MentorNet is currently looking for new members to join the steering committee for the 2017 program year.

If you are interested, please send a short (one page maximum) expression of interest (EOI), along with your CV/resume to with the subject line: “Application for Steering Committee 2017” by Monday, September 12th, 2016, 11:59PM.

This is a volunteer position that requires approximately 1-2 hours a week from October, 2016-August, 2017 (except for October and November which will require approximately 5-10 hours each week due to the business of program launch, applicant evaluation, and assessment). All steering committee work is done virtually, over Skype, email and various other communications platforms. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! See below for the complete job description.

Summary of Role:

The Program Liaison/Steering Committee Member will contribute to the planning and execution of the MentorNet program for the 2017 program year. They will be responsible for creating meaningful and supportive relationships with their mentor-SYP pairs, participating in a strategic committee, maintaining the program’s social media presence, developing subject-specific modules, catalyzing new project ideas, and contributing to the overall implementation and management of the program. You will be part of a team and expected to attend monthly team meetings (via Skype). More information about the program can be found at:

Job Requirements:

  • Background in and be interested in global health, having either studied and/or worked in the field.
  • Strong understanding of or experience in global health mentorship and professional development.
  • Comfortable communicating with students/young professionals and global health experts, using a diverse range of communications techniques and platforms.
  • Ability to work both as a team player and independently on projects.
  • Experience in social media, video editing, qualitative/quantitative research, or monitoring and evaluation is considered an asset.
  • Able to dedicate 1-2 hours per week (5-10 hours per week in October and November for recruitment and matching) and attend monthly team meetings.
  • Most of all, candidates should be enthusiastic, motivated, creative and flexible to improve and grow the program in 2017!

Benefits of Engagement:

  • Be a part of a team of dynamic global health leaders and the Canadian Society for International Health
  • Connect with the wider global health community in Canada, and internationally
  • Represent MentorNet and CSIH at Canadian and international conferences
  • Grow your professional network by connecting with the many global health SYPs and professionals involved with the program

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the role.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Shweta Dhawan and Emily Kocsis

MentorNet Co-Directors, 2017

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