The overall purpose of this position is to direct strategy, innovation, and integration for Technical Activities IEEE New Initiatives. The primary goals are to develop and implement an ecosystem of IEEE products which will create a sustainable environment that can be monetized in the existing IEEE infrastructure.
The key components of this position are: Program Development, Execution, and Management, Strategic Planning, Technical Research, Metrics Evaluation and Continuous Improvement, and IT Procurement/Expense Management. This work requires integration of substantially complex functional areas of expertise that bridge many individual areas.
The incumbent in the role continually Identifies needs, recommends actions, defines requirements, resources, and plans that impact long-term operational goals and practices. He/She also constantly identifies, develops, and executes solutions to highly complex problems over multiple projects which may cross multiple programs.
The role reports to the Senior Director, IEEE Future Directions and functions as high level individual contributor. He/She has considerable latitude in developing processes and methodologies needed to achieve the goals and objectives.
Specific duties include but not limited to:
Program Management of Future Directions New Initiatives (NI) - 90%
Manages the technical and business actions of a minimum of one IEEE Future Directions Initiative. This is a comprehensive assignment which includes managing staff and working with volunteers to accomplish the goals and objectives of a new initiative, the development of new products and services within the IEEE and working across IEEE organizational units. A new initiative (NI) requires seasoned program management skills to both develop the NI for presentation to IEEE funding bodies, subsequent metrics for reporting, tracking and continuous improvement.
Prepares the initial and periodic (monthly and quarterly) evaluation reviews typically reporting to the FD director and the business unit Staff Director, ultimately to the IEEE President. Organizes and coordinates Requests For Proposals (RFPs) across Future Directions New Initiatives (NI) e.g.
Marketing, Communication, Web, Community Building, Standards, Conferences, Publications, and new out of the box trials. Makes recommendations with a supervisor that carry a fiduciary responsibility in the range of $200-$500k per initiative.
Manages the initiative life-cycle from concept, incubation and development of product, using the Future Directions Maturity Model. Owns all of initiatives business plans.
Conducts marketing and sales activities. Executes and implements deliverables. Monitors and reports program milestones.
Analyzes the program run rate and prepares funding and contract requests on a timely basis. Communicates and offers solutions to upper level management for unanticipated financial and or technical misdirection. Reports the initiative status up and across line. Integrates "all" of IEEE as participants of the initiative by working within and across OU's to socialize initiative activities, and then engage.
Runs and documents all key meetings necessary to move the initiative products and services to market.
Secures volunteers to serve as subject matter experts and project team members for all the initiative associated projects. Manages and controls all volunteer activity for the initiative e.g. external events, publications, marketing, communication, etc.
Strategic Planning 5%
Works directly with Director of Future Directions to formulate new business strategies and technical recommendations within specific interest groups. Prepare a monthly brief that is presented to the volunteer Future Directions Committee. (FDC)
Creates IEEE strategic plans for emerging technologies on the Future Directions Committee (FDC) short list. Develops strategies to integrate products and services into IEEE operational units
Collaborates by supporting other Future Directions Committee (FDC) focus areas.
Technical Research 5%
IT Procurement/Expense Management - 5%