AMSA Gender Equity Call Out
What is AMSA Gender Equity?
AMSA holds gender equity as one of its core pillars and recognises the impact that gender inequity has on health outcomes, and on the lives of its student members. The Gender Equity project was developed to address broad gender inequity issues in Medicine generally and in medical leadership more specifically. Since its inception, AMSA Gender Equity has analysed the prevalence of education on bullying and sexual harassment in universities nationally and proactively measured gendered representation in AMSA. 2017 also saw the launch of the inaugural Women in Leadership mentoring program which has since paired over ninety junior female medical students with female student leaders.
Please submit two documents to our National Projects Coordinator, Alice Aitkenhead (firstname.lastname@example.org), a one page resume and a 750 word application which includes answers to the following:
Why is working towards Gender Equity in medicine important to you?
What would you like to achieve as the Gender Equity Coordinator? How would you do this?
What experience and passion do you have for leadership and working in a team?
What relevant experience do you have in creating the building blocks for a sustainable initiative/project?
What specific experience do you have in dealing with gender equity and the issues which surround it? How do you see this experience translating into skills which will help you run this project?
Applications close Thursday 12th October 11:59PM AEST
Projects Officer - Alice Aitkenhead (2017)
Oversee the strategic direction and development of the AMSA Gender Equity Portfolio
Overall Goals for 2018
Work closely with the Projects Officer to coordinate targeted development activities to support female and non-binary medical students
To manage and oversee the Gender Equity Portfolio
To continue the Women in Leadership Mentoring Program
To continue to develop the Gender Equity Project and implement new initiatives
To remain up-to-date and well-informed on Gender Equity issues, as an advisor to the Advocacy team
Establish internal documents and handover protocols to ensure the operational sustainability of AMSA Gender Equity in the future
Liaise with Projects Officer and A-Team
Term of appointment will be 1 year from your induction
Organisational skills and year-long planning
Ability to engage and empower people at a grassroots level
Excellent communication skills to coordinate an effective project nationwide
Success in the ongoing Women in Leadership Mentoring Program
People to liaise with
Student Engagement Officer
Published: 03 Oct 2017