2019 Nominations for Open Positions

The SEG Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section (NSTS) seeks nominations to serve on the NSTS leadership committee for all open positions.

All interested candidates for open positions should include the following with their nominations: a short position description, CV or resume, short biography, and a high resolution photo. Please send all information to ns@seg.org. Nominations are due 25 March.

2019 Elected Open Leadership Positions:


Chair-Elect

Function

The Chairperson’s primary roles are to represent the SEG NSTS, maintain the vision and purpose of the SEG NSTS, and organize the Leadership Team.

Aim

The Chairperson ensures that the Leadership Team functions properly, that there is full participation at meetings, that all relevant matters are discussed, and that once decisions are made they are effectively carried out. In addition, the Chairperson represents the SEG NSTS on the international stage.

Responsibilities

To ensure the Leadership Team functions properly the Chairperson will:

  • Plan and run meetings in accordance to the governing document
  • Ensure matters are dealt with in an orderly and efficient manner
  • Bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision making
  • Facilitate change and address conflict within the Leadership Team
  • Review governance performance and skills
  • Understand the roles/responsibilities of the Leadership Team

To ensure that the SEG NSTS is managed effectively the Chairperson will:

  • Liaise with the SEG BoD to maintain an awareness of SEG’s affairs and to communicate relevant SEG NSTS decisions to the SEG BoD
  • Coordinate the Leadership Team to ensure responsibilities for particular aspects of Leadership are met and specialist expertise is employed as required
  • Facilitate change and address conflict within the SEG NSTS

Skills Required

  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidentiality
  • Ability to ensure decisions are made and to follow-up on actions required
  • Good time management
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Organizational experience and people management skills

Time Commitment

The role of the Chairperson requires an estimated commitment of 20-30 hours per month.

Duration of Role

1 year role - 3 year position


Vice-Chair

Function

The Vice-Chairperson’s primary role is to support the Chairperson.

Aim

The Vice-Chairperson ensures that the Leadership Team functions properly in the absence of the Chairperson and that communication between the SEG NSTS, Global Subcommittee, and other societies remain open.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as replacement for Chairperson
  • Preside over meetings when the Chairperson is unavailable to attend
  • Understand the roles/responsibilities of the Leadership Team
  • Participate in all meetings along with the Chairperson
  • Co-Chair the Annual Meeting Technical Program for the year after elected, along with Chair-Elect
  • Serve as intersociety liaison for NSTS affairs with the Global Vice-Chairperson
  • Attend meetings (in person or by teleconference) to discuss strategic opportunities for collaboration. Example collaborations include those between SEG and AAPG, AGU, and EEGS (Serving as a formal committee member in other professional societies is not a requirement)
  • Serve as the point of contact between SEG NSTS and other societies
  • Find volunteers to lead inter-society meetings and projects

Skills Required

  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidentiality
  • Ability to ensure decisions are made and to follow-up on actions required
  • Good time management
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Organizational experience and people management skills

Time Commitment

The role of the Vice-Chairperson requires an estimated commitment of 6 hours per month with some months, a good bit more.

Duration of Role

2 years (vote in odd years)


Vice-Chair of Committees

Function

The Vice-Chairperson of Committee’s primary role is to support the proper functioning of all committees of the NSTS.

Aim

The Vice-Chairperson of Committees ensures that all committees aside from Annual Meeting and Global function properly and facilitates communication between the NSTS leadership and the committee leaders, and coordinates committee reporting.

Responsibilities

  • Learn the responsibilities for committee leadership positions
  • Join committee meetings when the lead is unavailable to attend
  • Understand the roles/responsibilities of the Leadership Team
  • Participate in all NSTS leadership meetings to give report on the activities of the committees
  • Supervise proper functioning of and select appropriate leaders for the following committees: Publications, Continuing Education, Membership Communication, Finances & Grants, Sessions and Workshops
  • Find volunteers to lead and serve on NSTS committees

Skills Required

  • Good leadership skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidentiality
  • Ability to ensure decisions are made and to follow-up on actions required
  • Good time management
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Organizational experience and people management skills

Time Commitment

The role of the Vice-Chairperson Committee requires an estimated commitment of 6 hours per month.

Duration of Role

2 years (elected in odd years)


Global Chairperson

Function

The Global Chairperson’s primary roles are to represent the SEG NSTS, maintain the vision and purpose of the SEG NSTS, and organize a subcommittee comprised of a Global Vice-Chairperson (elected) and global SEG NSTS members who are representative of various global locations.

Aim

The Global Chairperson ensures that the Global Committee functions successfully, that there is full awareness of global NS events, needs and issues, and that SEG NSTS leadership is engaged with all SEG NS global events. Additionally, that all relevant global matters are discussed, brought to the NSTS leadership, and that once decisions are made they are effectively carried out. In addition, the Global Chairperson represents the SEG NSTS along with the NSTS Chairperson and Global Vice-Chairperson on the international stage.

Responsibilities

To ensure the Global Committee functions properly the Global Chairperson will:

 

  • Plan and run meetings in accordance to the governing document
  • Attend SEG NSTS leadership meetings or send items to the NSTS Secretary to include in the meeting agendas each month to keep leadership informed
  • Ensure global matters are dealt with in an orderly and efficient manner
  • Bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision making
  • Facilitate change and address conflict within the Global Committee

Understand the roles/responsibilities of the Leadership Team to ensure that the SEG NS Global Committee is managed effectively the Global Chairperson will:

  • Coordinate the Global Committee to ensure responsibilities for particular aspects of Leadership are met and specialist expertise is employed as required
  • Facilitate change and address conflict within the SEG NSTS Global Committee

Skills Required

  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidentiality
  • Ability to ensure decisions are made and to follow-up on actions required
  • Good time management
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Organizational experience and people management skills

Time Commitment

The role of the Global Chairperson requires an estimated commitment of 8-10 hours per month.

Duration of Role

2 year role (voted in odd years)

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