Affinity Outreach Chair, Cornell Club of Sacramento

Posted by Cornell Club of Sacramento on 09/18/2013

General Information

Nomination start - 04/25/2018
Nomination end - 05/31/2018
Process for Filling Position: Open (Volunteers self-identify)
Number of Seats: 1
Location: Sacramento, California 95813, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni, Parents, Friends

Summary of Position

The club affinity outreach chair is part of the team who provide leadership and guidance to the board and the local Cornell community. In addition, the affinity outreach chair is asked to create, along with a committee, an outreach plan for the club to identify events and activities to better engage the diverse local Cornell community through the common bond of location, class, student activities and college/degree base. The outreach chair shall also welcome new alumni to the area as indicated by the new to the area lists.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
It is important that the affinity outreach chair 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.


Lead a Group
Club affinity outreach chairs 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
Club affinity outreach chairs 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:
Kate Van Dalsem
Volunteer Position Title:
Associate Director, West Coast Engagement and Cornell Silicon Valley

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 1 year
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 held in the region.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Monthly

Additional Attendance Requirements: Club affinity outreach chairs 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