Volunteer Role Descriptions

Immediate Past Initiative Chair

  • Shall be the individual who was president the year previously
  • Shall assist sitting chair with strategic development
  • Shall be responsible for the strategic direction of the IEEE N3XT® Stars Program
  • Holds a leadership role with the IEEE N3XT® Flagship Event

Chair, Entrepreneurship Initiative

  • Shall be empowered to determine and appoint the steering committees chairs as required to conduct business, and outreach functions for the initiative in accordance with appropriate IEEE bylaws and procedures
  • Shall identify and develop potential future volunteer leaders for the initiative
  • Shall supervise the affairs of the initiative and shall speak for IEEE Entrepreneurship on all matters not specifically delegated to others
  • Shall oversee the activities of the IEEE N3XT® Brand including flagship events, affiliated event selection, and the IEEE N3XT® Stars Program

Chair-Elect, Entrepreneurship Initiative

  • Shall assist the Chair of the initiative and shall attend meetings of the IEEE Entrepreneurship steering committee meetings six months prior to the beginning of term
  • Shall work with the chair to ensure continuity where needed from year-to-year on projects that span multiple years

Vice-Chair, Awards & IEEE N3XT Stars Program

  • Identify events for IEEE N3XT® Program roll-out on-site
  • Coordinate with Industry Partners Chair and Initiative Chair to determine larger partnership opportunities with
  • Assist with developing new initiative awards/honors and to determine the extent of the initiatives involvement in awards and awards-related events at the IEEE level.  

Vice-Chair, Digital Presence Chair

  • Shall be responsible for the strategy related to social media platforms
  • Shall have oversight over the content development process
  • Shall assume responsibility for the initiatives forward facing digital presence on social media sites, websites, and newsletter
  • Shall be responsible for the promotion of all activities of the initiative that ensure the growth and engagement of the IEEE with the global engineering driven startup community
  • Shall be responsible for the promotion of all activities of the initiative that ensure the growth and engagement of the IEEE with the global engineering driven startup community

Vice-Chair, Education

  • Shall seek collaborative opportunities with external partners to produce educational content for engineering driven startup community
  • Shall serve on the IEEE N3XT® Affiliate Events oversight team
  • Shall identify IEEE Entrepreneurship content that could qualify for CEU programs

Vice-Chair, Industry Partnerships

  • Shall be responsible for outreach and coordination within IEEE to identify and pursue collaborative opportunities.  
  • Shall be responsible for outreach and coordination with IEEE partners to identify and pursue collaborative opportunities in current activities for new actions beneficial to the global startup community
  • Shall be responsible to monitor industry trends worldwide and maintain knowledge of topical issues.

Vice-Chair, Public Policy & Government Relations

  • Serves as liaison to the IEEE-USA Entrepreneurship Policy and Innovation Committee (EPIC)
  • Serves as liaison to the IEEE-Vienna Office for EU Public Policy review
  • Serves as the primary contact in identifying public policy and government relations content for the Digital Presence Chair
  • Elevates issues related to worldwide public policy for startups to the steering committee, regional leadership, and/or other related IEEE entities

Vice-Chair, Social Impact

  • Serves as liaison with IEEE Humanitarian Activities
  • Monitors activities of IEEE organization units for social impact related to the startup community

Vice Chair, Standards

  • Serves as liaison to Standards Activities in providing guidance on needs of entrepreneurial audiences
  • Monitors activities of IEEE organization units for standards activity related to the startup community
  • Works with the IEEE N3XT® Program team on developing content and recruiting speakers related to standards activity related to the startup community

Young Professionals Liaison

  • Shall monitor the status of all IEEE YP programs and activities
  • Shall coordinate with IEEE YP Chair to develop programs and activities to promote the visibility of IEEE Entrepreneurship to IEE YP audiences
  • Shall coordinate with IEEE Entrepreneurship Chair to develop programs and activities to promote the visibility of YP activity to IEEE Entrepreneurship audiences
  • Shall create a high-level event plan for the year

Past Initiative Chairs

  • May be invited to participate in specific activities/projects at the discretion of the sitting chair, IEEE President, or IEEE Technical Activities Vice President

Member-At-Large

  • Actively participates in all meetings of the full Steering Committee
  • Is assigned duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the Chair
  • Serves on adhoc project teams at the discretion of the chair