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The ISTEP President is the presiding officer for the statewide youth executive body of ISTEP. S/he serves as the ex-officio, non-voting member of the state commission on Tobacco Use Prevention and Control, attending meetings on a bi-monthly basis. The president will act as a leader and spokesperson for ISTEP and at ISTEP events, make decisions on campaign goals and objectives, and communicate with the Iowa Department of Public Health Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control. This youth leader will also plan and implement aspects of the ISTEP campaign and communicate regularly with other youth members of ISTEP. Furthermore, the President will ensure that this campaign remains youth-led and encourage youth development and involvement whenever possible. This position requires a large commitment of time and effort, and should be filled by someone with dedication to the issue of tobacco control.

To be eligible, applicants must be at least a freshman in high school and no older than a high school junior at the time of application.

Applicants need to have access to a computer and the internet. This will be the most common way of communicating with ISTEP members and staff.

Applicants are required to have transportation to/from all meetings.

Guidelines for ISTEP President

  • Must attend all ISTEP Executive Council meetings

  • Must attend ALL Commission meetings during their term

  • Must attend the ISTEP Summit

  • Have communication with ISTEP Coordinator bi-monthly

  • Must attend a minimum of 4 speaking engagements representing ISTEP 

  • Be able to travel to all parts of Iowa

  • Have regular communication with your Community Partnership or involvement on a local coalition that addresses tobacco use

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Iowa Department of Public Health
Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 515-281-6225

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