Member, Einhorn Center Alumni Advisory Council

Posted by Einhorn Center Alumni Advisory Council on 07/06/2023

General Information

Nomination start - 07/12/2023
Nomination end - 08/20/2023
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 15
Location: Non-geographically based
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The Einhorn Center is the hub of community engagement at Cornell, supporting a university culture where students, faculty, staff and partners work together to create a better world. Having developed a range of projects to increase alumni-student interactions in a public service setting, the Center is excited to enter this next phase of expanding the circle of alumni participation. The Center is seeking Council members who will implement and monitor these identified projects, while strengthening its network of alumni and other resources necessary to sustain Center efforts into the future.

Cornell Interests:


David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
a. Share your knowledge and experience


Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
a. Serve for one two-year term, October 2023-October 2025 b. Commit 2 hours/month average c. Willingness to “get tactical” and help to implement previously developed strategy d. Take action outside of advisory council meetings to implement the tactics in our alumni opportunity menu (thus implementing our strategy), such as: i. participating in Cornell Cares ii. facilitating a work group iii. sharing your story on one of our platforms, or iv. serving as a lead volunteer for a project on our alumni opportunity menu

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
a. Act in a manner congruent with Center values. First and foremost the Center seeks Council members who are aligned with and have a proven track record of practicing humility, curiosity, equity, sustainability, courage, and creativity.

Industry Experience:

Government & Law: Government
Education: Schools

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
CU Volunteer

Time Commitment

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


Prerequisites a. Desire to support students in their community-engaged learning pursuits b. Deeply networked with other Cornell alumni c. Willingness to activate personal network to support students and strategic partners d. Previously active and/or supportive of the Einhorn Center or PSC/OEI projects (preferred) e. "Industry Experience" below and the following is also preferred but not required: public sector experience or deep volunteer experience serving communities outside of one’s career, e.g. nonprofit board, coach, city commission, etc.

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Annual in-person fall meeting, tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2023 in New York City. Some travel assistance is available.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Other

Other Meeting Details: a. Convene twice quarterly, once for all-member meetings, and once for work group meetings b. Participate fully in one work group: i. Alumni Opportunity Menu implementation ii. Monitoring of alumni strategic plan iii. Fundraising iv. Assess the long-term impact c. Attend at least 80% of all-member sessions and work group meetings, communicating when an absence is unavoidable

Additional Attendance Requirements: While not required, we encourage Council members to activate their networks at events such as Reunion, CALC, etc. and share the work of the Einhorn Center and the Council.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election