Opportunity to become a SIRC student officer

Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) is looking for student officers. Come and join me and a group of fabulous researchers and practitioners and help me represent Canada (right now I am the only one!!)

As you likely know,  SIRC is led by a board of volunteer Officers and Student Officers who serve two-year terms, with Officers and Student Officers being elected on opposite years. The current Student Officers’ tenure is ending and SIRC is currently seeking nominations for new student officers to begin February 2019 and hold the position through to February 2021: (1) Secretary, (2) Communications Officer, (3) Membership Officer, (4) Student Conference Chair, and (5) Co-Student Representative (role to be shared with a second student representative that is elected on alternating years). Descriptions of each role and associated responsibilities are listed below. Student Officers are paired with established Officers thus supporting SIRC’s mentorship model that will allow students to be immersed in a rich and vibrant group of implementation scientists.

Student Officers can be in any student stage of training from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level. Self and other-supported nominations are invited. Please submit nominations by January 14th, 2019.

To submit a nomination, please visit this link https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=LHT4WEAWPFand include the following information:

  • Name and email address of nominee
  • Name and email address of nominator (if different from nominee)
  • Nominee’s CV or a brief bio about the nominee
  • A short paragraph (2-3 sentences) explaining why the nominee is particularly well-suited for the position (e.g., given the student’s skillset or career goals, for instance)
Once the list of nominees is compiled that list will be sent out to all paid SIRC members to vote in the election.
Thank you and we look forward to receiving your nominations!


Student Secretary

The Student Secretary assists with managing all Officer and Core member meeting logistics, coordinating the Officer’s work, triaging SIRC email, and tracking tasks and decisions.
Responsibilities include:
  • Attend SIRC Officer and Core meetings (by phone)
  • Regular check-ins with Secretary by email (weekly) and phone (monthly)
  • Take meeting minutes
  • Set Officer “action items” and assign tasks via our project management software “Basecamp”
  • Draft and update SIRC bylaws
  • Track society decisions to share in member updates
Student Communication Officer
The Student Communications Officer assists with representing SIRC in the social media landscape, as well as via our website and mailing list.
Responsibilities include:
  • Attend SIRC Officer and Core meetings (by phone)
  • Regular check-ins with Communications Officer by email (weekly) and phone (monthly)
  • Website updates under the direction of the Communication Officer and the other SIRC Officers
  • Crafting messages for social media (e.g., Twitter) and mailing list distribution
Student Membership Officer
The Student Membership Officer assists with membership communications and conducting membership outreach in the service of reaching membership targets.
Responsibilities include:
  • Attend SIRC Officer and Core meetings (by phone)
  • Regular check-ins with Student Membership Officer by email (weekly) and phone (monthly)
  • Crafting membership communications
  • Contacting previously paid members to re-engage them with the society
  • Generating society membership goals and tracking goals for member updates
  • Liaising with the Treasurer regarding membership payment issues and budget
Student Conference Chair
The Student Conference Chair assists with planning the upcoming SIRC conference.
Responsibilities include:
  • Attend SIRC Officer and Core meetings (by phone)
  • Regular check-ins with Student Conference Chair Officer by email (weekly) and phone (monthly)
  • Generate conference website content
  • Liaise with UW Conference Management Services
  • Contribute to the development of the call for proposals
  • Design the and provide oversight to the proposal review committee
  • Assist with conference program development
Student Representative
The Student Representatives lead the Student mentoring program and provide support to the SIRC officers as needed to maximize SIRC conferences and initiatives.
Responsibilities include:
  • Attend SIRC Officer and Core meetings (by phone)
  • Review applications for the Student Network of Expertise (NoE)
  • Match student NoE members with mentors in the New Investigator NoE
  • Plan social and networking events for students at the biennial SIRC conferences
  • Advising SIRC officers on how to effectively support SIRC student members
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