The PHR Student Advisory Board (SAB) warmly welcomes you to apply for a national leadership role as a member of the SAB or for a regional position as a Regional Chapter Mentor (RCM)! Applications (pdf) for both positions must be submitted no later than April 20th, 2012.

PHR Student Advisory Board Member

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is composed of seven to ten students from across the country. Members serve as liaisons between regional and national leaders and provide strategic and operational support related to the mission and direction of the National Student Program (NSP). Members are expected to be self-starters and motivated individuals interested in developing and strengthening the NSP. Members of the SAB are expected to be excellent in oral and written communication, time management, as they will be expected to volunteer and complete assigned duties, and teamwork leadership skills, as they will need to work well with fellow SAB members at a distance. SAB members must be comfortable thinking critically and working actively to improve the NSP during PHR’s current transition period, particularly in the face of financial and managerial support constraints.

Tasks for PHR’s Student Advisory Board members include:

  • Attend the SAB retreat in summer 2012
  • Participate in monthly SAB conference calls (with a maximum of 3 missed calls over the year)
  • Actively participate in discussions regarding the Student Program via email
  • Reach out to chapters in your region and be available via email and phone for inquires and requests for support, responding in a timely manner
  • Attend and provide guidance for the National PHR Student Conference in early 2013

The average time commitment for the Student Advisory Board is 10-12 hours per month, with peak activity at the beginning of the fall semester, the approach of the National Conference, and the closing of the academic year. Members generally remain on the SAB until graduation.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Commitment to the PHR Student Program’s mission to advance health professional students’ understanding of and lifelong investment in health and human rights activism
  • Prior organizing, advocacy, activism, and leadership experience
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

PHR Regional Chapter Mentor

The Regional Chapter Mentor (RCM) serves the critical role of providing peer-based advising and support to student chapter leaders in the RCM’s region to aid in these chapters’ development and organizing. Mentors will liaise between chapters, SAB, and staff. Mentors will be selected for their personal experiences and passion for chapter organizing, developing a peer-based network, and promoting inter-chapter collaboration.

Tasks for PHR RCMs include:

  • Reach out via phone, email, or in-person to student chapters on a quarterly basis, and be available for chapter inquiries and requests for support, responding in a timely manner
  • Promote inter-chapter collaboration and participation in PHR events and advocacy initiatives
  • Communicate regularly with the SAB by phone or email
  • Facilitate a networking opportunity for your region at the 2013 National Conference

The average time commitment for the Regional Student Chapter Mentor is 3-4 hours per month, with peak activity at the beginning of the fall semester, the approach of the National Conference, and the closing of the academic year.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Commitment to the PHR Student Program’s mission to advance health professional students’ understanding of and lifelong investment in health and human rights activism
  • Prior organizing, advocacy, activism, and leadership experience is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Application for PHR SAB and RCM Positions

This application must be submitted to phr.sab[at]gmail[dot]com no later than April 20, 2012.

  PHR SAB RCM Application 2012

For questions please contact Shaheja Sitafalwalla at shaheja[at]gmail[dot]com.

One Response to “Call for Applications for PHR Student Advisory Board and Regional Chapter Mentor Positions”

  1. Michael Peczac says:

    Hi
    I was wondering when decisions of the new SAB and RCM will be available. Thanks!
    -Mike

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