2013 IFAP Elections

Hello IFAP Volunteers,
It’s time to elect our 2013/2014 IFAP Steering Committee!
We will be electing members to serve in the following steering committee positions:

President/Co-President (at least one): recruit students and attorneys in the fall quarter; support the Steering Committee in their duties; coordinate with the IFAP faculty advisors; perform all other duties necessary to keep IFAP functioning smoothly and financially stable. Experience with IFAP Steering Committee required.

Secretary: take minutes at Steering Committee meetings and distribute by electronic mail. Manage office hour scheduling and train steering committee on office hour responsibilities.

Treasurer: prepare an annual budget; provide financial data to the Advisory Council; reimburse expenditures.

Advisory Council Liaison: organize and attend Advisory Council meetings; create an agenda for the meeting and facilitate discussion of these items; ensure follow-up on items discussed; recruit members for the Advisory Council and update members on IFAP activities.

Co-case Managers: one case manager shall be selected each year from the rising 2L class and will serve a 2-year term.  Duties of the co-case managers shall include organizing and facilitating fall training sessions; preparing and distributing training manual; working with NWIRP to match students and pro bono attorneys with clients; conducting case management.

Webmaster and Interpreter Liaison: Posts updates to the IFAP blog and website at least once each quarter, especially after Advisory Board meetings, student trainings/case assignments, and annual fundraising event.  Emails IFAP donors and listserv members with highlights and links to the full blog and website.  Assists with recruitment of interpreters and helps teams that need assistance procuring an interpreter.

Event Coordinator: organizes IFAP events (including the annual fundraiser, Social Justice Tuesday, and thank-you event for IFAP alumni), applies for funding from the various University sources to cover costs, makes all the necessary contacts and preparations for the event, including: finding speakers, scheduling venues, coordinating food/catering, etc. Delegates tasks to 1L reps and other Steering Committee members as necessary.

Database Manager: Manages all information, tracking and reporting via IFAP database.  Updates client, volunteer attorney, volunteer student, and IFAP alumni information in database.  Train other IFAP SC members on database use and coordinate/delegate database entry projects, as necessary.  Works closely with Advisory Board Liaison and Case Managers to obtain and track appropriate information.  Work with Law School tech personnel and “We Pro Bono” system support to handle any repairs or upgrades.

ALL SC members: weekly office hours, attend monthly SC meetings, help out with IFAP events as needed (SJT’s, fundraising events, etc.)

If you are interested in joining the IFAP Steering Committee for 2013-2014, please e-mail a one page application to Tony(ramseyha@uw.edu) and Maria (manzam2@uw.edu) with “IFAP Steering Committee Application” in the subject lineThe application should address the six items below.


1.         Name, Phone number, UW E-mail address, location over summer

2.     The position to which you are applying

3.         The reasons you would like to serve in that position

4.         The other positions that you would consider

5.         The skills/experiences that will assist you in that position (please include your previous involvement with IFAP)

6.         Any other information that you would like to share

The Deadline is Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm.  Positions feel free to ask us any questions!

Warm regards,
Tony Ramsey

Co-President and 3L Case Manager
Immigrant Families Advocacy Project
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