Applications open for 2013-2014 WFPA Board
We are happy to announce that the application is now open for the Wagner Food Policy Alliance 2013-2014 board. Applications are due by midnight on Friday April 12. For general questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ask questions of the current board, go ahead and contact us at our email addresses below. Descriptions for the open board positions below.
Chair | Alisa Ahmadian
Events Chair | Lauren Bush
Treasurer | Monique Marez
Community Outreach Chair | Noah Isaacs
Communications Chair | Rachel Hannon
First Year Board Member | Chandan Sharma
Apply to the 2013-2014 WFPA board using this link:
This role represents the WFPA and its mission to the Wagner community, and individuals both inside and out of the greater NYU community. This person is the initial point of contact for alumni, current students, and student groups within and outside of Wagner, as well as within the greater NYC Student Food Collaborative – FoodEDU, and grow relationships with other NYC schools and universities. With the help of fellow board members, this individual sets all the agendas for leadership meetings with the WFPA board and oversees the planning and implementation of WFPA events, ensuring a broad connection and cohesive trajectory among many themes. The emphasis of these efforts is to foster face to face connections and ongoing working relationships among WFPA networks. This board member will have the responsibility of sending regular newsletters to the WFPA listserv.
The person serving in this capacity has the primary responsibility of creating strategic communications through online forums and coordinating outreach to WFPA group members, the greater Wagner community, and the graduate food studies program at NYU Steinhardt. Outreach consists of, but is not limited to, sharing in the responsibility of updating the Facebook page, twitter feed and group calendar, as well as organizing WFPA blog and blog writers. Especially related to the WFPA listserv communications, this position will work in close collaboration with the chair focused on developing external relationships. The emphasis of this role is to best utilize WFPA online resources to build the momentum and presence of the group through strategically employing these tools and building more specialized audience and readership bases. Additional responsibilities may include graphic and web design, and any other activities undertaken to promote a cohesive WFPA brand.
The Treasurer oversees and manages the WFPA budget proposal, while working closely with the WSA board. As budgets for the upcoming academic year are proposed in the spring semester before the newly elected WFPA Board assumes full leadership the following fall, this process begins in the spring semester, usually mid-April. The person serving in this capacity is also responsible for managing WFPA event business payments and student reimbursements. The Treasurer also directs WFPA Board and sub-group contingency fund requests throughout the year.
The person in this role serves as the logistical coordinator for all publicly sponsored WFPA events that take place within the NYU and FoodEDU Student Collaborative settings. Responsibilities include securing location, ordering any necessary materials and food, and maintaining coordination of publicity and supporting functions. This role will also work closely with the Community Outreach Chair to establish sustainable and slow food options for events with locally sourced vendors and farms.
Thank you–we are excited to work with the oncoming board to help continue shaping progressive discussions about food policy, justice and security for the next year!
-The Wagner Food Policy Alliance Board