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Communications Expert
Communications Expert
Aalto University
Post Date: 28 May 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of over 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 5 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

We foster an entrepreneurial mindset across the university. About 70-100 companies are founded every year in our ecosystem. Within the last decade, Aalto alumni and spinout companies have raised a total of more than €1.1 billion, while Aalto deeptech spinouts have gathered €283M in total funding, making it the 6th in Europe in funding of deeptech amongst universities. Slush, one of the world’s largest startup events, and Europe’s leading hackathon Junction were born in Aalto’s student community.

Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

We are now looking for a

Communications expert – innovation and entrepreneurship

Does your heart beat for entrepreneurship and innovations? Are you passionate about data? Do you believe that data is a great starting point for telling a good story and getting people to listen? If yes, we would like you to join us! We need you to help us make the impact of our inspiring ecosystem known to the world.

We are looking for a communications specialist to act as a project manager with a mission to drive storytelling on interesting data about Aalto University’s inspiring ecosystem, which includes research-based entrepreneurship and student-driven startup activities as well as our alumni’s contribution to the society and the impact we create together with our partners.

You will be in charge of identifying and finding the most interesting data about our ecosystem and creating a strategy and action plan for communicating about the data and the stories behind it. The first major outcome of your work would be an impact report in the fall 2022. In addition to outstanding storytelling, your tasks would include, for example, media outreach locally and globally, organizing events and building networks.

Your network and team

You would be part of our enthusiastic and ambitious community of innovation, entrepreneurship and communications experts who are eager to collaborate and support you in your work. You would be reporting to Senior Communications Manager Annika Linna, and work closely with Tomi Erho, the Head of Aalto University Innovation Ecosystem Services.

Your experience and ambitions

Since in this role, you would be building new practices and ways of communicating about our inspiring ecosystem, we value your previous experience in, for example, communications agencies or startups. It’s important for us that you have work experience in:

  • project management,
  • creating communications strategies and plans,
  • identifying and analysing interesting data for storytelling,
  • creating narratives based on data points,
  • visual storytelling.

In addition, we value your interest in entrepreneurship and startups, and research and innovations. This is a fixed-term position until the end of June 2024.

Our working culture is proactive and collaborative. To shine in the position, you need a positive and open mindset, great team working skills, and a solution oriented and innovative working style. In addition, you need to have excellent skills in English, Finnish language is not required.

What we offer

  • Meaningful and inspiring environment. We are proud of our purpose to shape a sustainable future. We spark the game changers of tomorrow, and renew society with research-based knowledge, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Culture that inspires and includes everyone. All our work is guided by the values of the university: responsibility, courage, and collaboration.  It’s the people that create Aalto, now and in the future. We want to be an open community where equality and inclusion enable curiosity, innovation, collaboration and wellbeing.
  • Responsible and meaningful role with true impact in our university’s success, and in the end, in the wellbeing and development of our society.
  • Support, coaching and sparring when you feel you need it.
  • Great possibilities for competence development and learning. We constantly keep learning to find the most impactful ways to empower – and invest in – our people.
  • Competitive salary ranging between 4 5005 000 euros a month depending on your experience.

Our vast array of professional development opportunities means you will grow and learn, having the chance to participate actively in staff trainings and development projects based on your interests and needs. There is great freedom in your role, and we have a flexible modern working culture. We value work-life balance and well-being in all aspects of life.

We work in a hybrid way, and the primary workplace is Otaniemi, Espoo. The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, 12,000 students and 4,500 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections along the recently opened metro line.

Join us!

If you want to join our community, please submit your CV and cover letter through our recruitment system by 12.6.2022. If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Senior Communications Manager Annika Linna by phone +358 40 860 2600 on Monday 30.5. at 1012 or on Tuesday 31.5. at 12.3014.30 or by email, [email protected]. If you are Aalto employee, please apply via our internal Workday system (Career).

You will hear from us the latest in the third week of June. We aim to have a transparent and equal recruitment process, so feel free to ask us for feedback.

JOB DETAILS

Location
Otaniemi, Finland

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