Alumni Club Board Member, Cornell Club of China (Hong Kong)

Posted by Cornell Club of Hong Kong on 06/03/2014

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Must meet eligibility criteria
Number of Seats: 12
Location: Hong Kong, New Territories, China
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The alumni club board members provide overall leadership and guidance for the club and the local Cornell community, support club programming and other activities, and develop strategies for strengthening the local alumni engagement, The alumni club board members are responsible for sharing information with their local alumni community from Cornell University. It is important that board members ensure continued leadership by engaging emerging alumni volunteer leaders in the community and maintaining strong ties with University Office of Alumni Affairs.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
Ability to effectively communicate with alumni, parents and friends in writing and in 1:1 or large group context is key to success in this role.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Ability to run effective meetings, motivate and support their boards and alumni. Commitment to staying informed of and sharing the latest news from Cornell University. Ability to engage Cornellians in shared endeavors strengthening peer-to-peer and alumni-to-university ties.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Actively participate in succession planning. 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 publicly acknowledging board member for their hard work, while fostering a welcoming and helpful atmosphere are all important aspects of a club member’s tenure.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Hongnan Ma

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 7-10 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: Not Applicable
Number of terms in Office: Not Applicable


Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: Yes
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: The club may meet wherever is convenient, and should meet with IP-AAD staff from time to time, in whatever way is most convenient.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Other

Other Meeting Details: Board members should participate in available leadership training and attend regional Alumni Leadership Conference where opportunities are available.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election