Front Office Admissions Assistant (1.6 fte)

University of Groningen

Office of the University

The University of Groningen (UoG) has the ambition to increase the influx of international students in her bachelor and master programmes. The Admissions Office plays a central role in this ambition. All applications from (mainly) international students for bachelor- and master programmes at the University of Groningen are dealt with through one central Admissions Office. The Admissions Office is positioned within the unit Student Information & Administration (SI&A) of the department of Education & Students, within the Central Office of the University. The Admissions team currently consist of one Head of Admissions, 20 Admission Officers and 3 Front Office Admissions Assistants.

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 in its present form started October 2014 and is growing. We are looking for colleagues to fulfil this growth of 1.6 fte.

The Admissions Office is located at the Academy Building of the University.

Job description
The unit Student Information & Administration has several vacancies for the function of an Admissions Assistant.

As an Admissions assistant you will be the first point of contact in the Admissions Office for applicants wishing to study at our university. You will manage the general admissions mailbox, answer the phone and receive visiting students at the office. You will offer administrative support to the Admissions Officers in the application procedure and secretarial support to the Head of the Admissions Office.

We are looking for candidates who possess:
• an MBO educational level
• a positive attitude towards working with international students
• proven strength in administrative processes and good computer skills
• ability to work under pressure
• excellent Dutch and English speaking and writing skills
• excellent communicative skills and experience in dealing with persons who have different and diverse cultural backgrounds
• a result and service-oriented attitude.

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 12 months.
The University of Groningen offers, depending on qualifications and work experience, a salary from € 1,878 gross per month up to a maximum of € 2,610 (scale 6) gross per month for a fulltime (1.0 fte) position (Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities, available in English on The function of Admissions Assistant is available on a temporary basis, for the period of one year. After the first year, extension might be possible, depending on the organizational development of the Admissions Office and the staff member’s performance. The position is defined according to the UFO job profile ‘medewerker frontoffice' requires and requires an availability of minimum 0.8 fte. Application You may apply for this position until 1 December / before 2 December Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Interviews will be held in the week of 12 December until16 December. Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 2482.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Ms. M. (Mariska) Roze, Head of Admissions office UoG, (Mo.-Fri. from 9.00 to 13.00 hours)
+31 50 3637073,

In your application, please always include the job opening ID T086216

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