Call for Commissioners 2023

Call for Scholarship Commissioners 2023

Class of 2026 and Open Positions in the Classes of 2025 and 2024

Deadline to Apply is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 15

The IAEM Scholarship Commission is seeking candidates to fill eight openings in the Class of 2026, serving from Jan. 1, 2024, to Dec. 31, 2026, five openings in the Class of 2025 (term ending Dec. 31, 2025), and one opening in the Class of 2024 (term ending Dec. 31, 2024). In addition, the Commission annually seeks a person to represent the Scholarship Founders of the program.

Commissioner Duties

  • Guide and participate in the annual scholarship awards process. The Commission reviews past application procedures to provide beneficial updates and guidelines prior to an application period. Online application reviews are conducted annually, and commissioners are expected to review, on average, 20-30 applications, based on volume, within a 30-day window. Interested applicants must be detail-oriented, responsive via email and phone, and possess clear, concise writing skills.
  • The commission holds monthly meetings to conduct the business of the commission. Eleven meetings a year are held in the Go to Meeting portal. One in-person meeting is conducted at the IAEM-USA Annual Conference, and commissioners are encouraged to attend. Occasionally, commissioners may be asked to serve on a short-term ad-hoc working group related to a topic of discussion on the Scholarship Commission.
  • Assist with fundraising and marketing efforts.
  • Recommend program policy changes and status to the IAEM-USA Board of Directors.


Commissioner Attributes

  • A Commissioner should have an appreciation of students and the study of emergency management.
  • A Commissioner should understand and have an appreciation for the emergency management career field.
  • A Commissioner should possess experience in the field of emergency management and have demonstrated longevity. (This attribute is not necessary for the IAEM Student Member Representative and may not be relevant to the Past Scholarship Recipient Representative if the recipient is a recent graduate with little experience.) A Commissioner should have proficiency in the industry.
  • A Commissioner should be able to attend meetings, conduct reviews, assist in commission projects, and help with fundraising.

Open Positions

We are specifically looking for individuals to fill specific seats on the Commission. However, any interested individual is encouraged to apply, as we are looking to identify people who are willing to serve as alternates to represent each category within the Commission should seats become available mid-term. A Chart of Commissioner Categories is available here

Candidates are being sought for the following positions.

Class of 2026, serving from Jan. 1, 2024, to Dec. 31, 2026

  • Academia Representative
  • Donor Representative
  • IAEM-USA Member Representative
  • INGO (including VOAD and Faith-based Organizations) Representative
  • Past Scholarship Recipient
  • Private Sector Industry Representative
  • Student Representative
  • Uniformed Services/Military Representative

 Class of 2025, serving from appointment date to Dec. 31, 2025

  • Academic Representative
  • Healthcare/Public Health Representative
  • IAEM-Oceania Member Representative
  • Member-at-Large, Global
  • Student Representative

 Class of 2024, serving from appointment date to Dec. 31, 2024

  • Founders Representative
  • Student Representative

How to Apply

  • Candidates interested in serving on the IAEM Scholarship Commission must complete and submit this application along with the accompanying documents listed below in one PDF, by 11:59 p.m., Sept. 15, 2023.
  • Include the following required accompanying documents in the pdf application:
    •  Letter of Intent expressing desire to serve as a commissioner, as well as willingness to devote the necessary time to participate in online scholarship reviews, commission meetings, and fundraising activities. [Maximum of one page]
    • Current Resume
  • Email the application to Scholarship Program Director Dawn M. Shiley, CAE at dawn@iaem.com.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Questions: Contact IAEM Scholarship Program Director Dawn M. Shiley, CAE at dawn@iaem.com.