--On tirsdag, september 14, 2004 16:14:42 +0300 "Soininen Jonne
(Nokia-NET/Helsinki)" <jonne(_dot_)soininen(_at_)nokia(_dot_)com> wrote:
I think before proceeding with hiring a person we should have a bit more
discussion on the responsibilities and tasks for the admin director. I
think Carl's proposal is a good first cut on these. However, it is just
On the actual proposal, I was wondering if the current job description,
which seems to be more of a draft announcement, is basically bit too
concentrated on the meeting part responsibilities. I think we also have
things like IETF tools etc. of which the admin director should be
Appendix E is a draft call for applications, of which half is the job
description, so it's no surprise it reads like a draft announcement :-)
The job description is:
You will be expected to:
o Serve as the day-to-day chief operating officer of the IETF,
managing a number of contractors and working with a number of
o Provide primary support for budgeting and financial reporting
o Serve as the primary staff resource for the governing body of the
administrative entity for the IETF.
o Work with your contractors and members of the IETF community to
provide adequate support and planning for 3 IETF meetings
annually, and for frequent meetings and teleconferences of the
IAB, IESG, and other bodies that support the IETF.
o Work with our liaison organizations, such as the RFC Editor and
o Coordinate the standards-making support process, in particular the
periodic meetings of the IESG.
Only one of these bullets (the fourth) touches on the meeting stuff. I
don't think it is possible to say less than that.
I have some other specific comments:
- I don't believe the RFC Editor and IANA are liaison organizations. ICANN
is a liaison organization, but the IETF IANA function is work done under an
MoU, and the RFC-Editor is doing work under contract.
I'd rephrase this as:
"Work with the organizations responsible for RFC publication and parameter
registration, maintaining their contract relationship and coordination with
the other functions of the IETF".
- I believe the "coordinate.... the periodic meetings of the IESG" is part
of the work that should be done by the "clerk's office" under contract, so
I don't believe that belongs in the job description as written either. I'd
just stop the sentence after the comma.
But your mileage (and expectations of this person) may vary....
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