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

The Human Resources Office at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a Recruiter position to support our internal recruitment team.

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 with entities in these countries. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs delivered in English ( and has approximately 800 employees and altogether 1000 contractors (such as visiting faculty).

Duties and responsibilities:
As a member of a small team, the successful candidate will be responsible for end-to-end internal recruitment projects and processes from hiring manager calls through preparing and publishing job advertisements, conducting interviews and ensuring that selected candidates receive an offer.

Main tasks:

  • Collecting and managing the recruitment needs of CEU entities and acting as a first point of contact during the entire selection process for vacancies
  • Acting as a first point of contact for candidates from the application to the final feedback
  • Managing and updating the contracts of recruitment agencies, executive search companies, student recruitment companies
  • Actively supporting departments/units in developing job postings, job descriptions, position requirements and during the entire selection process
  • Placing advertisements
  • Searching for suitable candidates on LinkedIn and other platforms
  • Working with external partners such as representatives of job ad platforms or external agencies
  • Screening candidates by reviewing resumes and job applications
  • Performing phone screenings
  • Assessing applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, soft skills, experience and attitude during interviews
  • Completing all related administration processes (informing candidates, supporting the processing of agency invoices, managing the referral process as discussed with the supervisor, etc)
  • Following CEU's related policies including GDPR regulations and supporting CEU colleagues at other Departments and Units in this regard
  • Supporting the Contracting Team with information for the offering process
  • Preparing reports for recruitment budget planning and Austrian authorities, etc.
  • Preparing and updating internal HR reports on recruitment
  • Recruitment-related brand communication


  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • At least 3 years of working experience in a similar position in academia, or at an international company (corporate or agency side)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in interviewing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of and experience with the recruitment module of an integrated HR system
  • Recruiting experience in Austria
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Advanced internal client communication skills
  • Discretion when dealing with sensitive/confidential information
  • Multicultural orientation and open-mindedness
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in creative problem-solving
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize


  • Advanced or fluent German language skills
  • Knowledge of the local labor market
  • Previous higher education sector experience

The annual gross salary starts at 43,000 EUR. The actual final salary might be higher depending on the seniority and level of expertise of the selected candidate.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/015.

We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of short-listed candidates may be contacted for references later by CEU.

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.

The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).