Send a direct message to Michael Downey if interested in any of the roles below.
Coordinator, Community Metrics & Measurement
OpenMRS is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping us develop and sustain a measure and evaluation program for OpenMRS. Initially, we will be developing the framework for a M&E plan and then we will implement, sustain and update the plan as needed. Our goal is to assess the impact of OpenMRS on the many communities that are involved in OpenMRS, including developers, implementers, end-users, patients, communities, clinical teams and other stakeholders such as MOH.
- Previous development of an M&E plan
- Data analyst experience
- Statistical data evaluation
- Previous evaluation of HIT impact on end users
Certification Lead, Education & Training
This volunteer leader will work closely with the senior manager of education programs to pilot & deploy our new OpenMRS certification programs around the world. Various certifications will be available for OpenMRS implementers, developers, as well as for training providers. The person in this role will help develop program policies & procedures, communication materials, and work with partners & service providers to set up the delivery of training online and in-person.
This is a very new program, so the person in this role should be very creative, willingness to work hard on ambiguous challenges, and have a passion for education & learning.
University Outreach Lead, Education & Training
As an academic spinoff program, OpenMRS has always worked in cooperation with universities. This new role will work in coordination with the senior manager of education programs to build new relationships with universities around the world, as faculty work to integrate OpenMRS in their curriculum. The person in this role will also assist in development of a standardized training curriculum that can be used in university courses. Finally, this role will also help standardize and simplify the process for university faculty to work in coordination with OpenMRS for student coursework or research.
The person in this role should be familiar with higher education programs, as well as be comfortable communicating in both written and spoken English with people from around the world.
Google Code-in Lead, Education & Training
Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 take part in Google Code-in, a contest introducing young minds to the world of open source. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills you have.
The organization admin for Google Code-in prepares and submits the application to participate on behalf of OpenMRS. They are also responsible for coordinating communication and mentors before, during, and after the contest. Due to Google’s requirements, you must be over age 18 for this role, or over age 13 with parental permission.
Manager, OpenMRS Global Events
This volunteer leadership role is responsible for the overall planning and operation of OpenMRS Community “in person” events throughout the world. There are currently 3 types of these meetings: (a) OpenMRS Worldwide Summit annual gathering in Singapore, (b) the OpenMRS Camp leadership retreat in the USA, and © the OpenMRS Implementers Meeting franchise. Worldwide Summit and OpenMRS Camp are the 2 events funded by OpenMRS Inc. and coordinated directly by the community. Implementers Meetings are hosted and mostly planned by an OpenMRS implementer.
This role involves working with the community to ensure that our various events meet its needs. It also requires coordinating with other OpenMRS leaders to organize the annual leadership retreat and its content, as well as supporting implementers who wish to host Implementers Meetings. This leader will be encouraged to recruit & maintain several volunteers to assist them, particularly in planning Worldwide Summit. or more volunteers to assist with this work. The person in this leadership role will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Coordinator of the OpenMRS global events team members
- Conference Chair, OpenMRS Worldwide Summit (overall coordination of the event)
- Coordinator, OpenMRS Camp leadership retreat
- OpenMRS Community Liaison, Global Implementers Meetings
Program Chair, Worldwide Summit
The Program Chair of the OpenMRS Worldwide Summit is responsible for technical content development for the community’s annual gathering of contributors. This role involves working and coordinating with the various members of the Worldwide Summit team as well as the Manager of OpenMRS Global Events. In addition, the volunteer in this role is responsible for ensuring the relevance & value of the technical content presented at Summit and that its sessions are meeting the needs of attendees.
The volunteer leader in this role should have excellent communication, time management, & project management skills. They should also have deep familiarity with the OpenMRS Community, its contributors, its goals, as well as an understanding of general technology and Health IT trends.
Logistics Lead, Worldwide Summit
The Logistics Lead is responsible for operations of the OpenMRS Worldwide Summit annual community gathering. This role serves as the event’s executive producer, vendor manager, and operations coordinator. They will work far in advance to coordinate venues, transportation & accommodation providers, supplies, services, and event vendors.
The primary goal of this volunteer leader is pulling off an event that is “seamless” from the perspective of attendees. They should be highly organized and be willing to be assertive to ensure deadlines and target dates are consistently met.
Media Lead, Worldwide Summit
The OpenMRS Worldwide Summit Media Lead is a volunteer leader responsible for communicating before, during, and after our community’s annual global gathering. They will handle publicity of the event with 3rd parties such as press and partner organizations, respond to sponsorship inquiries, as well as prepare and distribute information for potential and registered attendees. During the event, they will monitor for attendee feedback and work with the Global Events team members to respond to issues. After the event, they will follow up with attendees to solicit feedback to improve the event.
This person should have strong experience managing social media. They must have excellent communication skills and exceptional patience, as well as be very familiar with the goals and work of the OpenMRS Community generally.
Special Events Lead, Worldwide Summit
In addition to technical content, the OpenMRS Worldwide Summit is a unique opportunity for community members to come together and spend time with each other. The Special Events Lead will be responsible for planning and coordinating all optional “after hours” events as well as events before or after the Summit. These events may be networking opportunities, additional chances for learning, or just plain fun.
The person in this role should have some experience with event planning and a strong attention to detail. It’s also helpful if they are familiar with tourism, travel, and particularly with things to do in and around Singapore.
Manager of Communication Systems, OpenMRS.org
This technology-focused volunteer role is responsible for the care, maintenance, and improvement of the tools the OpenMRS community uses to communicate with itself to the world. This role involves thinking about the organization and presentation of information about our community and our software products, and then planning related improvements to our tools. They will be encouraged to recruit one or more volunteers to assist with this work. The person in this role will be responsible for the following supported systems:
- Atlassian Confluence wiki software
- OpenMRS Talk (Discourse)
- Social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Real-Time Support Manager, OpenMRS.org
This volunteer will lead the design, operation, and management of our community support tools and systems. They will also lead & coordinate our on-call IT support volunteer team that provides 24x7 emergency support to our community. In addition to optimizing the software tools used, this person will be encourage to recruit one or more volunteers to assist with providing support to community members. The software the person in this role will be responsible for includes:
OpenMRS.org Community Help Desk
- On-call support tools (monitoring and alerting systems) and processes
- Real-Time Chat (IRC)
- Ask OpenMRS Q&A section