The Career Services Office (CSO) at Central European University invites applications for the position of Coordinator or Officer to serve as the team lead on the functional area of Career Education, one of the office’s core functional areas of operation.
We seek a creative, collaborative, and flexible colleague to lead our Career Education efforts and serve as a career advisor to international graduate students (master’s and/or doctoral). This is an opportunity to contribute to the work of a mission-driven organization that is recognized as one of the world’s most internationally diverse institutions of graduate higher education. The new colleague will be based on the university’s Vienna campus.
Title and compensation will be determined based on level of experience. 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.
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. The new colleague will work with graduate-level students (master’s and/or doctoral) on specific CEU degree programs. Additionally, each team member takes responsibility for specific functional programs and/or projects. The new team member’s main functional area of responsibility will involve serving as the lead on CSO Career Education Efforts.
Career Education is one of the office’s primary channels for promoting meaningful student engagement with the career development process and supporting students and alumni as they identify and pursue career outcomes with a focus not just on their first job after graduation but as understood as a lifelong process of learning and growth. The team member will work closely with the Director of the Career Services Office and serve as an integral member of the Careers team, collaborating with the entire CSO to develop and coordinate efforts to offer a wide range of relevant programming for CEU students.
Functional Area Lead: Career Education
The main functional area of responsibility of the new team member will be to serve as the team lead on the office’s diverse and evolving Career Education portfolio. This will involve responsibilities and duties including:
- Contributing to the development, implementation, and promotion of the CSO Career Development Framework (adapting as necessary to best serve doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s level students)
- Coordinating and ensuring the success of annual CSO Career Education programs, which currently includes “Welcome to Career Development”, the Fall Career Skills Workshop series, Career Camp, the Spring Info Sessions series, and the Careers in … series
- Facilitating the process of developing, as a team, innovative programs and materials for in-person and online workshops, info sessions, and career panels
- Researching best practices in career education and career advising to stay abreast of developments in the field and incorporate as appropriate into CSO offerings
- Work closely with functional lead on Career Communication and Research to ensure career education initiatives are promoted to target audiences; work closely with functional lead on Measuring and Reporting on ensuring that student engagement is carefully tracked
Career Education and Advising
The Coordinator / Officer will serve as a Program Liaison. This involves responsibilities and duties including:
- Conducting one-on-one career advising sessions with and facilitating career education sessions such as workshops and information sessions for CEU students and alumni in specific target groups. (Topics include but are not limited to self-assessment, career research, crafting CVs and application materials, interview preparation, salary negotiation and decision making.)
- Organizing in-person and/or virtual career education and/or employer events of potential relevance to the career development of students and alumni in specific target groups.
- Contributing to external partnership development efforts to support the work of the functional lead on External Partnership Development in identifying and liaising with potential employers and internship hosts for CEU students.
- Contributing to Career Research efforts to augment team knowledge regarding career paths and development and to support the development of up-to-date resources to share with students and alumni.
- Contributing diligently to efforts to track student engagement with the office.
The team member may be assigned additional functional programs or projects.
Qualifications and skills:
- Teaching, coaching or training experience.
- Advising experience, ideally student career advising in an international higher education context.
- Excellent project management skills and experience working collaboratively to achieve overall team success.
- Demonstrated experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to organize and disseminate information, tailoring as necessary to diverse target audiences.
- A flexible, proactive and collaborative approach.
- A university degree/s.
- Near native-level fluency in English (written and oral).
- IT familiarity: Office applications, web-editing software.
- Familiarity with career development theories and/or practices of relevance to university students in the humanities and social sciences
- Knowledge of career paths pursued by international graduates of master’s level programs in the social sciences and humanities both within and outside of Europe.
- High level of comfort using videoconference technology and other tools for conducting meetings and hosting virtual events.
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.