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Call for Volunteers

Thursday, February 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

AIS is seeking to expand its reach in the areas of strategic partnerships and historical support. To help accomplish these goals, two new appointed positions have been created to hold seats on the AIS Council. 

AIS Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

POSITION OVERVIEW

The position of VP of Strategic Partnerships for the Association for Information Systems (AIS) is open to interested candidates. Selected person will be appointed by the AIS President. The appointment will begin May 1, 2019 and will be a three-year term consecutive with council terms through 2022.  The VP of Strategic Partnerships is a voting member of the Council and will also serve on the following committees: Executive, AMCIS Executive, and ICIS Executive. Prior experiences in program development, sponsorships and fundraising will be useful.  More important however, is a candidate who is committed to the Association, engaged with our community and excited about the possibilities that this Council position can provide.  Some additional areas of responsibility will include:

  • Developing association level sponsorship and stewardship programs.
  • Work with AIS Presidents, VPs, Council and staff in support and / or develop programs to reach out to other IS communities to engage with AIS (e.g. WITS, WISE, WEB, HICCS, Affiliated Conferences).
  • Support and partner with the AIS COO, Executive Director and council members on major fundraising initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITY

This volunteer position has regular duties, including but not limited to the following:

  • Meetings with AIS Leadership Team
  • Prepare VP Report to Council; participate in Council meetings (four a year, two online and two face-to-face meetings)
  • Project related work
  • Other related meetings may be scheduled as needed

SUPPORT

The person will have the full support of the AIS Office. Operating expenses may be budgeted based on needs and performance.

BACKGROUND

The position was established at the AIS council meeting in December 2016.  AIS has had a similar position named VP Development in earlier years.

  • Vice President of Development: Reagan Ramsower, Baylor University (May 2001 thru April 2003).
  • Vice President of Development: Kar Yan Tam, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (1998 thru May 2001).
  • Vice President of Development: Jack D. Becker, University of North Texas (1996 thru 1998).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Faculty or professionals with prior experience(s) of program development or sponsorships are important.  International experience and/or connections with Industry will be helpful.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit their name, vitae, and outline of relevant experience to the AIS President T. P. Liang to the attention Aretha Wright at aretha@aisnet.org by March 30, 2019.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent immediately.  Finalists will be contacted no later than April 12, 2019.  A final decision will be made by April 26, 2019.

AIS Historian

POSITION OVERVIEW

The position of AIS Historian for the Association for Information Systems (AIS) is open to interested candidates. Selected person will be appointed by the AIS President.  The appointment will begin May 1, 2019 and will be a three-year term consecutive with council terms through 2022. As the AIS Historian, you will work closely with the AIS Immediate Past President, members and staff to continue the momentum of documenting the history of the association.  The AIS Historian is an honorary, non-voting role on AIS Council.

RESPONSIBILITY

The AIS Historian will have several important responsibilities including but not limited to the following:

  • Refresh the AIS Historian website and timeline to be consistent with redesigned AIS website.
  • Conduct AIS History Panel at an upcoming AIS conferences.
  • Build upon the archives, interviews, collections and efforts started with the founding of the AIS.
  • *Provide support for special projects such as the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of AIS.

SUPPORT

The person will have the full support of the AIS Office. Operating expenses may be budgeted based on needs and performance.   The position is available to participate in the AIS Council Travel Grant program.

BACKGROUND

The role of the AIS Historian was established in 2015 to build upon and continue the momentum of the founding AIS. Supporting AIS Historian efforts acknowledges the importance of this function to the longevity of the profession, the community, AIS Members, and our AIS Senior Scholars.  One of the prior AIS Historians was Ping Zhang from Syracuse University.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit their name, vitae, and outline of relevant experience to the AIS President T. P. Liang to the attention of Aretha Wright at aretha@aisnet.org by March 30, 2019.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent immediately.  Finalists will be contacted no later than April 12, 2019.  A final decision will be made by April 26, 2019.

 


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