Date:   April 30, 2014


To:       All UF Graduate Students


From:   UF Global Health Case Competition


RE:      Apply Now for Executive Director 2014-2015 of the UF Global Health Case Competition



University of Florida graduate students can now apply to be the Executive Director of the 2nd annual UF Global Health Case Competition. This is a voluntary position that is highly encouraged for UF graduate students.



The purpose of the UF Global Health Case Competition (GHCC) is to bring together students from multiple disciplines and provide them with the opportunity to tackle current and critical global health issues in a collaborative and competitive environment. Modeled after Emory University's Global Health Case Competition, this competition seeks to promote interdisciplinary approaches to solving real-life issues, simulating future workplace settings.



The Executive Director will be expected to complete all the duties listed below in a timely and orderly manner to prepare for the 2nd annual UF Global Health Case Competition. While the competition is expected to take place in January 2015, the Executive Director will hold the position from August 2014- March 2015 and should ideally be prepared to dedicate 5-10 hours per week, with increased hours as the competition approaches.



The expected duties of the Executive Director are as follows:

  • Ensure that the case competition achieves or makes progress towards its mission
  • Provide leadership in developing the competition with fellow executive board members and volunteers
  • Ensure successful implementation of competition through well-organized logistics
  • Ensure competition has adequate funding by soliciting sponsorships throughout the UF community
  • Ensure a marketing plan is in place to promote the competition to students to compete, faculty members to become more involved, and the UF community members to watch presentations on the competition day (may include managing Facebook page and website, sending out blurbs through UF list-serves, developing flyers and other competition graphics)
  • Ensure that a case writing team is put together to develop a thorough case packet regarding a global health issue
  • Ensure the coordination of volunteers for the competition
  • Meet regularly with faculty advisor 



To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the following email address: [log in to unmask]

The cover letter should address your reasons for applying for the Executive Director position and your qualifications to achieve the indicated duties. The cover letter and resume should be received no later than May 12, 2014. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.


For more information about the UF Global Health Case Competition, please visit