CIVICA Coordinator

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

The Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) invites applications for a coordinator position to provide day-to-day administrative, functional, and organizational support to the team running the CIVICA project at CEU. The coordinator will be located at ACRO and will report to the CEU CIVICA manager. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal. The current end of CIVICA project is 30 September, 2026.

CIVICA is the European University of Social Sciences, one of the 40+ European University Alliances. CEU is a member of CIVICA along with nine other European universities. Please see:

Your key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the CIVICA team in the running of CIVICA activities at CEU, which includes: liaising internally with colleagues responsible for work packages at CEU and follow up on achieving the expected outcomes; liaising with internal CIVICA stakeholders (students, faculty, staff): launching calls for proposals, answering emails, organizing dissemination events; gathering information for reports and memos; organizing CIVICA events and activities;
  • Assisting the CIVICA team in liaising with the CIVICA partners and the CIVICA Secretariat: taking minutes in meetings and following up on related decisions and outcomes; following up on communication with the partners.
  • Acting as back-office person for the enrollment of students in CIVICA activities (courses, workshops, etc.) or certain platforms designed specifically for the alliance (my.CIVICA, the ESR course catalogue, etc.)
  • Carrying out the budgetary follow up of the project: administering the CIVICA budget(s); overseeing spending, invoicing, and the management of services; issuing budget reports;
  • Organizing and maintaining program-related documentation and correspondence, records of relevant meetings, and communications with partners;

Your qualifications and skills:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or higher);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • At least three years of experience in university administration, ideally including financial (budget) management tasks as well;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, management of databases and use of social media;
  • Experience in working with budgets and SAP (MM, FM, BW);
  • Good understanding of principles and policies on privacy and data protection, GDPR compliance;
  • Ability to administer long-term assignments;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; gender and cultural awareness and sensitivity.

What CEU offers
We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 42,000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal. The current end of CIVICA project is 30 September, 2026.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit in English:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Please send your completed application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/079.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO)'s mission is to purposefully connect teaching, research, funding and management in line with CEU strategic priorities. We do this through establishing beneficial and sustainable partnerships; encouraging and supporting CEU academic staff to obtain internal and external funding; acting as interface between academic and administrative partners and thus successfully and efficiently coordinating complex tasks related to project management; and contributing to doctoral education with special focus on improving employability through acquiring teaching, research and project management skills. Our team is located in two cities, Budapest and Vienna.

CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences unites ten leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, humanities, business management and public policy, with a total of 72,000 students & PhDs and 13,000 academic staff. This transnational alliance was selected in 2019 by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities, funded under the Erasmus+ programme. As a member of CIVICA, CEU leads two work packages and takes active part in the other nine. At CEU, the CIVICA office is located within the Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) and has a double purpose: to oversees all CIVICA activities at CEU and to liaise with all the CIVICA partners.

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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