Call for Nominations for 2023 IEEE Division I Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect

announcement | Thu, Jun 17th, 2021

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Volunteers are needed with the necessary leadership, experience, and skills to impact the future success of IEEE.

The Division I Nominating Committee and its Chair, Renuka Jindal, is seeking nominees for the position of 2023 IEEE Division I Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect. This is a three-year commitment, including a one-year term as Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, and a two-year term as Delegate/Director.

Deadline for Nominations is 15 August 2021

Division Delegates/Directors are elected to the Assembly and IEEE Board of Directors by members of their constituencies. They serve as Delegates to the IEEE Assembly and members of the IEEE Board of Directors. They first serve as Delegates-Elect/Directors-Elect before becoming Delegates/Directors and members of the IEEE Assembly and the IEEE Board of Directors. They also serve as members of the IEEE Technical Activities Board, acting as a coordinator for the technical interests of the participants in the Society(ies)/Technical Council(s) within the Division.

Who Can Nominate?

Anyone can submit a nomination; nominators need not be IEEE members, but nominees must meet certain qualifications as noted under member qualifications below. Self-nominations are encouraged. An IEEE organizational unit may submit recommendations.

How to Nominate

To self-nominate for the position, please complete the Online Nomination Form via OpenWater

To nominate a colleague:

For information about the position, including additional responsibilities and estimates of the time required during the term of office, review the Member, IEEE Board of Directors and Division Delegate/Director Position Descriptions.


Must be a member in good standing, of IEEE Senior Member grade or higher, and must be a member of at least one Society in Division I:

  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
  • IEEE Electron Devices Society
  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
  • Demonstrated business acumen, experience, and ability to exercise sound judgments in matters that relate to the current and long-term objectives of IEEE and a willingness and ability to contribute positively to the decision-making process of IEEE
  • Working knowledge of the IEEE and its fields of interests, values and reputation, activities, mission, governance and organizational structure, legal landscape, finances, goals, needs, and strategic direction
  • Working knowledge of the fiduciary responsibilities of a Director (link)
  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group
  • Ability to cultivate and recruit Board members and other volunteers
  • Ability to read and understand basic financial statements (resources are available)
  • Interest and ability to understand the sometimes conflicting interests of the various constituencies of IEEE, which include members, employees, customers, governmental units, creditors, and the general public, and to act in the interests of IEEE as a whole, all members and the public
  • Honesty, integrity, and adherence to high ethical standards
  • Sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views; a friendly, responsive, and patient approach; and community-building skills
  • Excellent relationship skills and the ability to interact with the public, other organizations, and diverse communities on a global scale
  • Excellent leadership skills including the ability to motivate others; negotiate compromise and resolve differences; maintain positive working relationships and capability to set direction
  • Ability to adhere to strong governance practices
  • Capability to focus on strategic issues and make effectiveness a top objective
  • Passion for, and interest in, the IEEE organization
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond to communications in a timely fashion
  • Familiarity with the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Prior relevant volunteer experience
  • Normally should have had experience as an S/C President or S/C senior leadership position (e.g., Vice President/Chair of an S/C Board
  • Should have the support of that person’s employer in meeting the obligations of the position.

In the final analysis, what is more important is demonstrated excellence in delivering tangible results as opposed to the number of offices the candidate has held in the past.

Please send questions about the nomination process to Gail Sheedy, Program Specialist, and/or the Division I Nominating Committee Chair, Renuka Jindal.

Please send questions specific to the IEEE Annual Election process to [email protected].