Director of Technology, Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California

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

General Information

Nomination start - 03/28/2023
Nomination end - 04/27/2023
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 1
Location: San Francisco, California 94118, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The Director of Technology is responsible for the strategic development of technology used to support Cornell NorCal’s mission. This includes awareness of emerging technologies that could support club transactions and activities. The Director manages maintenance, periodic updates and improvements to existing technologies including the website. The director is responsible for working with other board members to ensure Cornell NorCal’s technology tools support the overall strategies of the organization as it pertains to membership development, event processing and data exchange with Cornell University.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Layout and/or Design
Write and/or Edit
Ensure the security of both club and alumni personal and financial data. Maintain documentation of passwords and processes. Documentation should enable handoff of processes to another board member in case of need.


Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Troubleshoot performance and design issues with the website. Ensure backup of data stored on technology sites on regular basis and has a yearly disaster recovery test.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Ensure that at least one person is familiar with technological processes as a backup. Collaborate with other Board Members, particularly Membership Director, Event Directors and Director of Social Media, to ensure website is supporting their activities and initiatives.

Industry Experience:

Technology: Software and Services
Services: Business

Responsible Contact

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

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 1 year
Number of terms in Office: Not Applicable


Prerequisites Basic website development skills, Awareness of relevant software applications and functions, Creative and innovative, Detail Oriented

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? Yes


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Monthly

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

Additional Attendance Requirements: This position is invited to attend CALC and is encouraged to attend any other additional training opportunities available to them.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election