Joel’s year as a member of the KY Board

I didn’t want to write a cheesy blog about what I do so I decided to write something completely different. In addition to what is opened below, I have been working as the vice chairman of the board, which does take a certain amount of my time. However, to explain the most interesting part of my job, I figured that a job description would explain not only what I do but, more importantly, what you could do in the KY Board next year.

Apply: Project coordinator for the Student Center

Type: Full-time

Suitable background: KY membership is required

Location: Espoo & Helsinki

Length: January to December, 2017

Application DL: 18.11.2016

The Student center is a building project completed together with KY, AYY and TF. We are in a planning phase and no decisions have been made yet. Our vision for the building is to be a  truly interdisciplinary center of the student culture. At the moment we are still in architectural competition considering the Vuorimiehen kortteli block. The competition ends in the beginning of the year 2017 and the results are used for zoning the block. We hope the actual planning work with the architect and the other parties could be started next year.

Find more info here!

As a new coordinator of the project you will have a huge influence on how Otaniemi and KY culture look like in the future. We expect you to represent KY in the project and coordinate the discussion and planning work from KY’s side. In addition, you will be a part of the Student Center team with AYY and TF representatives. Together with the Student center team, you cooperate with the Aalto University faculty and Acre (Aalto campus real estate). The aim is to guarantee the future home of Aalto University Business Students for at least the next 50 years.

We are looking for a person with great vision and open attitude for new challenges. Earlier experience from project leading and construction planning is an asset but definitely not required. You have the full support from KY organisation, our experts in KY foundation and your predecessor(s).

As the position includes being a board member, you have also opportunity to attend other cool projects, for example the 100th anniversary of Finland, develop cooperation with other nordic business schools or take part to KY’s strategy work. In the board you may also hold other responsibilities, such as ownership steering of aTalent.

We expect:

– KY membership

– Real enthusiasm about KY

– Sharp attitude

– Good and trustworthy fellow

– The courage to challenge yourself!

– Don’t worry about TF, Swedish is not required

We can offer:

– Place to implement your ideas

– Learning of project management and presentation skills as well as valuable leading experience

– Occasional free beer

– Flexible working hours

– Poor salary

– And if you believe every other blog in the KY history, we can offer the best year of your life 😉


If you are interested send your cv and application to

Current position holder’s vision of the student center

Operaen sett fra luften.Foto: Hagelund.

Joel Leinonen

Member of the board

Vice chairman, finance, ownership steering