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Marketing Adviser for the Faculty of Engineering Technology

Job description

Are you an experienced adviser, passionate about marketing and do you want to make a real difference? Are you a confident and strong-minded marketer who enjoys hands-on work? Would you like to contribute to the international orientation of the University of Twente? If so, you are just the person we are looking for.

To expand and implement our marketing and communications strategy, we are looking for an experienced: 

Marketing Adviser for the Faculty of Engineering Technology  

The challenge

‘The University of Twente is the ultimate example of a people-first technical university. It is our aim to equip society with the sustainable solutions it needs.’ This mission is a reflection of our identity: we choose to make the human element our main focus. We provide long-term solutions that can contribute to a better society. 

As a marketing adviser, you will contribute to the mission of the University of Twente. Your primary focus will be on strengthening and optimising the intake of Dutch and international students for the three Bachelor’s and five Master’s programmes of the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET). The faculty comprises 2,600 students, 300 staff members and 150 PhD students in the field of Civil Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Your role

In this varied and rewarding position, you will serve as a sounding board on a variety of topics and for a variety of stakeholders, ranging from programme directors and marketing colleagues to students and administrators (at the faculty or university level).

You will serve as the first point of contact for the Faculty of Engineering Technology with regard to issues relating to marketing, which you will address on your own or in close cooperation with your marketing and communication colleagues within the ET Marketing and Communication team. Your work will involve the following and other topics: the positioning of existing and new educational programmes, online visibility and appropriate content for specific target groups. This content will be used in a variety of media, including campaigns, new Master’s programme sites, programme presentations and brochures (both print and digital). You will also organise events, including the semi-annual Open Days (on-site or online), in cooperation with the staff and students of the educational programmes, as well as with other marketers from the Marketing and Communication department.

Your profile

What you can bring to the table

You will base your recommendations and plans on knowledge of the target group, available data and your ow extensive experience. You are aware of and stay abreast of new developments in the marketing profession, and you know how to highlight USPs effectively to a variety of audiences. You love challenge and variety. You like to exchange ideas with others, and you know how to translate ideas into concrete marketing plans (both offline and online), which you are also eager to implement. You are sensitive to the organisation, pro-active, confident and strong-minded. You are a team player who draws connections between people and is capable of shifting between the interests of the faculty and those of the University of Twente as a whole.


At all times and in every situation, you will also be able to draw on your:

  • Extensive (five or more years) marketing experience
  • Enthusiasm, which you can use to involve your colleagues and internal clients in new ideas and to make them excited about them.
  • Entrepreneurial character: you are bold, with a keen eye for opportunities and a willingness to take the initiative.
  • Self-critical attitude and desire to learn: You want to continue developing as a person and as a professional, and you know your strengths and points for improvement.
  • You have an excellent command of Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

Our offer

What you will get in return

You will be part of a hardworking and highly motivated team, in which we all support and challenge one another. Our culture is characterised by strong teamwork, openness and inclusivity. We value quality, and we believe that it is important to keep an eye on new developments and continue learning, not least from one another. In close collaboration with three direct colleagues, you will work for the Faculty of Engineering Technology, in addition to frequently engaging with colleagues from other teams (within and outside the Marketing and Communication service department).


We will offer you a varied and challenging position, with plenty of opportunities for training and personal development. The contract is for a period of one year, with potential renewal thereafter. The gross monthly salary based on full-time employment is between €2,790 and €4,402. This is consistent with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

Submit your application, together with your current CV to manon.vanheumen@usgmarcom.nl by 14 May at the latest.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Manon van Heumen, Senior Talent Specialist at USG, by telephone on +31 (0)6 53 67 74 17 or by e-mail at manon.vanheumen@usgmarcom.nl. If you are invited for an interview, you may be asked to prepare a case study in advance.


For more information about our educational programmes and the Engineering Technology faculty, go to www.utwente.nl/bachelor, www.utwente.nl/master and www.utwente.nl/et.

About the department

Who we are

The University of Twente is where talent can best realise its full potential. Our students and staff are at the heart of everything we do. They join forces to deliver pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education. The Marketing and Communication (M&C) service department plays a vital role in ensuring that the University of Twente will be able to realise its strategic vision, Shaping 2030, over the next decade. We do this by giving our teaching, research and community an appealing and distinctive identity, and presenting it to the world. In addition to the Marketing team, to which this vacancy refers, the Marketing and Communication service department comprises three other departments: Medialab, Communication and the Alumni & Development Office.

About the organization

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications Department (M&C) applies leading-edge marketing and communications instruments to ensure optimal connections between the university and its different target groups. As part of a university that aims to shape society, connections and individuals, we focus on securing the best possible inflow in terms of quantity, quality and diversity. We do this by continuously developing our university's brand reputation, visibility and attractiveness. We present UT externally as a strong presence capable of attracting new talent: from students and (scientific) staff to alumni, business partners and investors. Ultimately, we want these people to become part of our community and effective ambassadors for our university.

As an employer, the M&C department offers jobs that matter. In an informal atmosphere with clear roles and an emphasis on personal talent development, we equip you to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for society. Our department is divided into four teams: Marketing, Communications, MediaLab, and Alumni & Development. As part of a leading, people-first tech university, we offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

Marketing Adviser for the Faculty of Engineering Technology
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