Operations Manager for the Research Center for Advanced Studies and Modul University Start-Up Hub (all genders) Full-time (40 h/w), in Vienna, Austria

Temporary, Full-time · Vienna

Your responsibilities
The Research Center for Advanced Studies (RCAS) and Modul University Start-Up Hub is seeking a dynamic Operations Manager to implement its strategic vision, operations, and partnerships. RCAS, in collaboration with Modul University Vienna, aims to foster interdisciplinary research, innovation, and entrepreneurship in various fields, including but not limited to technology, sustainability, social sciences, and business. The Operations Manager will support the Director of the Research Center in advancing the mission of the organization and driving impactful initiatives that contribute to academic excellence, knowledge transfer, and societal development. This is a full‐time, two‐years limited position with the possibility for renewal.

Your responsibilities:
  • Implement strategic plans aligned with the organization's mission, goals, and values.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including budgeting, resource allocation, and administrative functions.
  • Ensure efficient utilization of resources to support research projects, programs, and initiatives.
  •  Maintain high standards of operational excellence and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships with academic institutions, industry partners, government agencies, and community organizations.
  • Enhance the visibility and reputation of RCAS and the Start-Up Hub through networking and outreach activities.
  • Facilitate knowledge dissemination, marketing, and PR in collaboration with the respective administrative units.
  • Facilitate the creation and growth of the MU start-up hub and spin-offs within the university ecosystem.
  • Foster connections with investors, accelerators, and industry partners to support venture development.
Your profile
  • A university degree
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, budgets, and stakeholder expectations.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a track record of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and education.
  • Fluency in English; additional languages are a plus.
  • Valid work permit in Austria.
Why join us?
  • A challenging and varied job at a private university which is looking to further expand its programs, research activities, and student numbers.
  • Independent working style with high personal responsibility 
  • An international and dynamic work environment 
  • A gross monthly salary of EUR 5,000 (for 40 hours, all-in) paid out 14 times per year with additional remuneration based on qualifications and experience.
Further information
Please submit your application via Personio, including cover letter and curriculum vitae, with your availability, i.e., earliest start date, and salary expectations (in English). For any questions, please contact positions@modul.ac.at.
About us
Modul University Vienna is an international private university and offers cutting-edge education at BBA, BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD levels. Students and staff come from over 70 countries around the world, providing for a multicultural and diverse work environment.

As an employer, Modul University Vienna offers:

  • Opportunities to work from home
  • Flexible working hours
  • International and dynamic team
  • Personal and professional development
  • Independent working environment
  • Public transport ticket

Modul University Vienna is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to equality and diversity that does not discriminate on the basis of, among other factors, age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender expression, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or social class. We especially encourage women and people who belong minority groups to apply and welcome all applications that can contribute to a diverse working culture.

We are looking forward to YOUR application!
Thank you for your interest in working at Modul University Vienna!

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