Vacancy: Coordinator of student organization Arbitras

The research group Multilevel Regulation, headed by Dr. Barbara Warwas, is looking for a highly motivated student to perform the tasks of a coordinator of student projects for the student organization Arbitras.

What is the research group and what do we do?

We are one of the research groups at the Centre of Expertise Global Governance. Our role is to conduct research that is relevant for education, society, and the professional practice (see  https://www.thehagueuniversity.com/research/research-groups/details/multilevel-regulation ). The research group Multilevel Regulation continues to implement its Manifesto, that is: ADR for the 99%! ADR stands for Alternative Dispute Resolution, which means a broad array of dispute resolutions practices (e.g., buurtbemiddeling – community mediation in The Netherlands, currently used in 85% of Dutch municipalities), all having real impact on people’s daily and professional lives. The group continues to study multilevel regulation through the study of ADR. 

We are now looking for a student who would coordinate and shape our student projects led by Arbitras.

What is Arbitras and its student-led projects?

Arbitras is a student-led initiative that aims to connect students, academics, and professionals to promote the use and knowledge of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The organization has 4 projects: 
  1. Blog posts https://www.arbitras.org/blog  
  2.  Events https://www.arbitras.org/events
  3. Podcast https://www.arbitras.org/podcast
  4. ADR Gazette https://www.arbitras.org/adr-gazette 

Who are we looking for?

The applicant would ideally be in their 4th year of studies, but motivated 3rd year students will be considered. She/he must have an interest in dispute resolution (such as negotiation and mediation). The position will be performed in English but a good working knowledge of Dutch is welcome. If your study programme allows this, the position could be performed as an internship (please check with an internship coordinator of your study programme before applying). 

Some of the tasks of the student coordinator of Arbitras are:

  • Coordinating Arbitras’ projects and its team members. This year we are particularly interested in expanding the visibility of Arbitras within and beyond THUAS and develop further connections with the ADR professional field (both locally and internationally).
  • Supervising the brand image of the organization through proofreading its publications and pursuing consistency in the design material.
  • Recruiting new members for the organization.
  • Connecting and communicating with students, the research group, different educational programmes, practitioners, other external parties (i.e., the Lighthouse)
  • Assisting in organizing events of the research group including student events.
  • Occasional administrative assistance for the research group.

The ideal candidate:

• Is proactive, energetic, and eager to help.
• Can demonstrate very good writing skills.
• Has an eye for design and attention to details, as well as
• High communication, and presentation skills and
• Some experience with project coordination and good organizational skills.

Are you interested?

The position is for 8 hours per week (0.2 FTE). It is to begin as soon as possible. The position is initially for six months, with a possibility of extension subject to performance and the needs of Arbitras and the research group. The remuneration is in accordance with the applicable provisions of the HBO CAO Agreement (around 380 EUR per month).
If you are interested and you find Arbitras an exciting opportunity to develop professionally, please send
  • your CV, 
  •  a short (half a page maximum) motivation letter, and
  • a writing sample 
to Mrs. Debora Spinabelli (D.Spinabelli@hhs.nl) by 14 September 2022. 

The successful candidate should be based in The Hague. 

If you have questions about this position, please email Dr. Barbara Warwas at b.a.warwas@hhs.nl. We look forward to reading your applications! 

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