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Wollongong University Medical Students' Society

WUMSS descriptions

International Student Representative

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Junior International Rep

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive

Position summary:

The WUMSS Junior International Rep for 2016 will represent international UOW medical students, and will work with the Senior Rep for the year. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Will liaise between the international student body, WUMSS, and the GSM on topics pertaining to international exams, residency applications, and the Australian internship situation
  • Will assist in coordination of social and informational events
  • Will share any new information relevant to internationals via social media and email 

Knowledge:

The Junior International Rep must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The use of social media and email

Skills:

The Junior Rep must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Team building;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making;
  • Communication skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Personal Attributes:

The Junior Rep should be interested in the wellbeing and outcomes of fellow international students.

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Secretary) secretary@wumss.org.au

Health and Wellbeing Officer

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Committee

Position:

Health and Wellbeing Officer

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive and Committee

Position summary:

The WUMSS Health and Wellbeing Officer (HWO) 2015-16 will aim to develop, implement and evaluate health and wellbeing activities to support the medical students at the University of Wollongong to reach their full health and wellbeing potential.

The HWO will be responsible for leading WUMSS approach to wellbeing to in conjunction with Health and Wellbeing representatives from each of the GSM cohorts.

The focus for HWO in 2016 will be:

  • Leading a health and wellbeing committee
  • Assisting in the transition of the new medical student cohort
  • Participation in AMSA’s Blue Week,
  • Ongoing use of social media to encourage students to take responsibility for their own physical and mental health
  • Continuing engagement with WUMSS stakeholders development, implement and evaluate health and wellbeing activities

Main duties and responsibilities:

The role of the HWO is to encourage students to:

  • Take responsibility for their own physical and mental health
  • Establish a relationship with a general practioner
  • Incorporate good nutrition, exercise, leisure, spirituality and family time into a healthy lifestyle
  • Participate in and facilitate health and wellbeing events

The HWO will further act to:

  • Disseminate information to students, in particular the prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders amongst medical students to reduce stigma and encourage help-seeking behavior
  • Advocate for students in the areas of support, health and wellbeing

Therefore the specific focus for HWO in 2016 will be to:

  • Leading a health and wellbeing committee
  • Assisting in the transition of the new medical student cohort
  • Participation in AMSA’s Blue Week,
  • Ongoing use of social media to encourage students to take responsibility for their own physical and mental health
  • Continuing engagement with WUMSS stakeholders for the development, implementation and evaluation of health and wellbeing activities

The HWO will work within the structures of the WUMSS Executive/Committee to

  • Mentor the incoming Health and Wellbeing Officer regarding their role and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings: and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required

Knowledge:

The Health and Wellbeing Officer must have proficient knowledge in the following:

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS.

Skills:

The Health and Wellbeing Officer must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team building;
  • Ability to manage and liaise with multiple stakeholders
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Health and Wellbeing Officer must maintain strict confidentiality (where appropriate) in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be passionate about the health and wellbeing of others
  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Health and Wellbeing Officer) wellbeing@wumss.org.au

Web and IT Officer

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Committee

Position:

Web/IT Officer

Responsible to:

WUMSS President

Position summary:

The WUMSS Web/IT Officer 2015-16 will represent UoW medical students, and will work on all matters regarding the maintenance of the WUMSS website.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Maintenance of the WUMSS website including, but not limited to:

  • Posting of WUMSS material (e.g. minutes, posters, documents, Rupture) relating to meetings, events, polls, publications, etc.
  • Manage all manners of polls and/or voting forums for collecting information from students.
  • Manage the front-end of the WUMSS merchandise page including adding new items, removing old items, creating new PayPal buttons, etc.
  • Administer WUMSS email addresses.
  • Maintain subscriptions for the WUMSS SquareSpace hosting & domain name.
  • Develop new web pages for the WUMSS website.
  • Photograph the new executive & committee and administer the WUMSS Executive & Committee listing.
  • Administer PayPal ticket sales for events.
  • Administer RSVP pages for events.

Other duties include:

  • Mentor the incoming Web & IT officer regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year.
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings.
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings.
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required.

Knowledge:

The Web/IT Officer must have proficient knowledge in the following:

  • Basic knowledge of web development.
  • The aims and vision of WUMSS.
  • The WUMSS Constitution.

