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As announced on 9 August 2020, VATSIM is changing the structure of our leadership team to a leaner leadership model which will bring the Board of Governors closer to the membership.

To read the full announcement, visit VATSIM Announces Changes to Leadership Structure

VATSIM is an international online flight simulation network with well over 90,000 active members. Three exciting vacancies on our Board of Governors are 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 three Vice President positions each represent one of the three new VATSIM regions:

  • Vice President Americas Region
  • Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa Region
  • Vice President Asia Pacific Region

Each of the three Vice Presidents acts as the Board of Governors’ representative to Divisional Directors in the various Divisions comprising the specific Region and oversees the day to day administration of the Region.

Responsible to:

  • VATSIM Founders Team
  • VATSIM BoG Team

Position Duties:

  • Acts as the Board of Governors’ representative to the Divisional Directors within the Region and liaises between both groups
  • Assists Divisional Directors with inter-division issues
  • Provides reports to the Board of Governors on the activities of Divisions comprising the Region
  • Ensures that the Divisional Directors are fulfilling their requirements and duties under Article §2.08 of the VATSIM Code of Regulations
  • Promotes an excellent working relationship between the Board of Governors and the Divisions
  • Is responsible for quality control of ATC training within the Region
  • Ensures the best possible ATC coverage is available in the Region
  • Participates in Division meetings in support of the Division Directors to have a full understanding of the day-to-day activities of each Division

Board of Governor Duties:

  • Attend the 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 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
  • Ability to communicate clearly through different mediums to people of different cultures, backgrounds, diversities and nationalities
  • An expectation of availability to attend all scheduled meetings for the duration of the meeting, and engage daily in email and voice communications, as required, 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 the VATSIM Code of ConductCode of RegulationsGlobal Ratings PolicyTransfer and Visiting Controller PolicyVA/VSOA, and Pilot Training procedures
  • Have excellent knowledge of Region/Division operations including ATC Training on the network
  • Have an appreciation of differing techniques and processes used within different regions and Divisions
  • 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
  • Being a member of a Division within the Region is desirable


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 30, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please ensure that it is clear which of the three Vice President positions that you are applying for.


We look forward to hearing from you!

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Mark Richards (811451)

Vice President Operations (VATGOV2)

Auckland, New Zealand



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