It’s time to elect our 2014/2015 IFAP Steering Committee! We will be electing members to serve in the following 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 IFAPSteering 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.

Administrative Representative: prepare an annual budget; provide financial data to the Advisory Council; reimburse expenditures. 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. (This position combines Ad Council and Treasurer responsibilities).

Co-Case Manger:  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.

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 and Strategic Chair: 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 Administrative Representative 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. Prepare annual Strategic Report to compile data that has to do with institutional memory.

Outreach Coordinator: 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.

-Co-Interpreter Liaison (2): Carry out the recruitment of interpreters and assist teams that need assistance procuring an interpreter. Helps maintain program with UW Spanish Department to provide interpreter services to IFAP student teams.

Duties for 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 2014-2015, please e-mail a one-page application to Richard Dyer (dyerrc@uw.edu) and Erin Hebert (erin.hebert919@gmail.com) with “IFAP Steering Committee Application” in the subject line. The application should cover the following six items:

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

(2) The position(s) to which you are applying

(3) The reasons you would like to serve in that position

(4) Any 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 for complete applications is Friday May 9th at 5pm. Please email us with any questions!

Neither position requires previous experience with the IFAP Steering Committee. Please pass this information along to fellow students who may be interested. We look forward to reviewing your responses.

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