Career Services Coordinator

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

The Career Services Office at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for the position of Career Services Coordinator. This is an opportunity to contribute to student and alumni career development and employment outcomes at a mission-driven organization recognized as one of the world’s most internationally diverse institutions of higher education. We seek a colleague who is enthusiastic about student career development with excellent communication, research, and writing skills as well as experience in student and/or career advising. 


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. 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. This includes the organization of multiple opportunities each year for students and alumni to engage with the office and employers to learn about career paths and gain fundamental career development skills.   

The Career Services Coordinator will serve as an integral member of CSO, collaborating with other team members on a range of initiatives, events, and activities.  


Career Advising 

The Career Services Coordinator will serve as the main career advisor to dedicated student groups in the social sciences and humanities. This involves responsibilities and duties including: 

  • Conducting one-on-one career advising sessions with CEU students and alumni on common career development topics 
  • Developing sector and industry-specific knowledge to aid discussions with students and alumni 
  • Engaging directly with assigned student populations and conducting other outreach to promote CSO initiatives 
  • Organizing and facilitating in-person and/or virtual career education and/or employer events 
  • Identifying job, internship and fellowship opportunities of relevance to CEU students and alumni and sharing this information via CEU’s careers platform, CareerNext 
  • Gathering information about employers of potential relevance to specific student groups and attending occasional meetings with current and potential employer partners 
  • Contributing to CSO efforts to track student engagement with the office. 

 Together with the core career advising work, the team member will have the opportunity to contribute to a range of tasks and activities, such as: 

  • Helping to ensure students and the larger CEU community are aware of CSO’s activities by contributing to outreach and engagement efforts (e.g. using social media, creating posters, website). 
  • Participating in external partnership development by engaging with potential employers and internship hosts of CEU students. 
  • Creating resources to help inform and educate students and alumni about careers topics such as job/internship hunting, application documents, networking, and interview skills. 
  • Recording data and contributing to the creation of reports. 
  • Researching new and current career topics of potential interest to students and alumni. 

 This list is an example of the types of work that the new colleague may be involved in and is not exhaustive. The team member may be assigned additional functional programs or projects. 


Qualifications and skills


  • Teaching/presenting, tutoring, mentoring and/or career counseling experience. 
  • Experience in developing and facilitating educational workshops and/or training and in designing educational/training materials. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Excellent research and writing skills. 
  • A strong learning inclination (i.e. takes pleasure in constant learning on the job). 
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. 
  • Experience in working and/or studying in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • University degree (Bachelor’s or higher, Master’s preferred). 
  • Near native-level fluency in English (written and oral). 


  • Knowledge of career paths pursued by graduate and/or undergraduate university graduates of degree programs in the social sciences and humanities in the non-profit, public, multilateral and/or private sectors, both within and outside of Europe. 
  • Experience with social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). 
  • Experience with design and communication tools (e.g. Canva, Constant Contact, InDesign). 
  • Experience administering surveys and feedback forms. 



We offer a competitive salary starting from a gross of 38,000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience. 

The contract is for one year. 

How to apply

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document:

  • Tailored CV/Resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and motivation for this specific role and demonstrating your commitment to supporting student career development. 

Questions about the role may be addressed to Heather Campbell, Acting Head of the Career Services Office, at 


Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2023/053. 


CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups. Since CEU strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions, given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. 


Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset. 


CEU recognizes that personal and family circumstances shape the trajectory of one’s career and working patterns. We encourage applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such situations in their applications so that the Search Committee can assess an applicant’s academic record fairly in the context of their circumstances. Any declaration of personal and family circumstances is voluntary and will be handled confidentially and only considered in so far as it impacts on the academic career of an applicant. 

About CEU

One of the world’s most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.  

In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.  

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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