Educational Activities Coordinator

IEEE Educational Activities volunteers and staff are responsible for coordinating the educational activities of the IEEE by developing educational programs to ensure

  1. The technological literacy of pre-university students,
  2. the continuous maintenance and improvement of engineering education programs through active participation in accreditation activities, and
  3. the development of continuing education products and services that serve the professional development and lifelong learning needs of electro-technology professionals worldwide.

The Section Educational Activities Chair assists in these efforts by coordinating local educational activities programs for IEEE members and developing educational programs to encourage the technological literacy of pre-university students.

The usual term of office for the position of Educational Activities Chair is one year. Term of office begins in January until the end of December. The time needed to fulfill this volunteer position is approximately 7 hours per week.

Roles:

  • Serves as a Chair of the IEEE Section Educational Activities
  • Preside in all educational activities matters at section meetings
  • Represent the Section at IEEE gatherings, particularly relating to educational activities
  • Upon request, represent the Section at Regional Committee Meetings and vote on educational activities related issues on the basis of the best interest of IEEE

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend Section Executive Committee (ExCom) meetings regularly for information and/or action. Present your annual activities agenda and Send a report for your report to the Section. If you need help or have problems, report it for action.
  • Provide a regular report to the Section Executive Committee about status of educational activities programs in the Section and in the geographic area.
  • Be aware of Section’s demographics with relation to membership employed by academia, industry, and government for development of programs. This could assist you to prioritize towards university educational versus continuing education needs in your area.
  • With the approval of the Section Executive Committee, plan and execute training programs to address the educational development of the membership
  • Maintain information about Educational Activities through the IEEE Educational Activities Department (http://www.ieee.org/education)
  • Communicate with neighboring IEEE Section Educational Activities Committee Chairs in your Region to identify joint needs and programs.
  • Assist sections with educational issues and activities at a national/section level, and establishing better contacts with National Societies in educational activities.
  • Maintain information about area educational and training opportunities and promote these programs to the IEEE membership. Visit the education site for information on continuing education programs at www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/edresources.htm
  • Plan for  Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) activities. The TISP features IEEE Section engineers developing and presenting technologically oriented subject matter to local pre-university educators in an inservice or professional development setting. Visit the site for more information and details on how the program is organized at http://www.ieee.org/education_careers/education/preuniversity/tispt/index.html
  • Plan for Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) projects. EPICS is a program that organizes university and high-school students to work on engineering-related projects for local area humanitarian organizations. http://epics.ieee.org/
  • Maintain communications with Region 8 Educational Activities coordinator
  • Pass on to successor all relevant records of office at the end of term.
  • Share your successes and communicate with other IEEE volunteers around the world.
  • Publish your educational activities in the Region 8 newsletter and in the section newsletter
  • Join the Section/Chapter Volunteer Forum Virtual Community at https://www.ieeecommunities.org/section-chapter_vol

Eligibility:

  • Must be an IEEE member in good standing
  • Must be an IEEE Graduate Student Member, Member, or higher
  • Must reside in the geographic boundaries of the Section

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated business acumen, experience and ability to exercise sound judgments in matters that relate to the current and long-term objectives of IEEE Educational Activities Board and the Section and should be willing and able to contribute positively to the decision-making process of the IEEE;
  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group;
  • Ability to cultivate and engage Section members and other volunteers in IEEE educational activities products and services;
  • Interest and ability to understand the sometimes conflicting interests of the various constituencies of the IEEE and to act in the interest of all Section members and the general public;
  • Honesty, integrity and adherence to high ethical standards;
  • Sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive, and patient approach, community-building skills,
  • Excellent relationship skills and the ability to interact with the public, other organizations, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and diverse communities – particularly those with interest in promoting or contribution towards products and services rendered by the IEEE EAB;
  • Excellent leadership skills including the ability to motivate others; negotiate compromise and resolve differences; maintain positive working relationships and capability to set direction for educational activities matters within a Section;
  • Ability to adhere to governance practices;
  • Passion for, and interest in, the IEEE organization;
  • Ability to dedicate service to the IEEE while maintaining balance with professional and personal life;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to respond quickly to communications by email;
  • Prior volunteer experience.