Iron Lions London - The Paintball Team for London Team News
Pages: 1
So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Tim Date: September 24, 2006, 12:17:46 pm
To give people an idea of what being a Board Member entails, I’ve written up below what is expected of the Senior Members and the Team Manager. Feel free to post any questions you may have.

Senior Member
In addition to meeting at least quarterly to discuss and decide on the strategic direction on the team, all Seniors will also take on an area of responsibility appropriate to their skills and abilities. Duties could include: Financial Officer, Event Logistics, Public Relations, Sponsor Relations, Running Practices, Lottery Syndicate Management, Recruiting, Quartermaster, Secretary, etc.

Senior Members will:
Be a leader and role model for newer members and recruits.    
Decide Squad Captains and squad selection.
Have a large say in sponsorship decisions.
Be on our forum regularly, ideally daily, in order to stay abreast of current events and to respond in a timely manner to questions posed.


Team Manager
Historically, the Team Manager has had to take on many tasks himself. In the future he/she should be more of a project manager; assigning tasks to the appropriate volunteers, setting deadlines and most importantly following up to make sure people are held to these deadlines. Even with that said, it will still be a time-consuming role that requires daily attention. You will be approached by recruits, tourney organizers, potential sponsors, etc. that require attention because your response, or lack thereof, reflects upon the professionalism of the organization. Even passing these people off to the person assigned this responsibility takes time.  

The Team Manager will:

Present himself in a professional manner and treat everyone with respect (whether they deserve it or not) as you are the figurehead for the Iron Lions.

Counsel and if necessary discipline Members that aren’t performing their assigned to duties satisfactorily.

NOT discuss gameplay or individuals on-field performance--that is the job of the Squad Captain (unless the Manager is also a Squad Captain). Each squad will have a named Captain next year.  

Perform numerous functions that do not obviously fall under the purview of assigned responsibilities.

Make executive decisions on trivial matters or when time does not allow proper consultation and voting among the Senior Members.

Ensure the team maintains its excellent reputation by saying what you do and doing what you say.

In short, the Team Manager should have a remarkable attention to detail, good people and time management skills, the tenacity to follow through on everything he starts and very importantly, an ability to see “the big picture�.

The number of people willing to do off-field work for the team will probably require the Manager to take on some specific duties. The best piece of advice I can give to the new Team Manager is to not take on too many tasks yourself. Get other people to do the work and you manage it. Otherwise, you risk doing too much yourself (and it ends being done half-assed), you lose sight of the big picture and you burn yourself out.
Re: So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Alex Date: September 27, 2006, 11:19:31 am
Ownership of Duties

Duties: (Financial Officer, Event Logistics, Public Relations, Sponsor Relations, Running Practices, Lottery Syndicate Management, Recruiting, Quartermaster, Secretary)

I think that this should not necessarily be just Senior Members. This would preclude the use of individuals joining the team during the course of the year. New recruits may introduce skills that surpass current levels.
Re: So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Alex Date: September 27, 2006, 11:21:34 am
Team Manager

Will not post controversial threads on public forums  :wink:
So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Bevank Date: September 27, 2006, 11:32:49 am
ed i think that one was directed at you and you alone Wink
Re: So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Ed Date: September 27, 2006, 11:33:47 am
I'm not a team manager!
Re: So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Alex Date: September 27, 2006, 11:35:00 am
yet....  :wink:
Re: So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Tim Date: September 27, 2006, 04:20:18 pm
Quote from: "IL-Alex";p="8450"
Ownership of Duties

Duties: (Financial Officer, Event Logistics, Public Relations, Sponsor Relations, Running Practices, Lottery Syndicate Management, Recruiting, Quartermaster, Secretary)

I think that this should not necessarily be just Senior Members. This would preclude the use of individuals joining the team during the course of the year. New recruits may introduce skills that surpass current levels.


It is not. That is just an example of the type of duties that are, at a minimum, expected of Senior Members. Members are more than welcome to volunteer for duties, just as Alex, you were volunteered for the HR post.

On the other point, define controversial. I don't think that censoring the manager is a good idea. If you don't trust someone's judgement on the issue, don't vote for them for Manager.
Re: So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: Bianca Date: September 28, 2006, 06:17:48 pm
I'm happy to continue helping with accommodation arrangements unless, of course, someone else wants to take this over. I know I’ve not been paying much attention due to work commitment so I understand if you feel that someone else should be doing this. So long as they book the hotels 6 months in advance as I've been doing to ensure that they get accommodation.
So you want to be a Senior Member/Team Manager By: IL-Tim Date: September 30, 2006, 09:29:23 am
Thank you B. Your efforts are much appreciated and I think its a safe bet you'll be doing it again next year.