Convener, Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB)
Posted by Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB) on 09/03/2015
Process for Filling Position:
Direct appointment by staff or administration
Number of Seats:
Summary of Position
The Convener leads the work of CAAB in collaboration with the staff of the Alumni Affairs Leadership Team to provide guidance on priorities of the Alumni Affairs work plans. The Convener helps identify topics and outlines the process by which to prepare for and participate in discussions. The Convener organizes meetings, assigns members to discussion groups, and ensures recommendations are presented to the Alumni Affairs Leadership Team in a timely manner. Additionally, as a volunteer for Cornell University, vote in Cornell's annual alumni trustee election.
Talent Expectations: Skills
Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
Leads Advisory Board meetings and maintains communication with other members throughout the year. Compiles and presents recommendations to the Alumni Affairs Leadership Team.
Lead a Group
Serve on a Committee or Board
Lead the work of CAAB by identifying issues for discussion, assigning members to project teams, ensuring project time lines are reasonable and deadline are met, and reporting discussion recommendations back to the board and members of the Alumni Affairs Leadership Team. Communicate frequently with staff.
Additional expertise may be needed, in which case the Convener may facilitate conversations with additional industry experts, subject matter specialists, and/or experienced volunteers.
As a highly-informed leader, the Convener serves as an ambassador to other groups at Cornell, and in some cases update these groups on the work of CAAB, as well as to people in their business networks and home communities.