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INCOSE Leadership Positions

INCOSE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors supported by the Member Board, the Technical Leadership Team, administrative committees, and Central Office staff. The INCOSE leadership team works to meet the needs of individual and corporate members while advancing the practice of systems engineering.

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Board of Directors

President
This elected Officer Position begins in the Office of President-Elect and after two-years, evolves to President.  There is a two-year term of office as President. The President is the senior officer and spokesperson for INCOSE, and provides leadership and strategic direction for the organization. The President should be a recognized spokesperson for the advancement of systems engineering and possess proven leadership experience in industry, government, and/or academia. Demonstrated dedication to INCOSE’s mission, values, and organizational growth is an essential requirement for candidacy. Ideally, the candidate will hold a professional position involving frequent interaction with decision-makers in the industries dependent on systems engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision, direction and control of the business and officers of the corporation
  • Presides at all meetings of the Board and Members
  • Represents INCOSE to the international community  

Authority:

  • Officer of the Corporation
  • Chairs the Executive Committee
  • Chairs and voting member of the Board of Directors
  • Supervision, direction and control of the business and officers of the corporation
  • Functional Owner of INCOSE Policy BOD - 201
  • Accountability:
  • As stipulated in the INCOSE Bylaws, ADM-101 and BOD-100

Required Skills:

  • Recognized spokesperson for the advancement of systems engineering and possess proven leadership experience in industry, government, and/or academia.
  • Demonstrated dedication to INCOSE’s mission, values, and organizational growth
  • Demonstrated management experience at the organizational level
  • Prior Experience with Strategic Planning
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
 
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President-Elect
The INCOSE President-Elect is an elected, Officer Position with a two-year term of office. The President-Elect serves as a member of the Executive Committee and a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors. As Chief Operating Officer for the Corporation, the President Elect Chairs the Planning and Budgeting Committee, which develops and maintains the INCOSE Long Range Plan and Annual Operating Plan. The President-Elect supports the President in the day-to-day operation of INCOSE.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs all duties of the President when the President is absent, disabled or refuses to act
  • Member of the Events Committee
  • Participates in all BOD and EXCOM meetings
  • Participates on other committees as assigned
  • Succeeds the President when his/her term of office is complete or upon resignation of the President  

Authority:

  • Officer of the Corporation
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Ways & Means Committee
  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Chairs the Planning & Budgeting Committee
  • Chairs the Honors & Awards Committee
  • Functional Owner of INCOSE Policy BOD –200, MGT-100, FIN-101, REC-100, 102, 105, 106, & 108

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Recognized spokesperson for the advancement of systems engineering and possess proven leadership experience in industry, government, and/or academia.
  • Demonstrated dedication to INCOSE’s mission, values, and organizational growth
  • Demonstrated management experience at the organizational level
  • Prior Experience with Strategic Planning
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
 
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Secretary
The INCOSE Secretary is an elected, Officer Position with a two-year term of office. The Secretary serves as a member of the Executive Committee and a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors. As Secretary, this officer formulates agendas for all BOD and EXCOM business meetings, records the official proceedings and attendance at these meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares Agendas for all EXCOM and BOD meetings
  • Records and maintains minutes and attendance of all proceedings of the members and board of directors
  • Maintains an INCOSE membership list, including the addresses of the members
  • Provides guidance and assistance to U.S. Chapters on incorporation matters 
  • Participates in all BOD and EXCOM meetings
  • Participates on other committees as assigned

Authority:

  • Officer of the Corporation
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Ways & Means Committee
  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Functional Owner of the following INCOSE Policies: ADM – 100, 101, 102 & 103, BOD-100, CMT-100, ELC-100, MET – 100, MGT – 200, & WMC - 100

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated dedication to INCOSE’s mission, values, and organizational growth
  • Demonstrated management experience at the organizational level
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
 
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Treasurer
The INCOSE Treasurer is an elected, Officer Position with a two-year term of office. The Treasurer serves as a member of the Executive Committee and a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors. As Chief Financial Officer for the Corporation, the Treasurer keeps and maintains adequate and correct books and records of account of the corporation.

