Organisatie: VU Amsterdam
Locatie: Amsterdam
Vervaldatum: 29/07/2021
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Job description

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is a leading, innovative and growing university at the very heart of society, making an active contribution to developments in education, research and knowledge transfer. The University Library contributes to these developments through its work across two departments: Research Support and Education Support & Collections. To further its achievements in this field, the University Library is looking for a project leader. In this position, you will collaborate closely with two innovation managers and lead projects designed to improve and renew services to researchers and teaching staff. You will achieve these goals by working on our infrastructure, systems and processes. In the near future, we will be working on projects that further the aims of Open Science and Open Education, enhance academic integrity and increase the availability of digital and physical collections.

Your duties

  • taking a project-based approach to researching and implementing new services, working closely with the other team members at the University Library
  • encouraging and supporting researchers in making their research and teaching transparent and available, for example by: Automating the Green Open Access workflow Making digital and physical collections accessible Offering online access to student theses Optimizing the registration system for Research Data Management Support Desk
  • developing and maintaining a broad network within VU Amsterdam and at a national and international level in the field of Education and Research Support
  • Requirements

  • wide-ranging interest in academic research and the research and education process
  • experience in staff management and connecting leadership, especially in a project-based setting
  • experience of project leadership using Agile/Scrum, Prince 2 or other relevant methodologies
  • an enterprising, proactive and creative approach, with the drive to put good ideas into practice
  • excellent language skills, both spoken and written
  • outstanding social and communication skills
  • What are we offering?

    A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,790 (scale 10)
    and a maximum €5,127 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

    The initial employment contract will affect a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
    Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • Contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package
  • good growth opportunities
  • About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

    We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

    University Library
    The University Library supports and advises researchers and lecturers: from literature surveys and research data management, to open access publishing, open learning resources and copyright. We offer workshops, guidance and places to study. The University Library also manages and exhibits special collections, heritage and art. In the coming years, the University Library will develop further into a place for encounters, sharing knowledge and inspiration for both students and staff.

    Working at the University Library means working on improving research impact and study success. You and your colleagues will provide innovative services that are ideally aligned to the wishes and needs of staff and students. The University Library employs 80 individuals at two locations: in the university’s Main Building and at VUmc.

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