Student Life Officer

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

Starting date:  August 1, 2019 at the latest

The CEU Vienna Campus at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a Student Life Officer position. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal; the probation period is one month.
The successful candidate will run the Student Centre, coordinating and delivering non-academic administrative support to the students in Vienna.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise the arrival and leaving procedures at the Vienna campus, assist in the organization of the opening and graduation ceremonies
  • Supervise the work of the Student Well-Being Assistant in cooperation with the Student Health and Well-Being Officer
  • Supervise the work of the Student Events Assistant in cooperation with the Acting Director of Community Engagement
  • Ensure the smooth landing and transition of commuting Dean of Students Office (DoS) colleagues from Budapest (Student Health and Well-being, Student Life and Residency, Student Records, Psychological Support)
  • Coordinate student accommodation issues with the Director of Facilities and the Flat Search Assistant
  • Ensure that students have access to student support services during opening hours in Vienna
  • Provide emergency support to students in Vienna
  • Supervise the front-desk work of the Student Center in Vienna
  • Liaise with relevant Budapest-based DoS units (Student Health and Well-being, Student Life and Residency, Student Records, Psychological Support) and the Dean of Students; send regular reports to the Budapest campus on work in progress
  • Liaise with the Vienna Campus Director and provide updates on student support services/student experience
  • Edit and proofread texts in English (and German if applicable)
  • Communicate with the relevant Austrian authorities
  • Manage office supplies


  • College/university degree
  • Excellent English and German
  • Full computer literacy, confident use and good working knowledge of Office programs is required, as well as some experience with databases, knowledge of presentation software such as Prezi
  • Precision, attention to detail, priority-setting, multi-tasking
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Friendly, attentive and pro-active, customer-oriented attitude
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment and/or university is an advantage
  • Customer service experience is an advantage


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information of three references

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2019/040

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States 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 in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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