The Student Union is looking for an education policy expert: Apply by 26.2.2023!

The Student Union of the University of Oulu is a public-law association of approximately 12 000 students. OYY is an advocacy, educational and service organization for its members, which currently employs nine people.

The Student Union is looking for a new

Academic Affairs Specialist

for an indefinite period of employment, starting on 13 March 2023 or by agreement.

We offer a challenging, varied and responsible job at the heart of a student organization. The work is focused on promoting education policy issues at the University of Oulu. As an academic affairs specialist,, you will be responsible for preparing the Student Union’s education policy issues, preparing the election of student representatives to the administration, participating in the implementation of various projects, and taking responsibility for the Student Union’s administration and cooperation with the university administration, stakeholders and student representatives. You will also be involved in drafting opinions and position papers. You will advise students when they face academic challenges and support the student representatives of the administration in their activities.

In our working community, you will work closely with both the Board’s academic affairs representative and other experts in the Student Union. We are a close-knit, friendly and youthful working community. As an education policy expert, you will develop your professional skills in a variety of ways, meet lots of interesting people and work with us to make a good life for students.

We expect you to have a university degree, a vision of a good life for students and knowledge of current education policy. The academic affairs specialist must be fluent in Finnish and have a good command of English. We also require good interpersonal and organizational skills and up-to-date IT skills. Experience in student union activities, serving as a student representative in the administration, experience in training volunteers and familiarity with student organizations would be an advantage.

The academic affairs specialist must be proactive, responsible, cooperative and able to work independently.

The basic salary is EUR 2 150 per month (YTES, grade III), plus any additional allowances for experience and training. The contract also includes, inter alia, sports and cultural allowances. The employment relationship will be governed by the Collective Agreement of Student Unions (YTES). Working hours are 37,5 hours per week. The job may occasionally involve working evenings and we also offer the possibility of teleworking where appropriate. The post is subject to a three-month probationary period.

For a free application and CV, please send a PDF file by e-mail to Applications must be received by 23.59 on Sunday 26 February 2022. Please write “academic affairs expert”’ in the subject line of the message. Late applications will not be considered. Some candidates will be invited for interviews after the closing date. 

OYY emphasizes diversity and equal opportunities in its activities. We welcome applicants from different backgrounds and genders.

For more information:

Chair of the Board Suvi-Anna Salminen,

Jarkko Impola, Deputy Secretary General,

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