Community Manager
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands

AI Community Manager

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Science
Educational level:  higher vocational education/university
Function type:  Support Staff
Closing date:  8 June 2022
Vacancy number:  8982

The Amsterdam ELLIS unit is looking for a proactive, organized Community Manager to help build the AI research community in Amsterdam. The Community Manager will be central to supporting the unit’s initiatives, creating processes for management, provide adequate transfer of information and overseeing day-to-day affairs.

The Amsterdam ELLIS unit is part of the ELLIS Society and associated European projects. This network of excellence strives to bring Europe to the forefront of developments in AI by connecting researchers and students to initiate cross-country collaborations. The unit acts as hub for the local ecosystem. The unit supports and mobilizes the research community, and connects them to activities and opportunities across the entire ELLIS network.

What are you going to do

The role of the Community Manager is twofold: to support our local AI researchers here in Amsterdam, and to be the connection between the Amsterdam unit and the ELLIS Society (and associated EU projects). The Community Manager will need to stay up-to-date with ELLIS events, processes, and developments, and offers additional support for the ELLIS network where necessary. At the local level, the Community Manager manages our ecosystem: maintains our partnerships, connects our researchers to opportunities, and organizes events.

Tasks and responsibilities

Within this broad scope, the Community Manager is expected to:

  • be the first point of contact for the Amsterdam unit, and for our local ecosystem: handling requests, making connections, and disseminating information;
  • oversee and administrate unit initiatives (e.g., BSc and MSc travel and funding programs), especially ensuring that all initiatives follow the University’s policies and internal processes;
  • maintain and update the unit’s website and ensuring that unit news is sent to the relevant external communication platforms;
  • support the Amsterdam unit in its community-building: organizing scientific and education events and opportunities for the AI-community in Amsterdam to connect (e.g. Unit Lunches, Dutch Unit Meetups);
  • stay up to date with relevant EU-activities, ensuring that the local ecosystem is aware of relevant opportunities, and mobilizing participation when necessary, including attending meetings and participating in events;
  • identifying opportunities for initiatives or collaborations that help support the mission of the unit.

What do you have to offer

Your experience and profile

Our ideal candidate for the role:

  • has at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, communications, international relations, or similar;
  • has experience in management and organizational activities;
  • has experience in event organization and coordination;
  • has a strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently on projects;
  • has an excellent command of the English language both spoken and written; additional fluency in Dutch is preferred.

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 6 months. The preferred starting date is as soon as possible. If we assess your performance positive, your contract will be extended with 12 months.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between €2,710 to €3,619 (scale 8). This does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. The UFO profile Administrator 3 is applicable. For this position we can not sponsor a visa. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • a complete educational program for PhD students;
  • multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • partly paid parental leave;
  • the possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • a pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • the possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

ELLIS - the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems - is a pan-European AI network of excellence which focuses on fundamental science, technical innovation and societal impact. Founded in 2018, ELLIS builds upon machine learning as the driver for modern AI and aims to secure Europe’s sovereignty in this competitive field by creating a multi-centric AI research laboratory. ELLIS wants to ensure that the highest level of AI research is performed in the open societies of Europe and follows a three-pillar strategy to achieve that.

The Amsterdam ELLIS unit is a local branch of the ELLIS Society, a diverse European network that promotes research excellence and advances breakthroughs in AI. Beyond acting as the local touchpoint for the ELLIS Society, ELLIS Amsterdam brings together top talent from local stakeholders to provide opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and industry, conduct fundamental basic research, and develop infrastructure for excellence in machine learning in the Netherlands and throughout Europe.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

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Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 8 June 2022.

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your cv should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation.

Please use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the motivation letter, also as one single pdf file.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in early June.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

If you encounter Error GBB451, reach out to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.

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