Call for 2020 NZMSA Officers

Dear NZMSA Members,

In 2013, the NZMSA trialled a new “Officer” structure, whereby skill-specific roles were developed to improve the way NZMSA advocates and organises events on behalf of medical students. Since this new structure has been implemented Officers have produced outstanding work and excellent events for New Zealand medical students. Overall, we found that NZMSA Officers have maximised functionality for NZMSA and thus have been continued with some development. We are thus very pleased to invite all interested medical students to apply for the NZMSA 2019 Officer roles by submitting to the NZMSA Secretary General by email: as follows:

Applications will contain a maximum 2- page Curriculum Vitae and 1- page cover letter, and will be due 7pm, Friday 26th July 2019. The NZMSA executive will review and vote on these roles individually. All applicants will be notified of their application outcomes by Tuesday 6th August.

NB: Students may apply for as many roles as they wish, however can only be selected to hold one officer role per annum. It is expected that new NZMSA officers will be available to begin the handover process for handover once selected.

NZMSA Officers will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the NZMSA organization as mandated by the executive, enabling the locally elected representatives to perform their representative roles.

The following NZMSA Officer roles are being advertised for 2019:

Please find the role descriptions here:

1. Secretary-General

2. Communications Officer

3. Partnerships Officer

4. Workforce Officer

5. Education Officer

6. Events Coordinators (x2)

7. Wellbeing Officer

Successful applicants, once notified, will have a crossover period to facilitate handover from existing NZMSA officers and with the support of the NZMSA executive. Successful applicants will officially commence their role on January 1st, 2020. However, some positions, particularly those with events to organise, will require work on their roles to begin before the end of 2019. NZMSA runs a planning meeting for the 2020 team in November 2019 (specific date to be announced), and attendance is expected unless you are on elective or have other essential arrangements.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work with NZMSA and advocate on relevant issues on behalf of New Zealand Medical Students, and for this reason we gladly encourage students to get involved.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or what the individual roles involve, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Harry Di Somma, Vice-President Internal at or the person currently holding the position you are interested in applying for. We wish you all the best and look forward to your applications.


Warm regards,

Harry Di Somma
Vice President Internal New Zealand Medical Students’ Association
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