Director of Events, Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California

Posted by Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California on 05/15/2015

General Information

Nomination start - 03/19/2024
Nomination end - 04/12/2024
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 3
Location: San Francisco, California 94118, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The Director of Events are responsible for planning and hosting alumni events and coordinating with the events team to brainstorm new events. The Director takes a leadership role in mentoring volunteers to implement events and also recruits and trains new volunteers as needed.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
Plan or co-plan at least four alumni events per year (one per quarter). Manage events onsite, interacting with alumni and leading volunteers. Manage event promotion, including creating and posting announcements on website. and coordinating with Social Media Director to promote event postings and feature events in newsletter. Communicate important event updates at Board meetings as necessary.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Work with the Chair of the Events Committee to plan and promote events according to established procedures. Plan events calendar at least 2 months in advance while keeping in mind potential conflicts with other Cornell associated events. Plan events calendar at least 2 months in advance while keeping in mind potential conflicts with other Cornell associated events.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Event Directors are the engine of Cornell NorCal. Event Directors represent both us and the University. Directors are expected to carry themselves in a professional manner. Directors may train volunteers and recruit new members when possible.

Industry Experience:


Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Kate Van Dalsem
Volunteer Position Title:
Director, West Coast Engagement

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/week
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 1 year
Number of terms in Office: Not Applicable


Prerequisites Attention to detail, Ability to motivate and generate enthusiasm in others, Strong planning, organization, and follow-through skills, Proactive, Communication, Creative thinker.

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? Yes


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: In the SF Bay Area or via Conference Call
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Monthly

Other Meeting Details: Monthly meetings are mandatory. Attendance either in person or electronically.

Additional Attendance Requirements: Director of Events roles are invited to attend CALC and are encouraged to attend any other additional training opportunities available to them. Attend Annual members meeting.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election