Vacature: Junior Fundraiser for UWCM in Maastricht

VACATURENR lv-60104 (09-10-2017)

Vacature: Junior Fundraiser for UWCM in Maastricht

UWC Maastricht
UWCM is a completely integrated, multicultural school for students of different educational and socio-economic backgrounds aged 3-18 which operates within the Dutch public educational system and is subsidized by the Dutch government. The integrated school was formed to serve both the needs of the international community of Maastricht, and to provide an education for those students chosen through the UWC national committee system from throughout the world to study and live as residential students at UWCM. UWCM delivers a challenging and transformational educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.

Today the UWCM serves over 850 students from more than 100 countries, 180 of whom are residential and live on campus.

UWC History and Mission
The first UWC, the United World College of the Atlantic (UWC AC), was the brainchild of a group of idealists - the German educationalist Kurt Hahn and a number of veterans of the Second World War – in response to the misery and carnage they had witnessed and the rising tensions of the Cold War and the nuclear arms race. They committed to waging a war for Peace by bringing together young people at a formative period in their lives from different nations, races, cultures, religions, political systems and social classes and to educate them in an environment of mutual understanding and mutual respect.
A central aspect of this approach was and is to open people’s eyes to the power of community and selfless service to others.

As the years have passed, others around the world - attracted to this simple yet powerful idea that education can be a force for peace and a sustainable future – have lent their support to allow for expansion and growth.

UWCM has per November 1st 2017 a full time vacancy for a


Our Vacancy
UWC Maastricht recruits qualified and experienced staff from around the world who are committed to our school’s mission and vision.

The Junior Fundraiser: supports the advancement priorities of UWC Maastricht by practically helping to comprise a comprehensive advancement programme that is in line with the mission, vision and values of the school.

Support the Director of Advancement with fundraising (including grant writing) and all it includes.

The responsibilities of the Junior Fundraiser are:
  • To proactively assist the various activities within the Advancement program.
  • To support and execute (annual) fundraising campaigns.
  • To ensure that the database is up to date and appropriate mailing lists and reports can be produced.
  • To research and proactively approach new Prospects.
  • Accurate processing, stewardship and recording of donations, including contract administration.
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals to foundations to seek funding for Scholarships and various projects.
  • Assists in promoting our activities via on-and offline communication channels.
  • Assists in planning and execution of various events.
  • Serve as an ambassador for UWC Maastricht and its programs, communicating the mission and goals.
  • Act as secretary for the Foundation UWC Maastricht.

The Successful Profile & Qualifications
Pursuing the UWC mission requires from our staff members a commitment to the following values:
International and cultural understanding, celebration of difference, personal responsibility and integrity, mutual responsibility and respect, compassion and service, respect for the environment, a sense of idealism, personal challenge, action and personal example.
It should be noted that the school is a dynamic and high energy environment: the satisfaction is high – but so are the demands on time and engagement.

Education degree
A relevant completed Bachelor or Master Degree.

Professional competencies
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies on a professional proficiency level:
  • An ability to generate a passion for the UWC model of education and mission to students, parents, colleagues and external stakeholders, and communicate it through interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable and well organised.
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach to teamwork.
  • Flexibility and a collaborative style are essential.
  • Organizational sensitivity.
  • A proactive approach and initiative.
  • Dutch speaker (preferably native) with a fluent English Level.

Remuneration / Terms of Employment
  • Contract-of-Employment under Dutch law: the initial contract is for 12 months with the intention of renewal.
  • Full time position for 1.0 FTE (40 hrs.).
  • The package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position, according to the Dutch CLA for Secondary Education (‘CAO VO’).
  • School pension plan via the ABP Retirement/Pension scheme.
  • Support in application for the 30% Tax Benefit ruling (if relevant).
  • Location: UWC Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • School Closure Holidays.
  • To be able to work in the Netherlands, a (‘foreign’) staff member must be able to successfully apply for

A residence/work permit in the Netherlands.
 The Dutch-VOG (certificate of good conduct).
UWCM will assist in processing the application for a residency/work permit and VOG.
Further information can be found on our website via ‘Working with us’.

If you would like to know more about this challenging position, please contact our HR Team via / via +31(0)43 2410 410, or check our website
The salary range for this junior function is between € 2110,- and € 3201,- depending on experience.

Your Application
You can express your interest by sending per e-mail, your CV (linked to the described successful profile & qualifications) and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to our HR Team via The deadline for application is October 18. Interviews are scheduled on Monday 23 October between 10.00 AM and 02.00 PM.

Further information can be found on our website via ‘Working with us’. Online testing might be part of the selection procedure.

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