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Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) is a progressive, member-focused organisation delivering services and support to our member optometrists across Victoria and South Australia.

Our dynamic and talented staff work in various roles and come from diverse backgrounds including optometry, policy management, communications, administration, events, digital and finance. Our organisation offers a fast-paced, innovative and flexible working environment.

Positions Vacant

ECOV/SA are seeking new committee members!

Are you in the first ten years of your practice?

South Australia and Victoria based volunteer positions on the Early Career Optometrists Victoria South Australia (ECOV/SA) committee have now become available, and Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) is calling for expressions of interest from members who would like to join the committee.

ECOV/SA are an advisory committee of OV/SA, responsible for providing regular events, networking opportunities, and information specifically for early career optometrists. The ECOV/SA committee report to Optometry Victoria South Australia’s CEO. In this round of EOIs, we are specifically looking for committee members with specific interests in coordinating either the Early Career Optometrists (ECO) Events or the Social Media and Communications Portfolio.

General duties include (for all committee members):

  • actively participating in regular ECOV/SA committee meetings either in-person virtually
  • attending relevant ECOV/SA and OV/SA events
  • staying up-to-date with a wide range of experiences of early career optometrists, and;
  • providing advice on the experiences of early career optometrists at committee meetings and other forums as required.

ECO Events portfolio duties include:

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate CPD events and activities for early career optometrists, ensuring they align with the committee’s objectives and meet the needs of ECOs
  • Research and identify relevant topics, speakers, and venues for CPD events, considering the emerging trends and advancements in the optometry field.
  • Assist in the coordination of the logistical aspects of events, including venue selection, event registration, audiovisual requirements, and attendee communications, ensuring a smooth and professional experience for participants.
  • Explore and incorporate innovative approaches to CPD delivery, such as online webinars, virtual conferences, and interactive workshops, to accommodate different learning preferences and reach a wider audience.
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including speakers, presenters, sponsors, and participants, to foster ongoing engagement and support for the committee’s CPD initiatives.

Social Media and Communications portfolio include:

  • Inform OV/SA’s development and implementation of their comprehensive social media strategy with an ECO lens
  • Provide content ideas for various social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram to OV/SA’s communication team
  • Monitor social media channels, triage inquiries and comments, and foster meaningful engagement with followers to build a strong online community.
  • Assist in creating compelling and visually appealing content, including graphics, images, videos, and infographics, to enhance the committee’s online presence and effectively communicate key messages.
  • Support the planning and execution of ECO events, webinars, and workshops, leveraging social media platforms to promote these activities
  • Assist in the development of all ECO communications, ensuring that content is up to date, relevant, and accessible to the target audience.
  • Assist in providing recommendations for continuous improvement, identifying strategies to increase engagement rates, and overall impact of the committee’s social media efforts.

The ECOVSA Terms of Reference are available and should be reviewed before applying.

Application process

Applicants must be:

  • a current member of Optometry Victoria South Australia;
  • an early career optometrist who graduated in the last ten years, and
  • currently living or working in Victoria or South Australia

Interested applicants should complete the expression of interest form and email it to OV/SA no later than 5pm Monday 26 June 2023.

Link to expression of interest form

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