I’m in the process of writing the Spartan Robotics Leadership Manual, which outlines everything our team leaders need to know about working w/ the school, running the club/team, recruiting, team, etc. I’ll probably post it on CD when i finish it (it’s gonna be long, i’m looking at about 50 pages minimum),
Our leaders are selected by the slate process, which means that the outgoing leaders nominate their replacment, and the club confirms or denies them. If they deny, they must provide a written statement detailing why they feel the nominee is unfit to serve.
We are a student run team, with little but crucial mentor support, so this may not be applicable to your team. Here’s what we require of our team leaders:
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·[font="] [/font]Keeps meeting minutes
·[font="] [/font]Liaison to school administration
·[font="] [/font]Liaison to FIRST
·[font="] [/font]Rules Expert
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·[font="] [/font]Regularly checks Chief Delphi Forums
·[font="] [/font]Final approval on all awards submissions
·[font="] [/font]Accepts trophies for any not accepted by the Awards sub-team or the Team Captain
Works closely with Team Captain to run the team. There may be two co-presidents to split the workload. Also assumes or delegates duties not mentioned in this manual. The Team President is the voice and personality of the team, and must act accordingly. The Team President may choose to head the Awards sub-team. The Team President should be the main speaker at all meeting with potential sponsors
·[font="] [/font]Manager of sub-teams
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·[font="] [/font]Approves or rejects all final designs
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·[font="] [/font]Accepts trophies for design and safety awards
Works closely with Team President(s) to run the team. In charge of the team for all competition and building events. The Team Captain also has veto power over any design ideas and issues, and must give the OK to any final designs or modifications.
·[font="] [/font]In charge of all chassis, drivetrain and manipulator sub-teams
·[font="] [/font]Must review all CAD parts before being machined
May be the same person as the Team Captain. Otherwise works closely with the Team Captain during build to finalize the design. Often helps direct CAD team.
** Chief Financial Officer
·[font="] [/font]In charge of budgeting, grant and sponsor follow-up and parts ordering and tracking
·[font="] [/font]Must keep the team within budget
The CFO is often a position assumed by a Team Co-President, though it may be split off if it becomes necessary.