Senior Student Recruitment Manager (F/M/D)

Central European University
May 03, 2024
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Student Recruitment


[email protected]

Open for Employee Referral

Application deadline:

Open until filled

Starting date:

As soon as possible

CEU is looking for a Senior Student Recruitment Manager responsible for developing and executing comprehensive strategies to attract a diverse and qualified student body at CEU. This position involves overseeing the entire student recruitment process, managing a team, and collaborating with various stakeholders to achieve institutional enrollment goals. The ideal candidate possesses a proven track record of strategic leadership in higher education enrollment, a deep understanding of recruitment trends and methodologies, exceptional team management skills, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive working environment, ultimately driving the university's growth.

The Senior Student Recruitment Manager will work alongside colleagues within the wider External Relations Office, including the offices of Digital Communication and Marketing, Strategic Outreach, and Partnerships, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations. The role actively collaborates with various CEU departments and teams to align student recruitment strategies with institutional goals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of a strategic vision for student recruitment aligned with the institution's overall goals
  • Develop and execute comprehensive student recruitment plans to increase the number of students enrolling at CEU, including goals, timelines, and key performance indicators
  • Analyze market trends and demographic data to inform enrollment strategies
  • Supervise and mentor a team of recruitment professionals, fostering a collaborative and results-driven team culture (able to step in and perform their tasks, when necessary, e.g. travelling or sick)
  • Coordinate student recruitment efforts across various departments and academic programs
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to create compelling materials and campaigns to attract students to CEU
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partner and other educational institutions to increase student enrollment
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to highlight academic programs and unique offerings of CEU for its student community
  • Utilize data analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment strategies and identify areas for improvement
  • Prepare regular reports on student application and enrollment trends and projections
  • Skills and experience:

  • Master's degree in marketing, communication or a related field
  • Significant experience in student recruitment or admissions at university level
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including managing teams and developing strategic initiatives
  • Strong analytical and data-driven decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with current trends and best practices in higher education recruitment
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically to address recruitment challenges
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Adaptable and open to embracing new technologies and methodologies
  • A sales-driven attitude
  • Hands-on when necessary and happy to be in the spotlight
  • What CEU offers:

  • International environment
  • Salary supplement for meals
  • Employer contributions to Resaver private pension plan
  • Family support scheme
  • In-house opportunities for job related trainings and workshops
  • Modern office space, easily accessible, opportunity to work from home (2 days/week)
  • We offer a competitive salary starting from a gross of 60,000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate's working experience.

    How to apply

    Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Cover letter
  • Portfolio if applicable
  • Please send your complete application package to [email protected], including the job code in the subject line: 2024/029.

    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.

    Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

    About CEU

    One of the world's most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.

    In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.

    For more information, please visit https: // www.

    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 under “Job Applicant” at https: // www.

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