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Student Assistant Faculty Diversity Office for FNWI

Posted 20 May 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
26 May 2024 22:00

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Are you passionate about diversity and inclusion as a whole and especially for FNWI? Would you like to actively participate in making the FNWI a more welcoming, diverse, and inclusive place for staff and students? FNWI is looking for a motivated and engaged student assistant for its Faculty Diversity Office.

What are you going to do?

In this job you will actively support and participate in various diversity related projects, together with the FDO. You will have a role in the actual, primary process regarding initiating and developing projects, but also in the secondary, supporting process, whereby you organize and facilitate meetings, manage communication and keep track of everything that’s going on.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • (co-)organize events, e.g., annual diversity day/week ‘Faces of Science Park’, workshops, etc
  • Networking and connecting people and groups
  • (help) Writing and giving feedback on documents (e.g., memos)
  • Communication / social media content
  • Supporting the FDO
    • Setting up meetings, agenda, taking minutes during meetings
    • Initiate, chair and or participate in meetings: at different levels and between different groups/people both within and outside the faculty
  • Be a point of contact
    • People can contact you to ask more info on DEI related issues, in general or at the faculty; you can brainstorm with them, or give them advice
    • Important to listen to the needs of staff and students at the faculty, decide together with the FDO (and sometimes the Sounding Board or other persons/groups) what steps are to be taken
  • Give solicited and unsolicited advice to different groups/people

What do you have to offer?

The following are ‘nice to haves’ in a potential candidate but the most important attribute we are looking for in a candidate is a drive to make Faculty of Science a more inclusive and diverse place for students and staff.

Your experience and profile

  • Student (minimum 2nd year Bachelor) at the Faculty of Science
  • Affinity with diversity, inclusion, equity
  • Independent/takes initiative/pro-active
  • Approachable (act as a point of contact)
  • Organizational skills
  • Good communication skills and proficiency of the English language
  • Social skills

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 16 hours per week for a period of 12 months. The preferred starting date is 1 July 2024.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on study year, ranges between € 2618 tot € 2846 (scale SA). This does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • the possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The Faculteitsbureau consists of several support groups, such as HR, finance and ICT.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Any questions?

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

  • Boy Menist:
  • +31611619547

Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 26 May 2024.

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your cv should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation;

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of 10.06.2024 – 30.06.2024.

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented groups only apply for jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Do you meet the educational requirements but do not yet have all the required experience? Then the UvA encourages you to apply anyway.

No agencies please.

The University of Amsterdam is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. With some 40,000 students, 6,000 staff, 3,000 PhD candidates, and an annual budget of more than 850 million euros, it is also one of Amsterdam’s biggest employers.
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