Dear IFSA World,


Would you like to become more involved with what happens in IFSA? A new opportunity is here— you can now apply to become an IFSA Official for the 2018-2019 period!


Attached you will find the most updated version of the Job Descriptions Document that the current IFSA Officials have very kindly worked on for everyone to understand better about what these positions are all about. Click here for Job Descriptions!!!

IFSA Statutes 

If you would like to learn more about these positions, or if you have any questions that you’d like us to clarify for you, feel free to email the current position holder and ask away! You can find the email addresses on our website


IFSA Officials Contact Information

For those who will be attending the International Forestry Students’ Symposium (IFSS) in Mexico, you will have a chance to personally run for positions until the Third Plenary Session.


Application Requirements:

  1. A letter from your Local Committee (LC) President verifying that you are a member of the LC.

  2. A motivation letter and strategy for the position (not more than one page)

  3. A three (3)-minute video about your motivation and the strategy for the position you are running for. Videos exceeding the 3-minute time limit will be cut-off.

The letter/video should address the following questions:

  • Why do you think that this position is important for IFSA?

  • How much time will you be able to commit to carrying out this position’s tasks?

  • Why would you want to become an official for this position?

  • How would you achieve this position’s main tasks?

  • Do you think you have the right skills for this position? What are they?

  • What international events are relevant for your position, and will you be able to attend them?

  • What, from your understanding of the role (and in case of Liaison Officers, the understanding of the partnership) do you think your work will be focused on?

  • What would your key goals for the year be?


Documents must be submitted to [email protected] on or before Tuesday, 7th of August 2018 23:59 GMT-5 (Mexico Local Time)

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Please note that all positions except Regional Representatives and Commissions are voted upon at the General Assembly. Regional Representatives are appointed by the members of the regions present at the IFSS; and the same goes for Commissions (Commissioners appoint the Head of Commission during the Commissions Workshop)— which are also subject to change (e.g. one new commission can be created, or an already existing one may be discontinued) but still you need to send a video/motivation letter and a verification letter from your LC president.


We hope that you are as excited as we are to start this new IFSA year!


If you have any questions about applying for a position, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


On behalf of the IFSA 7,


Jan Joseph Dida