Alumni Engagement Officer

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

CEU is seeking applications for the position of Alumni Engagement Officer for the Alumni Relations Office. This is a multifaceted and key role within the Alumni Relations team. The main objective is to help CEU maintain and develop relationships with a global community of over 18,000 alumni through relevant, targeted, and timely engagement that supports CEU’s strategic goals.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Content creation: writing pages and articles for the alumni website and social media, including alumni news items and profiles
  • Alumni storytelling – reporting, publishing, and sharing alumni stories via web, social media and direct mail, including special projects (e.g. Alumni Impact Award)
  • Creating branded imagery for web, social and direct messaging for events, campaigns, and print
  • Writing, segmenting, and sending direct email campaigns on behalf of the Alumni Relations Office (ARO), academic departments and the Rectorate, via a mass email marketing platform, including fundraising appeals, volunteer engagement campaigns, crisis communications etc.
  • Managing the CEU ARO website for the alumni audience and the ARO SharePoint for internal CEU audience
  • Managing a monthly communications calendar, including main messages and posting to and managing ARO Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Monitoring and analytics of direct messages, the website (via Google analytics) and social media (onboard) and keeping statistics
  • Establishing, building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, and internationally
  • Supporting the organizing of special events, including the annual Reunion, as well as other local and international networking events and outreach activities
  • Liaising with CEU departments and units regarding alumni-related campaigns


  • University degree
  • Strong written, planning and organizational skills, with the ability to multitask, with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with mailing software (e.g. MailChimp) Photoshop and Indesign
  • Experience in alumni relations and/or donor relations is a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues on the team, throughout the University, alumni, students and other constituents
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • A calm, outgoing, stable personality, with a good sense of humor

Commensurate with experience. CEU does offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international working environment. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV in English, including reference names,
  • cover letter in English, emphasizing the relevant experience for the position.

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/029.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of short-listed candidates may be contacted for references later by CEU.

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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