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UPCES Outreach Coordinator
Location: New York City, NY (hybrid)
Travel: 25-50%
Preferred Start date: July 2024

Position in New York – UPCES - Outreach Coordinator
The CERGE-EI Foundation is looking for an UPCES Outreach Coordinator based in New York City. The Foundation offers a hybrid in-office work environment. Remote candidates may be considered on a very exceptional basis.

About Us
The CERGE-EI Foundation is one of the leading supporters of education in modern economics in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the southern Caucasus and Central Asia. We are dedicated to both training future economic leaders at an advanced level, and to promoting basic economic literacy in society at large. We collaborate with other educational and research institutions, philanthropic entities and supranational organizations in this mission.

The Foundation supports our founding partner Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) in Prague. Furthermore, we run several programs in cooperation with CERGE-EI, including one of our flagship programs: the UPCES Study Abroad in Prague program. We are a small team, located in New York City and Prague.

About UPCES Study Abroad in Prague
The Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (UPCES) is an undergraduate study abroad program based at Charles University and CERGE-EI in Prague, Czech Republic. UPCES students take courses alongside Czech and European students in a wide range of liberal arts disciplines, from history to economics to film. UPCES works hard to provide personalized support for our students.

Position Description
This New York City-based position is a unique opportunity to join a small and dynamic team.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and dynamic individual to support our program’s growth through partnerships with US colleges and universities. The ideal candidate will enjoy meeting new people, take pride in their customer service skills, and have a high level of attention to detail. They will be eager to partner with UPCES leadership to think strategically about partnership development and will be motivated by establishing partnerships that are mutually beneficial for both UPCES and the sending institutions.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with UPCES leadership to develop and implement strategy for program growth
  • Engage virtually and in person with campuses across the United States
  • Represent UPCES at study abroad fairs, information sessions, conferences, and both in-person and virtual meetings with staff and faculty at partner institutions, as well as other promotional events
  • Manage database of contacts, making regular updates after each campus visit
  • Follow up via email, phone, etc with prospective leads
  • Assist CERGE-EI Foundation’s President and team with administrative support for running the Foundation office in New York
  • Provide planning support for CERGE-EI Foundation events and meetings

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong presentation skills
  • Ability to engage professionally with a wide range of audiences, including students, university partners, faculty members, parents, and onsite team in Prague
  • Experience studying, living, or working abroad
  • Enthusiasm for international exchange and student learning
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Comfort and interest in using social media to engage with students and other stakeholders
  • Proficiency with Canva or other user-friendly design tools
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible, problem-solving attitude

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to travel (mostly within the US) and to work non-standard hours, especially during peak periods (September-November and January-March)
  • Ability to work early mornings to accommodate team members in Prague
  • Valid passport and US drivers license, or ability to get one
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to travel to Prague, typically once per year, for up to a few weeks at a time
  • Legally allowed to work in USA

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range: around $50,000 with possibility for bonuses
  • Airfare, accommodations, rental cars, and meals covered while traveling
  • Annual visit to program site in Prague for training with onsite staff
  • PTO, Health insurance, and matching 401k provided


To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.