Events coordinator at the School of Business and Economics

Jul 20, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

The School of Business and Economics is the home of over 4200 students and 500 staff members, around 40% of whom come from abroad. Are you the right person to support this vivid and demanding international oriented community by taking care of the events that fit our goals?

Job Specifications - (uitleg)

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Job Description

Objective of the job

The Events Coordinator is responsible for the development, successful execution and evaluation of events that contribute to the UM and faculty Marketing & Communications strategic goals and targets. Examples are the Bachelor and Master Open Day or graduation ceremonies. Most activities are related to the areas of student recruitment, internal communications, alumni and student life. Within the department there are two event coordinators reporting to the faculty head of M&C. Some of the tasks are:

  • Advising and assisting the faculty head of M&C and the student recruitment advisors in the organisation, execution and follow-up of events on behalf of the faculty. There is also a close link to the universities Events manager with regards to organisation of university wide events. 

  • Planning and management of the execution of events on behalf of the faculty (e.g., registration, timing/programme, managing external suppliers, coordinating event personnel).

  • Co-development of communication plans for promoting those events.

  • Development of content (text, photo, video, etc.) for on and offline materials to promote events or to be used during events.


What do we expect?

  • A minimum education level of HBO in a relevant field, for example in hotel management.

  • At least two years experience in the field of event coördination

  • Planning and organising skills (at least two years experience in event related postitions).

  • Stress-resistant and a hands on approach.

  • Flexibility; several events are in the weekend or in the evening.

  • Inventiveness and an eye for detail.

  • Commitment to the client.

  • Fluent in English and Dutch, both in writing and speaking.


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 > Support > UM employees.

The gross monthly salary in this 0.7 fte appointment will depend on education and relevant working experience, based on salary scale 7 of the CAO (UFO profile Communications Officer, level 3).

Employment: Temporary, 1 year with a possible extension


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 16,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. One of the six 6 faculties is the School of Business and Economics.

School of Business and Economics

The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education to students and conducts excellent research, offering an international perspective in the fields of economics and international business administration. SBE is home to over 4200 students and 570 staff, around 40% of whom come from abroad. SBE’s approach revolves around small-scale teaching methods supported by an electronic learning environment, a portfolio of international study programmes, and strong incentives for top-quality research. The focus lies on educational innovation. All degree programmes make use of Problem-Based Learning, with an emphasis on skills development – problem solving, group work and self-directed learning – to prepare students optimally for the European and international knowledge society. SBE is Triple Crown accredited (AACSB, Equis and AMBA) and is, with around 140 partner universities all over the world, highly internationally oriented. 


Marketing & Communications

The M&C department develops and carries out M&C activities in keeping with the objectives  formulated for undergraduate, graduate and executive education as well as research conducted under the auspices of the various departments and institutes and the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).

The Marketing & Communications (M&C) team within the school consists of 7 persons, of which two are responsible for the coordination of M&C events. There is a close cooperation with the shared Marketing & Communications department and other departments within the faculty. The M&C department is in the last fase of an organisation wide reorganisation of the M&C departments, which has resulted in the vacancy of an Events coordinator.

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Additional Information

For more information on this vacancy please contact the Head of the SBE Marketing & Communications Office, Mrs. Monique Merckx, phone 043-3885205 and e-mail