The University of Helsinki is a strong influencer in Finland and in the world. We're solving problems that affect each and every one of us. We are looking for answers to climate change, sufficient nutrition and many other multidisciplinary questions. We want to share our expertise and act as the best in the world – together! Around 8,000 experts in different fields work in teaching and research and in various support tasks. Our working community is inspiring and diverse.
Are you interested in working in an international environment? Do you wish to work with university students? If your answer is yes, you can be the person we're looking for.
We are now looking for a
SPECIALIST to develop and coordinate our international student exchange activities
As a specialist in international exchange services, you are part of an expert team of 15 persons responsible for developing and coordinating the university's mobility services. One of the university's strategic objectives is internationalisation, and you will give concrete support to this objective in your work.
Your versatile task field includes, for example,
- the implementation, development and coordination of international exchange programmes for students and staff
- measures to support student national mobility, including JOO studies
- coordination of cooperation with partner universities
- the development and provision of online and other services for students
- individual and group-based guidance and advice for students, teachers, researchers and other university expert personnel.
In addition to these tasks, you are active in different international and national cooperation networks where you share good practices and get ideas for developing work.
You have accumulated work experience in international cooperation in education and training, and you are interested in the benefits of internationalisation from the viewpoint of both the individual and the organisation. You are customer-friendly, natural networked and work with a consultative and collaborative working extract. You can prioritise your tasks under a hurry, organise your work, and ask for and provide assistance.
Close cooperation with colleagues, faculties and educational programme representatives and exchange cooperation universities is built on your positive and constructive interaction. Your educational background is a higher university degree that supports your task. In our international working environment, you need not only Finnish but also fluent English skills. Your advantage is, if you have other language skills, knowledge of Erasmus and readiness to attend student events.
What do we offer you?
Our team works in a good atmosphere and in solidarity. With us, you will be part of a larger group of 300 skilled teaching and student services professionals who will offer you opportunities in your career. Together with teachers, we create a good life of learning for our students. With us, you will be able to develop our activities and your own expertise. We will take care of your well-being and the smooth running of your everyday life, including flexible working hours, comprehensive occupational health care and affordable and versatile sport services provided by Unisport.
The Unit for International exchange services and education cooperation acts as part of a unit of teaching and student services and coordinates the implementation and development of student, teacher, researcher and staff mobility as well as related services. The unit also supports the development, coordination and management of international education cooperation projects and assists training programmes in applying for funding for these projects. The unit also coordinates and develops the centralised services and tuition fees of international degree students. The specialists work as experts, coordinators, partners and grant administrators in the internationalisation of training programmes and international exchange. In addition, the unit develops, maintains and directs mobility information management and the Mobility Online IT- system. Advice is provided on exchange opportunities, application, exchange grants and tuition fees.
Please submit your application through our recruitment system by 14.12.2021. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) will submit their applications by logging in to the SAP system: https://msap.sap.helsinki.fi . The University of Helsinki welcomes applications from people of any gender, linguistic and cultural background, or minority group. The appointment is for one year from 9 January to 31 December 2022.
If you have questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Minna Koutaniemi, head of international exchange services and education cooperation, tel. 02941 22939, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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