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International

Pharmaceutical
Students
Federation
Pan American
Regional Office
International Pharmaceutical Students Federation
Pan American Regional Office
Call for Pan American Regional Office Positions
PARO Subcommittee
The Pan American Regional Office (PARO) is calling interested pharmacy students
from all the IPSFs associations from the American Continents to join the
International Pharmaceutical Students Federation as part of the PAROs team on
the Subcommittees.
For all the positions, you must be able to work on throughout the year in your
position and have regular internet access. You must be reachable throughout your
entire term, until October 2017. All the positions are invited to attend the 62 th and/or
63nd IPSF World Congress, 10th and 11th IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium
and your committee/subcommittee meeting, if one is scheduled. However, it is not
obligatory.
If you are interested in a particular position listed here, you shall submit the
completed Nomination Form and a Motivation Letter with less than 300 words and
send to the PARO Secretary (secretary@paro.ipsf.org) before the deadline for
applications.
All the nomination forms must be submitted to secretary@paro.ipsf.org no
later than September 9th of 2016, 23:59 (11:59 pm) GMT-5 (Barranquilla,
Colombia time).

PARO Committee, Subcommittees and Sub-coordinators

IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: ipsf@ipsf.org Website: www.ipsf.org

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All the following positions are elected by appointment by the elected Regional
Working Group and Chairperson of PARO prior October 1 st.
IPSF PARO Translation Committee
Positions available: Five (5)
The responsibilities of the IPSF PARO Translation Committees members is to
support the Pan American Regional Office with translations for all the
publications, in order to reach the maximum of students in our region. Other
aim of this Committee are to bridge the gap between the northern, central and
southern Americas, and make IPSF more relevant to all Member
Organizations and to the non-members.
The member of the committee should have:
Fair knowledge about IPSF and IPSF PARO
Experience in IPSF or in their Associations
Multilingual in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. Native
speakers speak English as second language are ideal.
Regular access and use to internet and e-mail

IPSF PARO Membership Promotion Subcommittee


Positions available: Four (4)
The IPSF PARO Membership Promotion Subcommittee works on the search
of new members in our Region and on the development of relation between
IPSF and the Members. You will work with the IPSF PARO Regional Relations
Officer (RRO) and with the Membership Promotion Committee, supporting the
Chairperson of Internal Relations, on the following tasks:
Assisting the Regional Relations Officer in promoting and extending
IPSF membership to non-members
Assisting RRO in getting new contacts of interest and media
Assisting RRO in the relations with English native speaking Countries.
Discussing with RRO the needs of IPSF PARO members and how
IPSF PARO can help them
Assist in development of IPSF surveys
Promoting IPSF development fund to members
The member of the committee should have:
Experience in IPSF or in their Associations
Good communication and presentation skills
IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: ipsf@ipsf.org Website: www.ipsf.org

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Multilingual in English, Spanish or Portuguese is ideal (Native speakers


preferred).
Fair knowledge about IPSF and IPSF PARO
Regular access and use to internet and e-mail

Media and Promotional Committee


Positions available: Two (2)

This Committee will work with the IPSF PARO Regional Media and
Publications Officer (RMPO) and with the Chairperson of Media and
Publications on the following tasks:
Creating, designing, editing of IPSF PARO media materials
o Examples including but not limited to:
Videos, posters, educational resources, and newsletters
o Innovating new ways to promote and fundraise for IPSF PARO
Maintaining a database of approved IPSF PARO media designs
o Collecting approved designs from our various IPSF PARO
members
o Providing approved design database to IPSF PARO members
o Organizing media information
Participating in the creation of IPSF PARO newsletters
o Designing and reviewing publications
o Collecting information regarding announcements, events,
projects, and ideas from IPSF and our various PARO members
Maintaining the IPSF PARO social networks through Wordpress and
Facebook
o Publishing IPSF PARO videos, pictures, and promotional items
o Sharing status updates and information
o Innovating new ways to educate, promote, and reach-out to
IPSF PARO members
Members of this committee are required to have the following qualifications:
Able to utilize technology proficiently
Able to use the Adobe Creative Suite 5 or higher InDesign program
Skills in other programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator are desired
yet not required
Able to use Microsoft programs of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: ipsf@ipsf.org Website: www.ipsf.org

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Able to access Facebook


Would require signing up for a Facebook account, if member does not
currently have one
Knowledge of the use of Wordpress is a plus but not required
Able to time manage and stay organized
Experienced in creating publications such as newsletters, letters, or
posters
Have good knowledge of video editing and animations
Have creative abilities to produce designs
Have access to a reliable internet connection
Available to contact via Skype meeting and Google doc collaboration

