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VATSIM seeks Vice President, Conflict Resolution (VATGOV8)

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VATSIM seeks Vice President, Conflict Resolution (VATGOV8)

VATSIM is an international online flight simulation network with well over 90,000 active members. An exciting vacancy on our Board of Governors is now open for applications. If you're a well-established VATSIM member who has a real passion for the network and the drive to support and work with other departments in VATSIM to support our membership, we want to hear from you!

The Vice President, Conflict Resolution coordinates the activities of various Regional and Divisional Conflict Resolution Panels. Receives complaints and assigns those complaints to the appropriate area for investigation and resolution. Receives, reviews and acts upon appeals as outlined in the Code of Regulations.


Responsible to:

  • VATSIM Founders Team
  • VATSIM BoG Team


Position Duties:

  • Ensures that each Region has an appointed Regional Conflict Resolution Panel
  • Ensures that each Division has an appointed Divisional Conflict Resolution Manager
  • Coordinates the activities of Regional Conflict Resolution Panels
  • Manages the activities of Board of Governors Appeals Panel
  • Receives, reviews and acts upon appeals as outlined in the Code of Regulations
  • Reassigns DCRM or RCRP cases when a DCRM or RCRP is unavailable or has a potential conflict of interest in a specific case or cases


Board of Governor Duties:

  • Attend Board of Governors meetings as outlined in Article §2.07 of the VATSIM Code of Regulations
  • Maintain a regular monthly online presence and be willing to answer questions from members if connected with staff callsign
  • Assist with duties as a VATSIM Supervisor when logged into the network with a rating of Administrator
  • Enforce the policies of VATSIM both on and off the network
  • Interact with other members of the Board of Governors, the VATSIM Executive Committee and/or individual Regional Directors as needed to accomplish their individual and collective duties
  • Actively contribute to the development of VATSIM policy, procedures and plans


Position Holder Attributes:

  • Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application
  • Demonstrated ability to make and keep commitments
  • Expectation of availability to attend all scheduled meetings for the duration of the meeting and engage daily in email and voice communications with other BoG members in furtherance of VATSIM policy and procedures and effectively engage with staff, members, and the professional media in problem-solving and relationship building
  • Have excellent knowledge of all of the VATSIM policies, including but not limited to the Code of Conduct, Code of Regulations and User Agreement
  • Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people
  • Be able to work effectively and build relationships within a volunteer organization
  • Have proven ability with the use of Flight Simulation software and VATSIM Pilot and ATC Client Software
  • Able to leverage the strength of the organization to solve problems and find resources to apply to issues globally


Please send your CV (which may include real-world elements but must also address your history with VATSIM including any staff positions) and covering letter (which demonstrates how and why you are the best candidate for this role, no longer than 2 pages, single sided) to [email protected] by 2359z on Sunday August 2, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.


We look forward to hearing from you!

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Tim Barber

Vice President, Supervisors

VATSIM Board of Governors

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