Committee Chair, CAAAN United Kingdom Committee #870

Posted by CAAAN United Kingdom Committee #870 on 05/12/2014

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Direct appointment by staff or administration
Number of Seats: 2
Location: London WC2N, United Kingdom
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

Chairs are responsible for overseeing CAAAN committees, which can encompass a small part of a city, an entire city, a state, or a country or, in limited cases, a single high school. Chairs are responsible for: training committee members; assigning applicants to committee members for applicant contact meetings; following-up to ensure that the applicant contacts are completed; serving as the key resource and motivator for committee members; assisting with admissions events in their designated area; staffing college fairs; recruiting volunteers to serve on their committees; performing many of the functions of a CAAAN volunteer

Cornell Interests:


Admissions and Financial Aid

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
Chairs should communicate regularly with their committees; this is mostly done via email, but phone calls/meetings are also helpful. May occasionally be asked to speak to small groups of students/parents about the Cornell experience. CAAAN chairs are also encouraged to run group training sessions.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Chairs may need to organize and host applicant events, admitted student events, and first-year send-offs. We also ask that chairs coordinate initiatives, goals, and deadlines on behalf of CAAAN.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Chairs are responsible for recruiting and training new members, representing Cornell at admissions-related events, and identifying/mentoring future volunteer leaders for CAAAN.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Kyle Downey

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 5-7 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 3 years
Number of terms in Office: Not Applicable


Prerequisites Must have served as a CAAAN chair and demonstrated exceptional performance in that capacity.

Hiatus Required? Year-long sabbatical from all public (visible) volunteer work required if child is applying for admission to Cornell. Upon request, general chairs may be allowed to continue doing administrative work during this time.
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: We encourage CAAAN committees to organize a local annual training session once per year. Some also offer local student receptions or volunteer thank you receptions.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Other

Other Meeting Details: Depends on the local committees.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election