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HYY is looking for a specialist in educational policy


The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) is a corporation consisting of 27,000 university students and subject to public law. The Student Union acts as an advocacy and service organisation for its members and for the organisations that operate under HYY.

HYY is looking for a specialist in educational policy who loves higher education policy to join our ranks on a permanent contract starting on 6th November or as agreed.

Does educational policy inspire you? Good – it certainly inspires us. Do you not know anything better than looking after students’ interests? Great! Do you dream of a career where you can directly influence students’ lives? That is what we do. We want you if you speak fluent higher education policy but can also explain things in plain language, are excited about supporting student representatives at the University of Helsinki and keep tabs on the changes in higher education policy. Besides your love for higher education policy, you are a good fit for our relaxed and skilled work community.

The responsibilities of your job include the nomination of student representatives in administration as well as motivating them, training them for their work and actively communicating with them. You are also responsible for issues related to students’ legal protection. Additionally, you are in charge of presenting your sector’s issues to HYY’s Board. Your tasks also include communicating about issues in educational policy both within the office and externally, for instance, through social media.

We are:
A student union with around 27,000 members
An efficient, active and passionate actor in advocacy work
An enthusiastic and youthful work community, consisting of 8 specialists and 12 members of the board among others, that gets things done together in a competent yet relaxed fashion

We expect you to have:
Basic knowledge of higher education policy and its current trends
Understanding of the administration of higher education institutions
Precision in your work and the ability to manage large issues
An independent approach as well as teamwork and problem-solving skills
Communicative skills
Studies in a higher education institution
Willingness to develop as an expert in educational policy

You will get:
An interesting, independent and challenging job
A salary that is in accordance with the student unions’ collective agreement (2,270.85 €/month) with potential bonuses for education and experience
Opportunities for education and development
Awesome colleagues

The application period ends on Thursday 26th October at noon. Send us a free-form application letter with a maximum length of one page. Please attach your CV too. Send the application with its attachments to with ‘Asiantuntija’ as the subject. Interviews will be held on Monday 30th October or Tuesday 31st October. The Board will make their choice for the position in their meeting on Thursday 2nd November. For more information, please contact Chair of the Board Laura Luoto (050 543 9610) or Specialist in Educational Policy Aaro Riitakorpi (050 543 8460), emails:

HYY emphasises diversity and equality in all its activities. We hope to receive applications from a large number of people with different backgrounds.