Searching for Initiative Coordinator

VMI, the association of scientific staff at the department of computer science, is looking for a coordinator for our Scientific Excellence & Well-Being initiative. The initiative is designed to help our members face the high demands of working at a high level of academic research and teaching through a series of workshops, talks and peer group activities.

The role consists of high-level coordination of the initiative, assembling a programme and coordinating with Dr. Anamarija Klaic (UZH) for the scientific evaluation of our initiative. In addition, it includes hands-on involvement, hosting workshops and supporting our members and volunteers in hosting events.

The coordinator will have a leading role in the project, working in close collaboration with VMI members and volunteers to shape the future of the initiative. We are looking for a driven person, preferably with experience in coaching, organising workshops and coordinating large groups of volunteers.

The coordinator is expected to find and interact with external collaborators, such as speakers and workshop organisers, partner organisations, funding bodies and researchers in the field of mental health and scientific excellence. Additionally, the coordinator’s responsibilities include evaluating the needs of VMI members and measuring the success of the initiative.

The work will be a mixture of administrative tasks undertaken alone and direct interaction with VMI members. Personal experience from work in academia would be beneficial.

UPDATE: We have filled this position. Thank you for your interest!


On average 2 h/week for coordination. Several workshops per year, depending on. For example, total 100 h coordination + 100 h workshops = 200 h/year.


Initially 1 year, with possibility of extension.


Hourly rate for coordination task, workshop pricing depending on complexity and length

Starting date


About VMI

VMI represents the interests of the scientific staff within the decision‐making bodies of the Computer Science Department at ETH. VMI provides information and support to its members and fosters networking and collaboration among members of the scientific staff. The Scientific Excellence and Well-Being initiative was started with an idea to use mental training to enable and sustain academic excellence and productivity.


Experience with organising and hosting events. Experience with coaching and an interest in mental health, emotional intelligence and “soft skills”. Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently. Background in academia or good understanding of the working conditions of scientific staff / scientists.

How to apply

Please send your application, including proposals for coordination hourly rate and sample workshop pricing to