Family Officer

Family Officer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Kiel University

For several years now, Kiel University has been committed to a family-friendly and family-conscious staff policy and infrastructure. In 2002, the family-friendly university audit “audit familiengerechte Hochschule” carried out by berufundfamilie gGmbH certified the university, and it received the certificate for the fourth time in 2013. The family officers serve as an interface between the Family Service in the administration and the faculties and Clusters of Excellence. They play an important role in implementing and planning family-related issues as appropriate for a university designed with families in mind.

The family officers perform the following tasks, among others:

  • Contact person should employees or students in the faculty have questions relating to families
  • Collecting and forwarding faculty-specific problem areas relating to making family life more compatible with studies/work
  • Dissemination of information offered by the Family Service in the faculty
  • Communication of compatibility topics in the Convention
  • Collaboration during the development and implementation of the goals agreed on in the family-friendly university audit