Student Affairs Coordinator

The School of Public Policy at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Student Affairs Coordinator position.
Position for: 
Application deadline: 
Dec 12, 2018

Student Affairs Coordinator

School of Public Policy

Starting date:                       As soon as possible

Application deadline:          December 12, 2018. Review will begin as soon as applications are received and                                                  continue until the position is filled. The position is fixed term, until August 31,                                                      2020.

Full Or Part Time:                Full-time (40 hours/week)

The School of Public Policy at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Student Affairs Coordinator position.

The School of Public Policy at CEU pursues CEU’s overall mission expressed in the commitment to advanced research and teaching, socially and morally responsible intellectual inquiry, and the promotion of real-world applications of established and new interdisciplinary knowledge in the area of public policy. SPP offers three master's degrees in public policy, and a public policy track as part of the PhD programs run jointly with the Departments of International Relations and Political Science.

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Duties and responsibilities:

The Student Affairs Coordinator provides quality and integrated support to the diverse group of students from the three master’s programs and a number of exchange students studying at SPP. The Coordinator will be responsible for a range of student-related affairs at SPP, working closely with the Academic Curriculum Coordinator and the Mundus Coordinator, and other staff, faculty, and the CEU central units, to address the academic and pastoral issues and needs of our students.

Specifically, the successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate and prepare student arrival, on-boarding and orientation;
  • Work with student records data, administering absence, enrollment status, leaves;
  • Provide regularly guidelines and inform students of the academic terms, course registrations and regulations;
  • Compile class statistics and contribute to the drafting of handbooks, SPP materials, and regular reports, and respond to other ad hoc requests;
  • Assist in the processing of stipend reports and student grants;
  • Provide reporting for external scholarships;
  • Organize ad-hoc faculty committees for discussing student matters;
  • Organize and proctor exams;
  • Facilitate student representative elections, liaise with representatives of the SPP student body and support a well-functioning system of representation; participate in and work with students to plan, fund, and implement non-curricular activities and events;
  • Be of general assistance to students, advising and signposting them to academic and other support services in the School and University;
  • Organize the submission and evaluation of master’s theses, administer the final examinations and certificates;
  • Manage off-boarding, help organize and coordinate graduation events;
  • Communicate with prospective students and administer the admissions process for the two-year MPA program.


  • University degree;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English and Hungarian required.

The ideal candidates will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to supporting a diverse student body and creating an enabling environment that allows students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures to thrive;
  • Collegiality, an ability to work collaboratively with fellow staff members as well as independently; and with initiative and flexibility;
  • Strong time management, process management, planning and organization skills, and attention to detail relating to both data integrity and communications;
  • Ability to work with confidential information including personal data and sensitive feedback;
  • An ability to be empathetic and employ effective listening skills;
  • A familiarity with Budapest (Hungary).


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is fixed term, until August 31, 2020.

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 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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How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit in a single pdf document:

  • CV and
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information of three professional references.

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2018/099

Review of applications will begin on as soon as applications are received and continue until the position is

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Henriett Griecs (

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