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Regional Director Vacancy: South America

Federico Navarro

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Federico Navarro

Following the resignation of Daniel Abella, the Board of Governors is currently seeking applications for the position of Region Director VATSIM South America. The Regional Director is a full voting member of the Executive Committee


Within VATSA Region there are three divisions; VATBR covering Brazil, VATCA covering Central America and VATSUR covering South America.


The Region Director manages and overseas each of these divisions and acts as a link between the Divisions and the VATSIM Board of Governors, liaising with the VP Regions. This is a key position within the VATSIM network and a minimum commitment of 2 ½ years is expected from potential applicants.


The duties of the Regional Director may be delegated in part, but ultimate responsibility lies with the Region Director as defined under Article III of the VATSIM Code of Regulations. In conjunction with the requirements of article (section) III of the VATSIM Code of Regulations the duties and requirements of the Regional Director include:



• Review, monitor, develop and implement changes to the overall VATSIM system with a particular focus on the South American Region to achieve optimum efficiency and interest.

• Interact with the Members of the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, and/or Division Directors regularly to accomplish these tasks

• Ensures that an online presence of ATC is maintained across the Region which encourages maximum coverage, looking for growth opportunities

• Monitors that all underlying Divisions are maintaining an environment that pilots enjoy flying in and ATCs enjoy controlling in.

• Evaluates ATC progression with the relevant Divisional Training/Membership Director(s), ensuring that upgrade recommendations are acted upon promptly

• Presents and discusses the Quarterly Division Reports to the VATSIM Executive Committee

• General oversight across the region as to provision of adequate web services, to include items such as aeronautical charts, sector files, contact details, training information

• Oversees the efficiency of the joining and progression processes including (but not limited to) introduction and possible enhancement of welcome email systems and evaluation website usability

• Pursue matters raised within the Region in relation to membership issues such as training delays, member exclusion and new/returning member induction

• Manages and oversees the Strategic growth of the region, working with partners within the region and in neighboring areas

• Support and facilitate growth of the Pilot Training Scheme across the region

• Directs the Regional Membership Director to ensure that departmental activity supports regional projects


The successful candidate will have significant experience on the VATSIM network, extensive familiarity with network policies and procedures within the VATSA region and strong management and communication skills. While not required, previous service in staff positions will be favorably considered


• Must show awareness of Air Traffic Control operations, and hold at least a C1 rating

• Must show awareness of Pilot operations, ideal candidate will hold at least a P2 rating

• Must be a member in good standing with the network

• Expected to be able to commit at least 8 hours per week to this role

• Ability to communicate clearly through different mediums to different people of different cultures and backgrounds.

• Fluent in the English language, whilst not required multilingual skills would be an advantage.


NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Please take the time read all of the above requirements and apply yourself to the duties outlined, i.e. any ideas for growth opportunities in the region that you might have, any thoughts on improving VA relations, Pilot Training, Training Delays, Time commitments etc. Applicants that fail to address the key requirements will not be able to proceed to the next step of the application process. Please send all applications (including a history of relevant experience, letters of reference and letter of motivation) to [email protected] by no later than 1200z, Monday December 14th 2013. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.



Peter I.Nielsen

Vice President Regions


[email protected]


Federico Navarro




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