Gunnar Lindahl

Calls and conducts all Board of Governors meetings and directs the Board and its Members in the performance of their duties.

Responsible to:

  • VATSIM Founders Team
  • VATSIM BoG Team

Position Duties:

  • Ensure key staff vacancies on the Board of Governors (BoG) are filled using a team hiring process to locate qualified candidates as staff openings occur
  • Identify new technical and managerial talent to build a pipeline of trained volunteers from the local facility level to the BoG
  • Chair the BoG meetings ensuring all aspects are executed in accordance with the CoR
  • Manage the Strategic Development long-term plans, develop vision and tactics to achieve that vision using the full resources of the BoG and EC
  • In conjunction with Vice President - Regions, attend EC quarterly meetings, in a non-voting capacity, to provide the EC with insight, advice, and specific recommendations as requested
  • Seek out opportunities to connect with VATSIM members online and in person, as permitted.

Board of Governor Duties:

  • Attend Board of Governors meetings as outlined in Article §2.07 of the VATSIM Code of Regulations
  • Maintain a regular monthly online presence and be willing to answer questions from members if connected with staff callsign
  • Assist with duties as a VATSIM Supervisor when logged into the network with a rating of Administrator
  • Enforce the policies of VATSIM both on and off the network
  • Interact with other members of the Board of Governors, the VATSIM Executive Committee and/or individual Regional Directors as needed to accomplish their individual and collective duties
  • Actively contribute to the development of VATSIM policy, procedures and plans

Position Holder Attributes:

  • Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application and in accordance with Article §2.08 (B) of the VATSIM Code of Regulations, must be a current member of the VATSIM Board of Governors
  • Demonstrated ability to make and keep commitments
  • Expectation of availability to attend all scheduled meetings for the duration of the meeting and engage daily in email and voice communications with other BoG members in furtherance of VATSIM policy and procedures and effectively engage with staff, members, and the professional media in problem-solving and relationship building
  • Have excellent knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct, Code of Regulations, Global Ratings Policy, Transfer and Visiting Controller Policy, VA/VSOA, and Pilot Training procedures
  • Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people
  • Be able to work effectively and build relationships within a volunteer organization
  • Have proven ability with the use of Flight Simulation software and VATSIM Pilot and ATC Client Software
  • Able to leverage the strength of the organization to solve problems and find resources to apply to issues globally