The treasurer ensures that sound decisions are made in expending funds, in accordance with strategic directions and plans of the organization, and based on a sound business case.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains records of all financial transactions
  • Maintains and report current financial status of the corporation
  • Receives and deposits all monies and other valuables belonging to the corporation in the name and to the credit of the corporation
  • Disburses INCOSE monies and other valuables as authorized by the Board of Directors
  • Prepares, Coordinates and maintains the INCOSE Annual Operating Budget, with the support of the Planning & Budgeting Committee
  • Prepares and delivers a complete financial statement to the BOD and Committee Chairs on a semi-annual basis
  • Participates in all BOD and EXCOM meetings
  • Participates on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Officer of the Corporation
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Planning & Budgeting Committee
  • Member of the Ways & Means Committee
  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Functional Owner of INCOSE Policy: FIN -100
  • Financial Signature Authority is as defined in FIN -100

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Significant experience with financial management of an organizational entity
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
 
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Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) Chair
The INCOSE CAB Chair is an appointed Director position with a two-year term of Office. The CAB Chair is a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors and focuses on the leadership, management and governance of INCOSE's Corporate Advisory Board.

Responsibilities:

  • Holds at least two CAB meetings per year in conjunction with the International Workshop and Symposium
  • Provides Minutes of CAB Meetings to the BOD
  • Identifies and Target Agencies, Institutions and Corporations for Recruitment to the CAB
  • Works with Director, International Growth to maintain a balanced membership of U.S. and non-U.S. organizations from Academia, Government and Industry and also spanning application domains
  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates CAB needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans
  • Manages the CAB related aspects of the Annual Operating Plan
  • Encourages CAB Member Organizations to Support INCOSE Within their respective organizations
  • Participates in all BOD meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Member of the Planning & Budgeting Committee
  • Chairs the Corporate Advisory Board
  • Functional Owner of INCOSE Policy: CAB – 100

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and their application sectors
  • Industrial, Academic or Government experience with applying systems engineering at the organizational level
  • Experience of the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Technical Director
The INCOSE Technical Director is an appointed Director position with a two-year term of Office. The Technical Director is a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors and focuses on the leadership, management and governance of INCOSE's diverse technical activities across the range of systems engineering practices in different domains around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates Technical needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans
  • Manages the technical aspects of the INCOSE Annual Operating Plan
  • Maintains an effective organization to facilitate the engagement of systems engineers from diverse backgrounds and with wide ranging interests
  • Ensures the effective governance, including management, control and review, of INCOSE's technical information
  • Participates in all BOD meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Chairs the Technical Leadership Team (TLT)
  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Member of the Planning & Budgeting Committee
  • Functional Owner of INCOSE Policies: REC – 103 & 107, TEC – 100, 101, 102,103 and 104

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience of the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Member Board Chair
The Member Board Chair is an appointed Director position with a one - year term of Office and is a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors. The Member Board Chair, an elected representative from one of the INCOSE regions, begins his/her 3-year tenure as the Secretary of the Member Board, having been elected by the other representatives on the Member Board, then succeeds to Member Board Co-Chair for one year and then Member Board Chair for one year. The Member Board Chair is responsible for the management and governance of the INCOSE Member Board and communicates member and chapter needs to the BOD. The Member Board Chair also communicates BOD plans, actions, and requests to the members and chapters in coordination with the Director of Communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates Member Board needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans
  • Meets regularly with Regional and Chapter Leadership to understand their needs and issues
  • Attend Chapter Meetings in other Chapters to foster comaderie and facilitate communications
  • Formulates initiatives that meet the needs of the members and chapters
  • Takes appropriate action to respond to issues received from INCOSE members and chapters
  • Focuses on initiatives related to the retention of current members and the identification of potential new membership populations
  • Assesses and evaluates the health and viability of the various chapters and initiates actions in conjunction with other INCOSE Boards to revitalize the chapter as needed
  • Ensures the INCOSE regional definitions align closely with the demographics of the membership.
  • Maintains strong collaborative links with INCOSE’s other Boards and committees
  • Participates in all BOD Meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned

Authority:

  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Member of the Planning & Budgeting Committee
  • Chairs the Member Board (MB)
  • Functional Owner of INCOSE Policies: CHP – 100 & 101, MBD – 100 & 101, MBR – 100 & REC-10

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience in the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization, preferably at the INCOSE chapter level
 
