Program Manager
University of Amsterdam

Program Manager

Faculty/Services:  Amsterdam Law School
Educational level:  higher vocational education/university
Function type:  Support Staff
Closing date:  22 August
Vacancy number:  9718

Do you enjoy:

  • Working in a dynamic environment and managing multiple tasks at once?

Then the job of Program Manager at the University of Amsterdam is perfect for you as a highly versatile professional.

What does this job entail?

‘Public Values in the Algorithmic Society’ (ALGOSOC), has received funding to carry out scientific research in the coming years as part of the research program Gravitation. This research project is led by the Program Directors prof. dr. Natali Helberger and prof. dr. Claes de Vreese from the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with University Utrecht, Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology. The research focusses on public values in the Algorithmic Society, and the implications of the growing use of automated decision making and artificial intelligence (AI). For this project we are looking for a Program Manager who will execute, monitor and deliver projects and supervise internal staff and/or third parties, based on project plans and in such a way that these project plans can be attained within the preconditions established in the area cost, quality, time, organisation and communication

As the Program Manager you will be working closely together with the Program Directors, Project Investigators and researchers from the five universities. An important part of your activities will be to build a community between the different universities to enable cooperation across disciplines and across universities. Moreover, the Program Manager will organize and coordinate the program in terms of deadlines, activities and meetings, act as first contact for internal- and external parties such as NWO, and help organize events and other activities of the consortium. Finally, the Program Manager will work closely together with a dedicated Impact Manager, Data Manager, Training Coordinator and Ethics, Gender and Diversity Advisor.

Tasks include:

  • First contact for consortium partners and external partners;
  • Contact person for NWO (e.g. changing requests or progress reporting);
  • Coordinate and monitor deadlines and deliverables;
  • Community organisation; management of relations with project co-workers and work with colleagues in the consortium;
  • Prepare and organize project meetings and assisting in (the organization of) dissemination activities like workshops, website, conferences, events and publications;
  • Financial management and reporting, in close cooperation with the UvA project control department;
  • Support in acquisition and proposal writing
  • Help to organise events and other outreach activities.

What do you have to offer?

Experience with scientific research and affinity with the subject matter is an advantage. Experience in project management, support in writing project proposals, understanding of project administrative issues, finances, procedures, legal issues, and organization is a must, as are strong communication and organisational skills.

In addition you:

  • are fluently in both Dutch and English speaking and writing;
  • are capable of operating both independently with own authority, based on knowledge, expertise and experience, as within a team where you are willing to handle each other’s work where necessary;
  • are capable of working independently with multiple stakeholders, both inside and outside the university;
  • have a creative mind in setting up new projects and converting ideas into practice;
  • have a demonstrate a service-oriented attitude towards the goal of the consortium and proposal;
  • are willing to perform both high- and low-level tasks in relevant projects; 
  • are capable of maintaining a high level, sometimes intercultural network.

What can we offer you?

We offer an employment contract for 1 year with a probationary period of two months, preferably starting on

in fall 2022. If you prove to be a good match for the job, a permanent employment contract is possible.

The employment contract is for 32- 38 hours a week.

Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €2.960 to €4.670 (scale 10) gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

This position is embedded in a cooperation between the Institute for Information Law (IViR), Faculty of Law, and the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR).

Committed, responsible and open-minded. This is how we at the Amsterdam Law School view the role of law in a constantly changing (international) society. With over 5,000 students and 550 staff, we are one of the larger law faculties in the Netherlands. We educate legal professionals who know how to apply the law effectively with the aim of actually contributing to solutions for society. We respond to social developments through innovative and pioneering research. In this way, we always keep in touch with society.

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) is the research institute in Communication Science at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. It is the largest research institute of its kind in Europe and is among the largest worldwide. More than 80 senior researchers are permanently associated with ASCoR, and its English-language PhD programme hosts 25 students.

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 letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until August 22, 2022.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews within 2 week after the closing date. Interviews will take place in the beginning of September.

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.

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