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Track Owner at Digital Society School for the Systems for Sharing Track (0,4-0,8 fte)

maandag, december 3, 2018 - 09:28

Digital Society School 
The Digital Society School (DSS) is a growing multidisciplinary community of learners, creators and designers ready to have an impact on society and its global digital transformation. Information and Communication Technology has become an integral part of our work and life. Fed by technology, a digital society has evolved. Living, working and running a business in this digital society calls for talented and qualified people who can manage the digital transformation, create new services and jobs, and guarantee safety, security and inclusiveness.

Digital Society School – Tracks 
The DSS is a 21st-century educational concept rooted in modular project education (tracks), which enables students to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams with lecturers, researchers and experts from the industry. These full-semester projects are based on challenges brought in by the industry or societal partners and are executed in design sprints of three weeks. The output is a working prototype of a digital/physical solution to the challenge. For more information on the DSS and our Tracks click here.

Systems for Sharing Track
If we share, everyone wins. The slogan of the Creative Commons initiative is a fine illustration of the power of sharing, commons and a focus on a society for all.  

Some of the most urgent challenges the world faces today are part of complex social systems. And include inequality, racism, social isolation, health hazards and climate change. Not to mention that billions of people are often still unable to meet their basic needs for food, water, and housing. More and more Social Systems communities, organisations, and local governments are taking action to these challenges by exercising a basic human practice: sharing. By sharing their labor, space, goods, and more, people are overcoming scarcity by building and maintaining vital common resources. They show that sharing can lead everyone to have more, together. In this Track we will work on technical, digital and social systems. We create proof of concepts, prototypes and do applied research for ’systems for sharing’ in the light of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We will also train organisations and professionals to adopt a different mindset and be able to stimulate a sharing culture within their work environment or community. 

The position 
The Track Owner will be responsible for all projects, partnerships and knowledge distribution within the Track. He/She co-develops and -leads this new Track with the Senior Track Associate. Responsibilities of the Track Owner will be a combination of organising projects, managing people, and contributing to the content of the programmes and the output of the track: products, knowledge and learning materials, publications and human capital.

You will:
Develop funded partnerships and manage the partner consortium with stakeholders from the industry and society, co-lead the Track Team (with the Senior Track Associate), while monitoring the track budget and taking care of the team culture,  be responsible for recruitment and hiring ‘learners’ for track projects; organise events, such as track-specific and DSS meetups to engage the community and/or present results, collaborate in developing the DSS lifelong learning programmes (trainee programme, hybrid learning, digital camps and professional programmes).


You are: 
A professional with relevant experience in organising autonomous teams and projects, and able to scout on-topic opportunities, bring in partners, formalize agreements, formulate project challenges and monitor the success of the process and output. You are well-informed about related topics such as distributed systems (from a technical and social perspective), platform economy, shared economy, privacy and security in a digital society and related social challenges and impact, and you are a true team player and a believer in the notion that true excellence is never the work of one genius alone. You have an extensive network and have experience in managing  a consortium of (various stakeholders). You are a design thinker and a tech lover, passionate to make learning a meaningful and truly transformational experience, 
while you understand that learning experiences need to be human-centered, and convinced that technology should be used in a meaningful way to transform society.


We offer:
This position is temporary, for three years, based on the duration of the track. The activities meet the job description for Project manager 4. This position comes under pay scale 11 (CAO HBO, collective labour agreement for universities of applied sciences). The gross monthly salary is a maximum of € 4,777,65 for a full-time appointment, depending on the candidate’s education and experience. AUAS offers an extensive package of employee benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and payment of a 13th month. The AUAS also offers excellent opportunities for study and personal development at its AUAS Academy. 


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3 december 2018
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14 december 2018
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WO Bachelor, WO Master
1097 DZ