WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT THE UT?

STUDENT Green OFFICER Vacancies  

Are you interested in becoming a Green Officer? Do you want to be part of the Green Hub's core team? Cultivate a growing ecosystem of sustainability actors amongst the student body and staff? Want to contribute to green innovation? Then apply to us today! Below you can find our recently open vacancies. If you are interested, send us your CV and motivation letter and we'll respond accordingly. We look forward to reading your applications!

At the Green Hub, Green Officers get the chance to develop their professional skills as transformative sustainability professionals of the future with guidance from the coordinator, support network and other trainings and mentoring. All officers are employed via UT Flex specializing on their individual portfolio. Our structure focuses on a partner-based portfolio arrangement, providing each officer with an essential sparring partner that enables us to guarantee continuity during busy times.

Green Hub Twente (GHT) is student-driven and builds strong roots throughout the UT which bring together previously separate groups of students and staff. With this interweaving of disparate groups and initiaitives, we can systemically tackle sustainability issues on multiple levels within the UT organization. In this way, Green Hub is both UT's in house sustainability solutions catalyst, as well as a hands-on training in professional sustainability skills.

Do you want to know more about our team? Click here to check out our portfolios!

Note: You are able to apply for a specific portfolio position, however, please be aware that you might be offered a different portfolio position based on compatibility. You can also submit a general application which does not apply to any given vacancy where you specify exactly in what form you may contribute to the Green Hub mission.

CORE TEAM OFFICERS

  • Research & Education Officer

    Timeline: Starting on August 1st, 6/12 months, 8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-Time

    Role Description:

    The Research & Education (R&E) Officer contributes to the realization and success of sustainability research at the UT. The R&E Officer becomes familiar with the wide spectrum of sustainability-related research at the UT and builds and maintains a network of researchers connected to the GHT.   Additionally, the R&E Officer will look into possibilities to include sustainability-related topics into current UT programmes, subjects, and also Minors.  

    These responsibilities allow the R&E Officer to mediate any research- or education-related questions or requests to a suitable stakeholder. This is to forge new connections and collaborations between UT staff members and other stakeholders, facilitating science communication in sustainability-related topics. 

    Responsibilities: 

    • Building and maintaining a network among UT research staff in different sustainability-related fields.
    • Having meetings for various purposes with staff from all over the university 
    • Management of a mailing list that connects the Research & Education stakeholder network
    • Taking a pro-active role in communicating sustainability-related science and research to the UT community and potentially the broader public 
    • Organization of events such as panel discussions and symposia
    • Collaboration with External Affairs & Communication Officers to create awareness through social media
    • Act as the central access point for sustainability information at UT
    • Encourage and support integration of sustainability in educational programmes

    Required Skills

    • Effective communication skills, including active listening, speaking and writing 
    • Collaboration and teamwork skills  
    • Project management abilities, including prioritization and deadline management
    • Flexible working schedule
    • A pro-active attitude in reaching out to stakeholders

    Preferred Skills: 

    • Familiarity and interest in a variety of sustainability-related topics in research & education
    • Previous Student Assistants (existing network with professors & UT staff)
    • Dutch Skills (rough understanding is sufficient)
  • Operational Sustainability Officer

    Timeline: Starting on August 1st, 6/12 months, 8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-time

    Role Description: 

    The Operational Sustainability (OS) Officer is responsible for projects relating to energy, waste, water, food / procurement, and energy / mobility. The OS Officer is a contact person and consultant for UT staff, students, universtiy communities as well as GHT members. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring the sustainability of purchases, connecting with both study and student associations who desire to be more sustainable. The OS Officer works in close contact with the Campus Facility Management (CFM), as well as the Environment and Sustainability Policy Officer with regards to the implementation of new UT sustainability policies. Focus lies in the material and environmental aspects of the GHT with respect to parts of the UT campus sustainability management.  

