Executive Assistant to the Head of Department

Vacancy summary: 
The Department of Economics and Business of Central European University is seeking a high level, experienced Executive Assistant to the Head of Department. The position is a full-time employee position. Hours are typically 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday, but are somewhat flexible.
Position for: 
Staff
Full-time
Application deadline: 
Aug 20, 2017

Executive Assistant to the Head of Department

Department of Economics and Business

Starting date:

September 1, 2017 (or as soon as possible)

Application deadline:

August 20, 2017

Full Or Part Time:

Full-time

The Department of Economics and Business of Central European University is seeking a high level, experienced Executive Assistant to the Head of Department. The position is a full-time employee position. Hours are typically 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday, but are somewhat flexible.

 Duties and responsibilities:

While repetitive tasks can certainly be part of what we do, the tasks assigned can vary from week to week. The Executive Assistant needs to be someone who is flexible and willing to handle a variety of projects. The following tasks are a sampling of what is typically required on a regular basis:

 • Email Management

• Complex Calendar Management and Scheduling

• Project Management

• Travel Coordination

• Event Planning

 

Qualifications:

 Mindset and Personality

  • Self-starter and self-manager: We are looking for someone who takes initiative, anticipates needs, and gets things done consistently on time.   
  • Responsive: We are committed to a high level of responsiveness both inside the university and with our students and corporate contacts.
  • Positive attitude: Our ideal candidate has a can-do spirit.

 Professional Background

 • Education: Bachelor’s degree in any field is preferred.

 • Knowledge and/or Professional Experience Preferred in the Following:

  • Supporting Executives in an administrative capacity
  • Extensive calendar management
  • Travel booking
  • Event planning

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication: The Assistant must be an excellent communicator, in both written and oral form. The Assistant needs to be fluent in English and Hungarian.
  • Organization: Our Assistant needs to be highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Anticipate Needs: As a part of our commitment to excellence, our team always strives to anticipate and serve needs in advance whenever possible.
  • Technologically Proficient: While experience with some or all of the technology platforms that we use is ideal, Outlook, Slack, Google Calendars/Email etc., we are willing to train the right candidate. However, the ability to embrace and learn new technology quickly is an absolute must.

 Compensation

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for 1 year.

 How to apply:

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for two referees.

 Please send your complete application package to:

advert@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/002

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

 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 located in Budapest, and 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.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu

How to apply: 
Applicants need to submit: CV and Cover letter Contact information for two referees. Please send your complete application package to: advert@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/002