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    Director Impact and Engagement

    Are you ready to lead the unit's strategic agenda, it's initiatives and the people who fall under this section? As the new Director of Impact and Engagement, you will lead the development of policies and infrastructure needed to foster engagement and partnerships at RSM. You'll work closely with Dean of Engagement and Partnerships as well as RSM's research centers, and serve as line manager of RSM's team of engagement support professionals. You'll also be working collaboratively across RSM and EUR, and ensure the effective delivery of engagement support to the RSM community of more than 350 faculty members and PhD students in management.

    Your main tasks

    In this role, you will:
    manage RSM's team of engagement support professionals so it operates in innovative ways with a strong stakeholder focus - this involves co-ordination with the other staff supporting RSM engagement such as the Director of Grants; the corporate and alumni relations office; the marketing and communications team, and others.

    develop and foster a collaborative, caring, and inspiring working environment, in which engagement support professionals feel safe and empowered to be critical and creative

    set goals and objectives for the engagement support professionals, which will be used as a basis for regular performance assessments

    manage the financial resources available to RSM engagement, including the management of the annual and multi-annual budget cycle

    contribute to the development and implementation of policies, standards, and transformation initiatives related to topics such as impact and engagement

    provide advice and support to RSM's Dean of Engagement and Partnerships to implement strategic engagement objectives and to promote (scholarly) impact

    maintain strong collaborative working relationships with researchers, academic units, centres, and relevant professional support units, to ensure the effective delivery of engagement support

    develop and implement effective engagement strategies and activities to inform researchers about the services and resources available to them

    implement and sustain systems, including engagement information and application systems, to ensure the effective performance of engagement support tasks

    co-ordinate the periodic assessment and review of the impact performance of RSM, for example in the context of accreditations, to ensure that external expectations are met

    develop and nurture strong relationships with outside stakeholders such as corporate and non-corporate partners, and other academic institutions.


    32—38 hours per week

    €4538—€5826 per month


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    Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


    We are looking for candidates who have:
    knowledge of the issues associated with academic engagement and impact

    experience in creating, implementing, and monitoring strategies and services to support researchers in achieving impact

    experience with managing at a strategic and operational level

    proven ability to develop and implement innovative and stakeholder-centric strategies, policies and processes and to ensure stakeholder-focused service delivery

    the ability to build consensus and advocate for plans and strategies effectively in a complex matrix organisation

    a mindset that drives for continues high performance and continuous improvement

    minimally a master degree, but preference goes to candidates with a PhD degree

    strong communication skills in both written and spoken English (level CEFR C1)

    ability to speak and read Dutch or commitment to learn quickly

    strong analytical skills, the ability to support policy proposals with appropriate analyses, and to measure the effectiveness of policies using the right metrics

    minimum of five years' experience in the field, preferably in a higher education setting (and ideally in a business school context), or in the public domain.

    Your required competencies

    The Director will be expected to:
    be a good people manager, who leads by example

    be a good communicator and listener, and who stimulates development and growth in the team

    be a forward-thinking, critical, and dynamic individual, who can collaborate across a complex organisation and inspire and nurture a high-performing team environment

    achieve high results and get things done

    have good social skills and the ability to navigate successfully in a complex organisation

    maintain excellent relationships with multiple stakeholders

    be pro-active and take initiatives to continuously improve policy and processes.

    Conditions of employment

    The conditions of employment comply with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO NU). We offer a full-time contract, initially for one year with a possibility of extension.

    Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 4,538 up to a maximum of € 5,826 gross per month (scale 12 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

    Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of days off. More information is available at

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University encourages learning, personal growth, and training for increased effectiveness for all colleagues. There will be opportunities for job-specific training and development where necessary and upon request.


    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam - a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

    RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

    Additional information

    If you are interested in this position, please send us your application letter and résumé no later than 28 April 2021 via the apply button to the attention of Prof. Dr. D. Stam, Dean of Engagement and Partnerships at RSM.

    For more information about this role, please email Professor Daan Stam, Dean of Engagement and Partnerships at RSM via

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