President, Human Ecology Young Alumni Council

Posted by Human Ecology Young Alumni Council on 07/18/2013

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Direct appointment by staff or administration
Number of Seats: 1
Location: Non-geographically based
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The Council president provides leadership, guidance, and direction to the Council, and presides at all meetings of the HEYA Council and the Executive Board. The president will appoint leaders for the committees established by the Executive Board and proposes any special committees within the framework of the Council as needed. Oversees the Membership Committee and the new member selection process; serves on the Human Ecology Deans Advisory Council

Cornell Interests:


College of Human Ecology

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
The president works closely with a staff member from the HEAA&D office, including regular conference calls and leads the HEYA Council Executive Board which has monthly calls. The president is responsible for periodic communications with Human Ecology young alumni collectively and individually. The president will be asked to give reports to the Dean's AC, the HEAA Board, as well as speak to other alumni and student groups.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Strong leadership qualities and excellent meeting facilitation are expected of the president. The president is expected to encourage both individual and collective activity from council members. By managing expectations, maintains a balanced activity level of relevant and meaningful council programs that can be effectively run and have measurable outcomes. The HEYA Council president has a representative seat on the HE Dean's Advisory Council which meets twice a year, once in NYC and once in Ithaca.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Attend Human Ecology and Cornell alumni events as a representative of the HEYA to forge new and continued alumni connections to the College. Serve as an ambassador for the HEYA by encouraging alumni involvement and engagement with fellow alumni, with the College and its students. Help develop future council leaders through mentorship, by example, and by assigning special projects. Assist with new council member orientation and help identify future council members, and current volunteers, donors, and prospective students for the College.


Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Terri Jackson
Volunteer Position Title:
Associate Director
Email: Phone:

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 Current member of the Human Ecology Young Alumni Council, and active HEYA Board Executive Member or Committee Chair

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: Yes
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: NYC
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: 2x year

Other Meeting Details: Regular calls with HE AA&D staff contact; monthly calls with the HEYA Executive Board; periodic committee conference calls; attendance at Dean's Advisory Council Meetings

Additional Attendance Requirements: Reunion, Homecoming, and CALC attendance encouraged

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election