Join the 2017-2018 Cornell NorCal Board!

20 May 2017 2:38 PM | Anonymous


It's that time of year!

Dear Cornellians: Looking to meet and develop great friendships with other alumni? Want to enhance your leadership skills? Interested in building some great technical skills for your career? Apply for a position on Cornell NorCal's Board of Directors!

Beginning May 29th, our nominations committee will be reviewing applications for open seats on our board. The following nine positions are available:  

  • Secretary: Documents the official actions of Cornell NorCal. The Secretary designs the record keeping structure and keeps the official records of the club and arranges board meetings.
  • Chair of Events Committee: Responsible for leading the events committee in generating and executing concepts for alumni events. The Chair takes a leadership role in mentoring volunteers to implement events and also recruits and trains new volunteers as needed.
  • Director, Technology: Responsible for the strategic development of the technology used to support Cornell Norcal’s mission. The Director manages maintenance, periodic updates and improvements to existing technologies including the website. The Director is responsible for working with other board members to ensure Cornell NorCal’s technology tools support the overall strategies of the organization as it pertains to membership development, event processing and data exchange with Cornell University.
  • Director, Social Media: Responsible for contributing to Cornell NorCal’s overall marketing strategy by selecting and managing Cornell NorCal’s key social media platforms, strategies, tactics and messages. The Social Media candidate is responsible for actively engaging alumni and influencers within the social media channels.
  • Director, Events (Five positions open):  Plan and host events for alumni.  Work with volunteer leaders as needed to assist them in running events.  Desired Skills:  Passion for socializing, organization and creativity to produce a variety of events that reach the breadth represented by the Cornell alumni community. Detail oriented and follow-through skills.

The Cornell NorCal Board consists of twenty-one vibrant volunteers who work together as a team.  We meet monthly and each spend varying amounts of time fulfilling our respective roles.  Volunteering for the board is a wonderful way to make some lasting friendships and accomplish great work together. Board terms run from July 1, 2017 through June 30th, 2018.

  • If you are interested in submitting an application for any of the above roles, you must be a current, Regular paid member of Cornell NorCal to apply for a board seat.  Become a member here.
  • This year we are partnering with Cornell University in using CUVolunteer. You may nominate someone or yourself by clicking on the link for each of the positions directly, or by visiting the CUVolunteer site. 

We have a hard deadline to receive applications:  Sunday, May 28th at midnight. After we receive your application, a member of our board will contact you. The final slate of directors will be selected by a nominating committee on June 10th, 2017, and subsequently voted into office by our existing membership base. Then, save the date for our Annual Meeting & Summer BBQ on Sunday, June 25th. The new board will be announced there!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Warm regards,
Ryan Luginbuhl, M.D., A&S '03
President, Cornell NorCal 

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