The Green Fund Committee is composed of voting student members and non-voting advisory members. Towards the end of each spring semester the committee solicits applications from the undergraduate student body, and works with ASWU to appoint two additional members (one of which is an ASWU senator). The committee is currently accepting applications from students for the following committee roles. Applications must be submitted via email by noon (12pm) on Tuesday April 17th. See below for application instructions.
The Chair’s primary role is ensure the Committee's business is consistent and focused in terms of the Green Fund program's values and expectations and serve as the primary student point of contact for the program. The Chair's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: communicating with proposal authors during committee deliberation, facilitating meeting discussions, constructing meeting agendas, and regularly communicating with the Sustainability Institute Director and other campus leaders as needed. The Chair must be familiar with committee bylaws and constitution, be able to communicate with multiple stakeholders, flexibly allocate tasks to other committee members, and have a strong grasp on the committee structure and the role of the program within the Willamette community.
The Secretary is responsible for managing information and files that the committee receives and produces. The secretary organizes funding proposals received, takes meeting notes, and organizes and documents all information relevant to the business of the Committee in the Google drive environment, including for access by future proposal authors and others interested in understanding the history of the proposals received from the campus community.
The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring committee decisions to fund projects are carried out consistently and expeditiously to facilitate project success and accountability. The treasurer ensures committee expectations are understood by funding recipients, works with the Sustainability Institute to set up project accounts, and oversees, manages and tracks student fee funds, unallocated funds, and the reallocation of unspent project funds on behalf of the committee.
The Outreach Coordinator promotes and increases awareness of the program within the Willamette University community and beyond. This role allows for creativity and initiative in designing marketing strategies, while also maintaining established techniques and approaches. Some responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to producing stories for publication, organizing events, promoting past, present, and approved projects, graphic design production and ensuring proper use of logos, maintaining website copy, and working with the Sustainability Institute Director and others to tailor outreach and programming for students, faculty, and staff.
The Project Coordinator monitors and oversees the progress of all projects after funding has been allocated and projects are underway. The Project Coordinator also communicates with project leaders on behalf of the committee, and works to facilitate the accomplishment of project goals as presented to and approved by the committee, including the completion and submission of final reports required of all funded projects.
The Proposal Consultant provides feedback and support during the proposal writing process for any person interesting in applying for a grant through the Green Fund. The role of the Proposal Consultant is to provide feedback on project feasibility and make reccomendations for collaborations within the WU community and and in regards to writing the proposal itself. The goal of this position is to promote the submission of quality applications and provide support to grant applicants.
Instructions for Applying for the 2017-18 Green Fund committee
Students seeking to apply for one of these roles for next academic year should email an application no longer than one page and in pdf form to the Green Fund Committee <wu-greenfund> no later than noon on Tuesday April 17th. The application should provide clearly written responses to the following questions:
1. Which position(s) would you like to be considered for? If more than one please list in order of priority.
2. Why would you like to serve on the Green Fund Committee?
3. What strengths and experiences will you bring to the committee?
4. Is there any other information you would like the selection committee to know?
All student members of the Green Fund Committee must be registered (full or part-time) undergraduate students at Willamette University during their term of office. CLA/AGSM 3-2 program students finishing their last year of undergraduate work are eligible. Students selected for these roles must meet academic standards set by the university for student leadership positions.