    Responsibilites: 

    The officer actively investigates and works with the UT community in matters that help take UT’s sustainability performance to the next level, such as the path to net-zero emissions, carbon positivity, circularity etc. Such matters include:

    • Being internally approachable regarding policies and practices concerning UT sustainability and their implementation
    • Analysis and critical reflection of operational policies and practices, translating bottom-up experiences into ideas for improvements
    • Resolving uncertainity and contributing on GHT-wide projects without necessarily being the project owner

    Required Skills:

    • Analytical Skills
    • Critical Thinking
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Strong communicator
    • Open-minded team player
    • Self-organizing

    Preferred Skills:

    • Dutch Skills (rough understanding is sufficient)
  • Projects & Community Officer

    Timeline: Starting on August 1st, 6/12 months, 8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-time

    Role Description: 

    The Projects & Community Officer initiates and facilitates a sustainable community on the UT campus. The officer is responsible for updating, maintaining, and knowledge management of stakeholders. The officer will continue to work on currently existing projects within the GHT as well as actively acquire new projects that support growth of the GHT community.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Planning and organizing events to raise sustainability awareness, as well as build/extend the GHT community
    • Maintaining stakeholder overviews
    • Managing volunteer network 
    • Supervision of GHT Community Projects
    • Supporting SUSTAIN with practical projects and facilitate their voice / communication with CFM/UT. 

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Flexible working schedule (due to meetings with stakeholders)
    • Self- and Project Management
    • Team Player
    • Proactive approach to problem solving

    Preferred Skills:

    • Familiarity with climate action/sustainability network (e.g. SUSTAIN, Scientists4Future, UR, XR etc.) at the UT
    • Dutch Skills (rough understanding is sufficient)
  • External Affairs & Communications Officer

    Timeline:  Starting on August 1st, 6/12 months, 8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-time

    Role Description: 

    The External Affairs & Communication (EA&C) Officer is the main internal/external communicator of the Green Hub. The officer is responsible for developing strategies to engage with people and inspire them to get involved in sustainability. The channels for these strategies are developed and built by the EA&C Officer, including (1) Social Media, (2) Newsletters, and (3) Events.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Writing the Sustainability Newsletter
    • Creating a communication strategy for events 
    • Connecting with other portfolios and present their work to the community
    • Social Media
    • Updating and featuring contents on Green Hub website 
    • Planning visuals for Social Media and newsletter (subsequently being in touch with UI/UX Design support officer and Graphic Design support officer)

    Required Skills: 

    • Excellent Communication Skills 
    • Proper Content Writing (English Language)
    • Organizational skills / Multi-tasking
    • Understanding of Social media, Marketing Skills
    • Community Building
    • Photography, Videography and Editing

    Preferred Skills:

    • Persuasion skills
    • Familiar with Webhare for website management 
    • Proactivity for Ideation and Organization of Visuals / Newsletters
    • Basic Dutch would be an add on 
  • Systems Entrepreneurship Officer

    Timeline:  Starting on July 1st, 6/12 months, 8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-Time

    Role Description: 

    "Systems entrepreneurs are often natural ecosystem builders. […] They connect unlikely allies, build networks, they help people find others who want to change the same thing." (Butler, B.; 2016). The Systems Entrepreneurship (SE) Officers at the Green Hub are the connecting factor between the UT and sustainable and circular businesses in the Twente area and beyond. They amplify entrepreneurial efforts with sustainable motives at the University and beyond its walls. 

    Responsibilities: 

    The SE Officer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a network between businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurial initiatives and relevant stakeholders at the UT. 

    The SE Officer will often participate in meetings with relevant stakeholders, whilst still being flexible in what they want to pursue as a Systems Entrepreneurship Officer. Examples of activities would include: 

    • Creating partnerships with new sustainable start-ups and composing partnership agreements
    • Creating sustainable business events
    • Creating connections with Green Business Clubs / Initiatives
    • Participating in sustainability-related research projects
    • Participating in impactful business events

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication  
    • Self-Management
    • Flexibile Working Schedule
    • Endurance in finding appropriate partners
    • Taking initiative in creating new project opportunities/ connections
    • Critical thinking/ Systems thinking

    Preferred Skills: 

    • Interest and inclination to get involved in the sustainability movement
    • Previous Experience in Industry Stakeholder Contact
    • Dutch Skills (rough understanding is sufficient)

SPECIALISED SUPPORT OFFICERS

  • Organisation Development & HR Officer

    Timeline: Starting September 1st, 6 / 12 Months, 4-8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-Time

    Role Description: 

    The Organisation Development (OD) and Human Resources (HR) Officer is responsible for keeping track of incoming and outgoing officers through bookholding. Their goal is to steadily improve the organisation through (1) reflections, (2) feedback, (3) communication, and (4) analysis and elimination of inefficiencies. The OD & HR Officer aims to support making the Green Hub Twente (GHT) a fun, flexible, and efficient organization through administrative excellence and critical observation of current work practices.

