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Digital Transformation Designer / Project facilitator and coach (0,8 - 1,6 fte)

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, is currently looking to fill the following vacancy for the Digital Society School

Digital Transformation Designer / Project facilitator and coach (0,8 - 1,6 fte)
for the Track EdTech for Social Change
at Digital Society School

Digital Society School
Digital Society School (DSS) builds learning experiences that uses digital transformation to contribute to positive impact on a sustainable society. With these learning experiences, we empower and connect people from diverse disciplines, cultures and generations. In co-creation with a variety of organisations we build and create an inclusive community of transformation leaders.


EdTech for Social Change Track
The EdTech for Social Change track is a connective hub that opens space for partnerships, applied research and projects with industry stakeholders. Together we use technology to boost individual learning, corporate training and to make learning accessible to vulnerable social groups.

The following questions help us to better understand the environment of EdTech, so we enable educators, administrators, researchers, and industry stakeholders to better understand our current social landscape:

  • How do we use the power of technology to make people ready for today’s fast-changing labour market and prepare them for the jobs of the future?
  • How can technology help us to make education and training available to vulnerable populations?
  • How can technology help to bring together better education innovations, ideas and solutions for society?
  • How can EdTech help sustainable development?
  • What is the use of technology within a wider systems approach to education?  


The Role
As a Digital Transformation Designer, you will be responsible for the overall supervision, evaluation and coaching of 2 teams of trainees, who will be will be working in 20-week projects with external partners from different industries, ranging from health care, fashion to smart cities and infrastructure on various EdTech projects. You will actively contribute to the completion of these projects. You will work together with the Instruments Team, a team of designers and developer, to create and design tools and applications yourself.

Beside managing our 20-week projects, you will assist and/or execute track related workshops for trainees and contribute to in-company trainings for our partners and the DSS-courses for professionals.


Main activities and responsibilities

In supervision, evaluation and coaching:

  • overall responsibility for 1 or 2 groups of trainees (10 people), who will be working in 20-week projects;
  • individual evaluation and monitoring of the trainees;
  • active participation in the trainees’ project.

In project administration and management:

  • communication with international and national project partners;
  • recruitment & selection of trainees;
  • project progress monitoring;
  • communication via DSS content and marketing channels;
  • preparation and processing of technical reports;
  • maintenance and update of project/track web page;
  • organization of teleconferences / project meetings / workshops / conferences.

 In training people and organisations

  • contribute to the development of workshops & courses in collaboration with the programme manager;
  • train and/or assist in track related workshops & courses for DSS-trainees and professionals.

In designing & creating

  • turning ideas into reality by creating prototypes;
  • experimenting with emerging technology by creating demos and applications; 


Education, Experience and Skills (essential)

  • Master degree in Education, Computer Science or related fields;
  • Experience in and passion for education, talent development, training and inclusion.
  • A critical mind set and a demonstrable focus on responsible innovation;
  • Tech and makers skills
  • 2 years of experience in project management, facilitation or coaching design teams;
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken);
  • Proficiency in Dutch language;
  • Result driven;
  • Responsibility, flexibility, ability to work both in teams and independently;
  • Ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.


Education, Experience and Skills (desired)

  • Strong communication skills (speaking and writing in formal and informal situations),
  • Basic design research skills;
  • Presentation and organisational skills;



What we offer
This position is a two-year position. The activities meet the combined job description Teaching/Research Assistant within the AUAS job classification system. Salary comes under pay scale 9, (CAO HBO, collective labour agreement for universities of applied sciences). For the position we offer 0,6-0,8 fte.

AUAS offers an extensive package of employee benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and payment of a 13th month. Via the AUAS Academy, AUAS also offers excellent opportunities for study and personal development.

For more information about the Track please contact Dimitrios Vlachopoulos d.v.vlachopoulos@hva.nl


Please click on the link below to submit an online application. Applications submitted directly to the point of contact or in any other manner will not be processed.

Important: This vacancy will be open for three weeks. Closing date December 4th 2020: The interviews will be scheduled on Friday 8 December. The starting date of this position is February 1st. 2021. More information concerning the Digital Society School:  www.digitalsocietyschool.org


Gepubliceerd op: 
16 november 2020