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SHU Job Posting

SHU is currently looking for a second
Office Manager in Luxembourg.

Sacred Heart University provides part-time and full-time educational programs such as MBA (Master of Business Administration), MBA with internship or Graduate Certificates to professionals in Luxembourg since 1991. The University is located in the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

The Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University is AACSB accredited and fully recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Sacred Heart University is now looking for a second Office Manager at the Luxembourg campus. The position affords a broad area of responsibilities such as:

Job Description:

  • Manage new student admissions in coordination with the US campus and provide new students with all the necessary administrative information
  • Manage university invoicing activities on a daily basis including tasks such as client invoicing, monthly payroll distribution, vendor payments, etc.
  • Manage course scheduling and coordinate room booking
  • Manage and audit client accounts – track registration and performance data for all client accounts
  • Develop and maintain the university website, Facebook page, LinkedIn profile, etc.
  • Organize the graduation ceremonies, corporates visits, conferences, etc.
  • Assist Adjunct Professors and visiting Professors during their stays in Luxembourg
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly business analysis and projections for past, current and future student admittance rates, enrollment trends and graduation statistics
  • Administrative tasks and additional responsibilities as assigned


  • University degree (Bachelor or Master)
  • 2 years minimum work experience
  • Native English speaker plus another language (preferably French or German)
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office package, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Knowledge in social media marketing, web content management
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
  • Energetic team player with a proactive and pragmatic attitude toward strategizing and problem solving
  • An individual who is dynamic and capable of taking on responsibility.

Additional Information:

  • Contract: Non-Permanent Position (CDD), Full-time
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Start: October / November 2017
  • Salary: According to qualifications

Application Instructions:
If you feel you may be a suitable candidate for this position, please send your Curriculum Vitae in English to with the following reference in the subject line of your email: REF OFFICE MANAGER SHU. Your application will be treated with all the confidentiality required.

Download: Office Manager Job Description


@CyberTalent Day

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Looking for a new opportunity after you’ve completed your studies?

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October 17, 2017

The 2017 “Cyber Talent Day” provides a comprehensive overview of opportunities for career optimization and career development in the digital area.



Hear From the Experts. Listen to experts from major employers in the Greater Region on what it means to have a career in the digital area, the paths they followed, and how to build your digital career.

Luxembourg Institute for Digital Training (LIDIT) LIDIT will host the event during the 2017 CyberSecurity Week as part of the “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Luxembourg”.

Cybersecurity Week Cybersecurity is among the greatest challenges of the digital economy, increasingly emerging every day as a field with high potential in terms of new skills, jobs and growth.

The Grand Duchy has been considering this area as an opportunity for economic growth for over 15 years, a view further highlighted in the governmental Digital Lëtzebuerg initiative, as well as the announcement, in October 2016, of a competence centre on cybersecurity.

Building on this momentum, five players are gathering today to create the Cybersecurity Week-Luxembourg in the framework of the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), an annual advocacy campaign organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and the European Commission to promote cybersecurity internationally.

This first edition will be carried out by the Ministry of Economy, the national platform for the promotion of cybersecurity SECURITYMADEIN.LU, Luxinnovation, Excellium and PwC Luxembourg, in partnership with the Luxembourg Institute for Digital Training (LIDIT), coordinator of the Digital Skills Coalition Lëtzebuerg.

The Cybersecurity Week – Luxembourg (#luxsecurityweek) will allow participants to:

  • Make the most of existing synergies in the Grand Duchy and further contribute to the development of initiatives carried out by public and private actors in cybersecurity;
  • Increase opportunities at national and international levels to attract start-ups, talent and investors, thus positioning Luxembourg as a key European player in cybersecurity.

Don’t miss out on this networking opportunity to make the right contacts and find your potential new employer.