Knowledge in the following areas would also be helpful, but not strictly required:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • SquareSpace web platform
  • Photoshop

Skills:

The Web/IT Officer must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Analytical and problem solving;
  • Decision making;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Operate word-processing programs (Microsoft Office Word, Adobe or Mac-based programs);
  • Stress management; and,
  • Time management, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Can demonstrate appropriate AND RESPONSIBLE use of an invisibility cloak.
  • Can copy and paste large chunks of text in a single bound.

Personal Attributes:

The Web/IT Officer must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Web/IT Officer) web@wumss.org.au

Publications Officer

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Publications Officer

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive

Position summary:

The WUMSS Publications Officer 2014-2015 will represent UoW medical students, and will work on official WUMSS publications throughout the year. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Collate material for, edit and publish Issues of Rupture, the official WUMSS magazine (Four issues throughout the year)
  • In collaboration with the outgoing Publications Officer, update, edit and publish the ‘Fresher Guide’ to be sent to all incoming first years in December 
  • Collaborate with WUMSS committee members to ensure an accurate representation of WUMSS views in all publications 
  • Prepare advertising material for WUMSS events as required
  • Collaborate with the Sponsorship Officer to ensure appropriate placement of advertising from our valued sponsors
  • Receive correspondence from various organizations requesting advertising in Rupture 
  • Mentor the incoming Publications Officer regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year;
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required.

Knowledge:

The Publications Officer must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • Basic computer knowledge for formatting and editing publications 
  • The values and viewpoints of WUMSS as a committee
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS.

Skills:

The Publications Officer must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Basic computer editing and formatting (in 2015, Swift Publisher 3 was used for most publications) 
  • Decision making skills;
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet deadlines 
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Publications Officer must be able to portray the views and values of WUMSS in all publications, as well as; 

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS Publications Officer dmnc286@uowmail.edu.au

Social Representative x2

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Social Coordinator

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive

Position summary:

The WUMSS Social Coordinators 2015-16 will represent UoW medical students; will sculpt and manage the 2016 WUMSS calendar; and, will plan, market and execute all WUMSS social events throughout the year.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Develop inter-campus, inter-cohort and extracurricular camaraderie through continuation of existing social functions and development of new social opportunities, by:

  • Timely development of the official WUMSS 2016 social calendar, from which other clubs are able to define their schedules;
     
  • Total social event management, including:
     
  • Planning the event
  • Budgeting (with Treasurer and President)
  • Inspecting Venues
  • Booking venues
  • Booking transport
  • Booking DJ/music
  • Ordering supplies
  • Catering
  • Marketing (in conjunction with publications officer)
  • Real time event management
  • Ticketing (in conjunction with IT officer)
  • Attending to staff and student queries
  • Liaison with GSM when appropriate
  • Event follow up
  • Rupture articles (advertisement for social events)
     

Major WUMSS events for continuation in 2016:

  • MEDCAMP
  • End of Phase 1/2/3 Party Support (in collaboration with year representatives)
  • End of Year 1 Party
  • End of Phase 4 conference week (NOT driven by Social Coordinators - driven by Phase 4)
  • Inspiration Lecture (NOT driven by Social Coordinators)
  • MED BALL
     

Major WUMSS events for review in 2016:

  • Scrub Crawl (We are no longer able to use scrubs or other outfits identifying us as medical personnel… Thinking caps on)

Minor WUMSS events for continuation in 2016:

  • Welcome BBQ
  • Participation in WUMSS committee meetings;
  • Contribution of relevant agenda items for each meeting;
  • Presentation of a social events report at the Annual General Meeting (AGM);
  • Mentor the incoming Social Coordinators regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year;
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required.

    Knowledge:

The Social Coordinator must have proficient knowledge in the following:

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution;
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS; and,
  • How to host a kick ass party.

Skills:

The Social Coordinators must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Team building;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Operate word-processing programs (Microsoft Office Word, Adobe or Mac-based programs);
  • Stress management skills;
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines; and,
  • Be able to balance an egg on a spoon whilst running competitively over 30m and back.

