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03 Sep 2018

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 in 2017, AMSA Gender Equity has analysed the prevalence of education on bullying and sexual harassment in universities nationally and proactively measured gendered representation in AMSA.

2018 saw the expansion of the Women in Medicine Leadership Program, the release of our International Women's Day video Campaign, collaboration with AMSA Global Health Repreoductive Rights and AMSA Queer, and the creation of 4 unique resource packs, a WHO submission, and sexual harassment response training at council 1. We can’t wait to see where 2019 will take AMSA GE!
International Women's Day video:

Application Process

To apply, fill in this wufoo form (, which requires an attached CV and answers to the following questions:

  1. Why is working towards Gender Equity in medicine important to you?
  2. What would you like to achieve as the Gender Equity Coordinator? How would you do this?
  3. What experience and passion do you have for leadership and working in a team?
  4. What relevant experience do you have in creating the building blocks for a sustainable initiative/project?
  5. 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?

 If you have any further questions about the role don’t hesitate to email No specific experience required, only passion is a must! Submission Deadline: Friday 14th September, 11.59 AEST.

 What is involved in being part of AMSA Gender Equity?

 Position Descriptions

National Coordinator

Reports to

Projects Officer - Sarah Keenan (2018), Incoming NPO (2019)

Primary Tasks

Oversee the strategic direction and development of the AMSA Gender Equity Portfolio

Overall Goals for 2019

Work closely with AMSA Projects Coordinator to expand and support Women in Medicine Leadership Program

Develop and expand sexual harassment awareness campaign/online training module/policy development

Expand Gender discrimination awareness campaign

Expand Gender Equity in the medical curriculum campaign


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

Day-to-day tasks


Liaise with Projects Officer and A-Team

Time commitment

5-15 hours/week

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

Performance Indicators

Success in the ongoing Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

People to liaise with

Projects Officer

Advocacy Team

Student Engagement Officer

Current position holder contact details

Isabelle Carr -

Team members

Reports to

AMSA Gender Equity National Coordinator

Primary Tasks

Organise logistics of Women In Leadership Program Mentoring (WILMP) - including being primarily responsible for mentors in a specific state
Develop material WILMP resource packs

BpProduce AMSA’s annual International Women’s Day campaign in collaboration with Advocacy-team

RuRun gender-representation audits at AMSA events


Creating resources, infographics and a campaign material for mentoring program, International Women’s Day and Women’s Health Week

Day-to-day tasks

Attend fortnightly meetings

Research, writing and designing material for resource packs/campaigns

Time commitment

5 hours/week (busy periods)

2 hours/week (slower periods)


Writing, research and resource investigation

Some design skills or willingness to learn go a long way!

Performance Indicators

Participation numbers in WILMP; feedback on mentor/mentee resource packs

Engagement in social media campaigns

People to liaise with

Gender Equity National Coordinator

Projects Officer

Student Engagement Officer (SEO)

National Coordinator (Nat Co)

Global Health Reproductive Rights Project Coordinator

Current position holder contact details

Nimisha Aithal -

Jessie Zhang -

Sumudu Setunge -

Published: 03 Sep 2018