Section Vitality


The Region Vitality Coordinator (RVC) works under the direction of the Region Director. The RVC monitors the progress of the geographic units in the region in achieving a positive member engagement experience. The RVC recommends programs, activities and best practices for sections to consider providing their members. The RVC scope encompasses the Sections’ subunits, including Student Branches, Technical Chapters and Affinity Groups.

The RVC monitors the performance indicators of the Sections. The performance indicators will be made available as part of the Section Vitality Self-Assessment. It will help the RVC to gauge the areas of success and where suggested action plans may be required.

The RVC represents the needs of Section members by providing feedback to Region ExCom and the MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee (GUOS).

Term: Appointed position by the Region Director.

Section Mission

  • Inspire, Enable, Empower and Engage Members of IEEE at the local level

For the purpose of

  • Fulfilling the mission of IEEE
  • Enhancing the member’s growth and development throughout their life cycle
  • Providing a professional home

Section Goals

  • Increase member engagement
  • Improve relationships with and among members
  • Increase operational efficient and effectiveness, within the section and its interfaces
  • Enhance collaboration – serve as the local face of IEEE to community
  • Increase membership
  • Enhance the membership-related information available to the member and the geographic units
  • Coordinates with Sections to ensure that there exists a process to oversee that members are
    • Welcomed
    • Recognized
    • Consulted
    • Listened to
    • Informed
    • Known to others
  • Requests feedback from Sections on successful member engagement opportunities they have introduced in their local area.
  • Obtains member feedback at least biennially involving Section and subunit progress. This information isshared with Region Director and GUOS.
  • Evaluates training progress for existing and new section officers and volunteers.
  • Provides suggestions to Sections during their annual business planning to aid in ensuring areas important to themember are appropriately addressed.
  • Takes particular care of Sections’ visibility through
  • promoting discussion forums for local industry participation
  • inviting participation of local government on topics of social issues
  • Serves as ex-officio member of the committee which decides on Region’s Outstanding Section of the Year aw
  • Submits his/her report on the vitality index and performance of the Sections to the Region Director and GUOS annually.
  • Ensures the Sections are aware of the available services, tools, products, and programs (e.g., vTools, IEEE eNotice,IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence, etc.) are to help with improving the vitality index of the Sections.
  • Ensures that Sections provide training tools for all new officers.
  • Promotes succession planning in the section.
  • Ensures that the Sections annual goals acknowledge areas of importance to members.
  • Encourages the Sections to plan at least one joint program with the student branches and student branch chapter;encourages the Section’s ExCom to meet with the respective ExComs (of the SBs and Chapters) during theseprograms.
  • Encourages the Sections to identify local Industry Leaders and plan outreaches to them on a regular interval for aproductive interface between IEEE and local industri
  • Encourages Sections to plan workshops, seminars and other programs for pre-university students and teachersunder their educational activities.
  • Liaisons with the Region Membership Development Coordinator to ensure growth in the Senior Membershipelevation application process


  • be an IEEE member in good standing,
  • be of IEEE Graduate Student Member, Member, Senior Member or Fellow grade or higher,
  • reside in the geographic boundaries of the Regio
  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group;
  • Interest and ability to understand the sometimes conflicting interests of the various constituencies of the IEEE and toact in the interests of all Section members and the general public;
  • Honesty, integrity and adherence to high ethical standards;
  • Sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive, and patient approach, community-building skills;
  • Excellent relationship skills and the ability to interact with the public, other organizations and diverse communities;
  • Excellent leadership skills including the ability to motivate others; negotiate compromise and resolve differences; maintain positive working relationships and capability to set direction for the Section and/or Region;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to adhere to governance practices;
  • Passion for, and interest in, the IEEE organization;
  • Ability to dedicate service to the IEEE while maintaining balance with professional and personal life;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to respond to communications in a timely fashion;
  • Prior volunteer experience


  • It is very important that this individual check his/her email messages on a regular basis.
    • 2 – 4 hours per week – this number

In–Person Meetings (to be approved by Region Director)

  • Regional Meetings
    • 1 or 2 meetings per year – typically requires travel to/from meeting location
  • Section meetings in and around his/her local (in-person or virtually).
  • Optional – The Coordinator may schedule and attend other organizational unit meetings in the Region in his/her area if possible (in-person or virtually)

Ordinary and necessary IEEE travel expenses are reimbursed by Region in accordance with IEEE policies.

If you have specific questions regarding the duties noted for this position, please contact IEEE Member & GeographicActivities department (