Personal Attributes:

The Social Coordinator must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible;
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic; and,
  • Really want your colleagues to have a great time at med school.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS Social Coordinators social@wumss.org.au

Academic Representative x2

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Committee

Position:

Academic Representative 

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive and Committee

Position summary:

There will be two WUMS Academic Representatives. They will aim to support and facilitate the medical students at the University of Wollongong to reach their full academic potential. 

The Academic Reps will be responsible for leading WUMSS approach in academic nourishment among the GSM cohorts by providing various academic focused events and aids.  

The focus for Academic Reps will be:

  • Leading academic and career nights.
  • Assisting in the transition of the new medical student cohort.
  • Attendance at GSM Academic and Phase meeting as a student representative. 
  • Ongoing cooperation with WUMSS affiliates and Special Interest Groups to support academic focused events. 
  • Ongoing development, implement and academic activities and support for GSM students. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

The role of the academic is to encourage students to:

  • Take responsibility for their own academic development.
  • Implement self-directed and group style learning.
  • Feel stable in their studies and know where to get advice.
  • Participate in numerous academic and career events.

The Academic Representatives will achieve this through the following tasks:

  • Organization and monitoring of WUMSS Mentoring Program
  • Organization of WUMSS Academic Nights.
  • Assist in the running &/or planning the Inspirations Evening.
  • WUMSS and Student Body representation at GSM Academic meetings.
  • Report to WUMSS and inform student body of academic related issues.
  • Attend and participate in WUMSS committee meetings.

New to the role in 2015:

  • The organization, advertisement and presentation of the Academic Survey.
  • The organization and monitoring of Exam Club.

The Academic Representatives will work within the structures of the WUMSS Executive/Committee to:

  • Mentor the incoming Health and Wellbeing Officer regarding their role and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year
  • Represent WUMSS and UOW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings: and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required

Knowledge:

The Academic Representatives must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; 
  • A working knowledge of the GSM course structure; and,
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS.

Skills:

The Academic Representatives must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team building;
  • Ability to manage and liaise with multiple stakeholders;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Academic Representatives must maintain strict confidentiality (where appropriate) in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be passionate about the health and wellbeing of others
  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Academic) Rep on:

academic@wumss.org.au 

Phase 3 Representative x2

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Phase 3 cohort rep

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive

Position summary:

The position holder represents cohort students at Phase 3 meetings; liaises with Student Head, Phase Head, Curriculum Manager and other administrative stakeholders to ensure general student matters are addressed and information disseminated to students, in light of longitudinal placements dispersing the student body across the state.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Provide organizational support to the WUMSS Executive and committee, both as part of a team and individually by:

  • Attendance at Phase 3 meetings; preparing and submitting and agenda for above; addressing issues raised with WUMSS President as required; 
  • Attendance at WUMSS committee meetings; 
  • Liaising with student Graduation Committee to commence planning for the cohort’s graduation activities in December;
  • At term completion, complete handover to incoming Phase 3 rep and informing administration accordingly; 
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist WUMSS Executive and Committee members as required

Knowledge:

The Phase 3 cohort rep must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • Communication and negotiation skills.

Skills:

The Phase 3 cohort rep must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Professional behavior in representing a student body effectively; 
  • Risk management with regards to 
  • Analytical, decision making skills;
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Secretary must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Secretary) secretary@wumss.org.au

Phase 2 Representative x2

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Committee

Position:

2nd Phase representative 

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive

Position summary:

The WUMSS phase 2 representative acts as a point of contact between students and GSM staff, lecturers and specialists. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Direct contact between GSM and student body:

  • Attend phase 2 meetings to bring to the attention of the committee issues faced by the cohort and ideas on how these situations can be rectified
  • Report outcomes to the cohort
  • Support phase 1, 3 and 4 representatives
  • Consult frequently with other members of the WUMSS committee to help address any issues which may have arisen
  • Maintain frequent contact with phase 2 committee members in between meetings to raise concerns/ address issues which may arise
  • Handle day-to-day issues faced by the cohort
  • Encourage cohort cooperation and maintain harmony amongst stressed students

Knowledge:

The phase 2 representative must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • Committee members, phase 2 chair and how to contact them
  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • Knowledge of when phase meetings are and how to access them

Skills:

