Affinity Chair, Cornell Tech Alumni Council

Posted by Cornell Tech Alumni Council on 11/10/2021

General Information

Nomination start - 05/01/2021
Nomination end - 06/30/2021
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 1
Location: 2 West Loop Road (Roosevelt Island), New York, NY 10044, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The Affinity Chair is the lead contact for promoting and maintaining alumni community engagement with Cornell Tech throughout the year. They work with CTAC & staff to identify motivated, qualified student candidates for open CTAC roles. They also support Cornell Tech teams (Studio, Career Management, Alumni Affairs & Development, Admissions etc) in creating, promoting, and maintaining alumni engagement opportunities throughout the year.

Cornell Interests:


Cornell Tech

Talent Expectations: Skills


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
• Leads alumni + student programming: This includes working with students on campus to plan and execute networking events that include both alumni and current students.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
• Lead candidate nomination and election process of new council members and and work with CTAC+staff to identify motivated+qualified student candidates for CTAC roles • Leads alumni outreach for studio team: This includes support for studio curriculum mentors, and panel discussions throughout the year. • Leads alumni outreach for the admissions team: This includes regular phone calls with the staff and managing / training a committee of volunteers to help with admissions interviews and events. • Leads alumni outreach for the career services team: This includes regular check ins with the career services team as needed to support their alumni outreach needs each year for items such as career advice, practice interviews, and mentorship

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Matthew Davis
Volunteer Position Title:
Director, Outreach & Alumni Engagement, Cornell Tech

Time Commitment

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


Prerequisites The candidate should be an alum of Cornell Tech.

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

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

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election