Vacancy: UNIC Student Board Representative

Are you interested in contributing to the future of Erasmus University Rotterdam? Do you believe in the importance of student participation? Do you want to help students gain better access to international education opportunities? Starting from 1 September 2022 until 31 July 2023, the UNIC team at EUR is looking for a Student Board representative.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is developing a new international initiative: a European University. Together with nine other universities, Erasmus University has formed the European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC), a network which offers a variety of international education experiences with the aim of boosting student mobility and inclusion. UNIC believes that all students should have the chance to participate in an international experience, so no matter what you study or how busy your schedule is, UNIC strives to provide a variety of educational and research opportunities.

Serving on the UNIC Student Board means representing Erasmus University on an international level and providing a student perspective when advising on UNIC activities. As a board representative, you and the representatives from the partner universities will meet monthly to discuss, advise and consent on university-wide plans. In addition, as the UNIC Student Board member, you will be part of the UNIC project team and will work closely with academics, policy advisors, project managers, and researchers as you perform your duties.

Are you interested in helping shape a European University? Do you want to make sure that students are heard in Brussels? Apply now for the position of Student Board representative on the EUR UNIC Team.

To read more about UNIC, please visit

To read more about the European Universities Initiative, visit the European CommissionOpens external website, who sponsors the project.

What are you going to do

  • Represent Erasmus University Rotterdam in the UNIC Student Board;
  • Attend meetings with the UNIC Student Board, the EUR-based UNIC team, and content-related working groups;
  • Represent UNIC at events and conferences (both nationally and internationally);
  • Consult with different student organizations at the EUR;
  • Gather the opinions of Erasmus University students and ensure that EUR students are taken into account in all UNIC activities.

What do we require of you

The UNIC Team is looking for someone who:

  • is registered as an EUR student and is aware of the EUR campus culture;
  • is interested in education and research policy;
  • has affinity with student participation;
  • values international experiences;
  • is willing to work 4 hours per week;
  • is able to speak (or willing to learn) to speak in front of groups;
  • enjoys cooperating with other motivated students;
  • is comfortable speaking and writing in English; knowledge of Dutch, Turkish, Polish, Spanish, French, Basque, Finnish, Swedish, Irish, Croatian, or German is optional, but a plus;
  • is prepared to travel with the EUR team to visit partner universities (internationally) at least 1-3 times.

What do we offer?

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The start date of this position is 1 September 2022 and end on 31 July 2023.The position is for 0,1 fte.

Salary is subject to educational background and experience and ranges from a minimum of € 2.402,-  to a maximum of € 2.611,- gross per month based on a full-time contract of 38 hours, in accordance with scale SA of the CAO-NU.

Diversity & Inclusion
Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Application information

Please apply for this position by sending your Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter (maximum 1 A4 in length) to before 14 August 2022. For any questions, please contact Grace Yano ( or Samira Abbadi (

Interviews will be held in week 32 and 33.


The General Management Directorate (ABD)

The General Management Directorate (Algemene Bestuursdienst, ABD) is the central staff organisation responsible for the organisation and support of EUR’s policy and administra-tion at the institutional level. ABD supports the Executive Board in fulfilling its responsi-bilities with regard to the quality, accessibility and financing of EUR’s education and re-search programmes. ABD handles the joint design of integrated policy, ensures the timely submission of policy within decision-making procedures and the implementation of the adopted policy measures and constantly monitors and evaluates developments in the inter-est of further improvement. ABD comprises the departments of Academic Affairs (AZ) in-cluding D&I Office, Corporate Planning & Control (CPC), Administrative Affairs (BZ), Legal Affairs (JZ) and the Chief Information Office (CIO). The independent university pub-lication Erasmus Magazine also falls under ABD in organisational terms. The management directorate is headed by the Director of the General Management Directorate, who also serves as Secretary of the Executive Board.

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