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Vacancy: Financial Officer

Vacancy: Financial Officer

The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities is looking for a financial officer!

Tasks
Central tasks in this varied position include:

  • Financial management of projects (from the European Commission), from application until the final report.
  • Advising the project coordinator on how to proceed in budget matters regarding the projects.
  • Reporting to the managing director about the planning and distribution of staff employed.
  • Cooperating closely with other financial officers to prepare the annual accounts
  • Handling the administrative and legal part regarding the European projects.

Position requirements
The candidate has/is:

  • a high sense of responsibility
  • innovative and creative
  • can operate in a team
  • affinity with European cooperation
  • affinity with academic world
  • willing to make (short) trips abroad
  • good communicative skills
  • excellent command of the English language, in word and writing
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office (in particular Excel) and Adobe Acrobat

What we offer

  • A challenging position (32 hours a week) in a modern office in Maastricht’s city centre
  • A one-year contract with the prospect of permanent employment
  • The possibility to work partly from home
  • Travel allowance, holiday allowance and 13th month’s salary
  • Involvement in the overall activities of EADTU, such as the annual conference and EU-Summit.

About EADTU
The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) is the leading institutional university network for online, open and distance higher education. It is at the heart of innovation in the European Education Area, and in particular in the European Higher Education Area.

Procedure
To apply for the position, please send an application letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 15th of February 2023.

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Theo Bastiaens (Open Universiteit) elected as President of EADTU

Theo Bastiaens (Open Universiteit) elected as President of EADTU

During the recent General Assembly meeting in Athens (19 October 2022), Theo Bastiaens has been elected as President of EADTU. We thank Ricardo Mairal for his dedicated work as president of EADTU for the past two years (2020 – 2022).

The Vice-Presidency of EADTU will be taken over by Ada Pellert (FernUniversität Hagen). 

About Theo Bastiaens
Prof. Dr. Theo J. Bastiaens is rector of the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands. He is professor of Educational Technology and has contributed to numerous international publications in his field. Bastiaens was Vice-President for Digitalization and Internationalisation at the Fernuniversität in Hagen.

Supervisory Board
Besides the presidency, the new members of the EADTU Supervisory Board were elected in Athens as well.

  • Bastiaens in his new role as President of EADTU

  • 'Old and new' members of the Supervisory Board

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EADTU Presidency

EADTU Presidency

Prof. Dr. Theo Bastiaens is the current President of EADTU. Bastiaens is the rector of the Open Universiteit (the Netherlands). He is professor of Educational Technology and has contributed to numerous international publications in his field. Bastiaens was Vice-President for Digitalization and Internationalisation at the Fernuniversität in Hagen.

Vice-President of EADTU is Prof. Dr. Ada Pellert, rector of the FernUniversität in Hagen. The Federal Government appointed her as a member of its Digital Council in August 2016. Her areas of expertise include education management, higher education management, education policy, organization- and personnel development, governance, management and leadership.

  • Theo Bastiaens

    President EADTU

  • Ada Pellert

    Vice-President EADTU

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EADTU Office

EADTU Office

The EADTU Office is responsible for the daily management of the EADTU network and implementation of its action-lines. The allocation and prioritisation of activities of the EADTU office are the responsibility of the managing director. This is shared with the executive committee as supervisor of the realisation of the annual activity plan.

  • George Ubachs

    Managing Director

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  • Alessandra Antonaci

    Programme Manager

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  • Beau Nijsten

    Project Management

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  • Stefan Meuleman

    Academic Services

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  • Miriam de Bie

    Financial Officer

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  • Marjo Franssen

    Financial Officer

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EADTU Supervisory Board

EADTU Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is responsible for the management of the EADTU as an institutional association. It operates within the conditions set by the General Assembly and is supported by the EADTU Office.

The Supervisory Board is a reflection of the membership and consists of the President, Vice-President and Supervisory Board members. The General Assembly (re)elects a President and Supervisory Board members. The Vice-President is elected among the Supervisory Board members. The executive term for all positions within the Supervisory Board is set for two years.

  • Theo Bastiaens

    President EADTU and Rector Open Universiteit

  • Ada Pellert

    Vice-President EADTU and Rector FernUniversität in Hagen

  • Jukka Lerkkanen

    Director | JYU Open University

  • Pastora Martinez

    Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation | Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

  • Mark Brown

    Director | National Institute for Digital Learning

  • Fernando Val Garijo

    Adjunct Vice-Rector | UNED

  • Josie Fraser

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Open University

  • Fuat Erdal

    Rector | Anadolu University

  • Petros Pashiardis

    Rector | Open University of Cyprus

  • Pierpaolo Limone

    Rector | University of Foggia

  • Nicola Paravati

    Head of International Affairs | Uninettuno

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