AOCMF Community Development chair to be elected

AOCMF announces a call for applications and nominations for the post of the AOCMF Community Development Commission chair for the coming term.

14 April 2019

AOCMF Call for elections / International


The tenure of current AOCMF Community Development Chair Sabine Girod will draw to a close in June 2020. AOCMF is calling for applications and nominations.

Those who meet the criteria below may apply for this role requiring responsibility and leadership, or nominate colleagues who meet the selection prerequisites. Applications and nominations must be submitted between May 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019.


The AOCMF Community Development Commission chair position is suited to highly motivated individuals of international professional repute and great professional drive.

The elected chair will lead the AOCMF Community Development Commission, overseeing and managing all community-building and online communication activities. Applicants are expected to have the vision to lead AOCMF Community Development and set new standards with the goal of positioning AOCMF as the leading membership organization in the field of craniomaxillofacial surgery.

The elected chair will also act as the editor in chief of the AOCMF open-access journal, CMTR Open, with responsibility for its overall editorial strategy.

The successful candidate will become the AOCMF Community Development chair for a three-year term from July 2020 to June 2023, with the option of reelection to a second term.

Candidates for the position must be AOCMF members who fulfill the requirements provided in the job description. They must be willing to commit the necessary time and able to work in a multicultural environment without any travel restrictions.

Election process

Applications must be submitted to AOCMF between May 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019. These will then be handed to the AOCMF Community Development Nomination Committee (NomCom).

Applications of candidates who fulfill the prerequisites will be selected by the nomination committee and forwarded to the electorate.

The electorate comprises voting members of the AOCMF International Board and members of the AOCMF Community Development Commission and Web Editorial Group.

The "first past the post" election mechanism with multiple run-offs will be used. If a candidate achieves an absolute majority in any round, he/she will be the winner. The candidate with the least votes will eliminated at each round. Another round will be carried out if no candidate achieves an absolute majority.

This election will be conducted in December 2019. The result will be announced by end of January 2020, and the formal transition of leadership will take place in July 2020.

AO CMF invites eligible candidates to apply

Applicants who fulfill the requirements provided in the job description and who submit the following documents will be considered for election:

Please submit the completed documents to the AOCMF Community Development Manager Laura Leivo at

Download the Job description.

More Information

For more information, please contact Laura Leivo at +41 79 898 6829.

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