Vice President: Role Description

Vice President: Role Description

The role of Vice President at ISCA is crucial to the effective functioning of the board and therefore the wider organisation. They provide a supporting role to the president, deputising when required. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the ISCA mission, vision and values, and an in-depth understanding of social capital and its applications, alongside the skills to manage a diverse team to take action and achieve the organisation’s goals in an ever-changing environment.

Role Requirements

If you would like to apply for this role, please review the Ordinary Director role, responsibilities and expectations document. The Vice President role will encompass those requirements and the following. These are the criteria by which applicants will be shortlisted and appointed. In your application, you should ensure that you demonstrate how you meet these requirements.

The role holder must show evidence of:

  • Understanding ISCA history, ethos and values
  • Commitment to furthering the values of the organisation

The role holder must show evidence of their ability to:

  • Inspire action
  • Enable others
  • Listen effectively
  • Understand and respond to the needs of a diverse team
  • Consider options impartially and in a balanced way
  • Effectively delegate work
  • Use collaborative tools to a high degree of proficiency
  • Prioritise the needs of the organisation
  • Build strong relationships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Manage internal conflict effectively
  • Represent the organisation in lieu of the president when required
  • Operate with the highest levels of integrity
  • Be transparent
  • Learn new skills and technical applications

The role holder must evidence experience of:

  • Leading or co-leading an organisation
  • Developing others
  • Collaborating within a remote, preferably international, team
  • Managing complex projects/work streams with competing demands
  • Corporate governance
  • Scholarly or professional activity linked to social capital
  • Administration and use of IT applications in a professional setting


  • Supporting the President in the exercising of ISCA duties
  • Providing operational support and direction to the board
  • Deputising for the President
    Guiding the work of the board
  • Coordinating the work of directors and administrators
  • Chairing a Committee
  • Sitting on Nomination Committee
  • Taking a lead, with the President, on succession planning
  • Facilitating active board discussions
  • Constructively challenging board member decisions
  • Deputising as the “public face” of the organisation
  • Representing the organisation at public events
  • Other tasks commensurate with the role
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