We are looking for a specialist in organisations!


The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) is a corporation subject to public law, with 26,000 university students as members. We act as an advocacy and service organisation for our members and the organisations operating under us.

We are looking for a specialist in organisations to join our ranks as a substitute on a fixed-term contract starting on 1 August 2022 or as agreed and ending on 28 February 2023

Would you like to contribute to making students’ independent activities possible? Do you enjoy organising training sessions and events? Do you know student organisations’ activities, the Associations Act and the principles of good administration like the back of your hand? Would you like to further improve HYY’s organisational services? Are you also interested in developing student facilities, have experience of register maintenance and can communicate efficiently? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, we want you!

Your duties as the specialist in organisations include planning and realising training, advice and communication aimed at organisations operating under HYY as well as coordinating and developing organisational services and grants in cooperation with the member of the Board in charge of organisations. Your job also includes the maintenance of the Student Union’s organisational databases and the coordination of the allocation of organisational grants. The specialist also acts as a presenter for HYY’s Financial Committee on matters related to organisations and, for their part, ensures that organisations’ facility matters in HYY are taken care of.

We expect you to have:

Knowledge of student organisations and culture

Experience with the financial issues and administration of associations

Good IT skills

Stress tolerance

Good communication and interaction skills

A good command of Finnish

A good command of Swedish

A good command of English

Higher education studies

Experience of organising events or training sessions

The ability to manage large issues and absorb new information


You will get:

An interesting, independent and challenging job

A salary that is in accordance with the student unions’ collective agreement with potential bonuses for education and experience

Opportunities for education and development

Flexible working hours and opportunities for remote work

Awesome colleagues

The basic salary of HYY’s specialists is 2,398.50 euros per month (salary group III in the student unions’ collective agreement). The salary is also affected by previously acquired experience and education. For instance, a person with a bachelor’s degree and no previous experience that is considered as an advantage could have a salary of 2,458.50 euros per month. The chief financial and service officer is happy to provide further information on the salary of the position.


Please send your application and CV to hallinto@hyy.fi by Sunday 15 May 2022, with ‘Järjestöasiantuntija’ as the subject. We use anonymous recruitment in the first stage of the application process. We will contact all applicants during week 21, and job interviews will be held at HYY’s office during week 22.

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

Further information:

Laura Ylitalo
Chief Financial and Service Officer
045 165 5011