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Education Manager (f/m/d)
EIT Health e.V.
For the further development and implementation of the EIT Health Campus Strategy, EIT Health it is looking
for an experienced
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to join an international young, dynamic team in a European start-up
setting located in München Schwabing to develop and deliver, implement and scale strategies for our Health
Education portfolio? Join our team and work hands-on with our Director of Education to create impact in
European Health Education.
Job Title: EIT Health Education Manager
Line Manager: EIT Health Director of Education
Status: Full Time employee
About EIT Health
EIT Health is a network of best-in-class health innovators backed by the EU. We collaborate across borders to
deliver new solutions that can enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives. As Europeans tackle the
challenge of increasing chronic diseases and multi-morbidity, and seek to realise the opportunities that
technology offers to move beyond conventional approaches to treatment, prevention and healthy lifestyles,
we need thought leaders, innovators and efficient ways to bring innovative healthcare solutions to market.
EIT Health addresses these needs. We connect all relevant healthcare players across European borders -
making sure to include all sides of the "knowledge triangle", so that innovation can happen at the
intersection of research, education and business for the benefit of citizens.
EIT Health maintains a regional structure that stretches across Europe, with six co-location centres (CLCs) in
cities that have high innovation ratings and feature clusters of innovative firms, universities and research
centres. With its headquarters in Munich, Germany, EIT Health has established CLCs in six regions,
UK/Ireland, Scandinavia, Spain, France, Germany/Switzerland, and Belgium/Netherlands. With the aim of
leveraging diversity and driving the potential of emerging innovation clusters, EIT Health has also added the
"EIT Health lnnoStars" in Hungary, Italy, Poland and Portugal.
EIT Health is a Knowledge and Innovation Community established by the European Institute of Innovation
and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
For more information visit: http://www.eithealth.eu/
EIT Health strives to ensure a fully embedded education strategy that reflects our ambition that we educate
for better health. The education programmes that we develop and deliver with our partners contain
top notch skills and methodologies, and strive for educating and creating health entrepreneurs and
innovators and helping the health workforce drive the ongoing health innovation.
During the last 4 years we have developed a broad portfolio of programmes that aims to become sustainable
and recognized beyond EIT Health financial support. Our overall ambition is to be perceived as a health
education incubator and the leading standard to which health education & entrepreneurship programmes
refer. Success will be demonstrated by high level impact such as novel ideas being implemented by our
partner organizations and directly benefiting to patients and citizens.
The growth of the organization has led to a wider expansion of our education team that is now spread over
seven regions and along several activity lines representing different education programme lines of the
To support the strategic development and further implementation of our education portfolio, the role will
encompass three areas of focus: education portfolio development, partner support towards building and
implementing new programmes, team coordination.
We are looking for an experienced education manager with significant experience in coordinating as well as
developing and implementing innovative education programmes across the interface between academia,
business and other sectors, ideally within the wider health and life sciences.
You bring strong experience in working with industry and other non-academic partners to identify their needs
to ensure our programmes will create value for them.
With a proven track record of establishing effective working relationships with key stakeholders, you are
proactive and manage complex processes independently utilising a cross-European multi-stakeholder
The role will require high levels of self-management, resilience, flexibility and drive for results along strict
Education Portfolio Development
work closely with the Director of Education to provide leading oversight of all EIT Health Campus
activities, map out strategies and opportunities to facilitate the collaboration between partners to
develop, supplement and support the portfolio further
regularly monitor and review EIT Health Campus KPIs and evaluation criteria used in our yearly call for
proposals, deriving concrete actions to move this towards higher impact activities
continuously analyse information from the latest research and developments in the sector; identify
opportunities for further portfolio development (latest trends in health and health innovation,
innovation education needs, innovation-skills and competencies related / curriculum development)
help identify strategies that reflect partners' needs thereby making sure you build consensus to facilitate
approaches that secure EIT Health wide acceptance
analyse and propose education business models to support our sustainability strategy
write and validate all education related documents (business plan, final report, calls for proposals, etc.)
