[ALAC] Call for Volunteers – ALAC Liaison to the SSAC

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Sep 11 23:47:31 UTC 2017

The current Liaison to the SSAC, Julie Hammer, is stepping down and 
the ALAC is soliciting volunteers as possible replacements.

The ALAC Liaison to the SSAC is a full SSAC member and as such, the 
ALAC will only suggest possible candidates to the SSAC, subject to 
their decision to admit the person in accordance with their own rules 
and processes.

Among the characteristics to be considered by the ALAC in considering 
possible volunteers are:

- Technical knowledge of the Internet and DNS;
- Knowledge of and prior experience with security and stability issues.
- Knowledge of the ALAC and the ability to consult with and speak on 
its behalf;
- Maturity, good judgement and diplomacy.
- Willingness to act as the ALAC Liaison in addition to SSAC internal 

Prospective volunteers are encouraged to review:

- SSAC overview at 
- SSAC Introduction pointed to in above page.
- SSAC Operational Procedures pointed to in above page, with a 
specific focus on section 2.3 on New Member Selection.
- SSAC Reports at 

Process to be followed:

- from among the volunteers, one preferred candidate will be selected 
by the ALAC Appointee Selection Committee (AASC) with the assistance 
of Julie, subject to ratification by the ALAC. Alternate candidates 
may also be selected. An interview may be included as part of the 
selection process.
- The SSAC will be informed of the selection and the preferred 
candidates will formally apply to the SSAC as per SSAC operational procedures.
- If the SSAC accepts the preferred candidate, that person will be 
designated the ALAC Liaison to the SSAC.
- If the SSAC does not accept the preferred candidate, either a 
backup candidate may be presented to the ALAC for ratification and 
will formally apply to the SSAC as per SSAC operational procedures, 
or the call for volunteers may be reopened.

As the process within SSAC is quite a substantial one and must be 
scheduled after other applications already in process, the date by 
which the appointment will be concluded cannot be determined, but it 
is hoped that the entire process will be completed before the end of 2017.

Expressions of Interest addressing the characteristics above should 
be submitted to At-Large Staff 
<<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>staff at atlarge.icann.org> no later 
than 23:59 on Tuesday, 26 September 2017.

Alan Greenberg
Chair, ALAC  
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