Job offer: Head of EURECA-PRO International Relations Office:
Digital officer for Student Mobility Management

Employer: Université de Lorraine | Office location: Nancy or Ile du Saulcy, Metz; FRANCE

✔️Employer: Université de Lorraine – Direction des Relations Internationales et Européennes
✔️Office location: 91 avenue de la Libération, Nancy or Ile du Saulcy, Metz, FRANCE
✔️Duration: fixed-term public contract of 36 months (renewable)
✔️Working time: Full time
✔️Starting date: as soon as possible
✔️Job category: A
✔️Monthly gross salary: 3 300€ – 4 000€ | according to profile and experience


The European University on Responsible Consumption and Production, in short EURECA-PRO, unites nine universities from eight different countries around Europe. EURECA-PRO derives its name from Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production) of the United Nations, the systematic implementation of which, in education, research, innovation and society, is at the core of EURECA-PRO’s goals, strategies, and activities. EURECA-PRO long-term vision is to be leader in education, research and innovation in responsible consumption and production of goods and resources; and to be a European role model for inter-university cooperation across borders and the open integration of society. The UL IRO (International Relations Office, or in French DRIE – Direction des Relations Internationales et Européennes) is the operational office of Université de Lorraine in charge of international and European affairs (i.e. Erasmus + projects, student and staff mobility, international student and staff welcome, hosting of international delegations, operational support to UL international strategy, etc). The office is made up of three divisions: institutional cooperation, international mobility, and international welcome.

Main missions

The Head of EURECA-PRO IRO will work in close interaction with the Université de Lorraine IRO, the EURECA-PRO local coordinator, the EURECA-PRO coordinator of Montanuniversität Leoben, the EURECA-PRO partner IRO representatives, the EURECA-PRO operational task forces and offices in order to:

  • Transform the existing International Relations Task Force into a joint IRO, which will be the EURECA-PRO IRO unique international office for the alliance.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a joint mobility operations strategy aimed at improving (streamlining, automating, removing barriers) and institutionalising joint mobility processes on all levels, incl. the definition of Key Performance Indicators,
  • Lead the design and implementation of a digital mobility monitoring system (which covers all types of mobilities – physical, hybrid and virtual) between all partners, in collaboration with the Information & Technology Task Force,
  • Establish the EURECA-PRO Mobility Kiosk brand to visualise joint mobility activities and offers,
  • Devise and implement a scholarship strategy which will address the evaluation of existing scholarships (such as Erasmus +) and their suitability for European University Alliances in their current format,
  • Lead the development of staff weeks,
  • Develop a concrete dissemination plan, with the EURECA-PRO Communication and Dissemination Centre,
  • Contribute to the finalisation of the implementation of the European Student Card Initiative,
  • Contribute to the writing of all kind of documents (e.g. process, position paper).

Profile required

Minimum required diploma: BSc.
Experience is required in both the following areas:

  • project management and team leading,
  • international relations and/or mobility management

Operational skills:

  • Strong English proficiency with excellent oral fluency and proven writing skills
  • Ability to report and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage emergencies.
  • Meeting facilitation skills.
  • Diligence and attention to details.
  • Simultaneous management of multiple activities.

Interpersonal skills: teamwork, leadership, pedagogy, listening and dialogue, empathy, flexibility, creativity, self-organisation, open-minded attitude.

Other desired experience or skills:

  • experience in digital platform design
  • professional fluency in French, German, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Flemish, or Polish
    can be an additional asset

This position will require travelling in Europe.

Université de Lorraine is one of the largest universities in France; regrouping over 60.000 students and 7.000 employees throughout a network of Faculties, Technological Institutes, and Schools mostly based in NANCY and METZ. The university comprises 60 research laboratories (hosting approx. 4.000 professors or assistant-professors); many of which are joint laboratories with national research institutes such as INRAE, INRIA, or CNRS.

The city of NANCY is located in the northeastern French region Grand-Est, in a European transborder area near Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium, and only 1h30 from Paris by train. NANCY is a historical city of approx. 100.000 inhabitants, at the center of a larger urban area of approx. 500.000 inhabitants.

This medium-sized city combines affordability, proximity to country-side, and, with a fifth of the population being a university student, a dynamic and culturally-active livelihood environment.

For any enquiries, contact
To apply, send a CV and a cover letter to
Application deadline: position opened until filled.
Offer publication date: January 2024.

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