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We are not currently accepting any new applications at this time with the exception of our Board of Directors. You are welcome to apply now if you wish but please note that we are not actively recruiting. Thank you for thinking of us and wanting to join our growing community.

Please note: All of these positions unless otherwise specified are volunteer only. Candidates interested in joining our Advisory Committee should apply via separate link included in the Advisory Committee Section below.

Advisory Committee

**See below for Advisory Committee Application**

We recognize that the underrepresentation of certain intersections of identity poses limitations to the content we can develop and the spaces we can contribute to. Queer, Trans, Black, and/or Indigenous People and Women of Colour are underserved by patriarchal, white-centric academia and health systems. It is critical to amplify these folks' voices and ensure our educational content is inclusive and representative of their experiences. missINFORMED is committed to amplifying the voices of QTBIPOC folks, ensuring that they are among the forefront voices and greatest beneficiaries of this new, more inclusive feminist movement. 

 

We are currently seeking 2-4 skilled and/or experienced community members to create our 2023 Advisory Committee. We are also seeking one member to become our Advisory Committee's chair. See below the skill sets we are seeking and the role's responsibilities.

 

An Advisory Committee Member should have extensive experience in one or more of the following:

 

  • proficient at reviewing research content

  • comfortable learning about new and emerging topics in a self-paced manner

  • initiative-taker who is willing to seek guidance as needed 

  • reflective of their social status and aware of their own positionality 

  • passionate communicator with attention to details, including audience, accessibility and inclusion 

  • community organizing experience

 

The responsibilities of an Advisory Committee member are the following:

 

  • Review assigned work within a predetermined time frame (no less than 2 weeks per item will be provided to ensure ample notice and time are provided for high quality revisions)

  • Flexible availability - Available to provide input on missINFORMED’s initiatives (in both an assignment as well as interest-based manner)

  • Attending necessary meetings and actively participating in group discussion (roughly 1-2 one-hour meetings per month) 

  • Facilitating one EFC (Equity-focused conversation circles; 1 hour) per year 

    • Equity-focused conversation circles are educational seminars hosted virtually. We use these one hour sessions each month to educate and engage members on a topic related to health equity and promotion. EFCs can include pre-readings before the session, presentations during the session and collective brainstorming on discussion questions.

 

Advisory Committee members will be called upon on an as needed basis. We estimate approximately 3-4 hours of work each month, although it can depend on the project assigned. This is a paid position for $22/hour. 

 

Application Deadline: February 7, 2023

Start Date: March 2023
Term: 1 year (minimum)

 

If you have any specific questions about the role, please email info@missinformed.ca with your questions.

Communications Team

The communications team is responsible for managing missINFORMED’s brand voice. As a member of the Communications team, you will be involved in managing the missINFORMED email and social media channels (writing captions/ tweets, posting content, replying to comments/ questions) and reviewing/editing all missINFORMED written content. 

 

These Team Members report directly to our Director of Communications, and works closely with our Research Team Members. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

 

Members of this team specialize in one or more of the following:

- Content Editing
- Content Creation
- Social Media Management
- Science Copywriting

Finance Team

After placing in the Top 30 teams in the Youth Impact Challenge, missINFORMED was provided with money to fund the development of the organization. As we continue to grow, missINFORMED has applied for additional grants and other funding opportunities. Members of our Finance team will be responsible for managing and organizing the missINFORMED budget. The Finance team will also be responsible for ensuring that all spending abides by missINFORMED’s values and beliefs (ex: supporting sustainable and ethical brands as well as small businesses led by QTBIPOC individuals). 

 

These Team Members report directly to our President/CEO, Clara MacKinnon and works closely with Funding & Partnerships Team. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

 

Members of this team specialize in one or more of the following:
- Bookkeeping
- Accounting

Media and Design Team

As an online platform, our Media and Design team plays a large role in the success of our organization. The Media and Design team is responsible for our organization’s image. Depending on your experience/ interest, your role with the Media and Design team could involve website design and management, designing content for the missINFORMED social media channels, and/or additional design content for events and online campaigns. 

 

This position reports directly to our President/CEO, Clara MacKinnon and works closely with our Research, Communications and Outreach & Events teams. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

Members of this team specialize in one or more of the following:
- Web Design
- Web Development
- Wix 
- Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
- Photography
- Illustration
- Adobe Premiere/After Effects

Outreach & Events Team

missINFORMED intends to expand beyond an online platform. On a regular basis, missINFORMED launches a variety of campaigns and hosts different community-events throughout the year. As a member of the Outreach and Events team, you will be responsible for representing missINFORMED in various communities as you aim to implement initiatives that increase our visibility and reach. 

This position reports directly to our Director of Outreach and Events and works closely with our Finance and Media and Design teams. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

Members of this team specialize in one or more of the following:
- Event Planning
- Community-engagement
- Event Hosting

Partnerships Team

Our Funding and Partnerships team is constantly looking for opportunities to grow and reach a wider community. missINFORMED seeks crucial partnerships with both medical institutions to reach soon-to-be healthcare providers, and academic institutions (high schools, colleges, universities etc.), to teach our target population to be better advocates for their own health. We are also interested in pursuing partnerships with other youth groups, NGOs, or institutions who share our organization’s aim. As a member of the partnerships team you will be responsible for reaching out to these groups to encourage potential partnerships and collaborations. You will also be responsible for writing and submitting to grant and funding opportunities on behalf of missINFORMED. 

 

This position reports directly to our President/CEO, Clara MacKinnon and works closely with the Outreach and Events Team. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

 

Members of this team specialize in one or more of the following:
- Grant-writing

- Partnership-building

Research Team

missINFORMED is committed to promoting knowledge translation as it relates to womxn’s health. Our research team is responsible for using research for and towards actionable change. As a member of the research team you will be responsible for completing literature and systematic reviews on topics related to the health and well being of women and gender-diverse people. You will also be responsible for translating this research into lay terms when producing high-level topic summaries for publication on our website. 

This position reports directly to our Director of Research, Roma Dhamanaskar. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

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