Position Descriptions Spring Call 2019
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POSITIONSNumberInterview Required (Y/N)Description
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Education
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National Officer of Education1YThe National Officer of Education (NOE) leads the Education Committee and directly reports to the Director of Education. Furthermore, they act as vice-chair of the Academic Roundtable (ART) in collaboration with the Education attaché. The NOE is also responsible for ensuring the supervision of all task forces and working groups formed under the Education portfolio.The NOE also serves to assist the Director of Education by attending external meetings as required.
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National Officer of Research Jr.1YThe National Officer of Research Jr. (NOR Jr.) supports the NOR Sr. in advancing the CFMS Research Program. In collaboration with the NOR Sr., the NOR Jr. will oversee the Research Committee and it's initiatives. The NOR Jr. will endeavour to support the NOR Sr. in creating guidelines for CFMS internal research, developing tools/resources for CFMS members wishing to conduct research and providing feedback to CFMS-related research initiatives.
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Royal College ICRE Representative1NThe International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education. For our upcoming conference in Ottawa, Canada (September 26-28, 2019), we will feature six plenaries, 21 learning tracks, more than 60 workshops and approximately 200 poster and paper presentations. The representative selected for this role will be involved with the planning of this conference in collaboration with the Royal College ICRE Planning Committee.
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CFMS Matchbook Graphic Designer1NThe CFMS Matchbook is an annual resource put forth by the CFMS providing information, data and supports for the CaRMS match process. This position will require the selected individual to create graphics and support the design of the 2019 Matchbook. This role will require experience with graphic design and the use of graphic design software.
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Govt Affairs
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National Officer Health Policy1YThe National Officer of Health Policy (NOHP) leads the Committee on Health Policy (COHP), and directly reports to the Vice President Government Affairs. The main role of the NOHP and the COHP is to review all CFMS guiding documents (policy documents, position papers, discussion papers) that have been approved by the general membership and ensure that these papers are updated such that they continue to reflect CFMS goals, as well as, continue to support novel guiding document creation and students interested in the process. The NOHP and COHP will continue to ensure that CFMS position papers are reviewed and updated every 5 years after they are written or last updated.
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National Officer Political Action1-2YThe National Officer of Political Action (NOPA) leads and manages the Day of Action 2020 Topic Selection Research Committee (see description), and directly reports to the Vice President Government Affairs. The main role of the NOPA is to lead and guide the Day of Action 2020 Topic Selection Research Committee in drafting up a short-list of ideas for the advocacy theme/topic to shape the asks of the Day of Action 2020 initiative.
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Day of Action 2020 Topic Selection Committee10-12NThe Day of Action 2020 Topic Selection Research Committee is tasked with the goal of drafting up a short-list of ideas for the advocacy theme/topic to shape the asks of the Day of Action 2019 initiative. The Day of Action 2020 initiative is an event that brings over 60 medical students from across the country from all CFMS member medical schools to Ottawa to discuss a pertinent issue and policy asks with Members of Parliament.
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CMA Committee on Ethics1
https://www.cma.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/Nominations%20and%20Elections/CMA_Committee_on_Ethics_ToR.pdf
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Communications
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Social Media Content Curator 3NThe Social Media Content Curator is tasked with creating, editing, and scheduling CFMS social media content. Ultimately, ensuring the organization’s achievements, successes, and updates is being communicated internally and externally in an effective and succinct manner on social media platforms. Preference given to candidates with experience with Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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National Officer of Information Technology 1YThe National Officer of Information Technology serves an important role in the service and maintenance of CFMS technological infrastructure. The officer works closely with the VP Communications, and CFMS General Manager as well as other Executives, National Officers and CFMS Representatives on an ongoing basis.
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Graphics Creator 1NThe Graphics Creator will be tasked with creating graphics and promotional material for the organization, communicating information to our membership of 8,000 medical students from 15 Canadian medical student societies from coast to coast. Previous experience with graphic design preferred, but not mandatory.
