Vice President, Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California

Posted by Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California on 08/22/2013

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, Parents

Summary of Position

The club vice president assists in providing leadership and guidance to the board and the local Cornell community, fully supports club programming and activities, and develops strategies for strengthening the local alumni engagement. The club vice president is responsible learning the role of the club president, and assisting in sharing information with the local alumni community from Cornell University. It is important that club vice presidents also ensure continued leadership by communicating with local alumni about participating in the club and maintaining strong ties to Cornell University. Additionally, the club vice president provides back-up to the president in case of absence.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
It is important that club vice presidents are able to speak with a variety of alumni, parents and friends, especially in one-on-one conversations. Although public speaking is not necessarily a part of the position, the club vice president should have a comfort level in speaking to their constituents. The ability to share a clear message is important in both speaking and communicating via email.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Serve on a Committee or Board
Club vice presidents should be able to run effective board meetings, motivate and support their boards and alumni. It is important that they communicate with the Alumni Affairs Regional Staff Contacts to keep up-to-date with the latest news about club policies and procedures, read about the latest news from Cornell University, and speak with their alumni and board about interests and ideas to strengthen their local alumni ties and fully engage the local community. This is an Officer of the Board and can take official action on behalf of the Association.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Club vice presidents should actively participate in succession planning and board opportunity discussions within their community. Meeting alumni and speaking with them about opportunities to engage the local Cornell community are vital to the growth of the club. Ensuring a visible presence at events and fostering a welcoming and helpful atmosphere are all important aspects of a club president's tenure.

Industry Experience:

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: 2 years
Number of terms in Office: Not Applicable


Prerequisites Active member of the Association.

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

Additional Attendance Requirements: Club vice presidents are invited to attend CALC and are 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