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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.

Call for applications for student representatives in the administration of Aalto University

The Student Union of Aalto University (AYY) has decided on the 9st of January 2018 to open a call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University administration for the year 2018. All students of Aalto University are eligible to apply. The descriptions for the different organs of trust contain more detailed information about possible requirements and restrictions.

Open places

Creative sustainability programme committee, 1 member and 1 debuty

Aalto Entrepreneurship Education Steering Group, 1-2 members

Learning IT -working group, 1 debuty

Restaurant committee, 1 debuty

Steering group of Open University, 1 member ja 1 debuty

Entrepreneship programme committee, 1 member ja 1 debuty

 

The call for applications opens on the 9th of January and closes on the 28th of January 2018, at 23:59, by which the applications must be handed in. The application is done via the electronic application form available at https://www.halloped.fi/en. The application instructions and the regulations for student representatives can be found on the Aalto University Student Union website at https://ayy.fi/en/student-union/student-advocacy/student-representatives/ .

The names of the applicants and their applications may be handed to special status associations of the Aalto University Student Union for the purpose of giving recommendations when choosing the student representatives that represent associations. The Student Union also wishes international students and students of all genders to apply for the student representative positions.

The Board of the Aalto University Student Union chooses the student representatives by the end of January.

The selection will follow the requirements of the administrative procedure act, the act on equality between women and men, and the non-discrimination act.

Criteria for selection

The maximum length of the application is 2000 characters (not counting spaces), and the application should clearly show the experience relevant to the position, motivation and the applicant’s field of study.

The criteria used for selection include interest in the task, proven knowledge of how the organ of trust works and commitment for the entire term of office. Previous experience as a student representative and broad contacts to students via e.g. organizations, associations or other types of activity are considered a plus. Representation from different fields of expertise or study and possibly the stage of the candidates’ studies are taken into consideration when making the selection.

In Otaniemi, on the 9st of January 2018

Aalto University Student Union Board

More information: http://www.ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/edunvalvonta/hallopedit

Susanna Koistinen

Specialist, Academic Affairs

susanna.koistinen@ayy.fi, +358 50 520 9438

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.

Voice of students can be heard at the campus, 253 student representative places filled

Board of the student union has made its yearly decision to name student representatives to university administration. For the year 2018 253 student representative places were filled with 141 students. In addition to these places students are also take part of programme level development and work together with schools via student associations.

“We got a lot of good applications. We asked the applicants to academic committees to tell about their thoughts on developing Aalto and their own school, and got a lot of valuable information for our activities next year”, rejoices Susanna Koistinen, specialist of academic affairs responsible for preparing the choice. “The number of international students is still low and that is something we really need to develop further.”

Student representatives work both in the statutory bodies, such as degree committee and academic committees, and also in the preparatory and advisory groups. Student union supports their work with trainings and by encouraging co-operation.

“Our goal is that all students know where to get information and how to get their ideas for development heard. Feeling of belonging and opportunities to influence support study ability, learning and success in studies”, says chair of the board Joona Orpana.

Student union congratulates all the new student representatives. Some places were left open and they will be filled in January.

“Now that the university as also had their elections and most of the representatives are new, it could be good to use some time in the first meetings and discuss the development ideas and wishes students said in their applications”, Orpana suggests.

Information on the elected can be found at www.halloped.fi

More information:

Susanna Koistinen

Specialist, Academic affairs

Aalto University Student Union (AYY)

+358 50 520 9438 | www.ayy.fi