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Events and Communications Officer (0,8-1,0fte)

Vacature nummer
22-629 12904
Niet-wetenschappelijke functies
Intern , Extern
Den Haag
Publicatie datum
4 oktober 2022
25 oktober 2022 Vacature gesloten

Leiden University College offers a selective honors Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges to talented students from all over the world. We are looking for an Events and Communication Officer to cover the maternity leave of our colleague.

Events and Communications Officer  (0,8-1 FTE)
Vacancy number 22-629 12904 

In this role you will oversee the organization of all events for Leiden University College The Hague (LUC), both online and offline. In the coming period, these are Open Days (February), Experience Days, and the preparations for Graduation (July) and Intro Week (August). There are additional events throughout the semester, including information activities (for prospective students), alumni activities, lectures, and social events organized for and by LUC employees and students.

You are responsible for the communication around these events. Additionally, you are working together with other communication colleagues on web management, social media, newsletters, and other mailings (both internal and external) necessary for the programme. You will work very closely with the other team members such as the senior communication officer and supervise a student assistant.

You are representable and have excellent communication skills (speaking and writing) in both English and Dutch. You are skilled in working with online tools including social media, design software (such as Canva), have experience with website maintenance and are very strong in planning and organizing, and you can keep an overview of projects and procedures. We are looking for a colleague with an eye for detail and a flexible, practical mentality who can work well in an international environment.


  • Relevant training at least at HBO (university of applied sciences) level;
  • You have experience in developing communication content and can work with different tools;
  • Experience in organizing large-scale events (including online events);
  • You have a professional, customer-oriented, pro-active attitude, you are also stress resistant, accurate and you have a hands-on mentality;
  • Excellent command of the English and Dutch language;
  • Willingness to work outside regular working hours for events.

Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs 
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is  an internationally acclaimed academic knowledge hub that studies world-wide issues from the varied perspectives of governance, politics, law, sociology and economics. We contribute to far-reaching socio-cultural debate through our acquired knowledge. We aim to do this not only through education and research, but also by organizing lectures and debates to learn from. The faculty’s scientific research is organized around a number of centers and institutes in The Hague, city of peace and justice. Staff members conduct research in fields such as global politics, public administration, security, and urban issues. Complex issues are examined from an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary perspective. For more information, see here.

Leiden University College
Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) is the international Honors College of Leiden University, offering an innovative Liberal Arts & Sciences undergraduate program to highly talented and motivated students from all over the world. It has consistently ranked the top liberal arts and sciences’ college in the Netherlands with a strong track record on societally-relevant social science research. Research at LUC fits within the general frame of global challenges that is central to our teaching program, covering major societal issues including Peace & Justice, Diversity, Prosperity, and Sustainability. Key research themes include international relations and conflict studies, international justice, governance and development, earth, energy, and sustainability, human diversity and belonging, and global public health.

Terms and conditions
The appointment is temporary for 6 months starting 2 January 2023. The salary depends on previous experience and ranges from € 2.818,- to € 4.257,- gross per month (pay scale 8 or 9) on fulltime basis, in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.  

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. 

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research.

For information about this position, please contact Anique van der Burg via Burg, A.F.L. van der a.f.l.van.der.burg@luc.leidenuniv.nl or Dr Kim Duistermaat via k.duistermaat@luc.leidenuniv.nl

Please submit online your application no later than 25 October 2022 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit the following documents:

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