Twitter: @LuxSecurityWeek
Hashtag: #luxsecurityweek
Linkedin: Cybersecurity week Luxembourg

Luxembourg College Night 2017

For the first time ever in Luxembourg, nearly 25 universities will be represented at this American style university fair. From major research institutions to small liberal arts colleges, to one of America’s most highly regarded music conservatories, Luxembourg College Night will offer attendees the unique opportunity to find the university program that fits them.

With over 3,000 universities in the United States, the variety and depth of university programs is a major strength and international students are a major part of the diversity of American university and college campuses.

Sacred Heart University is proud to participate in this inaugural event in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, EducationUSA and the International School of Luxembourg. We are excited to present and discuss our BA programs offered at our main campus in Fairfield, CT (U.S.A.), as well as our AACSB accredited MBA programs offered at both the U.S. and Luxembourg campuses.

Antoine Rech, MBA
Administrative Director
Sacred Heart University Luxembourg

Scholarships to study in the U.S. are available from a wide variety of sources. There is also support available from the Government of Luxembourg.(CEDIES)

Here in Luxembourg and around the world the U.S. Department of State supports the EducationUSA program to provide resources and encouragement to international students wishing to study in the U.S.

If you are interested in Bachelors, Master’s or Ph.D. level education in the U.S. we invite you to Luxembourg College Night to learn more. Advisors from EducationUSA will be present at the fair to respond to your questions.

From 17:00 to 18:00 there will be an info session on the U.S. university application and admissions process.

From 18:00 to 20:00 there will be the open university fair where you can speak with university representatives.

Entry is FREE. Parking available at P&R Bouillon. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

For more information contact:

SHU looks forward to meeting you on October 5, 2017!

SHU Ranked #4 Most Innovative School in the North, According to U.S. News & World Report

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University was ranked one of the most innovative universities as well as one of the best universities in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report’s newly released guidebook, Best Colleges 2018.

“As one of the fastest growing Catholic universities in the nation, we are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World ReportPrinceton Review and many others for the educational excellence we provide,” said SHU President John J. Petillo.

Besides being named one of the best universities in the North, SHU also was one of four schools in the North to be recognized as an innovative school. For the past three years, U.S. News asks academics participating in its peer assessment survey to name institutions they think are the most innovative for its Most Innovative Schools listing. According to U.S. News, college presidents, provosts and admissions deans nominate 10 colleges they think are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. U.S. News said the ranking is based on the responses to the question.

“Being considered one of the most innovative universities is a result of our mission and careful strategic planning,” Petillo said.

In recent years, the University significantly grew its graduate programs to include more than 29 options, including three doctoral programs, and launched a School of Computing, which includes courses and programs in computer engineering and cybersecurity. The University also bought the 150-acre Great River Golf Course and is in the process of acquiring St. Vincent’s College, allowing more opportunities for students. The acreage of Sacred Heart has more than doubled in recent years due to the acquisitions of the former Jewish Senior Services site, and the General Electric corporate headquarters in Fairfield, the University’s new West Campus, which will be an innovation hub. SHU also will open its new $65 million Center for Healthcare Education later this month.

This year, SHU enrolled 1,420 first-year students. The new class constitutes the largest and most academically talented group in SHU history, surpassing records set by the previous four freshman classes. Chosen from a pool of nearly 10,000 applicants, the new freshmen distinguish themselves according to several factors:

  • The class has an average high school GPA of 3.5
  • More than 200 freshmen are National Honor Society members
  • They come from 10 countries and 24 states, ranging from California to Maine
  • Four hundred freshmen intend to participate in service learning programs this year
  • More than 200 freshmen plan to participate in performing arts programs
  • Nearly 92 percent of the freshmen live on campus.

The University also welcomed 145 transfer students and 47 part-time students in August, an 88 percent increase in part-time enrollment over last year.

Sacred Heart has earned recognition as well from the Princeton Review, which recently ranked the University one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education and included SHU in its Best 382 Colleges guidebook. It also placed SHU on its lists for “Best College Theater” and “Most Engaged in Community Service,” each of which comprises only 20 schools from around the country.

