The unit Student Information & Administration has vacancies for the function of junior Admissions Officer for the period of one year.
As a junior Admissions Officer you are responsible for a set of standardized steps in the admissions procedure for international and other non-standard applicants of a selected number of Bachelor and/or Master programmes of the University of Groningen.
Your role in the admissions process includes a variety of administrative tasks, including:
collecting and completing application files
assisting in verifying candidates' educational credentials
executing the Admissions Board's decision (making offer letters)
formalizing the offer (collecting all official documents for full registration as a student)
communicating with and supporting candidates before and during their admissions process.
a relevant professional degree (at least a secondary vocational education level 4 diploma (MBO4) for a junior position
relevant work experience (e.g. in an administrative setting)
proven strength in administrative processes and good computer skills
knowledge of automated data files/databases
proven ability to work under pressure
accuracy as well as flexibility
ability to work within a team whilst also able to work independently for sustained periods
an excellent command of the English language (minimum level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)); knowledge of Dutch is highly preferred
excellent communicative and interpersonal skills and experience in dealing with persons who have different and diverse cultural backgrounds
a result and service-oriented attitude and quick learner.
The University of Groningen (UG) attracts both Dutch and international students to its Bachelor and Master programmes. The Admissions Office (AO) plays a central role in the application process for prospective students with non-Dutch diplomas, at both Bachelor and Master level. The Admissions Office is positioned within the department of Student Information & Administration (SI&A), which is responsible for all aspects in the chain of application, admission and enrolment.
The main task of the Admissions Office is to evaluate non-Dutch educational credentials of prospective students. The Admissions Office supports applicants, the faculties and the Admission Boards in the application and admission process, from the first inquiry about entry requirements until the start of the programme. The Admissions Office consists of approximately 30 people and is located at the Academy Building of the University.
Conditions of employment
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (http://www.vsnu.nl):
a minimum salary of € 2,471 and a maximum salary of € 3,336 (salary scale 7) gross per month for a full-time position based on qualifications and experience
a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
a position availability of at least 24 hours (0.6 FTE) a week, but availability of 32 hours (0.8 FTE) is preferred
a position of junior Admissions Officer on a temporary basis, for the period of one year
career opportunities within the department of SI&A.
Starting date: 1 October 2022, but an earlier or later starting date might be possible
Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:
letter of application
You can submit your application until 31 August 11:59pm / before 1 September 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/policy-and-strategy/diversity-and-inclusion/
Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
Niek Kanter, n.kanter rug.nl
Wouter Grasmeijer, w.grasmeijer rug.nl
Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.