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Are you interested in working for one of Europe's leading research centres? Do you have organisational and web-skills? The Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) - a centre of excellence for research, education and public debate about Europe, the European Union and its member states – is looking for a programme assistant.

Are you interested in working for one of Europe's leading research centres? Do you have organisational and web-skills? The Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) - a centre of excellence for research, education and public debate about Europe, the European Union and its member states – is looking for a programme assistant. ACES, a cooperation between the faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), Law (FdR), Economics and Business (FEB), and Humanities (FGw), has been designated a UvA Research Priority Area for which it has received funding for the period 2019 - 2023.

The ACES Management Team consists of Prof. Jonathan Zeitlin (FMG), Prof. Luiza Bialasiewicz (FGw) and a Managing Director. The office of ACES is hosted by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

What are you going to do

The programme assistant works under the supervision of the Managing Director. Together they staff the ACES office. The programme assistant supports the ACES Management Team, Theme Group Leaders and affiliates in their day-to-day operations, and is a source of information for external parties.

Your main activities are:

  • organising ACES academic and public events – on location as well as online - also in the context of ACES’s status as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence;
  • maintaining and contributing to ACES’s website, such as announcements of events and information about projects and ACES affiliates;
  • producing ACES’s monthly newsletter;
  • administrative tasks, such as booking travel and accommodation;
  • maintaining the ACES mailing lists;
  • planning meetings of the ACES Management, Governing Board and Advisory Board and producing minutes;
  • answering internal and external information requests.

What do we require

The programme assistant:

  • studies or has finished a study in an area relevant for ACES;
  • is well-skilled in organisation and communication;
  • has excellent command of online seminar tools, in particular Zoom;
  • has excellent written and oral command of Dutch and English;
  • has good command of Word, Excel, Outlook en PowerPoint;
  • is pro-active, accurate and able to do his/her work relatively independently.

Our offer

The position concerns temporary employment of 22,8 hours per week. The initial employment is for one year. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, we intend to extend the term of employment until 31 December 2023.

Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €2,310 and a maximum salary of €2,900 gross per month based on a full-time appointment for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale six as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

What else do we offer

  • A position in which initiative and input are highly valued.
  • An enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues.
  • An inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

About us

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.  To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Questions

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Yomi van der Veen, general manager AISSR
  • T. (0)20 525 2745

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application. The closing date is 13 September 2021. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews within 1 week after the closing date.