NOMINATION OF CAPTAINS AND SUB-TEAM CAPTAINS

Our team-based organizational structure, “The Cardinal Way”, is a system that uses one Team Captain who collaborates with two Sub-Captains to enhance communication between all stake holders.   

Project leaders serve as the “head organizer” of individual projects, and with the help of a sub team, will work toward a common goal.  Our Engineering Captain and Operations Captain assist project leaders in reporting their needs and successes back to the Overall Captain and Coach.  Our overall goal is synergy, a cohesion within our entire team that will allow all students to feel like confident leaders.   These 3 captains will each be assigned an intern Captain. The Team will nominate captains and intern captains in a blind ballot.  In case of a tie, the top 

candidates will be interviewed by a mentor panel and selections will be made for these posts.

The role of an intern -captain is to aid the captain in their duties.  Responsibilities listed below will be shared by the captain and intern-captain.  The intern-captain should coordinate with the captain to make sure leadership is always present at EVERY team meeting during build season.  If both the captain and intern-captain cannot attend a team meeting, they must assign a team member to substitute in their respective capacity.  Seniors may not serve as an intern-captain.

During build season, the mentors may choose to assign sub-team captains to oversee competition robot subsystems.  Sub-teams will be selected by the mentors based on student efforts prior to build season. They may choose a co-captain to assist them, subject to mentor approval. 

To be considered for a leadership position a student must pass the team history test, attend leadership training, receive nominations from teammates, receive nominations from mentors, and receive nominations from coaches.  

The mentors reserve the right to appoint team members to leadership positions and remove students from leadership positions if the need arises.

Nominations for team leadership positions will be held after leadership training.  Each team member will submit a ballot nominating the students they feel would be best suited for each captain and intern-captain position.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

OVERALL TEAM CAPTAIN

COORDINATING MENTOR: MR. MARK SNODGRASS

  • Oversee and manage the team’s year-round program

  • Oversee all outreach and team events

  • Responsible for the team year-long calendar of events

  • Act as a liaison between the Cardinal Robotics Association, Inc. and the team members

  • Be a mentor and example to all other students

  • Act as a 3rd party during a disagreement /difficult experience

  • Make general decisions concerning the team

  • Represent the team at all events

  • Facilitate team discussions

  • Lead weekly captain’s meetings

  • Lead weekly team meetings

  • If absent, communicate with intern to make certain leadership is present at all meetings and team events.

 

 

ENGINEERING CAPTAIN

COORDINATING MENTOR: MR. ROB BORHO  

Communicate with the overall team captain about all progress and problems and manage the building of the competition robot

  • Communicate with project leaders of all off-season engineering/build projects

  • Act as a liaison between the team captain and the engineering sub-teams

  • Be a mentor and example to all other students

  • Act as a 3rd party during a disagreement /difficult experience

  • Make general decisions concerning the engineering sub-teams

  • Represent the team at all events

  • Facilitate engineering team discussions

  • Track the weight and cost of the robot.

  • Attend weekly leadership meetings

  • If absent, communicate with the intern to make certain leadership is present at all meetings and team events.

 

OPERATIONS CAPTAIN

COORDINATING MENTORS: MS. JESSICA KOBIERSKI, MRS. SHARON BAXTER, MR. JASON PENROD

  • Communicate with the overall team captain about all progress and problems

  • Supervise and manage the non-engineering sub-teams

  • Communicate with project leaders all team outreach and events

  • Act as a liaison between the team captain and the non-engineering sub-teams

  • Be a mentor and example to all other students

  • Act as a 3rd party during a disagreement /difficult experience

  • Make general decisions concerning the non-engineering sub-teams

  • Represent the team at all events

  • Facilitate non-engineering team discussions

  • Attend weekly leadership meetings

  • If absent, communicate with intern to make certain leadership is present at all meetings and team events.

 

SAFETY CAPTAIN (ENGINEERING CAPTAIN INTERN)

  • Oversee and manage the safety sub-team

  • Ensure safe practices are followed in the shop and all events

  • Oversee the safety animation submission

  • Design/maintain the robot cart

  • Design/maintain the pit layout

  • Track any injuries on the team

  • Maintain the First Aid Kits

  • Attend weekly leadership meetings

  • Be a mentor and example to all other students

  • If absent, communicate with the intern to make certain leadership is present at all meetings and team events.

  • Communicate with the overall team captain about all progress and problems

 

DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

COORDINATING MENTOR: MS. JESSICA KOBIERSKI  

  • Communicate with the overall team captain about all progress and problems

  • Oversee and manage the communications sub-team

  • Send out a weekly team newsletter

  • Manage team social media accounts

  • Maintain the team website

  • Attend weekly leadership meetings

  • Be a mentor and example to all other students

  • If absent, communicate with the intern to make certain leadership is present at all meetings and team events.

 

 

SUB-TEAM CAPTAINS/Project Leaders (DURING BUILD SEASON)

  • Communicate with the engineering captain about all progress and problems

  • Communicate with the digital media captain about all progress

  • Lead their respective sub-team

  • Oversee activities for which the sub-team is responsible

  • Act as a liaison between the team captains and their sub-team

  • Be a mentor and example to all other students

  • Make general decisions concerning their sub-team

  • Attend weekly leadership meetings

  • If absent, communicate with the engineering captain to make certain leadership is present at all meetings and team events.

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