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Member Board Co-Chair
The Member Board Chair Co-Chair is an appointed Director position with a one-year term of Office and is a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors. As Co-Chair, this individual supports the Member Board Chair in executing his/her duties.  The Member Board Co-Chair, an elected representative from one of the INCOSE regions and follows the succession process listed for the Member Board Chair, above.  In the absence of the Member Board Chair, the Co-Chair is responsible for the management and governance of the INCOSE Member Board and communicates member and chapter needs to the BOD.   The Member Board Co-Chair also communicates BOD plans, actions, and requests to the members and chapters in coordination with the Director of Communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates Member Board needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans
  • Meets regularly with Regional and Chapter Leadership to understand their needs and issues
  • Attend Chapter Meetings in other Chapters to foster comaderie and facilitate communications
  • Formulates initiatives that meet the needs of the members and chapters
  • Takes appropriate action to respond to issues received from INCOSE members and chapters
  • Focuses on initiatives related to the retention of current members and the identification of potential new membership populations
  • Assesses and evaluates the health and viability of the various chapters and initiates actions in conjunction with other INCOSE Boards to revitalize the chapter as needed
  • Ensures the INCOSE regional definitions align closely with the demographics of the membership.
  • Maintains strong collaborative links with INCOSE’s other Boards and committees
  • Participates in all BOD Meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned

Authority:

  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Member of the Planning & Budgeting Committee
  • Co-Chairs the Member Board (MB)

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience in the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization, preferably at the INCOSE chapter level
 
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Director, Commercial Outreach
The INCOSE Director for Commercial Outreach is an appointed position with a three year term of office. This individual is responsible to the President for developing, maintaining and implementing INCOSE’s global strategy for outreach to the Commercial; Sector.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in all BOD meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned
  • Prepares, Coordinates, Communicates and Implements the INCOSE Commercial Outreach Strategy and Plan
  • Identifies Commercial Outreach needs for the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans

Authority:

  • Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Strong understanding of the commercial business sector  
  • Strong understanding of unique aspects of systems engineering in the commercial business sector
  • Developing and implementing strategies for the effective promotion of the values and mission of an organization
  • Experience with the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Director for Communications
The INCOSE Director for Communications is an elected, Director at-Large position with a three-year term of Office. The Director of Communications is a voting member of the INCOSE Board of Directors and focuses on the effective positioning and promotion of INCOSE, its products, and services, utilizing multiple communication modes to increase awareness across diverse domains around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops an Annual and Strategic (Five Year) Communications Plan
  • Prepares and Communicates Communications needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans
  • Develops High Quality materials to support INCOSE’s communication and outreach efforts
  • Publishes Quarterly INCOSE Insight Newsletter
  • Publishes Periodic E-Notes
  • Facilitates Effective communications both from INCOSE outwards and within INCOSE
  • Directs the Operation and Maintenance of the INCOSE Website
  • Participates in all BOD meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Experience in developing supporting materials for an effective communications campaign
  • Experience in performing market analysis and product positioning studies
 
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Director for International Growth
The INCOSE Director for International Growth is an elected, Director at-Large position with a three-year term of office. The director will develop, implement and maintain a strategy and plan for reaching out to untapped areas of high-potential membership, and growing membership at the individual and corporate level on a global scale.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a strategy and plan for international growth
  • Works with the Directors of the Member Board and Corporate Advisory Board to develop and direct an implementation of plan for international growth
  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates International Growth needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans
  • Report status of plan for international growth to the BOD
  • Participates in all BOD meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Voting Member of the BOD
  • Functional Owner INCOSE Policy: BOD 202

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic and Growth Planning at an International Level
  • Understanding of International Business policies and conventions 
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience of the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Director for Organizational Development
The INCOSE Director for Organizational Development is an elected, Director at-Large position with a three-year term of Office. This individual is responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing strategic plans to improve INCOSE’s influence and prestige on a global level.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in all BOD meetings
  • Serves on other committees as assigned
  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates Organizational Development needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans  

Authority:

  • Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Developing and implementing strategies for the effective promotion of the values and mission of an organization
  • Understanding the professional services required increasing public awareness of an organization globally 
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience with the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Director for Strategy
The INCOSE Director for Strategy is an elected, Director at-Large position with a three-year term of Office. This individual is responsible for developing and maintaining a broad level strategy to enable INCOSE to achieve its objectives. The Director of Strategy works closely with the President, President-Elect and other board members to develop strategy, identify opportunities for implementation, evaluating effectiveness, and maintaining strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in all BOD Meetings
  • Develops, implements, assesses effectiveness and maintains INCOSE Strategy
  • Serves on other committees as assigned
  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates Strategy needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans

Authority:

  • Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Developing and implementing strategies for the effective promotion of the values and mission of an organization
  • Understanding the professional services required to increase public awareness of an organization globally 
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience with the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Associate Directors

Associate Director for Communications, Information Technology (IT)
The INCOSE Associate Director for Communications, IT, is an appointed position with a two-year term of Office. This individual is responsible to the Director of Communications for managing the INCOSE IT infrastructure to improve the effectiveness of INCOSE internal and external communications and collaboration.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in BOD meetings as requested
  • Serves on other committees as assigned
  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates IT Guidelines 
  • Remains proactive in the selection and implementation of required infrastructure to service distributed collaboration
  • Elicits needs from stakeholders and maintains mappings to current recommended technologies
  • Remains current with IT technology trends  

Authority:

  • Non-Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Developing and implementing IT solutions for global communication and collaboration applications 
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience with the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Associate Director for Communications, Marketing
The INCOSE Associate Director for Communications, Marketing is an appointed position with a two-year term of Office. This individual is responsible to the Director of Communications for developing, maintaining and implementing marketing plans to increase the global awareness of INCOSE, its products and services, fostering growth in accordance with BOD objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in BOD Meetings as requested  
  • Serves on other committees as assigned
  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates the INCOSE Marketing Plan
  • Lead INCOSE and the marketing team in execution of the marketing plan
  • Identifies marketing needs for the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans

Authority:

  • Non-Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies for the effective promotion of the values and mission of an organization
  • Understanding the professional services required to increase public awareness of an organization globally 
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience with the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Associate Director for Communications, Public Relations
The INCOSE Associate Director for Communications, Public Relations, is an appointed position with a two-year term of Office. This individual is responsible to the Director of Communications for developing Public Relations guidelines, and providing Public Relations Counsel to improve the effectiveness of INCOSE external communications and Events.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in BOD Meetings as requested
  • Serves on other committees as assigned
  • Prepares, Coordinates and Communicates Public Relations Guidelines 
  • Identifies Public Relations needs for the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans

Authority:

  • Non-Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Developing and implementing public relations guidelines and providing public relations counsel to enhance the communication of the organizations mission and values globally
  • Understanding the professional services required to increase public awareness of an organization globally 
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience with the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Member Board

Member Board Regional Representative
The Member Board (MB) Regional Representative is an elected official representing the INCOSE members and chapters of the particular region from which he/she is elected. Regional Representatives need to know the leadership of, strengths and needs of the chapters in their respective regions. They should be available to receive member and chapter questions and seek out answers from various sources. They are also a vital conduit of information between INCOSE, the chapters, and the members.  Regional Representatives should available to attend both IS and IW each year, including the Saturday before each event.  If elected by the MB, a representative serves 3 years in turn as Secretary, Co-Chair, and Chair of the MB.  For the latter two years, they also serve as a voting member of the INCOSE BoD and should be prepared to attend a total of four BoD meetings each year, two of which are held at the IS and IW.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in MB monthly telecons 
  • Contacts each chapter in their region quarterly, at a minimum
  • Attends meetings at all chapters in their region of responsibility to communicate INCOSE messages and gain better insight into Chapter issues
  • Leads efforts to ensure their regional chapters are functionally healthy and meeting member needs
  • Prepares quarterly reports on the health of their regional chapters, which are reviewed by both the MB and the BoD for actions as necessary 
  • Attends both the International Symposium and the International Workshop (see above)
  • Represents the MB and the members by serving on INCOSE Top Priority project teams
  • Serves as the lead for MB initiatives  

Authority:

  • Voting member of the MB

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience in the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization, preferably at the INCOSE chapter level
  • A working knowledge of the INCOSE Business and Technical Leadership organization
 
