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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 to join our ranks on a permanent contract starting on 19 February or as agreed.

Do you want to be involved in developing the teaching given at the University of Helsinki to make it the best it can be? Do digitalisation of education and new learning methods inspire you? Can you discover new trends in working life? Do you dream of a career in which you can directly influence both Finland’s educational policy and student life? If you want and are able to conduct excellent advocacy work as well as communicate about it, we want you. Besides your passion for educational policy, you should be a good fit for our relaxed and skilled work community.

In your work, you will be in charge of issues such as the development of teaching, observing related changes and the working life connections of studies. Additionally, you will be 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 by, for instance, meeting interest groups and being active in social media.

We are:

A student union with around 27,000 members
An efficient, active and passionate actor in advocacy work
An enthusiastic 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 educational policy and its current trends
Understanding of the revolution in working life
Precision in your work and the ability to manage large issues
An independent approach as well as teamwork and problem-solving skills
Enthusiasm towards learning and the development of teaching
Studies in a higher education institution
Willingness to develop as an expert in educational policy
Communication skills

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
Flexible working hours and opportunities for remote work
Awesome colleagues

The application period ends at 11.59 pm on 11 February. Send us a free-form application letter with a maximum length of one page. Please attach your CV too. Send the application to with ‘Asiantuntija’ as the subject. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 February. The Board will make their choice for the position in their meeting on 15 February.

For more information, please contact Secretary General Aaro Riitakorpi (0400 816 426),

HYY emphasises diversity and equality in its activities. We hope to receive as many applications as possible from people with diverse backgrounds.