Open Positions

Open Committee and Working Group Positions

The IH Section is always looking for interested members who want to get more involved in its activities throughout the year. We are eager to connect members with committees and working groups that interest them! Volunteers are encouraged to collaborate on multiple initiatives, and self-starters will find that there is a place for them in just about any aspect of what we do. Below you will find a summary of open positions or roles that our committees and working groups are seeking to fill. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more, please reach out to the committee/working group chair.


The Advocacy/Policy Committee is seeking members to assist with drafting Section policy proposals and contribute to goals and strategies to engage Section members in global health advocacy work. Please contact Kevin Sykes for more information.


The Global Health Connections Working Group is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • “Student/Young Professional Transition Plan Project” Coordinator, to work with the IHSC and IH Leadership to develop a road map for students and young professionals to become more involved in the IH Section; and
  • “Connecting Colleagues Project” Coordinator, to work to develop methods to increase communication with IH Section members outside of the Annual Meeting.

Please contact Theresa Majeski for more information.


The Program Committee is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • Reviewers to assess and score abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting; and
  • Moderators who are attending the Annual Meeting to moderate oral and invited sessions.

Please contact Jirair Ratevosian for more information.


The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

  • Participates in the development and implementation of the section’s communications and social media strategy
  • Develops original written and visual content for social media. Specific tasks include assisting Social Media Subcommittee Chair/Communications Co-chair with putting together the monthly calendar of topic-specific posts. All social media subcommittee members contribute/sign-up for topics to share on the IH Section’s social media feeds – the social media manager is responsible for coordinating and sending calendar invite reminders using the communications Gmail account.
  • Drafts and schedules original or forwarded content to go out through the Hootsuite account (i.e. to the Twitter account) or post directly to social media channels.
  • Actively participates in communications committee and social media subcommittee meetings and contributes ideas to further the committee’s strategy
  • Builds and maintains a solid online presence by monitoring activity on the IH Section’s social media, engaging followers, and responding to comments on each of the social media accounts while ensuring respectful and appropriate communication
  • Contributes an original blog article once every three months to the IH Section blog
  • Assists with special projects as needed and available
  • Represents the Social Media Subcommittee on leadership calls and at the APHA annual meeting as needed

Approximately 1-2 hours per week, 1 year minimum commitment.

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATES 

  • Develops original written and visual content for social media
  • Drafts and schedules original or forwarded content to go out through the Hootsuite account (i.e. to the Twitter account) or post directly to social media channels.
  • Contributes an original blog article once every three months to the IH Section blog
  • Participates in Social Media Subcommittee meetings
  • Assists with special projects as needed and available
  • Represents the Social Media Subcommittee on leadership calls and at the APHA annual meeting  as needed

Approximately 1 hour per week, 6 month minimum commitment.

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS FOR IH CONNECT

Guest contributors write up original analysis, commentary, or education on global health topics for our blog. Guest contributors are welcome to write up a one time article or a series of articles. We do not accept applications from contributors wanting to promote a specific product, brand, or organization. 

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.

REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS FOR IH CONNECT

Regular contributors write up original analysis, commentary, or education on global health topics for our blog once a month. Regular contributors will also help to regularly maintain the IH website by posting relevant section news, events, webinars, workshops, etc. We do not accept applications from contributors wanting to promote a specific product, brand, or organization. 

4+ hours per month, 6 month minimum commitment.

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.