Internal Communications Specialist

Position: 
Staff
Location: 
Vienna
Status: 
Full-time
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

An excellent opportunity has arisen within CEU’s Communications team for an Internal Communications Specialist. The ideal candidate is a skilled writer who is motivated to support community cohesion through a clear, multi-channel communication strategy. The post holder will play a key role in strengthening communication within the University and maintain positive relationships with all internal stakeholders.

The Communications Office is responsible for elevating CEU’s profile and position as a highly ranked, uniquely international, research-intensive institution dedicated to the principles of open society. It does this by strategically communicating the University’s achievements to key audiences through a variety of channels and in cooperation with other units. Part of CEU’s new External Relations division, Communications is responsible for amplifying the impact of the CEU community and brand via the University’s digital presence, storytelling, marketing, media relations, and internal communications.
This role will be based at the University’s Vienna Campus. Home working is permitted.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an internal communications strategy that reinforces Central European University’s mission, values, and culture and is aligned with CEU’s public brand and communications
  • Proactively lead, manage, and execute CEU’s internal communications initiatives, working from the Communications Office primarily to support the Office of the President and Rector and Senior Leadership Team in coordination with colleagues across the University
  • Research, write, edit, and produce internal executive communications, including community messages, announcements, meeting briefs, and speeches, for clarity and consistency in line with CEU’s organizational priorities
  • Review, edit, and collaboratively produce content for a range of internal communications channels, including the intranet, email newsletters, and internal staff events
  • Liaise with internal teams to provide expert guidance and support them to ensure communication standards are met

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in internal communications for at least 3-5 years
  • Superb English-language editing and writing skills (native or near-native level)
  • Strong editorial judgment and ability to rapidly distill and curate complex information into clear, concise and readily understood content, while reflecting the tone and style of executive leadership.
  • Tech-savvy, with excellent visual communication and presentation skills and ability to deploy these on multiple channels
  • Experience supporting leadership in change management and crisis communication is a plus
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, with experience in coordinating multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, in keeping with CEU policy and operational standards
  • Flexible with an ability to learn fast and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Confident user of Microsoft Office 365 applications (proficiency with Teams and SharePoint is an advantage)
  • High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity under minimal supervision
  • A commitment to teamwork and the ability to build and maintain strong, trusting internal relationships within a team and across departments
  • Diplomatic manner and ability to adapt to a range of cultures and experiences in interacting with colleagues at all levels
  • A commitment to continuous learning and listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for diverse perspectives in our workplace
  • Experience in dealing with sensitive matters and ability to maintain confidentiality

Desirable:

  • German language proficiency;
  • Experience working in higher education, NGOs or government.

Compensation:
We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 47,000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience. Home working is permitted.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Full resume
  • Writing sample of up to one page

Please send your completed application package to: advert037@ceu.edu - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/037.

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.

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.

For more information, please visit https://www.ceu.edu/.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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