Vice 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 vice president will perform the presidential duties in the absence of the president; will perform such duties as are assigned by the president or the board; and may serve as chair of a committee or working group.

Cornell Interests:


College of Human Ecology

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
The vice president participates in the HEYA Executive Board on regular calls and collaborates with the president for periodic communications with Human Ecology young alumni collectively and individually. The vice president may be called upon to speak to alumni or student groups, the Dean's Advisory Council, or other College groups.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Excellent leadership qualities are expected of the vice president in supporting the president and other members of the council. The vice president coordinates with the president to oversee the individual and collective activity of council members; supports the president in managing expectations by maintaining a balanced activity level of relevant and meaningful council programs that are effectively run and have measurable outcomes.

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. Assist the president in encouraging council member leadership through mentoring, by example, and by assisting in special projects. 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: 1-2 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 Council Member, committee chair or co-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: Monthly calls with the HEYA Executive Board; periodic committee conference calls

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