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Position Announcement: AIS VP of Technology Application Solicitation

Wednesday, October 17, 2012  

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is seeking qualified candidates for the volunteer position of Vice President of Technology. The current VP of Technology, Andrew Schwarz, is stepping down after a successful two terms in office. Everyone at AIS is grateful for Andy's many years of service on council and for his countless contributions to the association. Thank you, Andy! AIS is, therefore, seeking to fill this important position. Applications will be evaluated by the AIS Nominating Committee and a recommendation of the leading candidate will be presented to AIS Council for approval at the December Council meeting.  


Term of Office: Three years (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016). As outlined in the AIS Bylaws, the Vice President of Technology shall oversee all AIS technologies and systems and provide strategic guidance to council on future technology development. This includes developing plans for improving AIS technologies and systems and making recommendations to the Council regarding new strategic investments in technology (as needed). This also will require the preparation and submission of an annual report to AIS Council on the status of AIS technology and technology-related activities.  

The Vice President of Technology is a voting member of AIS Council and also appoints and serves as chair of the AIS Technology Committee. The Technology Committee provides policy, advisory and oversight functions for all AIS technologies and systems. This includes providing recommendations on the strategic direction and development of all new technology investments for AIS, new capabilities in which AIS should invest in and assessments on how AIS systems can be better integrated and can better meet the needs of all stakeholders. (   


There are a number of quarterly and annual duties of which prospective candidates should be aware. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Quarterly: Prepare status report for and participate in quarterly AIS Council meetings.  Meetings in March and September are virtual, and meetings in June and December are face-to-face (the latter at ICIS and the former at a yet to be determined location) 
  • Annually: Prepare annual report for Council on the status of AIS technology and technology related activities
  • As needed: Periodic reviews of new AIS technology-related issues, and periodic meetings with the AIS Technology Committee          


  • Member of AIS
  • Degree(s) in information systems and/or computer science preferred
  • Relevant work experience a plus
  • Leadership experience in strategic decision-making and committee leadership
  • Must commit to attending two virtual and two face-to-face Council meetings in each of the three years of the term (the vice president is responsible for his/her own travel expenses and conference attendance fees)   


Interested candidates should submit their name, vitae, and outline of relevant experience to Jane Fedorowicz, President Elect and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at by October 31, 2012. Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent immediately.Finalists will be contacted no later than November 15, 2012. A final decision will be made for Council approval at its December 2012 meeting.  


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