Volunteer Role Descriptions

Volunteer Role Descriptions

The IEEE Entrepreneurship Initiative is calling for nominations for Steering Committee Officers in 2018. 

Anyone may submit a nomination; you do not need to be an IEEE member to submit a nomination.  Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged.  IEEE Organizational units may submit  recommendations if the governing body or its designee has endorsed the candidate.  

The deadline to submit nominations for steering committee member positions is 12 Feb 2018.

Eligibility:

IEEE Entrepreneurship Initiative encourages and welcome members to join the committee. However, the nominee should have reasonable experience to conduct the expected duties.

Volunteers who have served in a role on the committee immediately prior to 2018 are eligible for further service, however, must also complete the nomination form.

Term:

All terms are currently appointed on a year to year basis.

Duties:

The duties of the officers can be found on this page below.

Nominations should be submitted no later than 12 February 2018.

The IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee Chair will post the results newly appointed committee on the IEEE Entrepreneurship Portal on 1 March 2018.

IEEE greatly values the contributions of the volunteers and we hope you will consider volunteering for a committee position next year.

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

  • 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

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