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The MGA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is seeking candidates to serve on the MGA Board and MGA Committees in 2015. Below is a list of available 2015 MGA positions.

Visit the MGA Committees Web page to learn more about the committees

A general position description for an MGA standing committee chair is available below. Specific committee chair and member position descriptions will be posted as they become available.

The MGA Mission and Vision and desired common characteristics and common skills are also noted below.

In order to give the MGA N&A Committee an opportunity to prepare and distribute the slate of candidates, please adhere to the nomination deadlines:

  • 1 April: Candidates for Vice President-Member and Geographic Activities/MGA Chair
  • 1 April: Candidates for MGA Treasurer and MGA Vice Chairs
  • 1 April: Candidates for MGA Committee Chairs
  • 1 August: Candidates for MGA Committee Members

You will be directed to an online portal. Follow the instructions provided within the portal to submit your nomination.

Note: To be eligible to be a Chair or a voting member of any MGA Committee, except the Student Activities Committee, the individual must be a member in good standing and shall be at IEEE Graduate Student Member, Member, Senior Member, or Fellow grade. MGA Board members (VP-MGA, Treasurer, Vice Chairs), the Chair and Members of the IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee, and the Chair of the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee shall be at IEEE Senior Member or Fellow grade.
 

MGA Board Positions: deadline 1 April

  • Vice President-Member and Geographic Activities (VP-MGA)/MGA Board Chair
    - Also serves on IEEE Board of Directors
  • MGA Treasurer
  • MGA Vice Chair-Geographic Unit Operations (VC-GUO)
  • MGA Vice Chair-Information Management (VC-IM)
  • MGA Vice Chair-Member Development (VC-MD)
  • MGA Vice Chair-Strategic Management and Analysis (VC-SMA)

 
 

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MGA Committee Chairs: deadline 1 April

  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
  • MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
  • IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence Committee
  • MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
    - Chair is VC-GUO
  • MGA ieee.tv Advisory Committee
  • MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
    - Chair is VC-IM
  • IEEE Life Members Committee
  • MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • MGA Member Engagement and Life Cycle Committee
    - Chair is VC-MD
  • MGA Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee
  • MGA Potentials Editorial Board
  • MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee
    - Chair is VC-SMA
  • MGA Student Activities Committee
  • MGA vTools Committee
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
  • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

 
 

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MGA Committee Members: deadline 1 August

  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
    - Each Region Director appoints one member
  • MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
  • IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence Committee
  • MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
  • MGA ieee.tv Advisory Committee
  • MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
  • IEEE Life Members Committee
  • MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
  • MGA Potentials Editorial Board
  • MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee
  • MGA Student Activities Committee
  • MGA vTools Committee
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
  • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

 
 

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MGA Standing Committee Chair position description

Qualifications

  • Must be of Graduate Student member, member, Senior member, or Fellow grade, unless chaired by the responsible Vice Chair, in which case must be of Senior member or Fellow grade
  • Previous experience as a member of the Committee is preferable
  • Project and time-management experience
  • Willingness to change and quick to adopt new work methods
  • Access to personal computer, Internet connection, and general-purpose office software

 Responsibilities

  • Conduct the business of the Committee to achieve the purpose and functions of that Committee in accordance with its Charter
  • Establish subcommittees and ad hoc committees as needed in accordance with the Committee Charter
  • Call and chair meetings of the Committee in accordance with its Charter
  • Provide for the recording and distribution of minutes for the meetings in accordance with the Committee Charter
  • Recommend to the MGA Board (or other IEEE organizational unit) or the responsible MGA Vice Chair proposed changes to the Committee Charter to ensure that the Charter meets the current needs and objectives of the Committee
  • Carry out other tasks assigned to the Committee by the appropriate organizational unit, VP, or responsible MGA Vice Chair
  • Bring appropriate Committee items to the attention of the MGA Board or the responsible MGA Vice Chair
  • Report the status of Committee activity to MGA representative and other IEEE organizational unit
  • Prepare and present Committee budgets to the MGA Board or the responsible MGA Vice Chair as appropriate
  • Approve and forward to the Member and Geographic Activities department all Committee expenditures
  • Maintain cognizance of Committee actual versus planned expenditure rates and associated work completed. Report through the Committee administrative chain budget status and recommendations for corrections
 
 

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MGA volunteer common characteristics and skills

Individuals nominated for MGA positions should have the following common characteristics and skills:

Common Characteristics 

  1. Must possess a willingness to develop an understanding of the Strategic Vision of MGA and commit to its implementation and operating principles.
  2. Should have demonstrated an increasing amount of management experience and excellent leadership qualities within their professional career.
  3. Should have a desire for or experience in translating strategic vision into tactical action and providing direction and guidance to the design and implementation teams that carry out the mission.
  4. Must be able to gain an understanding of the role of information technology in enabling MGA functions.

Common Skills

  1. Demonstrated some tactical management experience.
  2. Demonstrated leadership skills in a volunteer-led organization that operates by consensus. Negotiating skill is a definite plus.
  3. Demonstrated interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cross-cultural and transnational issues.
  4. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and organizational ability.
  5. Demonstrated some relationship and consensus building in a collaborative working environment.
  6. Has an understanding of remote/electronic working environments and associated tools.
 
 
 

MGA vision and mission

MGA Vision - Ensure Quality Member Opportunities through Continuous Engagement

Guiding Principles

  • Membership is a core value of IEEE.
  • Members shape IEEE's future.

MGA Mission - Inspire, Enable, Empower, and Engage Members of IEEE

For the purposes of . . . 

  • fulfilling the mission of IEEE;
  • enhancing the members' growth and development through their life cycle;
  • providing a professional home.
 
 

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