Jackson Harding

Acts as the Board of Governors’ representative to the VATSIM Executive Committee and with individual Regional Directors. In addition, this Governor assists Regional Directors with inter-regional issues.

Responsible to:

  • VATSIM Founders Team
  • VATSIM BoG Team

Position Duties:

  • Acts as the Board of Governors’ representative to the VATSIM Executive Committee and liaises between both groups
  • Assists Regional Directors with inter-regional issues
  • Provides reports to the Board of Governors on the activities of the Executive Committee and Regional Directors
  • Provides reports to the Executive Committee on the activities of the Board of Governors that relate to Regional matters
  • Ensures that the Regional Directors are fulfilling their requirements and duties pursuant to Article III of the VATSIM Code of Regulations
  • Promotes an excellent working relationship between the Board of Governors and Executive Committee
  • Manages the VATSIM Hit Squad and ensures that this squad is assigned to Regions that require development

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
  • Demonstrated ability to make and keep commitments
  • Ability to communicate clearly through different mediums to people of different cultures, backgrounds and nationalities
  • 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 excellent knowledge of Region/Division operations including ATC Training on the network
  • Have an appreciation of differing techniques and processes used within different regions
  • 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