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Communications specialist

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

We are looking for a

Communications specialist (substitute, one year)

Are you an ambitious communicator, who is interested in energetic entrepreneurship and inspiring alumni life?

If your answer is yes, and you also have experience in communications and marketing, we are interested in hearing from you.

In this position you will have a chance to help tell the world about the entrepreneurial culture of Aalto community and use your skills to enhance alumni engagement. In your work, you will be supported by creative colleagues in the university’s communications team.

Your role and goals

Your role includes communication responsibilities of two entities, entrepreneurial mindset and alumni communications.

Aalto community is widely known for its energetic entrepreneurial mindset. Fostering a strong and inspiring entrepreneurial culture has been chosen as one of the cross-cutting approaches in Aalto University’s new strategy. Advancing strategy implementation and entrepreneurial capabilities throughout the community as well as supporting student-driven activities and initiatives by means of communication is central to this role. You will work in close co-operation with the management, the schools of Aalto University, Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) and key student organisations.  

Aalto University has 100 000 alumni in over 80 countries. They are an essential part of our community, connecting the university and a wide range of sectors in societies and businesses worldwide. The university offers alumni various opportunities for networking, participation and self-development throughout their lives. You plan and conduct communication and marketing for enhancing alumni engagement, including career communications, together with the alumni and career services team.

Your experience and competencies

To be successful in this role, the qualities we consider as important are:

-          A university degree, e.g. in media, journalism, marketing, social sciences, business or technology
-          Solid experience in strategic communications planning and execution
-          Insight and experience in targeted marketing operations
-          Good understanding of entrepreneurship
-          Strong digital skills and a proven ability to produce and edit high-quality content for multiple channels
-          Capacity to work well in a fluid and autonomous environment
-          A strong sense of scheduling and deadline, and capability to work in multiple, demanding projects and initiatives simultaneously
-          Excellent English and Finnish written and verbal skills
-          Excellent networking skills
-          Willingness to listen and learn as well as to motivate, support and inspire others
-          A curious and open mind

It is also natural for you to share our purpose to shape a sustainable future and live and breathe our values. Tackling the complex challenges of our time requires responsibility, courage and collaboration, and once you identify what needs to be done, you act.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community of game changers, please submit your application with your CV by July 28th, 2020 using the link "Apply now!" below.

The employment contract is made for 12 months (September 1st, 2020 – August 31st, 2021).

More Information

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Anu Salmi-Savilampi, Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] and Laura Pyysalo, HR Coordinator, [email protected], with questions related to the application process.

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