Senior Manager Conference & Academic Liaison (m/f/d)

Join the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 Organizing Committee (OC) team and create unforgettable FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES with us.


A summer with distinction.

In 2025, the world comes to the Rhine and Ruhr to celebrate sports, science and culture. In 5 cities, up to 10,000 athletes and officials from 170 nations will compete for twelve days - in 18 sports. Here standards are set.

The densest university landscape in Europe meets the most sports clubs in Germany' in an exceptionally sports-mad region.

In short:

The perfect place for the FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES!

The perfect place for you.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for the next possible date for a  

Senior Manager Conference & Academic Liaison (m/f/d)

In the implementing company of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Full-time / 40 hours per week / temporary with a reason in kind until late summer 2025.

The position is responsible in the OC for the development and implementation of the scientific congress as well as the scientific accompanying programme.

The following tasks are your main focus: 

  • Technical & organisational management of projects in the thematic fields of Science Conference and Academic Liaisons within the OC with the following focus areas:

    • Supporting the operational and conceptual planning and implementation of the Science Conference as part of the events

    • Development and organisation of the conference programme as well as the scientific framework programme

    • Recruitment & successful integration of national and international universities and speakers for the event

    • Responsible for the successful liaison with the various scientists, universities and partners involved in the event

    • Accompanying, communicating and coordinating the research projects around the event

    • Coordinating the activities required for the implementation of the event and a targeted preparation of the information for the respective stakeholder group

  • Preparation of reports for internal and external decision-makers

  • Development and implementation of a university communication database

  • Budget planning and control for projects

  • Interface function between OC and the universities and committees involved in the project

You bring the following skills & knowledge with you: 

  • Completed academic degree in disciplines such as humanities, sports science or economics or comparable degree

  • Profound interest in the field of science, education, sport

  • Several years of relevant professional experience in the planning and successful implementation of scientific congresses or comparable formats

  • Expert knowledge of relevant scientific topics in sports science as well as on the topic of sustainability

  • Strong project management skills

  • Well-structured, conceptual and networked thinking

  • Strong hands on mentality

  • Enthusiasm paired with a high sensitivity for the needs of participants & volunteers

  • Strong experience in the integration of volunteer structures

  • Persuasiveness, assertiveness & organisational skills coupled with high emotional intelligence

  • A high degree of flexibility and an obliging manner

  • Communication skills (also in English)

We are a young & growing organisation in the heart of the Rhine Ruhr Innovation Hub. In the OC, you will play a leading role in the successful planning and implementation of the Games.  

Besides a unique team & great emotions, we offer: 

  • A varied & exciting job with room for creative ideas and your own creative freedom 

  • A dynamic & growing environment with an open & diverse corporate culture   

  • Short decision-making processes with teamwork at eye level   

  • Performance-related remuneration based on TV L with a special annual payment 

  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working 

  • 30 days holiday per year 

  • A 49 Euro public ticket / Deutschland-Ticket

  • Modern office equipment adapted to the needs of a planning team for a major sporting event 

If the personal requirements fit, the job will be evaluated with the remuneration group TV L 13.

We are more than just an ordinary major sporting event. That's why we want you in your uniqueness, just as you are, with all your facets. With us, everyone can be who they want to be and who they are.   

We welcome all applications, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from people with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As an implementing agency, we strive to specifically promote women for management positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Sounds good? 
Then we should get to know each other!

Please send us your application documents (CV & letter of motivation), stating your earliest possible starting date, by 09.10.2023  at the latest to (maximum file size 5 MB). If you have any technical or organisational queries, you can also contact us by e-mail.   

Please note that confidentiality risks and unauthorised access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating by unencrypted e-mail.

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