ThePhase 2 Representativemust demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Ability to work under stress and be able to effectively communicate with members of the phase 2 committee both verbally and non-verbally 
  • Team building;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Secretary must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Maintain a cool head under pressure
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic and commitment to WUMSS

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Secretary) secretary@wumss.org.au

Phase 1 Representative x2 (Wollongong, Shoalhaven)

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Committee

Position:

Student Representative, First Year

Responsible to:

WUMSS Committee & Executive

Position summary:

There are two Student Representative roles available for first year students, one from Wollongong and the other from Shoalhaven.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Representing your cohort at Phase 1 meetings with the GSM
  • Reporting to your cohort and WUMSS
  • Organising and ordering merchandise (i.e. WUMSS hoodies, shirts, singlets, etc...)
  • Assisting with the organising of Inspiration Lecture 
  • Looking after the student common room (i.e., ordering from Cadbury,
    picking up soft drinks and keeping the common room tidy, handling money) 
  • Attend WUMSS Committee meetings and AGM 

Knowledge:

The Student Representative must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The aims and vision of WUMSS

Skills:

The Student Representative must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Team building;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Handling money reliably.

Personal Attributes:

The Student Representative must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Student Representative – First Year) 2015rep@wumss.org.au

Senior AMSA representative

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

AMSA Representative

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive and

AMSA Council and Executive

Position summary:

The AMSA Representative is responsible for communication between the AMSA Executive and WUMSS Executive and student body. The key mandate of AMSA is to connect, inform and represent all of the medical students across Australia and the AMSA Representative has the important role of facilitating this. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Provide communication between WUMSS and the AMSA Executive by:

  • Informing Wollongong medical students of AMSA events, opportunities and initiatives 
  • Liaising between WUMSS Executive, AMSA Council and AMSA Executive
  • Advocating for Wollongong students at AMSA Council
  • Attending the three AMSA councils held in various locations throughout the year
  • Writing reports for AMSA Council on behalf of WUMSS 
  • Preparing submissions for AMSA publications on behalf of WUMSS
  • Organising and facilitating AMSA ThinkTanks and/or student surveys
  • Organising the Wollongong delegation team for AMSA Convention 
  • Reviewing, editing and voting on AMSA policies
  • Responding to regular emails and completing tasks for the AMSA National Coordinator
  • Being involved in AMSA related videoconferences or training webinars 
  • Promoting the social media presence of AMSA to Wollongong medical students 
  • Coordinating tasks and responsibilities with AMSA junior representative
  • Mentoring the incoming AMSA Representative regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year

Knowledge:

The AMSA Representative must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The organization of AMSA including the roles and responsibilities of the AMSA Representative 
  • Current AMSA policies, events and national campaigns
  • The aims and vision of WUMSS
  • The WUMSS Constitution

Skills:

The AMSA Representative must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team of the AMSA Council and both the WUMSS Executive and Committee

Personal Attributes:

The AMSA Representative must demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the AMSA Representative amsa@wumss.org.au

Sponsorship Officer

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Sponsorship Officer

Responsible to:

WUMSS President

Position summary:

The WUMSS Sponsorship Officer 2015-2016 will represent UoW medical students, and will be responsible for liaising with existing and potential sponsors.  The Sponsorship Officer distributes the Sponsorship Prospectus to sponsors in January each year and continues to oversee all communication with sponsors, assisting with sponsor access to students and ensuring relevant advertising in published. Advertising includes online advertising on the WUMSS website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter account as well as Sponsored pages in Rupture. The Sponsorship Officer needs to be dedicated and an effective communicator. No prior experience is required though a friendly, outgoing personality is an asset.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Create and maintain relationships and communication with both existing and potential sponsors by:

