Supplementary application for Helga’s board is open

The Helga’s Board of 2023 will be supplemented and one person will be elected at the Representative Council meeting 27th September. The meeting will start 3:00 pm and it is held in Haaga Campus in Small Auditorium Restel HA/L302. Primarily we are looking for a new vice-chairperson to lead communication and support processes. If a new vice-chairperson is elected from within the current board, one new board member will be elected in the meeting. The board’s term is the calendar year of 2023.

At the end of this bulletin you can read more about Helga’s actions and what Helga does. For more information please contact the Chairperson of the Representative Council Ilmari Immonen, ilmari.immonen@helga.fi or the Chairperson of the Board Janina Brunfeldt, janina.brunfeldt@helga.fi.

Applying

We recommend applying before the Representative Council meeting. You can apply in advance by submitting a written free-form application to the Representative Council at edustajisto2023@helga.fi. You can also apply by standing as a candidate at the Representative Council meeting. It has been a custom to hold a question time for candidates, where Representatives have the opportunity to get to know the applicants more and ask questions. It’s recommended to be present at the meeting for this reason!

More information about Helga

Anybody can apply

Helga is a learning organization so there are no requirements for previous experience. With us you get to develop your skills in a supportive team. It’s enough that you are interested in the student union’s function and are ready to commit.

The board members work during days and also evenings when needed. The goal is however that meetings and assemblies are held during office hours.

Versatile tasks

Helga’s processes are divided into four categories: Advocacy, Community, Support and Communications. The board members select tasks by preference from different areas.

Tell us in your application which tasks you are interested in. Members of the board do many different tasks so please keep your mind open. Every team is supported by a specialist.

Advocacy

The Advocacy team represents students in Haaga-Helia’s working committees. The goal is to improve our education’s quality and students’ conditions in the University of Applied Sciences (UAS).

The work is done through meeting the UAS’s management regularly along with different interest groups such as youth and student organizations. Advocacy work is both local and national.

Community

The Community team plans, executes and develops activities that concern the community .These include for example recruiting and training tutors, Helga’s events, club activities, and also international action groups IDS and ESN.

Sports advocacy on both local and national levels are also part of the Community team’s tasks. This advocacy is done with our sports service Zone and the Finnish Student Sports Federation.

Support

The Support team plans and executes member services and refines management. The team tends to those processes and activities that do not directly concern Advocacy, Community or Communications.

These processes include Helga Point member service points and products sold there, collaboration agreements, product orders, and campus godparenting.

Communications 

The Communication team’s tasks are varied. They include for example the Helga Splash -newsletter, updating websites, communications and brand development, and also communicating about Helga’s activities together with process managers.

The Communications team consists of a specialist, a vice president and a chosen number of board members.

Working on the board

Considering time, working on the board is comparable to a part time job. Sometimes full days may be required.

A compensation is paid so that members of the board wouldn’t need to work alongside their studies and being part of the board. The workload is evaluated at least on a monthly basis and the compensation is scaled in regards to it.

The board’s term is the calendar year of 2023.

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