Apply as OYY’s Community Specialist by the 30th of November!

Our Student Union is looking for a community specialist to a fixed term starting from 2nd of January 2023 to 31st of December 2024

Student Union of the University of Oulu is a public corporation which consists of 12 000 students. University community is an international and interdisciplinary environment which has students from over 90 countries. OYY works as an advocacy, training and service organisation which currently employs nine employees. 

Our Student Union is looking for a community specialist from 2nd of January to a fixed term which ends 31st of December 2024. The actual start date can vary according to the contract made. The position is funded by a collaboration project, which is why the term is fixed.

We offer challenging, diverse and responsible work right in the epicenter of student life.

Your tasks include advising societies, advocacy and training, communication to societies, society grants, coordinating the society sector and stakeholder collaboration. As a community specialist you work as an advocate for international students and participate in international projects regarding the university community. 

You get to develop our university students’ study experience by creating an open and active discussion culture between all the stakeholders in our higher education environment. You will also plan the digital welcome package for our future university students.

We expect you to have made studies in an institution of higher education, a vision of a good student life, understanding student culture and the international environment of the university. As a community specialist, you must have excellent Finnish and English language proficiency. You will need to use English almost daily. In addition we expect you to have good communication, organisational capabilities and current communication technology skills. 

Also experience in Student Union activities, acting as a student representative in a university environment, experience in making grant applications or handling them, training volunteers and familiarity in student society activities will be taken into consideration.

We offer challenging, diverse and responsible work right in the epicenter of student life. Here you get to develop your professional skills, meet a lot of interesting people and make a better life for students in a friendly, young environment. You will get familiarisation of your job description and the help of our work community and you will have the opportunity to get necessary training along the way.

There will be a 4-month trial period included. The starting salary is EUR 2.150 for a month (pay grade III of the collective agreement for student union employees) and in the final calculations of one salary the possible experience and education additions will be included to the starting salary. In the employment contract we will follow the collective agreement for student union employees. The weekly working time is 37,5 hours. Occasionally the work includes working in the evening.


The applications with CV’s included need to be sent in .pdf format via email to address The deadline to send the application is on 30th of November, 2022 at 23:59. Mention in the headline “Yhteisöasiantuntija”. The applications sent after this time are not taken into consideration. Some applicants will receive an invitation to a job interview, which will take place in week 49. Please note that when you apply.


For more information: 

Eetu Leinonen, Community Specialist,, 040 520 0557, inquiries 28th of Nov. 12.00–14.00.

Kauko Keskisärkkä, Secretary General,, 040 523 1822, inquiries 25th of Nov. 9.00–12.00.


Student Union of the University of Oulu is a public corporation, the documents we handle are mostly public. Please note that the names of the applicants will be marked in the minutes of the executive board meeting, which can be found on our website. The applications will be processed by the Executive Board of the Student Union of the University of Oulu and staff and they will be kept year after the selection process. The application of the selected applicant will be attached to the minutes of the meeting which is public


OYY highlights diversity and equal opportunity. We hope to get applications from different backgrounds.

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