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APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED: AYY is looking for a Specialist in Academic Affairs

Type: Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours a week
Stage of studies: University studies undertaken
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Otakaari 11, Espoo
Wage: According to the Student Union collective labor agreement, grade III, starting at 2100 €
NOTE! Application deadline has been extended. New deadline: 23rd of January 2018.

The Specialist in Academic Affairs works in the Student Union’s advocacy sector. Other people working in the sector include the Specialist in Social Affairs and the Specialist in International Affairs and the Advocacy and Communications Manager. The work is conducted in close cooperation with the Board Members of the Student Union. The job description of the Specialist includes advocacy work in the University and within the scope of the national education policy, related to e.g. studies administration, development of the Aalto University and students’ legal protection.

Tasks include working in working groups in these areas of responsibility and working on related statements and opinions. The Specialist is also responsible for selecting and training the student representatives in University administration, for conducting cooperation with students and student organizations in the field of education policy, and for student counseling in matters related to legal protection. In 2018, the sector’s focus will be on updating the policy papers, themes related to student well-being, and planning AYY’s advocacy work for the parliamentary elections.  Particular themes of the Student Union for the upcoming years include the development of students’ well-being and studying capacity and encouraging social influence.

The job entails learning about a wide range of issues, preparing the policies of the Student Union and doing advocacy work according to these policies, and bringing forth the students’ point of view at various stakeholder meetings. The advocacy work is conducted locally in the Aalto community, regionally in the Helsinki metropolitan area, and nationwide. Working in the Student Union and with the University requires a passion for development, an independent manner, initiative, effective implementation of decisions, and an eye for strategy. All our specialists also communicate about their own areas of responsibility.

Requirements:

  • Higher education studies
  • Experience in student advocacy
  • Knowledge of issues related to the legal protection of students and the above-mentioned areas of responsibility
  • Ability to comprehend large issues and adopt new things
  • Negotiation skills and the skill to adapt to changing situations

Seen as a plus for the job:

  • Knowledge of the legislation related to the task
  • English and Swedish skills
  • Experience with student unions or organizations

Things that may be useful for the task include e.g. knowledge of administrative law, interest in university pedagogy, and knowledge of the national education policy.

What we offer:

  • A versatile and challenging task where you get to implement your own ideas and develop your knowledge
  • An expert team in a changing and enthusiastic work community in a youthful organization
  • An opportunity to combine studies and the job!
  • Opportunity to apply for an AYY apartment
  • Opportunity to work from home and good office spaces in Otaniemi with great public transport options along the West Metro

If you are the person we seek, send your application along with your CV by the 23rd of January 2018 to rekrytointi@ayy.fi. Please submit your documents in PDF. We will confirm all applications as received. We aim to organize the interviews during Thu – Fri 25th – 26th of January, and the announcement on hiring will be made as soon as possible after the interviews have concluded.

We will contact the endorsers of the applicants during the process. Please add the personal contact information of your endorsers into your CV or application already during the application process.

For more information on the task, please contact Specialist in Academic Affairs Susanna Koistinen (tel. 050 520 9438) between the 3rd and 5th of January 2018 or Secretary General Niko Ferm (tel. 0505209415).

The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is a service and advocate association for nearly 15 000 students of the Aalto University. AYY employs about 50 people and dozens of volunteers and associations work within its sphere of influence. AYY is a young and innovative player in the student union field, one where you can implement your own ideas and create something new. As a working environment, AYY is modern and very flexible.

AYY is looking for a Student Advocacy Specialist for ARTS students and Executive Manager for TOKYO

Type: Temporary, full-time, 37.5 hours a week
Stage of studies: University studies undertaken
Starting date: 22nd of January 2018 or according to agreement
Location: Otakaari 11, Espoo
Wage: According to the Student Union collective labor agreement, grade III, starting at 2100 €
Application deadline: 10th of January 2018 at 16:00.

 

The Aalto University Student Union AYY is looking for a full-time Student Advocacy Specialist and Executive Manager for TOKYO ry (organization for students of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture) to work as a substitute for the current Executive Manager while they are on parental leave. The employment will start on the 22nd of January 2018 or according to agreement, and it will last until the 31st of January 2019. The selected person will be introduced to the task at the start of the employment.

