Career Development Coordinator – Undergraduate Programs

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

The Career Services Office (CSO) at Central European University invites applications for the position of Coordinator. This is an opportunity to support the personal and professional growth of students on CEU’s undergraduate programs as a career advisor working within a dynamic team of career services professionals. We seek a colleague with excellent interpersonal skills to contribute to the advancement of undergraduate student and alumni career development and employment outcomes from within a mission-driven organization that is recognized as one of the world’s most internationally diverse institutions of graduate higher education. The Coordinator will work on the university’s Vienna campus.

The initial contract is for one year, with the possibility of renewal.


Duties and responsibilities:


CEU and the CEU Career Services Office

The CEU Career Services Office (CSO) plays a leading role in institutional efforts to ensure that the university’s graduates are prepared to transform their CEU experience into meaningful professional engagement. The CSO works directly with students and alumni, offering guidance, support and information to help them develop and pursue personal visions for impact and success all over the world. The office also cultivates partnerships with current and potential employer partners in order to develop awareness of the value of a CEU education and to create opportunities for CEU students and alumni. CEU’s degree programs are primarily in the social sciences and liberal arts. In September 2020, CEU will welcome its first cohort of undergraduate students who will pursue the degrees Bachelor of Arts in

Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and Bachelor of Arts in Culture, Politics, and Society (CPS).


The Coordinator will work closely with the Director of the Career Services Office and serve as an integral member of the Careers team, collaborating with Career Services Office team members on a range of initiatives, events and activities. All members of the CSO team fulfil duties in the areas of career education and career advising, each working with specific target student/alumni groups.


Main Duties

The team member will serve as the Program Liaison for undergraduate students, which involves responsibilities and duties including:

  • Review models for career advising and education for undergraduate students and contribute to the development of a model for undergraduate career development support in line with the CEU Career Services framework.
  • Develop tailored programming for undergraduate students with multiple touch points during each year of their degree program.
  • Serve as the main career advisor and career educator for undergraduate students, coordinating and contributing to the delivery of a range of career development workshops and information sessions as well as for-credit career development courses on BA programs in the final year of each program.
  • Serve as the CSO point person on academic and professional fellowships of potential relevance to CEU’s undergraduate student population.
  • Conduct one-on-one career advising sessions with undergraduate students (topics include but are not limited to self-assessment, career research, crafting CVs and application materials, interview preparation, internship and job searches, salary negotiation and decision making).
  • Contribute to institutional and CSO efforts to pursue partnerships with potential hosts of internships and other experiential learning opportunities for CEU undergraduates in line with their degree programs and personal aspirations.
  • Contribute to CSO efforts to expand employer partnerships with a specific emphasis on organizations that are a good fit for early career professionals.
  • Organize in-person and/or virtual employer events of potential relevance to the career development of undergraduate students.
  • Contribute to story-telling efforts by capturing undergraduate student success stories (internships, experiential learning, fellowships, jobs) and developing formats for sharing them online and via other channels.
  • Contribute diligently to efforts to track student engagement with the office.

The team member will be assigned additional functional programs or projects based on the needs of the office.


Qualifications and skills:


  • Advising experience, ideally student career advising in an international higher education context.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to organize and disseminate information, tailoring as necessary to diverse target audiences.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • A flexible, proactive and collaborative approach.
  • A proactive approach combined with the ability to define and pursue clear, mission-aligned goals in a structured and sustainable manner.
  • A university degree/s (minimum bachelor’s, master’s preferred).
  • Near native-level fluency in English (written and oral).
  • IT familiarity: Office applications, web-editing software, high level of comfort using videoconference technology and other tools for conducting meetings and hosting virtual events.


  • Knowledge of career paths pursued by globally-diverse students and alumni of interdisciplinary undergraduate programs both within and outside of Europe and North America.
  • Teaching, coaching or training experience.



We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal.

How to apply

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document:

  • CV and
  • Cover letter

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ann Gagliardi, Director of the Career Services Office, at

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2020/043

Employee Referral Program application:

If one of our employees have drawn your attention to this job opportunity, please apply via this email address, and mention our colleague in the cover letter: - including job code in the subject line: 2020/043

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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