Come support RSM students in making the most of their academic journey. Become a student adviser and be a force for positive change.

  • Position

    Professional Services & Tutors - RSM

  • Visible since

    Monday, 27 November 2023

  • Deadline

    Friday, 8 December 2023

  • FTE

    0.8 fte

  • Reference



Want to support RSM students in making the most of their academic journey? Become a student adviser and work with students from the Dutch-taught bachelor programme for Business Administration/Bedrijfskunde and the English-taught master programmes. 

Job description

As a student adviser, you contribute to the study success and personal development of RSM students by providing effective academic advising services. You support students in their development of necessary competencies such as making well-thought-out decisions and creating effective study plans, as well as how to set academic, career and personal goals. You encourage students to remain on track with their studies and support them to stay in the course and graduate in a timely manner.  

In the past years an increasing number of students have been struggling with mental health challenges or experience more difficulties due to a disability, chronic illness or learning/concentration problem. For this reason, you give special attention to vulnerable groups of students and help them to make a good start with their studies. You also offer one-on-one meetings to help students to build resilience, proactiveness, goalsetting, motivation, study-life balance, etc. 

Your relevant work experience and affinity for working with both national and international students serves you well. You are empathic, pro-active and an excellent team player. Along with a good sense of humour, you are culturally sensitive and open-minded. 

Job requirements

In this role, you: 

• Provide information to students, both individually and in groups 

• Give students one-to-one guidance on both personal and academic issues 

• When necessary, refer students to other professionals at Erasmus University such as university psychologists or student counsellors 

• Meet with students to discuss study-related problems and study skills 

• Advise students on strategies to meet binding study advice requirements, master admission requirements and programme choices (e.g., electives, minor, exchange, internship)   

• Advise students about options outside of their programme (e.g., extra-curricular activities, choosing a master programme, career issues) 

• Monitor students’ study progress and invite them to meet with a student adviser 

• Advise the examination board on individual arrangements with students 

• Closely cooperate with colleagues from the different departments of RSM involved in teaching and supportive student services

Your qualifications: 

• You hold a master degree (wo) or bachelor degree (hbo) 

• Preferably, your field of study is in or related to the social sciences 

Your competences

• Relevant experience working in a higher education environment 

• Demonstrable training/experience in individual counselling 

• Excellent communication skills 

• Highly proficient and fluent in Dutch (C1 level in CEFR) and English (C1 level)  

• Able to maintain detailed records of your activities and all contact with the students you advise 

• Experience with student information systems, preferably Osiris and CANVAS, and verifiable experience with Microsoft 365 (e.g., with Excel, Teams, SharePoint) 

Employment conditions and benefits

This is an interesting opportunity if you are or have been working as a student adviser at another department or university and if you want to get more work experience in this field. 

This is temporary position (0.8 FTE) for 8 months starting 1 February 2024. You replace one of the team members who will go on maternity leave. 

You work four days a week, of which, you work at least two days at our Woudestein campus location in Rotterdam. 

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).  

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 3,377 (scale 9 CAO NU) and up to a maximum of € 5,090 gross per month (scale 10 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours. 

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days.  

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development and coaching opportunities at EUR too. 

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfil their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community. 


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.

Faculty / Institute / Central service

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


RSM’s student adviser team provides a designated point of contact, where bachelor and pre-experience master and pre-master students can access professional academic advice and guidance during their studies at RSM. All conversation between student and student adviser is strictly confidential and information provided by a student will not be divulged to any third party without the student’s permission. The team complies with the code of conduct of the National Association of Study Advisers (LVSA).


Interested in this position? Please upload your motivation letter, CV and references via the RSM website. 

Would you like more information about this vacancy, or do you have questions about it? Please reach out to the student adviser’s team via 

The deadline for applications is 8 December 2023, and first interviews will take place on campus on Tuesday 12 or Thursday 14 December 2023.