Temporary Marketing & Communications Assistant Vacancy

About IHS

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is a center of urban expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Looking at cities from different perspectives, we educate urban professionals from diverse backgrounds, consult national and local governments from the Global South and engage in cutting-edge urban research.

Bringing practical experience from real-life projects back to the classroom, we inspire collaboration and co-creation of urban knowledge. Together with our partners, we work at the forefront of urban development to improve the wellbeing of people living in cities across the globe.

Vacancy description

The Marketing & Communications department of IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam has a vacancy for a Marketing & Communications assistant (0.6 fte), for a period of 6 months starting as soon as possible. We are looking forward to finding a new team member who can contribute to the team’s efforts to communicate about the IHS brand and expertise to our target audiences and to recruit talented participants from all over the world for the educational programmes offered at IHS.


  • Supporting marketing and recruitment activities
  • Supporting online promotion activities
  • Communication with prospective and admitted students
  • Supporting website development and maintenance
  • Supporting the implementation of social media strategy
  • Content production
  • Supporting Intranet community management
  • Entering student data into the database
  • Supporting the colleagues in the department with various communication or marketing related activities


  •  Undergraduate or HBO degree in communications, marketing or in a related field
  •  Excellent communication and computer skills
  •  Excellent English language skills (in writing and speech)
  •  Relevant experience in marketing, communications or social media management
  •  Highly organized, accurate and structured way of working/ be able to
  • work with deadlines
  •  Proactive and independent working style
  •  Previous experience with working with databases
  •  Interested in working in an international environment and having an
  • international mindset

Conditions of Employment

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 include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-ofyear
bonus of 8.3% and 30 annual vacation days in case of a full workweek.

The Marketing & Communications Assistant will report to the Head of Marketing
& Communication.
Interested applicants for this position please submit your resume and cover
letter before the 10th of November by email to secr@ihs.nl or by post to IHS Secretariat
at P.O. Box 1935, 3000 BX Rotterdam.

The candidate must be in possession of a Dutch residence permit or be an EU
citizen. Candidates without a permit cannot be accepted.

More information can be requested from:

Hanna Schultz
Interim Head of Marketing & Communication: schultz@ihs.nl; +31104089812
Please send your motivation letter and CV to secr@ihs.nl.