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The SEC is hiring!


We are looking for a research assistant! 

Do you want to understand interrelationships and make a fundamental difference? With us you will find an environment in which you can realise your potential. At one of the largest and most modern business universities in Europe. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for reinforcement at the

Competence Centre for Nonprofit Organisations and Social Entrepreneurship
Part-time, 20 hours/week
From 01.02.2024 limited until 28.02.2026

Please note that in accordance with the collective agreement, employment is only possible if a Master's (diploma) degree intended for the position in question has not yet been completed.

Entrepreneurship and innovation play an important role in the social sector, and young start-up founders in particular often pursue primarily social or ecological goals. As part of the position, you will support the academic and practical work of the Social Entrepreneurship Centre at the NPO & SE Competence Centre with a focus on young founders. Your position will focus on working with the international educational programme "Social Impact Award", whereby analytical tasks in the field of impact measurement as well as the active communication of the programme and the organisation of events will be part of your portfolio of tasks.

What you can expect

  • Design, implementation and evaluation of quantitative surveys to measure the impact of a programme for young social entrepreneurs

  • Research and preparation of quantitative data

  • Participation in screening processes for awards in the field of social entrepreneurship

  • Support in the fulfilment of research tasks and international research projects of the institute

  • Support and later potentially independent organisation of workshops for young social entrepreneurs

  • Personal support of the supervisor(s) in their tasks in research, teaching and administration

What you bring with you

  • Ongoing studies at an Austrian university (Bachelor's or Master's programme), minimum remaining study period of 12 months

  • Proven interest in the field of social innovation, social entrepreneurship and social impact (ideally previous experience)

  • Interest in and, if applicable, previous experience in theoretical and empirical scientific work and in the use of appropriate tools (SPSS/R, MAXQDA, etc.)

  • Interest and possibly previous experience in organising workshops

  • Interest and possibly previous experience in scientific work

  • Very good written and spoken German and English

  • Very good IT skills (SPSS, Excel, etc.)

  • Reliability and accuracy

What we offer you

  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching and administration and around 21,500 students

  • Architecturally outstanding, modern campus in the centre of Vienna

  • Very good public transport links

  • Meaningful work in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly working environment

  • Flexible working hours

  • Numerous benefits, from company doctor to sports programmes and meal allowances to various employee discounts

  • Curious to find out more? Find out more about what makes WU special as an employer at www.wu.ac.at/benefits

The monthly salary is 1,190.10 euros gross.

Do you want to become part of WU?
Then please apply by 10.01.2024 at the latest (reference number: 1977) via the WU Vienna Jobportal.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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