Co Organization Chairs I & II – As chief executive officers, this dual leadership team will serve as the foundation for the organization, managing the rest of the leadership team comprised of paid leadership and a few volunteers with leadership roles, in addition to the general membership. The Co Chairs will facilitate member meetings and
leadership meetings (unless otherwise designated), coordinate with and keep the advising team informed, and make sure operations are running smoothly internally and eternally. It is the responsibility of the Chairs to manage shared authority and responsibility, by communicating consistently and thoroughly, and dividing tasks. The Chairs will keep in close contact with other officers, and will oversee collaborations between them. Co Chair I will take on administrative and secretarial duties, such as distributing minutes, managing important documents and making sure that Live Free is functioning with University policy and procedure. Co Chair II will be accountable for the treasury and all financial obligations, operating within the ASM/SSFC framework with the GSSF budget. The ultimate goal of the Co Chairs is to serve the needs of their leaders and the general membership, and further the mission of Live Free.
Community Outreach Chair – The Community Outreach Chair will be the liaison between Live Free and the larger community. They will head up asset mapping and capacity-building efforts and collaborate with other community groups and initiatives. This leader will manage the Outreach Workshops and Panels, tabling, and volunteer & leadership trainings, as well as the volunteer Community Outreach Committee, made up of members and volunteers.
Event Coordinator – The Event Coordinator will oversee Wellness Initiatives, Live Free’s All Recovery Groups, and larger events, such as kick-offs or recruitment drives. They will also be responsible for assembling a consistent calendar of activities on campus and in the community that are either recovery-oriented or recovery-friendly. One of Live Free’s priorities is to cultivate a strong sense of connection among its members and social visibility on campus; thus, the Event Coordinator will be in charge of organizing outings such as hiking at Devil’s Lake, kickball at James Madison Park, a concert or comedy show. Many individuals’ biggest fear in anticipation of living in recovery is that it will be boring and isolated—the Event Coordinator’s ultimate job is to make sure that that is not the case.
Public Relations Chair – The Public Relations Chair will be responsible for keeping Live Free visible in the community. The PR Chair will be responsible for managing a Live Free website if one is created, the Live Free WIN page, and its social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) in accordance with the Social Networking Policies. This officer will be in charge of pamphlets, brochures, flyers, and all promotional print materials and merchandise. They will seek out opportunities for Live Free to have a media presence on campus and in the community, with school newspapers, radio stations, etc. The PR Chair will be trained in messaging and anti-stigma tactics in order to represent our organization and UW-Madison in an appropriate, recovery-positive way. The PR Chair will head a volunteer Public Relations Committee.