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Technical Leadership Team

Technical Director – Elect
The INCOSE Technical Director-Elect is an appointed Director position with a two-year term of Office which is immediately followed by a two-year term as Technical Director. The Technical Director-Elect reports to the incumbent Technical Director. The Technical Director-Elect assists the Technical Director in the performance of their duties which are focused on the leadership, management and governance of INCOSE's diverse technical activities across the range of systems engineering practices in different domains around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Technical Director in the Preparation, Coordination, Communication and Management of the Technical aspects of the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans
  • Leads specific technical tasks and coordinates specific activities of the Technical Leadership Team as assigned
  • Participates in BOD meetings, representing the Technical Director as a voting member of the BoD in the Technical Director’s absence
  • Serves on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience of the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Associate Director, Technical Review
The INCOSE Associate Director for Technical Review is an appointed position with a two year term of office. This individual is responsible to the Technical Director for developing, maintaining and implementing a technical review process and capability to assure the technical excellence of INCOSE Products and Services.  The individual appointed to this position will be recognized within INCOSE for their technical standing and will typically be an INCOSE Fellow.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in BOD meetings as requested
  • Serves on other committees as assigned
  • Prepares, Coordinates, Communicates and maintains the INCOSE Technical Review Process
  • Appoints members to technical reviews
  • Chairs INCOSE Technical Reviews and communicates and coordinates outcomes of same
  • Identifies Technical Review needs into the INCOSE Long Range and Annual Operating Plans

Authority:

  • Non-Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Strong understanding of the Systems Engineering Management and Technical Processes
  • Experienced in Composing and Chairing Technical Review Teams
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience with the leadership and coordination of activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Committee Chairs

Events Committee Chair
The INCOSE Events Committee Chair is an appointed Director position with a two-year term of Office. The position reports to the incumbent President-Elect. The Events Committee Chair leads the governance committee for INCOSE Events, maintains related policies and procedures and assures the successful planning and execution of INCOSE Events.

Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with the President Elect and Board of Directors to obtain event requirements
  • Leads the Events Committee in preparing event solicitations, evaluating proposals, selecting the best candidate and informing the selected candidate and those who were not selected of the outcomes of the proposal evaluations.
  • Works with selected host committees to assist them in event planning
  • Schedules regular reviews to assess risks and progress against plan
  • Prepares and reports assessments of progress of the host committee against plan
  • Captures post-event customer feedback, financials and lessons learned
  • Shares lessons learned with the BOD and future host committees
  • Participates in BOD meetings as requested
  • Serves on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Chairs the Events Committee
  • Non-Voting Member of the BoD
  • Functional Owner of INCOSE Policy: SYM-100

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience of the leadership and coordination of events and activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Events Committee Co-Chair
The INCOSE Events Committee Co-Chair is an appointed Director position with a two-year term of Office. The position reports to the incumbent Events Committee Chair. The Events Committee Co-Chair assists the Events Committee Chair in leading the governance committee for INCOSE Events, maintaining related policies and procedures and assuring the successful planning and execution of INCOSE Events.

Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with the President Elect and Board of Directors to obtain event requirements
  • In the absence of the Events Committee Chair, leads the Events Committee in preparing event solicitations, evaluating proposals, selecting the best candidate and informing the selected candidate and those who were not selected of the outcomes of the proposal evaluations.
  • Works with selected host committees to assist them in event planning
  • Schedules regular reviews to assess risks and progress against plan
  • Prepares and reports assessments of progress of the host committee against plan
  • Captures post-event customer feedback, financials and lessons learned
  • Shares lessons learned with the BOD and future host committees
  • Participates in BOD Meetings at the request of the Events Committee Chair
  • Serves on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Co-Chairs the Events Committee
  • Non-Voting Member of the BoD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Broad understanding of the diversity of systems engineering practices and application sectors
  • Experience of the leadership and coordination of events and activities within a volunteer organization
 
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Ways & Means Committee Chair
The INCOSE Ways & Means Committee Chair is an appointed Position with a two-year term of office. The Ways & Means Committee Chair is the chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee and is responsible for developing, maintaining and communicating the INCOSE Policies and Procedures. The Ways and Means Committee Chair is also responsible for assuring that the INCOSE Policies and Procedures are compliant with the INCOSE Bylaws and the legal codes under which INCOSE is incorporated while at the same time helping INCOSE achieve its objectives.

