Involvement Overview

Involvement in the OB Division

There are many ways to get involved in the OB Division, and we are actively looking to broaden the range of people who are involved.

Current Opportunities

We are looking for some volunteers for the annual meeting in Chicago, as well as some members to help with our Technology team.

Volunteers for annual meeting in Chicago 2018:

  • Ambassador: OB Ambassadors are the face of the OB Division. They are charged with hosting key OB Division sessions and events at the annual meeting. As an Ambassador, you will serve as a friendly face to members (both new and old) who may be looking to make connections with others in the division.
  • Adopt-A-Member Mentor Program: This program is designed to facilitate the sharing of valuable information between experienced academy members (i.e., mentors) and first-time conference attendees (i.e., mentees). As an OB Mentor, you will be matched with one or two new members with whom you will meet in person at the annual meeting to answer questions and provide advice and recommendations for getting the most out of the conference.
  • PDWs / Consortia / Socials: Volunteers are needed to help during the annual meeting with a host of logistical and administrative tasks, including PDW registration, set-up and execution of OB Division sessions, and other such tasks.

Volunteers for Technology Team:

As part of our recent transition to the new Connect@AOM online community, the technology team for the OB Division has new volunteer opportunities to assist with administration of the new site:

  • OB Community Discussion Administrators – These positions will join the existing team of administrators for the community discussion platform (which has replaced the previous email listserv). Discussion administrators are primarily responsible for approval and oversight of discussion board postings, to ensure that member-generated posts conform to OB Division guidelines.  We are primarily looking for individuals that reside outside of North American time zones at this time.

If you are interested in one or more of the positions above, please complete the brief survey here.

Committees

One way to get involved is to join a committee. You can read more about the division committee structure. Many positions are elected, but there are still many ways to to get involved outside of an elected position. If you see a committee that looks interesting to you, feel free to contact the Committee Chair to see if there is a way that you can get involved:

Thank You!

We are extremely grateful for those who volunteered to help. Please check out our page thanking our Volunteers.