  • Editing and distributing the annual Sponsorship Prospectus; 
  • Negotiating and authorizing all Sponsorship agreements with new and existing partners. This may include creating quotes for events or items not described in the current Prospectus;
  • Liaising with Sponsorship partners to create mutually beneficial relationships which benefit the wider student body;
  • Communicating all Sponsorship activities with the WUMSS executive and committee;
  • Being the primary contact for all WUMSS Sponsors and affiliated groups;
  • Being responsible for all online advertising featured on the WUMSS website (via the WUMSS IT Officer), Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts;
  • Liaise with the WUMSS Publications Officer to ensure all adverts in Rupture are correct at the time of print;
  • Liaise with the WUMSS Treasurer to ensure that invoices are delivered to Sponsors and ensure that Sponsors are aware of the deadline of payments;
  • Attend all WUMSS events in which Sponsors will be attending and ensure that agreed outcomes are met; 
  • Host competitions for Sponsors and be responsible for delivering prizes to students;
  • Keep up to date records of all agreements made (including payment amounts) and follow them up accordingly, so that all parties are satisfied;
  • Adhere to the current WUMSS Sponsorship policy;
  • Mentor the incoming Sponsorship Officer in regard to their role and responsibilities during the official handover period. This includes reporting on the pros and cons of specific Sponsorship partnerships;
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required.

Knowledge:

The Sponsorship Officer must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; 
  • The current Sponsorship Prospectus
  • The current WUMSS sponsorship partnerships.

Skills:

The Sponsorship Officer must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • A good sense of equity and rightfulness;
  • Independent decision making;
  • Be able to work effectively within different team dynamics;
  • Ability to create deadlines for Sponsors and politely enforce them;
  • Ability to confidently approach, work with and mediate with corporate professionals;
  • Operation of online social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter);
  • Stress management; and,
  • Time management.

Personal Attributes:

The Secretary must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Integrity and honesty;
  • Be respectful;
  • Be well spoken, confident and professional in their presentation;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Flexibility; 
  • Be punctual; and
  • Demonstrate a sound and consistent work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Sponsorship) sponsorship@wumss.org.au

Treasurer

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Treasurer

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive

Position summary:

The Wollongong University Medical Students’ Society (WUMSS) Treasurer in 2016 will represent University of Wollongong (UoW) medical students and work on planning and managing the WUMSS annual budget. This position will also retain responsibility over all financial matters pertaining to WUMSS. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Provide budgeting, accounting and organisational support to the WUMSS Executive and committee, both as part of a team and individually by:

  • Developing an annual budget approved by the Executive;
  • Responsible for paying reimbursements and creating invoices on behalf of WUMSS;
  • Keeping all WUMSS related bank accounts up-to-date;
  • Acts as an advisor to other committee members in budgeting, planning and organising events; 
  • Works with WUMSS Vice President (Pre-clinical) to complete CSE funding and applications; 
  • Approves nominal value of contribution from WUMSS bank account according to policy; 
  • Help other WUMSS members with developing event budgets; 
  • Present a financial report at the Annual General Meeting (AGM);
  • Mentor the incoming Treasurer regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period;
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required.

Knowledge:

The Treasurer must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS.

Skills:

The Treasurer must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Team building;
  • Accounting, Financial planning, and Budgeting skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Operate word-processing programs (Microsoft Office Word, Adobe or Mac-based programs);
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Treasurer must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS Treasurer via email: treasurer@wumss.org.au

Secretary

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Secretary

Responsible to:

WUMSS President

Position summary:

The WUMSS Secretary 2014-2015 will represent UoW medical students, and will work on organizational, clerical, and administrative matters throughout the year. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Provide clerical, administrative and organizational support to the WUMSS Executive and committee, both as part of a team and individually by:

  • Arranging Committee, General and Executive meetings, and the yearly Annual General Meeting (AGM);
  • Preparing an agenda for each meeting;
  • Taking the minutes of each meeting;
  • Handling inward and outward correspondence for WUMSS where appropriate;
  • Keep an up-to-date contact-list of all members of the WUMSS Committee and Executive, whilst ensuring confidentiality;
  • Keep an up-to-date register of all general members of WUMSS;
  • Present a secretarial report at the Annual General Meeting (AGM);
  • Mentor the incoming Secretary regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year;
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required.

Knowledge:

The Secretary must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • The current sponsorship/sponsors of WUMSS.

