Communications Advisor Diversity and Inclusion (0.5 FTE)


University Services


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Job description

Diversity and Inclusion at the RUG
The University of Groningen strives to be a university where students and staff feel respected and at home, regardless of visible and invisible differences in backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, characteristics and identity. We believe that diversity of students and staff enriches academic debate and contributes to a higher quality of our education and research. Diversity, inclusion and fairness are important core values for the RUG.

For our Diversity & Inclusion Office we are looking for a communication advisor who has affinity with the theme of D&I and wants to contribute to the internal and external communication around (the activities of) the D&I Office.


- you support the D&I Office in communicating with employees and students
- you will be responsible for drawing up and implementing a communication plan and coordinating communication activities that align with the D&I Action Plan
- you translate the D&I policy into communication items
- you ensure the visibility of the D&I office and activities through various communication channels
- you manage the website and develop it based on developments within the D&I Office
- you will support the Chief D&I Officer and the programme coordinator with the writing of texts and reports
- you will assist with the organization and promotion of D&I activities and events
- you give solicited and unsolicited advice about D&I communications within the University, to the Communications Office among other departments.


- you have an affinity and experience with the theme of diversity and inclusion
- you have a higher professional education (HBO) and a communications-related degree
- you have experience as a communications officer and knowledge of various communication channels
- you have understanding of/experience with inclusive language use
- you like to immerse yourself in the various target groups and think of original ways in which our message can best reach them
- you have excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English
- experience with Prospero and/or Apollo web editor is a plus
- you are creative, organized and proactive
- you work well together in a team but also independently.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, we offer the following terms of employment:

- a salary, based on qualifications and experience, of between € 2,979 and € 4,093 (salary scale 9 based on the UFO profile Communication Officer 1) gross per month, based on a full-time appointment
- an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus over the annual gross income
- the option to choose a work week of 36, 38, or 40 hours (based on full-time employment)
- a minimum of 29 days of holiday leave, and in the case of full-time employment, 12 extra days of holiday leave
- good opportunities for training and development
- the position is initially a temporary one for the period of one year.

Starting date preferably 1 September 2023

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 18 June 11:59pm / before 19 June 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Only submissions via the application form will be considered.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP):

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Michaela Carriere, programm coordinator Diversity & Inclusion
+31 6 18910695

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V23.0337

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