Student Recruitment Officer (f/m/d)

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

Central European University (CEU) is seeking candidates for a full-time Student Recruitment Officer position within the Student Recruitment Office. Reporting directly to the Director of Student Recruitment, the Student Recruitment Officer will be responsible for planning and executing recruitment activities for CEU’s degree programs. The Student Recruitment Officer must have a strong command of English and excellent presentation skills.
This position is a full-time maternity leave replacement with a fixed-term contract for one year with the possibility of extension, based in Vienna.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and execute CEU’s student recruitment activities
  • Organize events (info sessions, webinars, presentations, group visits, etc.) for prospective students and applicants to raise the profile of the university and to increase the number of high-quality student applications
  • Hold recruitment presentations
  • Hold events for prospective and admitted students
  • Work closely with designated academic departments in support of their recruitment plans and activities
  • Respond to prospective students’ inquiries, provide applicant counseling
  • Work with external stakeholders (e.g. high schools and other universities) to promote CEU’s degree programs
  • Engage students and alumni in recruitment activities
  • Participate in education fairs, conferences, and other outreach events to attract target audiences of the university
  • The position is located in Vienna but travel is part of the job
  • Additional work commitments after office hours (occasional events on and off campus)


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Min. 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment, at a higher education institution, or in sales is an advantage
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and highly organized team player but also able to work independently
  • Flexible and service-oriented personality
  • Detail-oriented, precise, and diligent working attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Positive, open, enthusiastic and solution-oriented
  • Committed to learning and professional development
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and keep deadlines

We offer a competitive salary starting from a gross of 40,000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience. This position is a full-time maternity leave replacement with a fixed-term contract for one year with the possibility of extension, based in Vienna.

How to apply

Please submit a letter of application and a CV in English to - including the following job code in the subject line: 2022/069

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.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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