Skills:

The Secretary must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Team building;
  • Analytical and problem solving;
  • Decision making;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Ability to type and/or take notes efficiently and expeditiously;
  • Operate word-processing programs (Microsoft Office Word, Adobe or Mac-based programs);
  • Stress management; and,
  • Time management, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Secretary must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Secretary) secretary@wumss.org.au

Vice-President (pre-clinical)

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Vice-President

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive, UoW students and GSM Administration

Position summary:

The WUMSS Vice-President of 2014-2015 will represent UoW medical students in an interpersonal and administrative fashion. You are required to take on organizational and creative roles, be accountable to your peers and support the WUMSS President in designated areas. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

As VP, you are required to:

  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings 
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students on the New South Wales Medical School Council; 
  • Liaise with the First Year Representative to organize merchandise for the students
  • Attend Phase Meetings to represent the interests of WUMSS
  • Take on roles that the President will delegate to you
  • Organise advertising and logistics for Inspiration Lecture
  • Mentor the incoming VP regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required. 
  • being prepared to travel for WUMSS business, which is often away from Nowra*
  • Developing a relationship with GSM staff from the Shoalhaven campus to address matters related the Nowra cohort* 

Knowledge:

The Vice-President must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS.
  • The intricacies of AMSA, its policy development and medical student matters in the wider community and on a national scale

Skills:

The Vice-President must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Team building;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • High level of organizational ability
  • Be resilient on team projects – work for the benefit of the organization and its students
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Vice-President must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be passionate in their endeavours, personally and professionally;
  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • High degree of initiative,
  • Always have the interests of the students at heart – this is who you represent

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Secretary) secretary@wumss.org.au

 

Vice-President (Clinical)

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

Vice-President

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive, UoW students and GSM Administration

Position summary:

The WUMSS Vice-President of 2014-2015 will represent UoW medical students in an interpersonal and administrative fashion. You are required to take on organizational and creative roles, be accountable to your peers and support the WUMSS President in designated areas. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

As VP, you are required to:

  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings 
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students on the New South Wales Medical School Council; 
  • Liaise with the First Year Representative to organize merchandise for the students
  • Attend Phase Meetings to represent the interests of WUMSS
  • Take on roles that the President will delegate to you
  • Organise advertising and logistics for Inspiration Lecture
  • Mentor the incoming VP regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year;
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings; and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required. 
  • Being prepared to travel for WUMSS business, which is often away from Nowra*
  • Developing a relationship with GSM staff from the Shoalhaven campus to address matters related the Nowra cohort* 

Knowledge:

The Vice-President must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS.
  • The intricacies of AMSA, its policy development and medical student matters in the wider community and on a national scale

Skills:

The Vice-President must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Team building;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • High level of organizational ability
  • Be resilient on team projects – work for the benefit of the organization and its students
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Vice-President must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be passionate in their endeavours, personally and professionally;
  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • High degree of initiative,
  • Always have the interests of the students at heart – this is who you represent

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Secretary) secretary@wumss.org.au

President

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Position Description

Committee:

WUMSS Executive

Position:

President

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive, GSM

Position summary:

The 2015 WUMSS President will represent, inform and support UoW medical students throughout their studies, both academically and socially through the management of the medical student society. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Provide direction and support to the WUMSS executive and committee, both as part of a team and individually by:

  • Informing and supporting committee members in their individual roles, and having an understanding of their deadlines 
  • Write reports for, and attend GSM Faculty Education Committee, GSM Executive Committee, and Curriculum Committee meetings. Ensure each of the phase representatives are writing reports for and attending the phase 1, phase 2, phase 3 and phase 4 committee meetings.
  • Attend the three AMSA councils with the AMSA representative. Advocate for Wollongong students by voting on policies that are likely to affect us, or that the ‘AMSA think tank’ thought was relevant to us. 
  • Meet with the GSM Curriculum Manager (Jodie Douglas), regularly to discuss any issues that may arise within WUMSS, or with students. Also to be the main line of communication with the Curriculum Manager to keep the GSM informed on WUMSS activities and student issues. 
  • Be prepared to meet with the Dean and Phase Chairs as needed. 
  • Ensure the long-term financial and legal sustainability of WUMSS. 
  • Support the members of the WUMSS committee and executive by ensuring WUMSS events are run appropriately, fiscally and safely throughout the year
  • Mentor the incoming president regarding their roles and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year;
  • Represent WUMSS and UoW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings;
  • Be the main point of contact for students, GSM staff, AMSA executive, WUMSS committee and the general public. 

Knowledge:

The President must have proficient knowledge in the following:

  • The aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; and,
  • The roles of each committee member.

Skills:

The President must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Team building;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The President must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS President president@wumss.org.au