    Responsibilities:

    The OD & HR Officer is responsible for the following elements:

    (1) Bookholding
    (2) Enforcement of Administrative Tools and Tasks
    (3) Critical Observation of current work practices (to make the GHT a more efficient organization)
    (4) Constant Communication with Team Members of the GHT
    (5) HR-Management Responsibilities (Processing of Applications, Interviews, etc.)

    Required Skills: 

    In order to most effectively fulfill the previously mentioned tasks, the applicant needs to have the following skills:

    • Active Listening Skills
    • Clear and Efficient Communication with the Coordinatior and the entire team
    • Reliability
    • Ability to handle Time-Sensitive Tasks; Act upon Urgency
    • Organisational Excellence
    • Proactivity in implementing changes to the organization

    Preferred Skills: 

    • Previous Experience with Online Tools (e.g. Mural, Miro, Microsoft Teams, Clockify, etc.)
    • Transformative Leadership skills (i.e. employing emotional intelligence) to inspire GHT members to be proactive and aim for excellence!
    • Presentation Skills, Meeting Chair and Facilitation Skills
  • Well-Being Officer

    Timeline: August 1st, 6/12 months, 4-8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-Time

    Role Description: 

    The Well-Being officer is required to closely work together with the GHT coordinator aiming to ensure the team’s wellbeing and interpersonal development. This includes factors such as:

    • Team alignment 
    • Coaching & counselling
    • Facilitating a healthy work environment
    • Monitoring the team’s work practices 
    • Listening to team needs
    • Relaying needs to coordinator translating them into actions

    Responsibilities:

    • Assisting the GHT Coordinator
    • Supporting the Team’s (internal) Development
    • Initiate “Team moments” (e.g. Growth weeks, Team reflection, Morning coffee)
    • Organising Workshops and Trainings

    Required Skills:

    • Effective Working
    • Social Skills, Active Listening & Emotional Intelligence
    • Coaching & Mentoring 
    • Organisational skills
    • Workshop Facilitation
    • Proactivity

    Preferred Skills:

    • Mediation
    • Dutch skills (rough understanding is sufficient)
    • Uniting & Community building
  • UI/UX Design Officer

    Timeline:  Starting on September 1st, 6/12 months, 4-8 hrs per week

    Type of work: Part-Time

    Role Description: 

    The UX/UI Design Specialist aims to support projects within GHT with (1) user experience, (2) interface design, as well as (3) design (research) knowledge and skills. This is to improve the graphic mediation between GHT activities and their target audience. Such projects include 

    • an array of media, 
    • designing UX/UI intuitice, 
    • designing attractive UI,
    • supporting with graphic design, and 
    • preferably knowledge of design thinking. 

    Responsibilities: 

    The UX/UI Specialist’s core responsibility will lie in the UX research for the development of a web-based central sustainability intelligence platform, and therefore requires knowledge of (1) user experience research methodologies, (2) user interface design and (3) iterative user testing. Furthermore, the specialist will support the core team by applying design skills whenever needed to projects, in order to ensure that GHT’s deliverables match the needs and expectations of their stakeholders. Additionally, the specialist’s perspective will be applied to make improvements to the GHT website.

    Required Skills:

    • Ability to design intuitive, user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing digital experiences and interfaces
    • Excellent graphic design skills
    • Knowledge of design thinking, user research and iterative prototyping
    • Being a self-starter who is eager to support their teammates, and seeks new opportunities to do so
    • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
    • Skills in interactive UX/UI prototyping tools (e.g. Figma, Sketch, Invision, Adobe XD or similar)

    Preferred Skills: 

    • Experience using the UT web-management system WebHare
  • Graphic Design & Media Officer

    Timeline: Starting on August 1st, 6/12 months, 4-8 hrs per week

    Type of Work: Part-Time

    Role Description:

    The Graphic Design Specialist will be responsible for the visual output of each GHT portfolio. This means that all communication material aligns with the GHT visual style. Social media posts will be created in collaboration with the External Affairs & Communication portfolio.

    The goal of the Graphic Design & Media Specialist is to ensure a consistent and clear visual language that follows the GHT style guidelines and supports the core team with their design expertise.

    Responsibilities:

    • Create social media posts
    • Create templates for communication purposes (e.g. presentations, reports, etc.)
    • Design the annual reports of the GHT
    • Support other portfolios with their visual output

    Required Skills: 

    • Experienced Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop / InDesign Skills
    • Word / Excel / PowerPoint Skills
    • Ability to create aesthetically pleasing visual designs
    • Communication Skills
    • Self-Organization
    • Self-Starter, Team-Player

    Preferred Skills:

    • Animation
    • Photo- & Videography
    • Editing Skills