Secretary, Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California

Posted by Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California on 09/10/2013

General Information

Nomination start - 03/19/2024
Nomination end - 04/12/2024
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 Secretary documents the official actions of Cornell NorCal. The Secretary designs the record keeping structure and keeps the official records of the club.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
The Secretary is responsible for keeping accurate minutes at meetings. Organize document storage location used by the organization. Maintain a copy of the by-laws of the organization accessible to the members of the board.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Serve on a Committee or Board
The Secretary is an Officer of the Board and can take official action on behalf of the Association. The Secretary provides notice of all Board meetings and takes attendance. Record action items discussed at board meeting into minutes (or other organizational system) and review status of open items at every meeting. Maintain a list of all standing committees.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Represent Cornell
The Secretary is an Officer of the Board and can take official action on behalf of the Association.

Industry Experience:


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 Detail Oriented, Attentive Listener, Follow Through, Impartial, Multi-Tasker, Organized and Process-Oriented. Active member of Cornell NorCal.

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? Yes


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

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

Other Meeting Details: In person or virtual attendance.

Additional Attendance Requirements: Club secretaries 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