Ismo Puhakka chosen as JAMKO’s Executive director

Ismo Puhakka will start familiarizing with JAMKO’s operations at the beginning of December.

Ismo Puhakka will start as executive director in January.

Student Union JAMKO recruited an executive director for JAMKO in October 2022. The application period ended on October 16, 2022, and the recruitment team made its difficult decision after very even interviews on November 3, 2022. We received a total of 13 applications for the vacant Executive director position, and the level of applications and interviews was very high.

Many thanks once again to all applicants for their interest and time in JAMKO!

The recruitment team chose Ismo Puhakka for the position. We were looking for an Executive director with good communication skills, who would also have knowledge of the student union field, as well as interpersonal skills and experience working with volunteers, so Puhakka convinced the working group with these qualities. Puhakka has a doctorate in philosophy.

“It’s a great feeling to join the JAMKO team! I am very happy and grateful for the trust I have received and I hope that together we can build a student-oriented, open-minded and courageous JAMKO. New work and new challenges are of course also exciting, but I know that the path is made one step at a time. Let’s be proud of ourselves as we are and take care of each other! I’m already looking forward to meeting the membership, active students, future colleagues and partners. See you soon!”, commented Puhakka on his choice

The main tasks of the Executive director are the organization of the services of the student union JAMKO and handling of daily financial and administrative matters. In addition, the Executive director acts as the CEO of Jyväskylän opiskelijoiden palvelut ltd – Jopo Oy (JAMKO Cafe) in handling financial and administrative matters. The Executive director also acts as the non-voting secretary of the Board, the Representative Council and the Central Election Committee. The Executive director is responsible for the course “Opiskelija-aktiivina Jamkissa” at Jamk UAS. The Executive director is the closest supervisor of JAMKO’s personnel.

More information:

Chairperson of the Board Niklas Sillander,

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