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CALL 4 LEADERSHIP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JULY 15, 2024

Innovation4Health is partnering with academic leaders at the University of Calgary for its 2025 multidisciplinary design competition, with the theme ‘Women & Gender Diverse Health’.

 

We are seeking motivated student organizers like you to help run Innovation4Health 2025!

 

Innovation4Health occurs in the Fall or Spring every 2nd year, usually kicking off in mid-October or in early March. The organizer cycle will run for one year with planning beginning in early-July 2024, and wrap up and transition concluding in early-July 2025.

Organizer Benefits

  • Meet, network, and work with key industry, community, and academic leaders

  • Be part of a movement to disrupt mindsets on innovation in health

  • Learn how to organize a complex, large-scale events

  • Be recognized as a leader in a growing community of health innovators

  • Gain and practice valuable soft skills not taught in course-based educations

  • Build connections with students across faculties

Support for the Organizing Team

  • Thorough documentation and materials for organizer tasks and procedures (1500+ documents)

  • Support from past I4H Health Hack Competition organizers and volunteers (3-5 hours/month)

  • Access to Innovation 4 Health’s mailing lists, online community, and social media presence (1250+ individuals)

  • Website, email, and domain hosting

  • Mentorship from an internal academic advising committee

Role Description

The Health Hack Competition is planned and run by a team of student organizers. The organizing team shapes the event, selecting a date, a theme, and identifying and building relationships with strategic partners. The organizers raise funds, secure other partnerships, recruit challenges, innovators, mentors, and plan and promote all events.

The amount of time commitment in any one role varies, but can demand up to 20 hours per week during some weeks. For more information, please refer to the Detailed Role Descriptions below the application form.

Application

To apply, complete the online application form below. You may apply for more than one role - please specify in the form below your motivation for applying for each role you select. If you are chosen for an interview, a team member will reach out with further details.

Completed applications must be received by 11:59 pm July 15th, 2024.

Please contact Pauline at i4h@ucalgary.ca should you have any questions.

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Detailed Role Descriptions

Senior Director, Engagement

  • Accountable for overall engagement strategy

  • Oversees Industry Engagement, Community Engagement, Challenge Recruitment & Innovator Recruitment Committees 

  • Works with Communications on outreach efforts 

  • Time commitment: 15 hours/week during recruitment phase

 

Director, Industry Engagement

  • Collaborates with the team to bring in tech sponsors (i.e. additive manufacturing, BCI, etc.) 

  • Helps with recruitment of workshop instructors, judges, speakers and mentors 

  • Works with Operations to organize the Tech Tent Event 

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week during recruitment phase

Director, Community Engagement

  • Leads general community engagement and develops partnerships with business and consulting groups for in-kind services and resources to support the teams

  • Recruits mentorship pool and matches with appropriate teams

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week during recruitment phase

Director, Challenge Recruitment

  • Drives and is responsible for building relationships with clinicians/researchers/industry to recruit challenges for the competition 

  • Presents at recruitment events (e.g. townhall) and organizes meetings with Challenge Champions

  • Point of contact for Challenge Champions for the duration of the program 

  • The ideal person for this role is outgoing/extraverted with excellent existing connections with clinicians/researchers/industry and has excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Time commitment: 10 hours/week

Director, Innovator Recruitment

  • Drives and is responsible for building relationships with skilled postsecondary students for recruitment as participants for the competition 

  • Presents at recruitment events (e.g. townhall, classroom talks) 

  • Point of contact for the Innovators for the duration of the program

  • The ideal person for this role understands the program and believes in the merit of participating, is extraverted and personable, and understands the critical technical competencies needed for the projects 

  • Time commitment: 10 hours/week​

 

Director, SAIT Strategy

  • Leverages their own network and drives outreach at SAIT to support Challenge and Innovator recruitment teams

  • Must be a SAIT student

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week 

Director, MRU Strategy

  • Leverages their own network and drives outreach at MRU to support Challenge and Innovator recruitment teams

  • Must be an MRU student

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week 

 

Senior Director, Brand Development

  • Develops and manages the public image of the program

  • Oversees Design, External Communications, and Web Content Management Committees

  • Time commitment: 10 hours/week during planning phase and 5 hours/week during program

Director, Design

  • Generates event branding and adapts templates for communications

  • Time commitment: 10 hours/week during recruitment phase and program

 

Director, External Communications

  • Maintains social media, media relations, partnership promotions, and identifies and acts on other forms of promotion (e.g. postering)

  • Manages the general intake email account

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week

 

Director, Web Content Management

  • Builds website and keeps content up-to-date as needed

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week during planning phase and 2 hours/week during program

 

Senior Director, Programming

  • Responsible for the delivery of the program’s structure, content, and internal operations, and sets the vision for all events

  • Oversees Education, Operations, and Mentorship Committees

  • The ideal person for this role is detail-oriented and strives for excellence

  • Time commitment: 10 hours/week

 

Director, Education

  • Identify and develop or refine essential content (homework, workshops) necessary during and after the program

  • Works with Engagement Team to find appropriate workshop instructors

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week

Director, Operations

  • This role involves detailed planning and execution of events, including catering, registration, speaker bookings and accommodations

  • Time commitment: 10 hours/week

 

Director, Mentorship

  • Recruits mentorship pool with help from the Engagement Team and coordinates matching mentors with appropriate teams 

  • Directs questions from the Innovators to the appropriate expert in the field 

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week

 

Senior Director, Impact

  • Defines awards and categories, and judging criteria and process

  • Creates I4H post-competition impact report with Executive Directors for advisory board, sponsors, and partners

  • Oversees Awards, Judging, and Transition Committees

  • Time commitment: 5 hours/week

 

Director, Awards

  • Manages award distribution with Executive Directors 

  • Reviews award disbursement contracts with winning teams 

  • Works with Engagement to establish partnerships for Post-Competition Grants 

  • Time commitment: 3-5 hours/week

Director, Judging

  • Manages judging criteria and process

  • Recruits a judging panel and is the point of contact for judges throughout the program

  • Facilitates judging process on-site during Demo Day 

  • Time commitment: 3-5 hours/week 

 

Director, Transition

  • Facilitates continuity for winning teams (e.g. in post-competition accelerator programs) 

  • Follows-up with winning teams on projects post-competition where appropriate 

  • Time commitment: 2 hours/week during and after the program

 

Senior Director, Finance

  • Works with the Executive Directors and the Engagement Team to apply for funding opportunities 

  • Responsible for internal accounting processes of the program 

  • Manages invoicing, reimbursement, and keeps team apprised of budget 

  • The ideal candidate for this role is a graduate student 

  • Time commitment: 3-5 hours/week

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