Mark Richards

Reviews, monitors, develops and implements changes to the overall VATSIM system to achieve optimum efficiency and interest.

Responsible to:

  • VATSIM Founders Team
  • VATSIM BoG Team

Duties:

  • Reviews, monitors, develops and implements changes to VATSIM systems and processes to achieve optimum efficiency and interest
  • Responsible for overall smooth operation of VATSIM
  • Responsible for posting the VATSIM Board of Governors quarterly meeting agenda; taking minutes at all meetings; manage the minutes’ approval and voting process to completion; and publishing these on the VATSIM.net website once approved, along with public announcements of this posting
  • Establishes and publishes VATSIM policies on behalf of the VATSIM Board of Governors
  • Works directly with Region and Division Directors to foster international cooperation and the exchange of ideas
  • Assists with communication to VATSIM members

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
  • Hold a VATSIM ATC rating of at least Controller (C1)
  • Demonstrated ability to make and keep commitments
  • Able 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 in problem solving and relationship building
  • Have an excellent knowledge of the VATSIM User Agreement, Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations
  • 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 Approved Controller Client and Pilot Client Software
  • Able to leverage the strength of the organization to solve problems and find resources to apply to issues globally