IPSF PARO Public Health Project Sub-Coordinators


Positions available: Three (3) total, One (1) per project
The Public Health is one of the main goals of IPSF, and your work on these
Sub-Coordinator positions is based on the projects that are actually running,
and new projects that may be created. The Regional Office is searching for
two (2) Project Coordinators to facilitate the implementation of projects
extending between our communities and internationally.
Currently the projects requiring promotion, implementation, and growth are:
Vampire Cup
Diabetes & Healthy Living
Public Health Series
This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with IPSF and PARO on an
international level, as well as to help unify the Americas through health
awareness projects. Interested applications will be coordinating with the
Regional Projects Officer and the Chairperson of Public Health, to help
organize and assist with the implementation of these initiatives throughout the
upcoming year and to see these projects take off throughout the Pan
American Region.
Project Details:
Vampire Cup Challenge

IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: ipsf@ipsf.org Website: www.ipsf.org

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This project has been running for three years and focuses on encouraging
people to donate blood within their communities and that has become an
international challenge for health care. It has room to expand within the Pan
American region and we hope to promote it this year. The campaign takes
place around June.Toolkits and information for this Campaign have been
developed by IPSF and are updated every year.
Objectives for this project:
Increase the number of participants from pharmacy schools, colleges,
and associations throughout the Pan American region.
Start as soon as possible with the promotion, coordination and
execution.

Diabetes Mellitus Awareness & Diabetes and Healthy Living Campaign


Already a well-established project promoted within IPSF and APhA-ASP, this
project focuses on Diabetes Mellitus, which affects individuals in all countries,
including North and South America. The Diabetes Mellitus Awareness
campaign is held in November and the Healthy Living in April.
Objectives for this project:
Promote the project and increase the number of participants from
pharmacy schools/colleges/associations throughout the Pan American
region.
Start as soon as possible with the promotion, coordination and
execution.
Requirements for the candidates for both positions:
Focused, organized, communicative, reliable, highly creative and
resourceful.
Willingness to learn and adapt to what is needed.
Good time management skills and be able to work efficiently within a
dynamic team and also be able to work independently.
Open to constructive criticism in order to improve workflow processes.
Able to effectively and efficiently use technology for networking,
organization and planning, such as Microsoft Office, Skype, Facebook,
blogs, databases, etc).
Able to take initiative.
Be creative to navigate around and find innovative solutions to
obstacles encountered with this position.
IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: ipsf@ipsf.org Website: www.ipsf.org

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Have access to a reliable Internet connection to facilitate group and


individual meetings.
Available to keep in contact via Skype for meetings at least one per
month with the Regional Projects Officer and collaborations through
Google docs.
Having experience in creating promotional material for the publication
of the draft (newsletters, posters, columns, emails) is considered a
benefit.
Ability to speak English is highly encouraged and speaking other
languages are considered a benefit.

IPSF PARO Public Health Series Sub-Coordinator


The Public Health Series Sub-Coordinator is in charge to help the
development of the Public Health on our Facebook page with the help of the
project chairs and the Regional Media and Publication Officer.
The position is expected to increase the information relevant to each of the
campaigns, with original content, like articles, images and videos, even in
those months when there are no campaigns happening. All the content will be
discussed with the Regional projects Officer.
Objectives for this project:
Expand the Public Health Series project.
Promote our Facebook page to IPSF and PARO members.
Start as soon as possible with the promotion, coordination and
execution.
Requirements for the candidates:
Experience in creating promotional material and/or experience with
publication soft wares such as but not limited to Photoshop is essential.
Focused, organized, communicative, reliable, highly creative and
resourceful.
Willingness to learn and adapt to what is needed.
Good time management skills and be able to work efficiently within a
dynamic team and also be able to work independently.
Open to constructive criticism in order to improve workflow processes.

IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: ipsf@ipsf.org Website: www.ipsf.org

International
Pharmaceutical
Students
Federation
Pan American
Regional Office

Able to effectively and efficiently use technology for networking,


organization and planning, such as Microsoft Office, Skype, Facebook,
blogs, databases, etc).
Able to take initiative.
Be creative to navigate around and find innovative solutions to
obstacles encountered with this position.
Have access to a reliable Internet connection to facilitate group and
individual meetings.
Available to keep in contact via Skype for meetings at least one per
month with the Regional Projects Officer and collaborations through
Google docs.
Ability to speak English is highly encouraged and speaking other
languages are considered a benefit.

IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: ipsf@ipsf.org Website: www.ipsf.org