Secretary of the University Council (1.0 fte)

Jul 25, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Assistant/Secretary of the University Council m/f 1.0 fte Job Specifications - (uitleg)

Solliciteer binnen 40 dagen op deze vacature

Job Description

As official secretary working together with the registrar of the University Council the assistant supports chairperson and the members of the council. He/she is also concerned with preparing meetings, taking minutes and supporting the decision-making procedure of the University Council and its committees. In this respect the secretary plays an important role in assisting the members of the Council by supplementing the members with relevant background information, thus promoting the professionalism and effectiveness of the Council.

Together with the clerk, the secretary is concerned with providing introductions and training for new Council members and contributes to organizing participation events.

 He/she directs the PR committee of the University Council and coordinates the PR activities of the Council. In this capacity he/she makes proposals for avenues of communication and contributes actively as editor through the provision of constant information via social media and through continuous logistic support and updating of the content on the University Council’s website. 


Higher vocational training (HBO), experience in the field of managerial and policy support, strong analytical/ organizational competences, representative, communicative, excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Dutch; thorough knowledge of university organization, sensitivity for political and managerial relations.


This is a fixed-term contract for 1 year. Upon positive assessment this fixed-term contract will be followed by a contract for an indefinite period of time.

Salary: maximum € 3222.- gross per month for a full-time position (scale 8 according to the UFO profile for secretary).



: Permanent

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. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.



Additional Information

For further information you can contact dr. Jonathan van Tilburg, chair of the University Council

tel. 043-3882731 / 043-3881623 / 06-10450870