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HYY is looking for an election coordinator


Do you have a desire to influence the society around you? Are the issues of students and young people close to your heart? Are you interested in politics and perhaps already an experienced influencer yourself? Can you manage projects as well as work independently and with determination? If you answered yes to the questions above, you could be the person we are looking for. We are currently looking for


to support the Student Union’s election advocacy work. The most important task of the person we are seeking is to coordinate the practical matters of HYY’s election advocacy work in relation to the parliamentary elections. In your work, you will get to organise advocacy work, cooperate with various interest groups, contact candidates and decision-makers as well as plan and implement communications. The position is fixed term until 30 April 2019, and the working hours are 30 hours per week unless otherwise agreed.

We expect you to have

·         Project management skills: planning, scheduling, managing yourself, successfully furthering projects, finalisation measures and reporting, etc.

·         The ability to work independently but also to act in groups and to motivate and inspire others

·         Communication skills

·         Systematic approach to work

·         Strong command of Finnish

We also consider the following as advantages:

·         Good command of Swedish and English

·         Familiarity with the student movement

·         Understanding of the political sphere in Finland and interest in politics

We are

A student union serving around 27,000 students of the University of Helsinki

An encouraging and inspiring work community, consisting of, among others, 8 specialists and a board with 12 student members


We are offering you the opportunity to be involved in the creation of an election campaign in the largest student union in Finland, in cooperation with the rest of the student movement. In HYY, you will get to learn new things, develop yourself and use your expertise diversely as a part of an election team consisting of HYY’s specialists and board. In addition to this, we are offering you a salary that is in accordance with the student unions’ collective agreement with potential bonuses for education and experience as well as good employee benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you became interested in the available job opportunity!

You can apply for the election coordinator’s position by sending your application and CV as PDF files to by 28 January 2019. The position may be filled earlier if we find a suitable candidate – so act fast! We hope that the selected person could start in the position as soon as possible.

For further information on the position, please contact Secretary General Aaro Riitakorpi (040 0816 426).

HYY emphasises diversity and equality in its activities. We hope to receive as many applications as possible from people with diverse backgrounds. A probationary period with a maximum length of half of the duration of the fixed-term contract is used for the position.