Working with ISA staff, the I&S Vice President is responsible for empowering the technical divisions to carry out successful and sustainable programs in line with the Society’s strategic directions and furthering the Society’s mission.

Department Purpose

  • Provide program and services focused on the specific vertical industry sectors for each division, such as symposia, workshops, webinars, and development of technical content
  • Promote cooperative section and division programs
  • Encourage divisions to act as a repository for technical knowledge among all pertinent sources
  • Monitor technical quality and administrative effectiveness of division activities
  • Promote and participate in mutually beneficial relationships with related technical and scientific organizations
  • Act as a resource for technical information requested by members
  • Recommend new divisions for approval by the Technical Assembly
  • Ensure divisions have a viable volunteer community, giving members an opportunity to grow as leaders
  • Facilitate dissemination of technical knowledge working with the:
    • Professional Development Department to identify and develop formal education activities
    • Publications Department to identify and develop technical publications
    • Standards & Practices Department to identify and/or revise ISA standards 


  • Supervise division plans and programs, monitoring needs and advocating to staff and leadership for support
  • Provide input to the Society budget by compiling plans and budgets for divisions and symposia
  • Develop metrics to evaluate division performance
  • Provide resources and guidance for struggling divisions
  • Submit annual reports to the Executive Board
  • Recommend and review policies related to divisions
  • Actively identify, recruit and mentor potential division leaders
  • Appoint division chairs and elects based on recommendations from division committees
  • Work with division leaders to solicit nominations for society and department awards
  • Organize and facilitate meetings, including scheduling and agenda preparation
  • Submit at least two VP candidates

Other Society Committees

  • Strategic Planning committee (during elect term)
  • Technical Assembly
  • Conference and Exhibits Committee


  • Any Member, Honorary Member, Fellow, Senior Member, Life Member or Life Fellow

Preferred Experience

  • Five years in a division leadership role
  • Symposium experience, minimum as a committee member
  • Demonstrated technical record in profession
  • Connections with peer organizations
  • Technical papers published or patents demonstrating technical authority

Time Requirements

  • Four-year commitment - two years with responsibilities as elect followed by two years as VP
  • Teleconferences and reporting - approximately 1-2 hours per week
  • Face to Face Meetings
    • Annual Leadership Conference - 4 days
    • Strategic Leader Meeting - 3 days

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