CLARIN ERIC is looking for a Head of Operations (0.7 - 1.0 fte)

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Job Description

CLARIN is looking for a ‘Head of Operations’  who will work closely with the CLARIN Board of Directors and the staff at the central CLARIN Office.

The main tasks for which the Head of Operations will be responsible are: overseeing the implementation of strategic decisions taken by the Board of Directors in close coordination with the Executive Director and coordinating the central CLARIN Office workflows and their alignment with the CLARIN network and the wider infrastructural ecosystem.

The Head of Operations will be based at the CLARIN Office in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Some travelling throughout Europe will also be part of the work.

For this position the Universiy of Utrecht UU will be acting as the employer. 


The ideal candidate has:
  • A record of relevant managerial responsibilities in an academic context or the wider public sector, reflected in:
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a team of dedicated professionals 
    • Good capacity to understand the organisational and technical issues involved in the  structure and governance of an international organisation with a federated digital service offer.
  • An academic background in a relevant domain and corresponding international network, reflected by:
    • Relevant experience in the European Research Area, the international arena and EC funding mechanisms, including a proven fundraising record
    • At least a basic understanding of the European Research Infrastructure landscape ( , , etc.)
    • At least a basic understanding of the various parameters of  the Open Science agenda and the implications for the SSH domain. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both in the function of managing the Office team and working with the Board of Directors, as well as liaising with CLARIN representatives and external parties.
    • Ability to provide dynamic leadership that mentors, develops, and guides team members to efficiently drive day-to-day operations 
    • The ability to use Dutch as a working language is an advantage.
Expected availability: as soon as possible, at the latest by the end of September 2022. 

Application Procedure 

The full vacancy text, including an overview of responsibilities and the conditions of employment, as well as details of the application procedure can be accessed through this link. The deadline for application is 1 June 2022. For further information, please contact  the chair of the selection committee (Franciska de Jong; email: f.m.g.dejong ‘at’