Open Committee Roles: Student Representative

Role Description (x5 roles)

  • Volunteer
  • Remote (open to all locations in Australia)
  • Currently enrolled or graduated in the past year from a Board-approved masters of I/O psychology program


The Student Representative is responsible for partnering with other committee members to design, deliver, evaluate, and report on initiatives aligned with SIOPA’s annual committee plan. Your role will be to:

  • Join one portfolio / sub-committee (see list of portfolios below)
  • Assist in the development of your sub-committee’s annual plan
  • Implement initiatives aligned to your annual plan
  • Assist with monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of progress to the Board
  • Be a voice for student members of SIOPA and advocate for their needs
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with tertiary partners
  • Act in accordance with regulations and SIOPA’s rules and by-laws


You will lead one of the below portfolios / sub-committees:

  • MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT: Coordinates activities that improve the member experience.
  • CPD & EVENTS: Plans and delivers a range of events run by SIOPA in person or online.
  • COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING: Organises the external communications by SIOPA in line with the organisation’s brand and values.
  • ADVOCACY & RESEARCH: Promotes the growth of the evidence base for industrial organisational psychology in Australia.
  • CORPORATE SERVICES: Implements activities that support the general functioning and sustainability of the core SIOPA systems and infrastructure.

What do I need?

This role is for someone with a passion for strengthening and protecting the I/O psych community. You will bring:

  • Understanding and commitment to SIOPA’s vision
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Proactivity and willingness to take ownership
  • Relationship management skills
  • Analysis and reporting skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Time Commitment

The role generally requires a commitment of up to 2 hours per week.

What’s in it for me?

  • Exciting opportunities to be at the forefront of shaping and advocating for your profession
  • Connections to a global network of like-minded practitioners
  • Access to professional development opportunities

How do I apply?

Send your expressions of interest to by 5.30pm AWST on 16 December 2022.  Be sure to include:

  1. The role you are applying for (i.e., student representative)
  2. Your portfolio preference/s
  3. Your CV.