Kieran Hardern

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the VATSIM.net website and other web-based services. This Governor is also charged with the maintenance of all historical documents relating to the operation and development of VATSIM including, but not limited to, Board of Governor meetings, e-mails, voting records, the Code of Regulations, Code of Conduct and User Agreement.

Responsible to:

  • VATSIM Founders Team
  • VATSIM BoG Team

Position Duties:

  • Responsible for the systems and infrastructure of the VATSIM.net websites and web-related services
  • Works with VP Network Systems to ensure coordinated provision of VATSIM’s infrastructure
  • Maintenance of all historical documents relating to the operation and development of VATSIM including, but not limited to, Board of Governor meetings, e-mails, voting records, the Code of Regulations, Code of Conduct and User Agreement.

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
  • 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 good knowledge of the VATSIM 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
  • Able to leverage the strength of the organization to solve problems and find resources to apply to issues globally
  • Real world qualifications and/or significant experience in web development
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to VATSIM web development