Moody’s Upgrades Sacred Heart University to A3 Rating

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Sacred Heart University’s rating to A3 from Baa1, with a stable outlook. The upgrade acknowledges the University’s very strong financial performance, according to Moody’s. “This performance has been primarily driven by the University’s strong student demand, translating into robust enrollment and tuition revenue growth,” as well as program diversity the report stated. The report also noted that “the University has undergone significant capital investment that has modernized the campus facilities and markedly improved campus appeal.”

Sacred Heart University is currently experiencing a period of growth in its facilities and programs as well as its student population.

“We are very pleased that Moody’s has recognized the value of our investments in new, modern facilities and our expansion of programs to meet the needs and interests of today’s students,” said SHU president John J. Petillo.

SHU’s recent facilities expansion includes the purchase of GE’s former worldwide headquarters in Fairfield, which will become an innovation campus for the University; the fall-semester opening of its state-of-the-art Center for Healthcare Education on Park Avenue, Bridgeport; the planned opening of a diner on campus in October with extended hours for students; and the planned opening of Toussaint (residence) Hall, which follows the opening of Bergoglio Hall in fall of 2016. Also currently under construction at the University are a new headquarters for WSHU radio and SHU’s Public Safety Department and a new student sports center.

This fall, SHU will welcome the largest freshman class in University history while becoming increasingly more selective over the past five years, making it one of the most selective Catholic institutions in New England. As many other private colleges in the Northeast continue to see declining enrollments, SHU is demonstrating why the Chronicle of Higher Education recently named it one of the top 10 fastest-growing Catholic universities in the country.

In December, Standard & Poor’s raised Sacred Heart University’s long-term rating to A from BBB+. Only three other private colleges in Connecticut (Yale, Wesleyan and Trinity) have an A rating or higher from Standard & Poor’s.

Source: July: Moody’s Upgrades Sacred Heart University to A3 Rating | Sacred Heart University Connecticut

Master Your Potential! SHU MBA Info Session: July 26, 12:30 p.m.

Info Session

Looking for a new challenge?
Register today for one of our upcoming Information Sessions.
Find out how Luxembourg’s only AACSB accredited MBA can help you to reach your new career heights! Register below!

Located at the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg


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Title or Position

I want to attend the: * Info Session: July 26, 12:30 p.m.

Any Questions?

Meet with MBA Admissions representatives for an on-campus information session to learn about what makes the SHU Jack Welch College of Business MBA program unique, the flexible nature of the program, and the ins-and-outs of the application process. Learn more about our Part-Time MBA  MBA with internship  Certificate — 1-week seminar programs in a presentation given by the Administrative Director. Admissions staff will be available to discuss admission requirements and procedures, as well as financial options for each of our academic programs. Register above!

You are also welcome to sign up for an individual consultation to obtain more personal career advice.

If you cannot attend this information session, contact us for an appointment:



  • Complete at your own pace or in a minimum of 18 months
  • Evening classes
  • Flexible entry dates
  • International faculty and student body
  • AACSB accredited
  • Formally recognized by the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education & Research
  • Financial Help available
  • Possibility of internship


  • Negotiations
  • Team Management
  • Project Management
  • Alternative Investments
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Luxembourg Labor Law
  • International Business Strategies
  • and more...

1-week seminars

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in business education in Luxembourg, the MBA Programs at SHU boast over 35,000 alumni in approximately 50 countries around the globe.

If you have a passion for business, consider the MBA Programs at the SHU Jack Welch College of Business. Keep your days free for a job or other commitments and attend classes in the evening. The MBA programs offer a rigorous, cross-functional curriculum, experienced faculty, and hands-on learning opportunities designed to enhance team-building and leadership skills. Career experience and maturity of peers create a dynamic environment in which students learn as much from each other as they do from the faculty. The MBA Programs offer a highly effective way to enhance your knowledge and skills and revitalize your career potential.

Come meet us at the Chamber of Commerce to know more about the advantages of taking a world-class MBA in Luxembourg!