Vice President for Professional Networking, Cornell Club of Chicago

Posted by Cornell Club of Chicago on 09/20/2013

General Information

Nomination start - 01/31/2020
Nomination end - 04/20/2020
Process for Filling Position: Open (Volunteers self-identify)
Number of Seats: 1
Location: Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The Vice President for Professional Networking is part of the team who provide leadership and guidance to the board and the local Cornell community. In addition, this role will create, along with a committee, an outreach plan for the club to identify opportunities and activities to encourage professional networking within the local Cornell community.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
It is important that the Vice President for Professional Networking is able to speak in board meetings and share thoughts and ideas with the board. Although public speaking is not mandatory, it is helpful to have a comfort level in speaking to their constituents. The ability to share a clear message of welcome and inclusion is important in both speaking and communicating via email.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
The Vice President for Professional Networking should effectively communicate in board meetings, organize meetings with their committee and share clear ideas for events and activities and thoughts on different approaches to engaging their local community along with fully integrating their ideas in the life of the club.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
The Vice President for Professional Networking 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.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Sonja Kelly
Volunteer Position Title:
Senior Associate Director

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 2 years
Number of terms in Office: 1 term


Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Determined by region.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Monthly

Other Meeting Details: Each club has a different meeting schedule.

Additional Attendance Requirements: Club officers 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