Tasks include:

  • Coordinating the Student Union’s Year of Art 2018 project
  • Substitute for TOKYO’s Executive Manager
    • responsible for the organization’s administration and planning tasks as well as event production-related tasks
  • Doing advocacy work for ARTS students and supporting the advocacy activities of volunteers
    • Cooperation with various stakeholder groups, such as the school and the University
  • Participating in the planning and implementation of the transfer of university functions of Aalto ARTS in the summer of 2018

Requirements:

  • Relevant studies in a higher education institution
  • Expertise in the areas of responsibility and in organizational activities
  • Good knowledge of the field and study of arts
  • Fluent Finnish and English oral and written skills
  • Ability to comprehend large issues and adopt new things
  • Skill to adapt to changing situations
  • An independent manner, enthusiasm and initiative, swift execution of decisions and flexibility with office hours from time to time

Seen as a plus for the job:

  • A vision for the development of the Student Union’s activities as a student union of arts
  • Experience in leading projects and teams
  • Experience in applying for grants/funding
  • Swedish skills

What we offer:

  • A versatile and challenging task where you get to implement your own ideas and develop your knowledge
  • An expert team in a changing and enthusiastic work community in a youthful organization
  • Opportunity to apply for an AYY apartment
  • Opportunity to work from home

The job is full-time (37.5 hours a week). The wage is defined according to the Student Union collective labor agreement. Places of work include AYY’s Service Point in Arabia and AYY’s Central Office and TOKYO’s office located in Otaniemi, Espoo.

If you are the person we seek, send your application along with your CV by the 10th of January 2018, by 16:00 to rekrytointi@ayy.fi. Please submit your documents in PDF. We will confirm all applications as received. We aim to organize the interviews during the 3rd week of the year, and the announcement on hiring will be made as soon as possible after the interviews have concluded.

We will contact the endorsers of the applicants during the process. Please add the personal contact information of your endorsers into your CV or application already during the application process.

For more information on the task, please contact Specialist Anna Merikari (tel. 050 520 9439) on the 28th of December 2017 from 11:00 to 13:00 or between the 8th and 9th of January 2018 from 12:00 to 15:00, or AYY’s Secretary General Niko Ferm (tel. 050 520 9415).

 

The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is a service and advocate association for nearly 15 000 students of the Aalto University. AYY employs about 50 people and dozens of volunteers and associations work within its sphere of influence. AYY is a young and innovative player in the student union field, one where you can implement your own ideas and create something new. As a working environment, AYY is modern and very flexible.

AYY is looking for an Advocacy and Communications Manager!

Type: Permanent, full-time
Required background: End of studies – Graduated
Working hours: 37,5 hours/week
Starting date: Jan-Feb 2018
Location: Otakaari 11, Espoo
Application deadline: Tuesday, 2nd of January 2018

AYY is looking for an Advocacy and Communications Manager! In this role you get to plan, lead and implement effective advocacy work and act as the manager of the advocacy and communications teams. Your task is to increase the effectiveness of the advocacy work done in AYY and undertaken by it in its stakeholder groups, build AYY’s new brand and be in charge of implementing the societal influencing part of AYY’s new strategy.

We require you to have an understanding of communications and influencing that pertains to student advocacy, and knowledge of manager work and team leading through work, association activities or hobbies. Successful management of the task requires understanding large entities and creating new ideas. You have excellent interaction skills and an eye for strategy. In your work, you take the initiative, aim for solutions and have a positive view on development and teamwork. You like sparring others, but you also let your team members work their own vision out freely. The youthful group at AYY is united in a relaxed attitude and an interest in student organization activities, so we hope you are interested in student activities and wish to commit to the job for a long time.

Requirements:

  • Completed or near-completed studies in higher education that pertain to the task
  • Understanding of student advocacy and the communications and influencing work that pertains to it
  • Knowledge of management through either work, hobbies or association activities
  • Excellent interaction skills and a solution-oriented mindset in work
  • Time-to-time flexibility in working hours
  • Fluency in English and Finnish

Seen as a plus for the job:

  • Fluency in Swedish

What we offer:

  • Responsibility and development opportunities in an enthusiastic work community
  • A versatile and challenging task where you can really see the fruits of your labor
  • Opportunities to work from home and good office spaces in Otaniemi with great public transport options along the West Metro.
  • Opportunity to apply for an AYY apartment

The work contract is full-time and permanent. The work starts according to contract as soon as the suitable candidate is found. The wages are based on the student union collective labor agreement (wage grade IV, plus relevant experience and education bonuses).

Interested? Send us your CV and application no later than by Tuesday, 2nd of January 2018 at: https://apply.atalent.fi/ayy-vaikuttamisen-ja-viestinnan-paallikko-12-2017. Please mention your preferred salary in your application, along with your earliest starting date. The interviews will be held at AYY during week 2, so mark that down in your calendar. We will contact your recommenders during the applications process, so please include contact information for recommendations in your CV or application.

More information on the task and process from Niko Ferm (0505209415) and aTalent Recruitment Manager Meeri Sarkkinen (050 4350511, meeri.sarkkinen@atalent.fi).

