The Australian Medical Students' Association Limited and state AMSA entities comply with the Privacy Act 1988. Please refer to the AMSA Privacy Policy to understand our commitment to you and information on how we store and protect your data.

×

AMSA Queer Project National Coordinator + Team Callout 2019

03 Sep 2018

What is the AMSA Queer Project?

AMSA has always had a vested interest in health equality for all. Research shows that LGBTIQ+ individuals are more likely to suffer from mental health conditions, including drug and alcohol abuse, and are at high risk of self-harm and suicide ideation. Poor availability, accessibility and appropriateness of services remain major barriers to health and wellbeing for members of the LGBTIQ+ community. The AMSA Queer Project (previously LGBTIQ+ Project) was created in 2017, recognising the need to improve health outcomes for LGBTIQ+ individuals, increase education for medical students around LGBTIQ+ health issues, and create a supportive network for LGBTIQ+ identifying medical students.

In 2018, the AMSA Queer Project has:

  • Connected queer-identifying medical students from across Australia, through the AMSA Queer Network

  • Released education modules on LGBTIQ+ sexual health through AMSA Academy

  • Established a partnership with Wavelength Med, launching its new learning modules on LGBTIQ+ health, which are targeted at junior doctors and medical students.

We are very excited to welcome a new coordinator and team, and watch what they can achieve in this growing space within AMSA!

Application Process

To apply, fill in this wufoo form: https://amsaorgau.wufoo.com/forms/r5wnr321uogjul/

which requires 2 referees and your CV. The form requires you to answer the following questions:

  1. Why is working towards improving the health of the LGBTIQ important to you?

  2. What would you like to achieve as the LGBTIQ Health Coordinator/team member?

  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 experience do you have in supporting the LGBTIQ community that is relevant to the campaign?

The form is the same for the both the the National Coordinator and team member positions. If you have any further questions about the role/s don’t hesitate to email lauren.taylor@amsa.org.au (AMSA Queer National Coordinator 2018) or sarah.keenan@amsa.org.au (National Projects Officer 2018). Submission Deadline: Friday 14th September, 11.59 AEST.

Team structure

In 2018 the team comprised of one National Coordinator and two team members. For 2019, we will be recruiting one National Coordinator and forming a team of 1-3 team members.

Position Descriptions

National Coordinator

Reports to

Projects Officer - Sarah Keenan (2018); Incoming (2019)

Primary Tasks

Oversee the strategic direction and development of the AMSA Queer Project

Overall Goals for 2019

Increase student access to teaching on LGBTIQ+ issues

Increase sense of community within, and access to AMSA Queer Network

Responsibilities

Coordinate AMSA Queer team, which is expected to:

  • Promote Wavelength Med modules to medsocs and faculties
    Moderate the AMSA Queer Network (private facebook group)

  • Coordinate material for international/national LGBTIQ+ awareness days

Remain up-to-date and well-informed on LGBTIQ+ issues, and be able to provide advice to the National Advocacy team

Establish internal documents and handover protocols to ensure the operational sustainability of AMSA Queer project

Day-to-day tasks

E-mailing

Liaise with Projects Officer and A-Team

Time commitment

5-15 hours/week

Term of appointment will be 1 year from your induction

Skills

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

Participation in Wavelength Med modules

Feedback from AMSA Queer Network

People to liaise with

National Projects Officer

AMSA Academy

Medsoc Queer/rainbow officers

Student Engagement Officer

National Coordinator

National Advocacy Team

Current position holder contact details

Lauren Taylor

lauren.taylor@amsa.org.au

Team member

Reports to

AMSA Queer National Coordinator  

Primary Tasks

May include, but is not limited to the following:

Produce material for promotional or awareness-raising campaigns

Research and produce educational material for medical students

Coordinate activity on online AMSA Queer Network

Provide upskilling workshops at AMSA events

Overall Goals for 201X

Increase student access to teaching on LGBTIQ+ issues

Increase sense of community within, and access to AMSA Queer Network

Responsibilities

Promote Wavelength Med modules to medsocs and faculties
Moderate the AMSA Queer Network (private facebook group)

Coordinate material for international/national LGBTIQ+ awareness days

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)

Skills

Writing, research and resource investigation

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

Performance Indicators

Participation in Wavelength Med modules

Feedback from AMSA Queer Network

People to liaise with

National Projects Officer

AMSA Academy

Medsoc Queer/rainbow officers

Student Engagement Officer

National Coordinator

National Advocacy Team

Current position holder contact details

As per National Coordinator contact details

 


Published: 03 Sep 2018