The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University and is seeking to appoint within the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance an Outreach officer (m / f)
Permanent contract , full time 40h / week or part-time (also possible)
Mission : The outreach officer will be liaising between the Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) and the private and public sectors in Luxembourg, Europe and worldwide.
The outreach officer implements, directs and oversees the outreach strategy, which includes identifying and establishing strong relations with the financial centre and industry as well as the government and other stakeholders.
Reporting to the Head of LSF, the successful candidate will be part of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance and will be the main contact between the LSF and the industry to channel research and teaching output.
Implement, direct and oversee the outreach strategy of LSF in strong collaboration with the senior management of said department and the industry;
Develop and maintain strong links with the institutional actors of the Luxembourg financial centre (ABBL, ALFI, ACA, Luxembourg for Finance, etc.
including informing them about research and teaching activities and attracting guest lecturers;
Proactively create and maintain links with the Luxembourg financial centre to seek cooperation on industrial Master thesis topics, internship opportunities for students as well as identifying areas for public-
private or public-public research cooperation;
Help disseminate the latest knowledge created in finance academia, for example through organizing conferences and other events
Coordinate data-related research activities of LSF. In particular, the outreach officer shall actively support gaining access to databases related to the Luxembourg financial industry;
Identify avenues for the development of life-long learning and executive education programmes in accordance with the needs of the financial centre and the LSF research and postgraduate teaching activities;
Source external funding through industry partnerships, endowed chairs and research grants
A university degree with a specialisation in finance, economics or related field. A doctoral degree in one of the disciplines mentioned above is considered an advantage;
Proven ability to identify industry needs and directions, assess capacity, and to plan, develop, and implement appropriate outreach strategies;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including effective public speaking with the ability to negotiate, consult, influence and build positive relationships at a number of levels;
Fluency in English and French are mandatory, any other languages, incl. Luxembourgish, are considered an advantage.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates to apply who are considering to return to the workplace following a career break.
Interested candidates are invited to apply online (by 10 February 2019 by sending their letter of motivation and CV.