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Project manager ‘Alliance for Responsible Denim’ (0.8 fte)

Geplaatst: 15-09-2017
Sluitingsdatum: 25-09-2017
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Amsterdam (Noord-Holland) 
Ondersteunend / Staf 
min. 0,8 fte, max. 0,8 fte 
max. 10 (€2.638,45 - €3.994,25) 


Job description

You will coordinate and assist the principal researchers and partners in the preparation and execution of research, activities and deliverables. You will work closely with all key stakeholders and participate in project working groups with denim brand representatives and (technical) experts. 

Responsibilities include the following: 

  • organizing quarterly project meetings and project events;
  • communicating with project partners, brands and other key stakeholders involved in the project;
  • supporting project working groups to engage current and new project members (brands and suppliers);
  • contributing to content creation for communication (e.g. website, newsletters);
  • supporting principal researchers in gathering information/data and creating deliverables;
  • maintaining accurate records of data;
  • contributing to research activities, such as conducting literature reviews, preparing data collection instruments or analysing field data.


De Hogeschool van Amsterdam biedt studenten de mogelijkheid om het beste uit zichzelf te halen. Het onderwijs strekt zich uit over zeven interessegebieden, elk met een divers aanbod aan opleidingen. Binnen de HvA bouwen medewerkers en studenten dagelijks aan hun eigen toekomst en aan die van hun omgeving. De HvA is een centrum van verbinding tussen disciplines, tussen uiteenlopende mensen en het werkveld in en om Amsterdam. Zo biedt de HvA studenten én medewerkers alle faciliteiten om hun talent te kunnen ontplooien in studie en werk. Midden in de grote stad krijgen studenten en medewerkers de kans om een waardevolle bijdrage te leveren aan de samenleving.


The project

This project mobilizes and facilitates denim brands in collectively taking initial steps towards improving the ecological sustainability impact of denim production, particularly by establishing measurements, benchmarks and standards for resource use (e.g. chemicals, water, energy) and creating best practices for effective collaboration. The project’s consortium consists of key stakeholders and experts within the Amsterdam denim industry. Denim brands, together with industry experts form ‘the Alliance for Responsible Denim’. Key project deliverables include the creation and adoption of standards and benchmarks for sustainable denim production and a handbook of best practices for effective collaboration with competitors. 

The department

The Research Assistant will be positioned and working within CAREM, which was founded in 2009. Our research programme covers a wide terrain concerned with responsive enterpreneurship and learning in the metropolitan area. The approximately 50 lecturers- researchers at CAREM are located at two of the AUAS locations: Fraijlemaborg in Amsterdam South-East and at the Wibauthuis on the Amstelcampus. CAREM collaborates intensively with knowledge institutions and companies in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. 

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We are seeking

You have an interest in developing your research skills and having experience in research is a plus. You should have at least a bachelor degree and excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, both in Dutch and English. You possess project and process management skills, especially in managing multi-stakeholder groups and in organizing events. You have knowledge/skills in building and maintaining a website . You have the ability to prioritise, plan and coordinate a variety of tasks and activities among different stakeholders. And technical knowledge of the fashion (denim) industry is highly preferable, an emphasis in sustainability, materials & design is an advantage. You have the ability to adapt to new situations quickly, responding to unforeseen events and you pay attention to detail. 


We offer

The AUAS offers a challenging job in an international, dynamic working environment. The position is a temporary position for one year (the duration of the project). The tasks fall within the job description of project leader 1 pay scale 10 (projectleider 1). Remuneration is according to pay scale 10 (CAO HBO – labour agreement for higher professional education). The salary range is from €2.638,- to € 3994,- gross per month for full-time employment. Salary depends on education and experience. The AUAS offers extensive secondary conditions including (but not limited to) excellent professional development training, retirement plan and university fitness centres. 

Contact informatie


For more information please contact Dr. Lori Divito, vacatures@hva.nl. (please do not use this Email address for applications). 

More information on CAREM can be found at: http://www.hva.nl/carem 


Click on the link below this ad to apply online. Applications that are sent directly to the contact person or in a different way will not be processed. 

This vacancy has been published simultaneously internally and externally. In the event of equivalent suitability, internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates. 

We apply the AUAS Job Application Code to this vacancy’s recruitment and selection process. 
No (recruitment) agencies please.

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