and facilitates (extracurricular) students’ projects which contribute to improving the quality of education. Examples of initiatives we support include Lifeversity, the Erasmus Tech Community, Turing Students Rotterdam. Moreover, the S4S community aims to be an insight and talent pool for student involvement and perspectives in the other communities of the CLI. For example, students can also get involved with innovating their courses.
Your tasks and responsibilities as project manager will include:
- Coordinating and providing support to S4S initiatives;
- Advising and helping them to realise their ideas in the environment of the university;
- Keeping track of their progress and checking on quality;
- Determining eligibility for support for new S4S initiatives based on predefined criteria and justify decisions to initiatives and other stakeholders;
- Developing and maintaining (a system to) assure educational quality of initiatives together with i.a. an expert panel of academics; and
- Representing and promoting S4S by meeting, collaborating and keeping good contact with supported initiatives, partners and external stakeholders (e.g. study associations, affiliated academics, other communities of the CLI etc.).
In addition, you will perform general project management/coordination activities, such as:
- Creating and executing plans, goals, comprehensive project documentation, budgets and updates/reports to the CLI Steering Committee;
- Managing resources;
- Evaluating and optimising processes;
- Monitoring progress of the projects;
- Acting as point of contact about S4S to internal and external stakeholders.
You are a strong candidate for this position if:
- You are at least a second-year student (and if you are a third-year student, you are preferably staying at EUR for your master programme);
- You have a professional and inclusive attitude, and can work with different types of people;
- You are not afraid of responsibility, and are capable of leading a team of fellow students;
- You have strong, professional verbal and writing communication skills in both Dutch and English;
- You have relevant committee, event management and/or project management experience (preferably at the EUR) and are an excellent organiser;
- You have knowledge and experience of how to realise projects within the context of the EUR, know how the EUR is organised, and are able to use that knowledge to help, advise and coach fellow students on how to optimally realise their ideas;
- You are open-minded, practical and creative and passionate to help fellow students with creating educational projects.
- You preferably have experience with participatory bodies and/or are knowledgeable about relevant topics, such as the Study Advance Act (Wet Studievoorschot) and Higher Education Quality Agreements (Hoger Onderwijs Kwaliteitsafspraken);
- You are able to justify your decisions through a framework, and explain the rationale to others;
- You are able to manage your own work, and to prioritise and delegate tasks;
- You have a strong and diverse network among students and student organisations;
- You are flexible and available to work outside business hours when necessary.
We are looking for an initiative taker who is enthusiastic, proactive, decisive, flexible, creative, with a can-do / get-to-work mentality, and works well and transparently in a team.
Please note that you do not have to tick all the boxes, but this is to give you an idea of what we are looking for and expecting from you.
What we offer is a student-assistant contract for 8 – 12 hours a week (flexible hours). We are looking for someone that can start in January 2021. Your contract will be up until the end of the academic year (August 2021), with the possibility of an extension.
The Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI) is a network for sharing knowledge and collaborating on the innovation of education through professional development and digitalisation. The CLI supports, connects and expands existing networks in the area of learning and innovation. The CLI brings people together who want to move forward with their education. By connecting people, projects gain synergies and new ideas and initiatives arise. The ambition of the CLI is to create a meeting place for everyone with a passion for education in order to help each other, inspire and achieve results. For more information on CLI, please visit https://www.eur.nl/en/about-eur/vision/community-learning-and-innovation.
The Students-for-Students (S4S) Platform stimulates and facilitates students’ projects which contribute to improving the quality of education for students. S4S is funded by government resources, which are freed up by the abolition of the Dutch basic student grant (“basisbeurs”) and are now transferred directly to the universities to invest in the improvement of education. By enabling students to contribute to the improvement of their education, S4S brings these resources back to the students. For more information about S4S, please visit: www.eur.nl/s4s.
Please apply for this position by sending your Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter (no longer than 1 A4) to our Students-for-Students email: email@example.com no later than December 20, 2020. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. You will be informed before the 23rd of December whether you will be invited for a short interview. For more information about the position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.