Senior Policy Officer

The Academy’s community is its heart. From Studio Leaders to tutors, coordinators to workshop instructors, caretakers to catering team, students and staff, each individual plays an important part in shaping DAE.

With this in mind, the Academy aims to create a progressive environment for all of its employees, offering opportunities for both personal and professional development within a stimulating and safe working environment. The school’s personnel policy also places a strong emphasis on identifying and supporting talent and creating a healthy and engaging social atmosphere.

As we build our excellence on the diversity of our staff and student community, we pay continual attention to diversity and inclusion and provide a safe learning and working environment in a broader sense. We foster equality and inclusion, and promote respect and a sense of belonging for all. We therefore encourage proposals from all sections of society.

ongeveer 2 maanden geleden


Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 32 uur
€ 4250 - € 5717 per maand
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
10-15 jaar


A rare opportunity has arisen for a senior Policy Officer to join the Policy Desk. You work from the strategy and vision on a multi-year perspective in the field of programs, projects, research and evaluation, specialist in advice and coordination of the implementation of the policy. You work on curriculum revision and support the education teams in this, while you are an advisor and inspirer of educational innovations within our Bachelor and Master Departments. You develop group processes and include everyone in the educational change processes. You will also work together with the Director of Education, Research and Organization and the Professorship 'The Non-School' on the educational set-up of a Life Long Learning Platform.


Our desired Senior Policy Officer has demonstrable affinity and experience with educational innovation and improvement of educational quality in HBO; your expertise lies in the field of quality system development, testing, educational innovation and flexibilisation. Also, you have practical and demonstrable experience with the majority of the following:

• an academic working and thinking level;

• experience in Art Education and with informal and educational leadership;

• excellent command of Dutch and English in word and writing;

• an up-to-date and broad knowledge and vision on learning and training;

• able to advise and work according to research and planning;

• You are curious, you have vision and you have persuasiveness;

• You have the enthusiasm to gain and maintain support, from idea to result;

• You get energy from a dynamic and changing environment, where you can quickly switch between different activities, tasks and stakeholders.


Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is one of the world’s leading design schools, recognised internationally for its forward-thinking and renowned professors and alumni. For over 70 years it has trained aspiring designers to make their mark on the future by thinking freely and openly about what design can achieve, consistently exploring design as an instrument of material, social, environmental and critical innovation. Today it is home to a community of many nationalities and cultures, offering an environment where personal perspectives on the world can be translated into meaningful and daring propositions. They are guided in this by a team of professional designers, architects, researchers, writers and curators, all active within the academy as well as in the professional field.

DAE is a University of the Arts, offering both BA and MA degrees, specialised in training students in different design perspectives in order to produce critical and socially engaged designers. In conjunction with the educational programmes, DAE has international Readerships focused on collaborative research projects. The commonality at DAE is the shared political values of an inclusive society that embraces diversity in every aspect. In addition, the hybrid, conceptual, contextual and international approach to design makes DAE’s programmes distinctive.


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