Director at Large, Cornell Club of Chicago

Posted by Cornell Club of Chicago on 10/22/2019

General Information

Nomination start - 01/31/2020
Nomination end - 06/20/2020
Process for Filling Position: Open (Volunteers self-identify)
Number of Seats: 4
Location: Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni, Parents, Friends

Summary of Position

The Director at Large positions will serve as members of the club and act as informed ambassadors of the Cornell Club of Chicago. They will mentor and recruit other volunteers for future leadership opportunities; facilitate and enrich connections within the local Cornell University community; extend and renew the Cornell University experience; and build further affinity and pride within the local Cornell University community. There are other opportunities to take on additional strategic opportunities and initiatives throughout the year.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
It is important that the Directors at Large are 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.


Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Directors at Large should attend and participate in club board meetings. They should also provide support and represent Cornell at any Cornell Club activities and functions as new unassigned board tasks arise, the president can assign duties to the director at large. This might include overseeing task forces, events, or opportunities within the local community. A director at large may also sit on certain committees to ensure the board's activities and Cornell University’s desires align.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
The Directors at Large 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: Not Applicable


Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Meetings times and locations will vary
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Other

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