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Jaakko Kalske appointed as HYY’s specialist in organisations


HYY’s Board has appointed Jaakko Kalske as HYY’s specialist in organisations. He starts in the position at the beginning of April.

The specialist in organisations is in charge of training, guidance and communications aimed at organisations operating under HYY as well as the coordination and development of organisational services and grants. In addition to this, the duties of the specialist in organisations include the maintenance of organisational databases, serving as the presenter for the Financial Committee and the management of facility affairs.

Kalske’s previous positions have included working as the student affairs specialist of YKA (Social Science Professionals) and the secretary general of Social Science Students in Finland. He has also worked as a ward secretary and a research and development assistant at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa.

Kalske has a strong background in HYY. He has acted as the chair and communications officer of Students of Political Science. He also has experience at the faculty level, having acted as the person in charge of communications and facilities and as a vice chair. He has also acted as a student representative and a curator.

Kalske, 29, is Master of Social Sciences. He majored in political science with political studies as his specialisation option and minored in media and communication studies. Kalske is also a student of theology.

‘I am extremely flattered and happy about my new duties. My predecessor has left me a fantastic foundation for continuing and developing operations, and I plan to do both. I am looking forward not only to working at HYY’s Office, but also to cooperating with organisations!’ Kalske describes starting in the position.