Programme Coordinator at the Swiss School of Public Governance

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Swiss School of Public Governance (SSPG) at ETH Zurich enhances critical public administration capabilities by teaching relevant competencies to public officials and other professionals working in areas of governance and public management. It combines global perspectives with Switzerland’s experience on governance issues for that purpose. As part of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC), the SSPG draws on the strengths of various departments of ETH Zurich and works in close cooperation with other institutions and centres.

We are looking for a Programme Coordinator who carries out our existing and evolving continuing education portfolio and related activities.

Employment start as soon as possible or upon mutual agreement. The position is limited but has the potential to become permanent.

Job description

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the SSPG continuing education programmes, from preparation to implementation, evaluation, and development. In addition, you will support the school management in ongoing and new projects. Your tasks will mainly include:

  • Coordinating the delivery and development of the programme curricula 
  • Managing and offering guidance to different stakeholders: internal ETH entities, lecturers, students, alumni, external partners and interested candidates
  • Handling programme applications and the general study administration
  • Organizing the logistics of the programmes and other events: room reservations, catering, invitations, etc.
  • Processing and monitoring of programme finances
  • Handling the communication and marketing activities of the SSPG: management of the website and social media, conducting marketing campaigns, producing marketing materials
  • Supporting the school management in administrative matters
  • Contributing to the conceptualization of new academic programmes and projects

Your profile
  • You hold a minimum of a Master's degree, preferably in either public / non-profit management, social and political sciences, or a related field.
  • You have an excellent written and oral command of German and English. A good command of French is an advantage.
  • You are familiar with managing websites and social media content.
  • Ideally, you have experience in managing study programmes or academic projects, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • You have an interest in the Swiss public and non-profit sector, including higher education institutions.
  • You are customer-oriented and have outstanding communication as well as interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with various stakeholders.
  • You are enthusiastic about public management, governance and administration and have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.

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We offer

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities and a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, a highly motivated and interdisciplinary team, and a diverse range of tasks alongside attractive offers and benefits.

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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • Work references and diplomas

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. We will not consider applications via email or postal services.

You can find further information on the SSPG on our website . Please direct your questions regarding the position to Dr. Ladina Rageth, Executive Director SSPG, +41 44 632 31 67, (no applications).

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About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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