Volunteer Role Descriptions

IEEE ENTREPRENEURSHIP STEERING COMMITTEE

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 advanced roles.

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, 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 Powered 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 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

Eligibility

IEEE Entrepreneurship encourages and welcomes members to participate in liaison roles. Anyone may submit an application; you do not need to be an IEEE member to apply, 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 advanced roles. Volunteers who have served in a role on the committee, immediately before 2022 are eligible for further service; however, they must email IEEE Entrepreneurship Program Manager Thomas Monaco to indicate their interest in serving again.