Director of Operations (0.8 FTE) Radboud University Faculty of Arts Netherlands

Director of Operations (0.8 FTE)



Faculty of Arts

Maximum salary: € 8,127 gross / month

Vacancy number: 23.25.19

Respond by: 23-05-2019



As Director of Operations, you form the board of the Faculty of Arts together with the Dean and Vice Dean. Together with the other two directors you are responsible for all portfolios, but you primarily look after the operational portfolio. As a director you have an overall view of business operations and you are able to manage in outline and to take corrective interventions if necessary. In consultation with your fellow board members, you initiate a policy with regard to faculty management and you are responsible for its implementation and evaluation. This mainly concerns the following areas: finance, personnel and organization, housing, facility management and communication. You bear administrative responsibility for major projects in the field of operational management and for operational management in the independent units associated with the faculty; these independent units are set up for valorization of education and research in the field of literature.


You manage the faculty support, in particular the heads within the Administrative Affairs Office and the heads of the faculty operational management departments. You divide the available formation for support and management staff (obp) on the basis of the tasks to be performed among all supporting departments and agencies.


You also represent the faculty in various consultation bodies within and outside the university. You are accountable to the dean.


Working environment

The Faculty of Arts has more than five hundred employees who are engaged in education and research in the field of history and art, languages and cultures, linguistics and communication and information sciences, or with the support of this education and research. The research is conducted within one of the faculty research institutes: Center for Language Studies (CLS) or Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS). The faculty provides courses for more than twenty-four hundred students, spread over three departments in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, linguistics and communication and information sciences.


We expect

an academic education and affinity with humanities education and research;

managerial and managerial experience in comparable complex organizations;

demonstrable, relevant knowledge of and experience with business operations;

have a sense of human relationships and are able to make clear agreements about intended results;

that you know how to hold on to the main line where the views and interests of those involved conflict;

a connecting and collegial leader with a heart for the business who has excellent communication skills and who knows how to create support with this;

extensive and demonstrable experience with change processes in a professional organization within a complex setting;

that you are able to hold a solid position in a politically-administrative and verbally strong environment, where you can switch quickly and have tenacity and resilience;

good command of the Dutch and English language, both spoken and written.

We offer

appointment: 0.8 FTE;

maximum monthly salary € 8,127 gross based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 16);

the salary does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus;

contract duration: one year with the prospect of extension;

UFO job profile: Director of operations, level 1.

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Other information

Intended date of employment is September 1, 2019.


Knowing more?

More about: Faculty of Arts


More about the content of the vacancy:

Prof. dr. M. van Mulken, dean



Drs. MJM van Nijnatten, head of P&O

Telephone: 024 361 28 93




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