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Global Health
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National Officer of Global Health Education1YThe NO of Global Health Education is responsible for leading projects and initiatives in the area of coordinated global health education and advocacy. NOTE: This position is an 18-month portfolio.Upon selection of the incoming NOGHE, the current NOGHE will become outgoing NOGHE and a 6-month transition period will occur, with final handover of NOGHE duties in April 2020. More details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KA60GglYE2_qUf9__d-0k0P-Fn4BzjW_WtXZYagMhH0/edit?usp=sharing
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National Officer of Human Rights and Peace1YThe NO Human Rights and Peace will be responsible for leading the Global Health Advocacy Program (GHAP), supporting existing projects in the area of human rights and peace at Canadian medical schools, and distributing resources and information to students. The GHAP focuses on the development of local and national advocacy initiatives within a specific theme related to global health. This is a great opportunity to become involved in global health advocacy, and take a leadership role in the ongoing development of an exciting program. More details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KA60GglYE2_qUf9__d-0k0P-Fn4BzjW_WtXZYagMhH0/edit?usp=sharing
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National Officer of Reproductive and Sexual Health1YThe NO of Reproductive and Sexual Health is responsible for leading projects and initiatives in the area of reproductive and sexual health, and liaising with external global health-related organizations in order to benefit and create opportunities for Canadian medical students at large. The NORSH works in collaboration with the rest of the Global Health Program (including other National Officers and the Global Health Liaisons) and the Local Officers of Reproductive and Sexual Health (LORSH), as well as with the representatives from the Standing Committee on Reproductive and Sexual Health Including HIV/AIDS (SCORA) within the IFMSA. More details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KA60GglYE2_qUf9__d-0k0P-Fn4BzjW_WtXZYagMhH0/edit?usp=sharing
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National Officer of Indigenous Health 1YThe new National Officer of Indigenous Health (NOIH), formerly the Aboriginal Health Liaison (AHL), was ratified by the CFMS at the Spring General Meeting in 2015 in response to a demonstrated need for a restructuring of the Indigenous Health Portfolio. The NOIH will work in conjunction with the CFMS Director Global Health, other National Officers, Local Officers of Indigenous Health (LOIHs) across Canada, and the CFMS Global Health program to coordinate activities and advocacy work related to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit health. More details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KA60GglYE2_qUf9__d-0k0P-Fn4BzjW_WtXZYagMhH0/edit?usp=sharing
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National Exchange Officer- Incoming Exchanges 1YTwo committees of the IFMSA, the Standing Committee on Research Exchanges (SCORE) and the Standing Committee on Professional Exchanges (SCOPE), are currently responsible for organizing the global exchanges in which Canada participates. Currently, most Canadian universities are involved in professional/clinical exchanges, while research exchanges are only available at certain universities. The National Exchange Officers (NEOs) are the highest authorities facilitating SCORE and SCOPE in Canada. National exchange officers are responsible for coordinating the work of the standing committees at the local/university and national level, as well as for representing their countries at IFMSA meetings. They are also responsible for relaying information from their standing committees to the CFMS. Please refer to the CFMS website (www.cfms.org) or IFMSA website (www.ifmsa.org) for more detailed information. NEOs are appointed for a 27 month term on a voluntary basis. Due to this lengthy required period, preference is given to first or second year medical students, however experience with the exchange program is considered. This position will require attending CFMS and IFMSA meetings: one CFMS meeting per year in September and one IFMSA meeting per year. The NEO will also have to opportunity to participate in SCOPE and SCORE exchanges if s/he desires. More details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KA60GglYE2_qUf9__d-0k0P-Fn4BzjW_WtXZYagMhH0/edit?usp=sharing
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National Officer of Partnerships1YGlobal health opportunities are available to all Canadian medical students through effective communication, collaboration, and coordination with relevant global health organizations. The goals of the National Officer of Partnerships are to improve the accessibility of these global health opportunities for medical students through the effective establishment, development, and maintenance of partnerships, as well as to facilitate internal communication within the CFMS Global Health Program. As NOP, you will be provided with opportunities to attend national and international conferences, receive professional training in networking and leadership, and work with an innovative and progressive team of global health student leaders. More details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KA60GglYE2_qUf9__d-0k0P-Fn4BzjW_WtXZYagMhH0/edit?usp=sharing
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Finance
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Student Affairs
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National Officer Wellness1YThe National Officer of Wellness (NOW) ensures the implementation of the CFMS National Wellness Program (NWP). This position falls directly under the Director of Student Affairs. The NWP is composed of four pillars; Awareness, Resiliency & Personal Development, Programming, and Advocacy. Each pillar has one or two file leads, whom all together comprises of the CFMS Wellness Committee. The Wellness Committee meets monthly via teleconference. The NOW also periodically serves as the external representative on health and wellness committees with AFMC or other stakeholders.
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National Officer of Services1YThe CFMS is seeking a National Officer of Services. This position will fall directly under the Director of Student Affairs and chair the Student Affairs Committee. The CFMS maintains many services and partnerships, requiring regular maintenance of professional relationships and frequently exploring additional service and partnership opportunities. This position is extremely important as it advocates for the majority of opportunities that CFMS members will benefit from during their membership. Over the past few years, there has been rising interest in the deals provided to students by CFMS and we are committed to ensuring all medical students can benefit from our many services and partnerships that offer a variety of discounts and offers from external organizations. The successful applicant will collaborate directly with the Director of Student Affairs and they will ensure current relationships are strengthened and new opportunities developed.
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