Briefing: Supplementary application to Helga’s board
The representative council of Haaga-Helia’s student union Helga has elected to supplement the board with one (1) member. The new member will be selected in the representative council’s meeting on 2.2.2022. Operating on the board does not require previous experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2022. The new board member’s orientation is between January 31st and February 11th during office hours.
Apply by February 2nd 2022
You can apply by one of two ways: by sending your application beforehand or by running as a candidate in the representative council’s meeting on the 2nd of February.
You can send a free form application to the representative council at email@example.com by 2nd of February.
Please attend the council’s meeting even if you sent your application beforehand. The representative council traditionally takes some time to ask questions from the candidates in order to familiarize themselves with them.
The meeting will be held on Zoom. A link to the meeting can be found in Helga’s Facebook event and on the website event here.
You can ask for more information about the application and tasks from the representative council’s president Minna Huurrekorpi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the boards president Diana Murashkinalta (email@example.com).