We are recruiting:

Community Coordinator, Oulu

Startup Refugees is searching for a brave and positive Community Coordinator with a get-things-done mentality to our Oulu office! Startup Refugees supports asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in employment and entrepreneurship. We have already supported over 1300 individuals to get a job. We want to develop our services even further to better answer the needs of newcomers – and now we’re looking for the right person to make this happen.

As a Community Coordinator, you will coordinate and provide services for newcomers interested in employment in the Oulu and North Ostrobothnia region. During your work, you will meet and support refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in different phases of employment. You will provide help in setting professional goals, mapping and developing skills, and finding jobs.  

You will also organize training and recruitment events together with companies. As a part of your job, you will actively participate in the development of our work based on the needs of newcomers. You will network and collaborate closely with companies, communities, and private individuals. More importantly, you will target the support of the Startup Refugees network to the people who need it the most. 

You are flexible, cheerful, and easily approachable. You can create a safe and caring relationship with the people who participate in our activities. You want to develop a service that supports people in different life situations to find employment.

We are looking for a future colleague that has:
– A positive attitude and a will to learn and develop
– A customer oriented mentality and genuine interest in customer service
– Good organizational skills
– Good IT skills with common tools and platforms
– Good communication skills and a teamplayer mentality
– English and Finnish language skills (we don’t look for perfection, so send in that application!)

The following are considered an asset for the job:
– Previous experience in the recruitment field, employment services, integration services or other related fields
– Language skills in one other language (e.g. Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya, Dari/Farsi)

You will become a part of a team that is passionate, talented, and a bit crazy… But just the right amount. Your colleagues speak English, Finnish, Arabic, Farsi, and Oulu dialect. The position is located in Oulu. The tasks are full-time and we hope that you could start as soon as possible. The job contract is fixed-term until the end of the year 2022 with a possibility for extension.

Please apply by the 17th of June by sending your CV and cover letter to [email protected] titled “Community Coordinator, Oulu”. Please, include your salary request in the message. We will start interviewing candidates already during the application period.

If you’re curious to learn more about the job, you’re welcome to contact the Area Manager, Pietu Niinimäki at +358 41 3182447 on Wednesday 8th of June at 13-14 and Monday 13th of June at 13-14.

Startup Refugees supports asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in employment and entrepreneurship. There are more than 1500 companies, communities, educational institutions, and private individuals in the Startup Refugees network. We have supported over 1300 newcomers to get a job and over 440 newcomers to develop their skills in entrepreneurship.