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Research and Education 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 Research and Education (R&E) lead. There are three key responsibilities for the Research and Education team:
Building, and sustaining, an active sustainability research community through fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and promoting any events and developments related to sustainability at the University of Amsterdam.
Playing an active role in encouraging the integration of sustainability into new programmes as well as reviewing and promoting existing sustainability-related curriculum at the University of Amsterdam.
Fostering a culture of research and theory-based approaches to sustainability within the UvA Green Office.


  • 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 R&E 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 organise and support the R&E team throughout the year

Preferred/Desired Skills:

  • You have some level of technical experience which will allow you to oversee the maintenance and promotion of  a forum-based platform for academics, professionals and activists working on sustainability at The University of Amsterdam.

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 R&E 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.

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

  • Collaborating with departments to introduce new sustainability components or programmes across the university.

  • Curating accessible resource lists about sustainability for students at the UvA.

  • Creating course inventories to guide students in their course choices

  • Leadership: Keeping the R&E team motivated, engaged and following a clear sustainability vision.

  • 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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