Apply to become HYY’s Representative on Hoas’s Board!

The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) is a founding community and significant background influencer of the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (Hoas). HYY is now looking for one committed member for Hoas’s Board for the term 2020–2021.

The administrative bodies of Hoas are its Board and Delegation. The Board’s duties include managing Hoas’s operative activities and being liable for its finances, even with the members’ personal property if needed. The Board appoints the CEO and directs their work as well as decides on Hoas’s strategy, for instance. Successfully acting in this position of trust requires members of the Board to participate not only in the Board meetings but also in other events of Hoas’s administration and of its interest groups. Being a member of Hoas’s Board is a responsible position of trust, and members are paid a reasonable remuneration for this.

According to Hoas’s rules, the maximum size of the Board is 10 members, with three of these appointed by HYY. There are experts from different fields acting on Hoas’s Board, with most of them having been involved in the Student Union during their studies. Politicians often act as the representatives of the cities of the Capital Region. In addition to this, Hoas’s tenants have their own representative on the Board. We require applicants to have close contacts with the student world, to cooperate actively with HYY, to be familiar with Hoas’s operating environment and to be motivated to act for the purpose of Hoas, that is, improving students’ housing situation. Having skills that support working on the Board, such as those related to real estate, finances, information management or HR management, is considered an advantage.

We hope to receive applications from people with diverse backgrounds and ask you to send your free-form application with a maximum length of one page along with a CV by email to kirjaamo@hyy.fi by 3 November 2019. The application should include the applicant’s first names, last name, address, email address and phone number. HYY’s Board will appoint the members to Hoas’s Board during November after a possible interview round. HYY may also appoint individuals for the position from outside the applicants.

Check out Hoas’s rules here (in Finnish).

Further information:
Tiia Niemi
HYY’s Specialist in Housing
050 543 9608