The Ways & Means Chair has a close and confidential working relationship with the Board and other key leaders in INCOSE.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares Agendas and draft policies and procedures for all Ways & Means Committee meetings
  • Records and maintains minutes and attendance of all proceedings of the Ways & Means Committee Meetings 
  • Maintains the INCOSE Policies and Procedures
  • Provides guidance and assistance to the BOD and Members on INCOSE Policies and Procedures and Bylaws
  • Participates in all BOD and EXCOM meetings
  • Works between BOD meetings with W&M Co-Chair, Board members, and other leaders to prepare policy and Bylaws updates, which include any ballot initiatives that require a vote of the membership.
  • Participates on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Chairs the Ways & Means Committee

Accountability:

  • As stipulated in the Policies CMT-100 and WMC-100

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated dedication to INCOSE’s mission, values, and organizational growth
  • Demonstrated management experience at the organizational level
  • Experience with non-profit Boards, particularly those that operate as representative groups governed by US non-profit regulations or the equivalent and that follow Robert's Rules of Order
  • The ability to interpret the legal requirements and research options to solve INCOSE needs
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
 
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Ways & Means Committee Co-Chair
The INCOSE Ways & Means Committee Co-Chair is an appointed Position with a two-year term of office. The Ways & Means Committee Co-Chair reports to the Ways & Means Committee Chair and assists the Chairperson in the performance of their duties. In the absence of the Ways & Means Committee Chair, the Ways & Means Committee Co-Chair chairs the Ways and Means Committee and is responsible for developing, maintaining and communicating the INCOSE Policies and Procedures. The Ways and Means Committee Co-Chair assists the Ways & Means Committee Chair in assuring that the INCOSE Policies and Procedures are compliant with the INCOSE Bylaws and the legal codes under which INCOSE is incorporated.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation of agendas and draft policies and procedures for all Ways & Means Committee meetings
  • Assists in recording and maintaining minutes and attendance of all proceedings of the Ways & Means Committee Meetings 
  • Assists in maintaining the INCOSE Policies and Procedures
  • Assists in providing guidance and assistance to the BOD and Members on INCOSE Policies and Procedures and Bylaws
  • Participates in all BOD and EXCOM meetings at the request of the Ways & Means Chair
  • Works between BOD meetings with W&M Chair, Board members, and other leaders to prepare policy and Bylaws updates, which include any ballot initiatives that require a vote of the membership.
  • Participates on other committees as assigned  

Authority:

  • Chairs the Ways & Means Committee (when the Ways & Means Committee Chair is absent)

Accountability:

  • As stipulated in the Policies CMT-100 and WMC-100

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated dedication to INCOSE’s mission, values, and organizational growth
  • Demonstrated management experience at the organizational level
  • Experience with non-profit Boards, particularly those that operate as representative groups governed by US non-profit regulations or the equivalent and that follow Robert's Rules of Order
  • The ability to interpret the legal requirements and research options to solve INCOSE needs
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundarie
 
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Central Office

Managing Executive
The INCOSE Managing Executive is an appointed position with a one year term of office. This individual and their support staff, is responsible to the President for a wide range of administrative support services to the organization as defined below.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a Business Office for INCOSE
  • Participates in all BOD, CAB, EXCOM and Fellows meetings
  • Attends International Workshop and International Symposium
  • Serves other committees as assigned
  • Provides administrative support to BOD, CAB, Chapters, EXCOM, Fellows, MB, and TLT
  • Maintains CAB and INCOSE Membership Lists and Chapter Contact List
  • Maintains INCOSE insurance policies
  • Provides general financial services to include, but not limited to: maintaining the general ledger, preparing and filing tax returns, paying bills, and preparing monthly financial reports
  • Processes New Members
  • Publish INCOSE publications
  • Provides the primary contact for INCOSE, answering inquiries about the organization and our events
  • Supports elections including tallying ballot results
  • Receives, routes for review and processes applications for INCOSE Certification
  • Maintains Certification and renewal records
  • Accepts revenue, acknowledges donors and maintains donor & financial records for the INCOSE Foundation  

Authority:

  • Non-Voting Member of the BOD

Accountability:

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively across international and cultural boundaries
  • Developing and implementing strategies for the effective promotion of the values and mission of an organization
  • Comprehensive understanding of the INCOSE organization
  • Strong business management skills for non-profit organizations

 
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