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Community Engagement Manager (Open Science Programme)

University Corporate Office - TU Delft Library

The TU Delft Library is the largest technical-scientific library in the Netherlands and has the task of safeguarding the availability of technical-scientific information for TU Delft and all of the Netherlands. We focus as much as possible on providing digital services and digital, technical-scientific information.

The Library performs its services with a strong attention to customer service and quality but also aims higher. Where its responsibilities to the university and the Netherlands are concerned, the Library strives to expand its role to new territory. Our expertise enables us to improve the information and knowledge holdings of the university, contribute to the increase, valorisation and exploitation of the knowledge available, and to make this available to parties outside the university.

TU Delft aims to make open research and open education a standard part of scientific practice with its Open Science Programme 2020 - 2024.

Open Science makes the research process more transparent, and results more accessible: learning materials, scientific articles, data and code become open for anyone to see. It demands new approaches to scholarly communication, influencing the core academic processes of research, education and innovation.

The programme consists of 5 projects: on education, open access and publishing, data and software; and 3 themes: rewards & recognition, collaboration with industry, and skills development.

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As Community Engagement Manager for the TU Delft Open Science Programme, we expect you to:


  • Build and execute the engagement strategy of the Open Science Programme

  • Working with project leaders in the Programme to help complete the tasks in each project

  • Build up networks of researchers and support staff across campus and coordinate engagement activities such as events, seminars and discussions

  • Coordinate the work of existing communities related to the programme, and identify commons strategic issues for the Open Science programme to tackle.

  • In collaboration with the TU Delft Library communications advisors, ensure that these activities feed into the faculties, Open Science Programme, the team of Data Stewards, and other relevant communities

  • Write reports of these activities to keep track of progress and measure impact, both to influence policy and for broader public consumption.

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Required skills for candidates:


  • At least 3 years of work experience

  • Demonstrable understanding of research and of scholarly communication

  • Affinity with the TU Delft Open Science Programme

  • Able to work independently, build communities and manage relationships across a large and diverse network

  • Adept at translating complex issues for different audiences

  • Demonstrable skills in coordination and working with a team

  • Outgoing, creative and versatile

  • Technically savvy, with an eye for creating engaging digital content

  • Excellent spoken and written English

Desired skills for candidates:


  • Familiar with the Open Science landscape, both at a national and international level

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

It is a position with a size of 36-40 hours per week (1.0FTE). The employment contract is for a period of 2 year with possibility of extension. The salary is based on scale 11 from the collective agreement for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 3637 and a maximum of € 4978 gross per month for a full-time appointment. You will be classified on the basis of knowledge and experience. You will accrue pension via the ABP pension fund.

Besides of course the holiday allowance in May, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% in December. You can also compile a part of your terms of employment package yourself with the help of the Individual Terms and Conditions package, including buying and selling leave hours.

A good balance between work and private life is important. That is why you can make agreements about flexible working hours, you have many vacation days and parental leave is partially paid.

We think it is important that you can develop as well as possible and that you can carry out your work. We support this in various ways, including an extensive range of courses, career coaches or discounted sports.

Informeren en solliciteren

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Alastair Dunning, Head of Research Data Services, email: a.c.dunning@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 27 89618.

For information about the recruitment procedure you can contact the secretariat of the University Corporate Office, e-mail: po.ud@tudelft.nl. Do you want to apply? Please send a letter of application and CV addressed to Alastair Dunning to po.ud@tudelft.nl, quoting vacancy number AT/UD/TUDL/2020-04, no later than 13 April 2020.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Uren per week: 36-40 uur per week

Salaris: € 327,67 per maand