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Communications Team Lead

Job Location

Hybrid online and in-person

Published By

UvA Green Office

Type of Job

Part Time

Application Deadline

Published Date

About the job

The UvA Green Office is looking for a new Communications lead.


  • You have great communication skills– you can easily connect with team members, other students and also staff from all across the UvA.

  • You have great organizational and time management skills– You will plan and execute the year’s communications budget and strategy including managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • You have great leadership skills– You will lead a team of people and must be able to organize and support the communications team throughout the year.

Preferred skills/experience:

  • Digital literacy: a high level of computer skills is not a prerequisite, but you will have to learn to work with Canva, Wix and Facebook Ads

  • Social media experience: You should be comfortable organizing and understanding content creation for Instagram, YouTube, TikTok,  Linkedin. You should also understand advertising and promotion on these platforms.

Knowledge and Interests 

  • You do not need to have an academic background in sustainability. However, you must have a demonstrable and well-rounded personal interest. The Communications team acknowledges that all academic disciplines have a role to play in the sustainability transition and supports interdisciplinary collaboration within the Green Office.

  • General passion for sustainability and some orientation towards a branch of sustainability grounded in academic theory (e.g. intersectional sustainability, de-growth, circular economy).


  • Administrative tasks: email management, submitting expense requests, calendaring, etc.

  • Recruitment: Running the recruitment project end to end which includes posting, interviewing and hiring a team of student volunteers.

  • Project-based tasks: overseeing several projects at the same, setting deadlines and making sure they are followed by the communications team.

  • Ensuring that Green Office projects are regularly shared across the relevant platforms through internal and external newsletter, GO semi-annual report and all social media channels (Instagram, YouTube, Linkedin, TikTok), and the UvA Green Office website.

  • Leadership: Keeping the Communications team motivated, engaged and following a clear vision throughout the year.

  • Meetings: Meeting once a week with the whole of the Core Team, your team, and occasionally with staff from the University.


  • Around €370 monthly compensation

  • Use of the Singel and J/K building Green Office space for work and study

  • UvA Bestuurstaaf privileges (employee card, coffee, etc.)

About us

The UvA Green Office is a student-run platform striving to make the University of Amsterdam a greener place. Our office consists of four different teams. Each team, which consists of one team leader and 5-10 voluntary members, has its own focus and addresses a different aspect of sustainability within the University of Amsterdam. One general manager oversees the four teams and constitutes the link to the central UvA staff and partners. At the moment, the Green Office consists of 50 members.


Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, Netherlands

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