The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is a service and advocate association for nearly 15 000 students of the Aalto University. AYY employs about 50 people and dozens of volunteers and associations work within its sphere of influence. AYY is a young and innovative player in the student union field, one where you can implement your own ideas and create something new. As a working environment, AYY is modern and very flexible. Read more at www.ayy.fi.

Wanted: Sales Coordinator

Type: Permanent, part-time
Required background: 2-4th year of study
Working hours: 20 hours/week
Starting date: Jan-Feb 2018
Location: Otakaari 11, Espoo
Application deadline: Tuesday, 2nd of January 2018

AYY is looking for an ambitious and energetic part-time sales coordinator! Your task is to contact and meet with potential new clients and garner new cooperation agreements with them. The task requires an independent manner of operation, but you will be part of the AYY sales and corporate relations team, which will give you support and equip you with the tools of modern sales marketing. The team that you will belong to has an important role in developing and expanding AYY’s sales and corporation cooperation. In your work, you will accumulate valuable experience on sales and create contacts to the corporate world.

The job is permanent and can be done in addition to studies. The wages are based on a base salary and an added bonus provision.

Requirements:

  • Experience on sales or corporate cooperation (for example from student organizations) and a strong will to improve oneself as a sales professional.
  • An active and ambitious working manner – you really want to fill your goals and skyrocket to even further heights!
  • Fluency in English and Finnish.

Seen as a plus for the job:

  • Knowledge of the student community

What we offer:

  • Responsibility and development opportunities in an enthusiastic work community
  • A versatile and challenging task where you can really see the fruits of your labor
  • A supporting sales team and modern tools
  • Opportunities to work from home and good office spaces in Otaniemi with great public transport options along the West Metro.
  • Opportunity to apply for an AYY apartment

If you want to develop yourself into an iron-clad B2B sales professional already during your studies, send us your application and CV by no later than Tuesday, the 2nd of January 2018 here https://apply.atalent.fi/ayy-myyntikoordinaattori-12-2017. Please mention your preferred salary in your application, along with your earliest starting date. The interviews will be held at AYY during week 2, so mark that down in your calendar.

More information on the task and process from aTalent Recruitment Manager Meeri Sarkkinen (050 4350511, meeri.sarkkinen@atalent.fi).

The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is a service and advocate association for nearly 15 000 students of the Aalto University. AYY employs about 50 people and dozens of volunteers and associations work within its sphere of influence. AYY is a young and innovative player in the student union field, one where you can implement your own ideas and create something new. As a working environment, AYY is modern and very flexible. Read more at www.ayy.fi.

Wanted: Organizational Affairs and Communications Specialist

Type: Temporary, full-time, 37.5 hours a week
Stage of studies: University studies undertaken
Starting date: 22nd of January 2018, or according to agreement
Location: Otakaari 11, Espoo
Wage: According to the Student Union collective labor agreement, grade III, starting at 2107 €
Application deadline: 2nd of January 2018, at 12:00.

AYY is searching for an enthusiastic person interested in developing community operations to work as a substitute for our current organizational affairs and communications specialist until the end of his study leave from the 22nd of January 2018 until the 21st of February 2020 or according to agreement.

The organizational affairs and communications specialist handles both internal tasks pertaining to the Student Union and takes an active part in enabling the internal activities and cooperation of the associations in the community.

The tasks of a specialist entail but are not limited to:

  • Supporting and advising the 200+ organizations working within the Student Union’s sphere of influence in matters related to e.g. rules and regulations.
  • Controlling and maintaining the Student Union’s association register
  • Taking care of distributing the operating grants for associations
  • Planning and implementation of training activities aimed towards associations
  • Internal communications of the Student Union and community communications to associations
  • Main responsibility for the Student Union’s website
  • Managing the social media channels of the Student Union
  • Assisting other people active in the Student Union in tasks related to communications

We hope that our new specialist will bring broad knowledge about the development of student communities with them, as well as an enthusiastic attitude towards training and a high threshold for handling pressure even in crisis situations.

Requirements:

  • Relevant studies in a higher learning institution/university.
  • Experience on communications and knowledge of the tasks mentioned above.
  • A good skillset for working and interacting in a team, the ability to comprehend large issues and adopt new things, and the skill to adapt to changing situations.
  • An independent manner, enthusiasm and initiative, swift execution of decisions and flexibility with office hours from time to time.
  • Good skills in English and Finnish, both oral and written.