Team Coordination, Support and wider Outreach
coordinate the Strategic Education Board, including liaising with high level representatives, preparation,
documentation and follow up of the board-meetings (approximately 4-5 meetings per year)
coordinate the team of CLC education managers and provide regular support to activity line
coordinators, thereby ensuring a sound communication flow and team support
work closely with the other pillar managers, CLC managers and the project management office to
facilitate, drive and deliver cross-pillar integration efforts and strategies
work closely with the other KICs on education and oversee the EIT Cross-KIC business plan development
and coordinate EIT Health work packages of concrete activities.
serve as a resource to the wider education team on shared learnings of best practices, sustainability
models and advising them on how to support partners in achieving agreed deliverables and outputs
be responsible for CAMPUS partner matchmaking at annual events
Project Management and other duties
commission and contract external organisations and/or freelance staff and/or interns to deliver
elements of strategic projects (on an ad hoc basis)
be responsible for delivering education projects that are run from HQ to time and target, including
effective project management and day-to-day responsibilities for monitoring and coordination of
undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required from time to time which will include
contributing to the wider EIT Health team
be flexible in working outside of standard office hours (evening and weekends) when necessary
Your Experience, Skills and Abilities
Education/Qualifications and Professional Experience
Relevant academic degree at, Bachelor, Masters level (incl. MBA) or higher in a relevant health, science or
social science discipline and/or equivalent professional experience/qualifications or equivalent in
Minimum of five years' experience in a related position
Proven track record in innovative health & life science education and education programme management
Experience in / good knowledge of the healthcare sector within Europe that includes a strong
understanding of the latest healthcare trends and issues, how European healthcare ecosystems and
systems are structured and related with novel education delivery
A good understanding of the role of the related organizations and institutions where education is
developed and offered (e.g. universities, career services, HR / R&D departments of industry or university
Experience in dealing with representatives at all levels in academia, industry and health organisations
Substantial international project/programme management experience from major academic and/or
government, international organization, association and/ or industry undertakings
Experience in both the private and public sector
Knowledge and experience of e-learning strategies and implementation of learning & information
Knowledge and experience of developing and implementation of education & training marketing
Skills, Abilities and Aptitude
Fluency in English, additional language is a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Very good organisation and coordination skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking
Ability to work with a high level of independence and display professional levels of confidentiality
A strong team player who understands the importance of team work in an international and/or decentralized
environment, and focuses on contributing to the overall success of EIT Health
Very good command of Microsoft Office
Experience in using online platforms and IT-Tools
Experience with project and programme management at an international level
An open and positive attitude to working in a constantly changing environment
Resilience, well-accustomed to working hands-on, manage a heavy workload and being able to deal with
Highly entrepreneurial attitude and enthusiasm in supporting setting up one of the largest European
Public Private Partnerships in Health
Willingness to travel widely and regularly to EIT Health partners locations across Europe
The role is a full-time position (1 FTE), with regular travel - primarily in Europe
Opportunities to contribute and impact the transformation of health and health education in Europe and
Start-up mentality, fast and flat processes, straight internal communication, non-hierarchical structure
and freedom to operate with autonomy
An extensive network in the healthcare area with exposure to high-level and senior representatives of
over 140 partner organizations
The opportunity to work on critical projects of European interest, contributing to innovating education
and bettering the live of patients and citizens
Relaxed but creative atmosphere within a dynamic team
A competitive salary and benefits package
Learning and development programme for staff
Our official working language is English
The post will be based at our Munich headquarters
Our Application Process
Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a cover letter briefly describing how you meet
the above criteria and outlining your vision for the role
Applications shall be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 August 2019. When
sending your application, please include in the email headline "Education Manager".
Please indicate your earliest possible entry date as well as salary expectations. The position is vacant as of
1 October 2019.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
For more information visit: www.eithealth.eu
EIT Health e.V. | Mies-van-der-Rohe Str. 1C | 80807 Munich | Germany