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FIA Band Leader Duties

Leadership

  • Understand the mission for the band and be able to clearly articulate this mission to band members and other bands. Ensure that proposed band activity and discussions are compatible with band mission.
  • Take a leadership role in converting the band vision and workplans into a workable strategy with concrete products and deadlines. Consult with the Program Managers for updating workplans and charters.
  • Coordinate band work and ensure product delivery. Clarify and articulate the products that are to be produced by the band, set timelines, ensure participation of all band members, coordinate multiple viewpoints, and produce a mutually agreed upon national product.
  • Serve as an advocate for the band in discussions with other bands and the Program Managers. Be prepared to defend and promote band decisions.
  • Mediate conflicts between band members and other bands.
  • Annually review band Charter for band-specific rules, expectations, and timeframes.
  • Raise issues and make recommendations to the Management Team through Program Managers. Prepare status report of band business for Management Team for the June and Fall Management Team meetings.
  • Work with Deputy Band Leader to distribute workload and help train Deputy for Band Leader duties.

Communication

  • Participate in monthly Band Leader calls with Band Conductor (Barb O’Connell) to facilitate cross band issues and keep apprised of on-going change proposals.
  • Serve as a focal point for email communications from other bands and from the Management Team and Program Managers.
  • Update band Web site with band meeting minutes and other business information by forwarding information to the band webmaster.
  • Serve as point of contact for cooperators and others outside of FIA who may have questions or concerns regarding technical aspects of the program. Help direct them to key resources or band members who may be able to assist.
  • Keep Band Conductor apprised of band business and pending issues by including on band e-mails, forwarding copies of meeting minutes, and cc’ing on cross-band communication.

Administrative

  • Organize band conference calls, meetings, symposia as appropriate for your band. Ensure that all meetings have a defined agenda. Facilitate meetings to ensure that all agenda items are addressed and that the meeting stays on focus. Regulate discussions to keep within timelines. Make certain that a concrete action or direction results from each agenda item and note these items in the minutes.
  • Keep track of upcoming deadlines and remind band members of deadlines for tasks/products that they are responsible for completing. Ensure that deadlines are met or are renegotiated.
  • Annually review band membership to ensure participation from each regional FIA unit, FHM, NFS, S&PF, and State Partners.
  • Keep band mailing list and membership up-to-date. Fill liaison positions with other bands – by negotiating with individuals, bands, or Program Managers for volunteers.
  • Organize annual band meeting. Ensure that meeting logistics have been arranged to the satisfaction of the group (e.g., location, lodging, transportation, meals, meeting space, AV equipment, and ensure accessibility). Develop a meeting agenda, facilitate discussions to keep meeting on target, and make certain that all agenda items are either resolved or that there is a concrete plan for their resolution.
  • Facilitate the change proposal decision process with the band and document recommendations and band feedback.
  • Encourage the Deputy Band Leader to get training in team leadership and meeting facilitation.

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