Seen as a plus for the job:

  • Knowledge of crisis communications
  • Versatile knowledge on student union issues and association issues
  • Experience of volunteer activities
  • Knowledge of the legislation and activities of officials that concern associations
  • Good skills in Swedish, oral and/or written
  • Versatile knowledge of IT

What we offer:

  • A versatile and challenging task where you get to implement your own ideas and develop your knowledge
  • An expert team in a changing and enthusiastic work community in a youthful organization
  • Opportunity to apply for an AYY apartment
  • Opportunities to work from home and good office spaces in Otaniemi with great public transport options along the West Metro.

If you are who we seek, send your application along with a CV by the 2nd of January 2018, by 12:00 (noon) to rekrytointi@ayy.fi. Please submit your documents in PDF.

We will confirm all applications as received. The interviews are aimed to be organized during the 2nd week of the year, and the announcement on hiring will be made as soon as possible after the interviews have concluded.

We will contact the endorsers of the applicants during the process. Please add the personal contact information of your endorsers into your CV or application already during the application process.

More information on the task from organizational affairs and communications specialist Ahto Harmo (050 520 9442) on 27nd – 29th December 2017 at 11.00-13.00.

The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is a service and advocate association for nearly 15 000 students of the Aalto University. AYY employs about 50 people and dozens of volunteers and associations work within its sphere of influence. AYY is a young and innovative player in the student union field, one where you can implement your own ideas and create something new. AYY’s advocacy work includes e.g. various questions regarding student housing, zoning, livelihood, well-being and employment. As a working environment, AYY is young and very flexible.

 

 

 

 

Wanted: Information Officer

Are communications your thing? Interested in developing brand work? Interest piqued by the opportunity of working in the student union and association field? AYY is searching for an active-minded information officer for the duration of parental leave of the current information officer.

INFORMATION OFFICER

Type: Temporary, full-time, 37.5 hours a week
Stage of studies: Finalizing studies – graduated
Starting date: 2nd of January 2018 or as soon as possible
Location: Otakaari 11, Espoo
Wage: According to the Student Union collective labor agreement, grade III, starting at 2107 €
Application deadline: 18th of December 2017 at 9:00.

AYY is searching for an active-minded information officer with a fervor for developing things until the end of the current information officer’s parental leave from the 2nd of January until the 30th of September 2018.

The information officer is in charge of the external communications of the Student Union, communication to the members and developing communications based on AYY’s strategies. The tasks of an information officer entail but are not limited to:

  • Writing announcements and compiling the weekly newsletter
  • Creating content for social media
  • Moderating and upkeeping the social media Excel calendar
  • Coordinating the tasks of the graphic designer
  • Creating the yearly calendar together with a designer from TOKYO
  • Drafting the annual report of activities
  • Ordering printed products

We hope that our new information officer stand-in will bring new ideas to develop AYY’s communication channels and means of operation, along with a good drive to do communications.

Requirements:

  • Relevant studies in a higher learning institution/university.
  • Experience on communications and knowledge of the tasks mentioned above.
  • A good skillset for working and interacting in a team, the ability to comprehend large issues and adopt new things, and the skill to adapt to changing situations.
  • An independent manner, enthusiasm and initiative, swift execution of decisions and flexibility with office hours from time to time.
  • Good skills in English and Finnish, both oral and written.

Seen as a plus for the job:

  • Experience in brand work and using social media in communications tasks
  • Knowledge of the WordPress platform
  • Experience in the field of student unions and/or associations
  • Good skills in Swedish, oral and/or written

What we offer:

  • A versatile and challenging task where you get to implement your own ideas and develop your knowledge
  • An expert team in a changing and enthusiastic work community in a youthful organization
  • Opportunity to apply for an AYY apartment
  • Opportunities to work from home and good office spaces in Otaniemi with great public transport options along the West Metro.

If you are who we seek, send your application along with a CV by Monday, the 18th of December 2017, by 9:00 to rekrytointi@ayy.fi. Please submit your documents in PDF. We will contact the endorsers of the applicants during the process. Please add the personal contact information of your endorsers into your CV or application already during the application process.

The interviews will be held on Wednesday, the 20th of December between 8:00 and 18:00. Applicants invited for interviews will be sent a preliminary task on Tuesday, the 19th of December, with separate instructions.

More information on the task from information officer Katarina Vesikko ( katarina.vesikko (a) ayy.fi; by telephone at 050 520 9440 on Thursday, the 14th of December, from 10:00 to 17:00, and on Friday, the 15th of December from 10:00 to 17:00).

The Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is a service and advocate association for nearly 15 000 students of the Aalto University. AYY employs about 50 people and dozens of volunteers and associations work within its sphere of influence. AYY is a young and innovative player in the student union field, one where you can implement your own ideas and create something new. AYY’s advocacy work includes e.g. various questions regarding student housing, zoning, livelihood, well-being and employment. As a working environment, AYY is young and very flexible.