Director at Large, Cornell Club of Cape Cod

Posted by Cornell Club of Cape Cod on 08/07/2019

General Information

Nomination start - 01/01/2023
Nomination end - 04/15/2023
Process for Filling Position: Open (Volunteers self-identify)
Number of Seats: 10
Location: Cape Cod, MA 01757, USA
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

Each year, the Cornell Club of Cape Cod recruits new alumni volunteers to serve on its elected board of directors. Board members are primarily responsible for planning events to engage alumni and contribute to the operations and governance of the board of directors.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
As an official ambassador of the Cornell Club of Cape Cod, it is important for Board members to feel confident in their ability to formally and informally speak about Cornell and the Cornell Club to a variety of individuals. While it's rare for board members to have to give big speeches, it's still important for board members to be prepared to talk about Cornell to other Cornellians.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Board members have three primary roles: 1) Plan at least one alumni event per fiscal year; 2) Attend and participate in board meetings in-person or by phone (8-10 total per year) where the board discusses a variety of issues, including events, communications, governance, strategy, and relations with the University; and 3) Collaborating with other board members or non-board members to identify, recruit, and onboard new volunteers.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
The Cornell Club of Cape Cod is a working board, meaning all board members have a responsibility to plan alumni events and to engage alumni. The Club is always looking for new alumni to bring to events and to find ways to engage in the life of the University and the Club. Advocating on behalf of Cornell--in person and in writing--is critical to the success of the Club.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Erika Axe
Volunteer Position Title:
Assistant Director of Engagement, Northeast Corridor
Email: Phone:

Time Commitment

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


Prerequisites - Some level of proven volunteer experience within an existing Cornell alumni community, preferably in the Cape Cod area. - Knowledge of the Greater Cape Cod community and Cornell alumni in the area - A commitment to giving back to Cornell and a passion for connecting Cornellians with each other and back to the University!

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Location TBD
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Monthly

Additional Attendance Requirements: Attendance at our Annual Meeting (in May or June of each year) is expected, but not required.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election