Volunteer Role Descriptions

Voting Roles/Descriptions

IEEE Entrepreneurship encourages and welcomes members to join the committee. All applicants should have reasonable experience to conduct the expected duties. The determination of voting roles is on the basis of a promote-from-within philosophy; which allows IEEE Entrepreneurship Volunteers to start in a liaison role and develop the necessary skills and know-how to progress into more advance roles. Volunteers who have served in a role on the committee immediately prior to the nominations year are eligible for further service, however, must also complete the nomination form.

Chair-Elect

  • Shall assist the Chair and shall attend all meetings of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee and TAB SPC if possible
  • Shall work with the chair to ensure continuity where needed from year-to-year on projects that span multiple years
  • Assist the Chair as requested
  • Conduct meetings in the absence of the Chair

Immediate Past-Chair

  • Shall be the individual who was Chair previously
  • Shall assist current Chair wherever required 
  • Identify and develop new business relationships and strategies for IEEE Entrepreneurship

Vice-Chair: Programs

  • Shall work with the Chair to identify new global programs in support of IEEE Entrepreneurship
  • Shall manage and modify existing programs as needed
  • Shall Chair the IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award Committee 
  • Programs include but are not limited to IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars, IEEE Entrepreneurship Workshops, Founders Office Hours, Accelerator Index, etc.

Vice-Chair: Products

  • Shall work with the Chair to identify new global products that create value for the IEEE Entrepreneurship members 
  • Shall monitor existing product suitability and revenues and modify as needed
  • Products include but are not limited to “Power by IEEE”, Patreon, IEEE Learning Network, Career Center, etc.

Vice-Chair: Partnerships

  • Shall work with the Chair to identify new global partnership in support of IEEE Entrepreneurship
  • Shall manage and cultivate existing partnerships and modify as needed
  • Partnerships include but are not limited to Amazon Web Services, Freshworks, UN-ITU, CERN Summer Entrepreneurship Program, Women in Engineering, Young Professionals, Industry Engagement Committee, etc.

Member-At-Large

  • Actively participates in all meetings of the full Steering Committee
  • Serves as a liaison to other IEEE organization units where assigned at the discretion of the Chair
  • Is assigned duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the Chair
  • Serves on ad hoc project teams at the discretion of the Chair

Liaison Non-Voting Roles/Description

These roles are filled at the discretion of the Chair and with the affirmation of the committee. These roles vary based on the goals and efforts within a given year. Other non-voting liaison roles can be added at the discretion of the chair and with the affirmation of the committee.

Liaison, Global Public Policy

  • Coordinates efforts with the Chair and Vice-Chair, Industry & Investor Activities
  • 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 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
  • Produces and/or identifies content in this area for the IEEE Entrepreneurship website and communications platforms

Liaison, Social Impact

  • Coordinates efforts with the Vice-Chair, Education & Awards
  • Serves as liaison with IEEE Humanitarian Activities
  • Monitors activities of IEEE organization units for social impact related to the startup community
  • Coordinates with Chair opportunities for IEEE to gain exposure in sustainable and social entrepreneurship communities and events

Liaison, Standards

  • Coordinates efforts with the Chair and Vice-Chair, Industry & Investor Activities
  • Serves as liaison to Standards Activities and/or TA Committee on Standards in providing guidance on the needs of entrepreneurial audiences
  • Monitors activities of IEEE organization units for standards activity related to the startup community
  • Works with the IEEE Entrepreneurship Program team on developing content and recruiting speakers related to standards activity within the startup community

Liaison, Young Professionals

  • Coordinates efforts with the Chair and Vice-Chair, Digital Presence
  • 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.
  • Shall create a high-level event plan for the year

Liaison, IEEE Entrepreneurship Affinity Groups, WIE, MGA, etc.,

  • Coordinates communications between the Affinity Groups, staff, and volunteer leaders
  • Ensures that appropriate individuals on the Affinity Groups volunteer team have access to the portal management
  • Other responsibilities as agreed to by the IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee, etc.

Liaison, Educational Activities Board

  • Coordinates efforts with the Chair and Vice-Chair, Digital Presence
  • Shall monitor the status of all IEEE Educational Activities Board programs and activities
  • Shall coordinate with the IEEE Educational Activities Board Chair to develop programs and activities to promote the visibility of IEEE
  • Shall create a high-level event plan for the year

Eligibility

IEEE Entrepreneurship encourages and welcomes members to participate in liaison roles. Anyone may submit a nomination; you do not need to be an IEEE member to submit a nomination, but this may be a factor in final selections. All applicants should have some experience with entrepreneurship and be able to perform the expected duties of that role. The determination of Steering Committee voting roles is on the basis of a promote-from-within philosophy, which allows IEEE Entrepreneurship Volunteers to start in a liaison role and develop the necessary skills and know-how to progress into more advance roles. Volunteers who have served in a role in the past are eligible for further liaison roles; however, they must complete a new nomination form.