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Position Program Management Assistant

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is the International institute for Urban Management of Erasmus University. IHS has developed into a leading international knowledge centre with over 55 years of experience in applied knowledge for urban management and development. Operating on a global scale, IHS offers post graduate education, training, advisory services and applied research.

The Educational Management Office (EMO) of IHS has a position for a Program Management Assistant.


Supporting the EMO Team administrating the master course, other courses and related tasks. Activities include:

  • Arrange course administration and logistics
  • Serve as (first) contact person for participants
  • Administer the grades
  • Prepare, distribute and process evaluations
  • Organizing and preparing exams; archiving the exams
  • Prepare diplomas, grades lists, transcripts and certificates
  • Process alumni requests regarding earlier obtained degrees
  • Organize legalisation of diplomas

Required expertise and qualifications

  • MBO/HBO level preferred
  • Experience in international student administration
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch language, both in speaking and writing
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to deal with people from different cultures and to be able to work well organized even under stress
  • Capable of thinking out of the box
  • Attitude: team player, multi-tasking, flexible, customer oriented, accurate, open minded

 Terms and Conditions

We offer a challenging job in an international and dynamic work environment. The salary is in accordance with the responsibilities of the job and is subject to training and experience and corresponds to Scale 7 CAO NU. IHS has attractive employment conditions, which includes a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 30 annual vacation days in case of a full workweek.

  • Type of Contract: One year temporary contract (subject to extension)
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible
  • FTE: 1.0/ 5 days a week


  • Application deadline: 27 February 2017
  • Send your application by email to secr@remove-this.ihs.nl  
  • Please include ‘Program Management Assistant’ in the subject line and send us:

-        A letter of motivation
-        Your recent CV (3 pages at most) 
-        Indication of possible start date 
-        Indication of citizenship (and if non-EU, whether you are holder of a residence permit for the Netherlands with permission to work in the Netherlands) 

For more information about the job please contact Mr. René van der Zwet, email: vanderzwet@remove-this.ihs.nl.
For further information on IHS and our educational programs, please check: www.ihs.nl/education