Alumni Association Board of Directors
 

Annual Call for Alumni Board Nominees 


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It is the time of year when the Alumni Board Nominating Committee turns to you, Skidmore’s volunteers, for suggested candidates for Alumni Board positions. We are counting on you to identify potential candidates whom you feel would make a meaningful addition to the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The open positions are listed below.

As you consider potential candidates, please keep in mind that Alumni Board members are required to attend three board meetings per year on the Skidmore College campus: in October, February, and May. The board meetings occur on Saturday, and some board positions require attendance at other meetings as well. Unless otherwise noted, all positions serve a three-year term.

To submit your nomination(s), use the form below. 

If you have questions, you can email Michael Sposili, or call Alumni Relations & College Events at (518) 580-5610.

Deadline for Submissions is November 3, 2017.

Thank you!


The positions listed below are to be filled by the Nominating Committee for terms beginning July 2018:

Chair of Admissions
Recruits AACs (Alumni Admissions Correspondents), implements an effective nationwide plan for all local AAC Chairs in conjunction with the Admissions Office, and supervises and distributes jobs and responsibilities for all local AAC Chairs; provides an admissions report to the Alumni Board of Directors at each Board meeting; carries out telephone interviews with prospective students who cannot come to campus and/or have a local interview; distributes a master calendar of all College fairs to the local AAC Chairs; designs a year-end questionnaire for AACs about the past year’s work with follow-up summary for the newsletter.  The Chair must possess the motivation and the willingness to offer time to promote Skidmore, demonstrate leadership capabilities (including the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people), and a demonstrated commitment to the College and the Alumni Association.  The term of this position is three years.

Chair of Young Alumni /Undergraduate Outreach
Encourages and promotes interaction between undergraduates and the Alumni Association, establishes relationships between the Alumni Association and the current student body, and continues the relationship between the two groups after graduation.  The Chair must possess the motivation and the willingness to offer time to promote Skidmore, demonstrate leadership capabilities (including the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people), and a demonstrated commitment to the College and the Alumni Association.  The term of this position is three years.

Chair of Regional Events

Act as the liaison between regional alumni volunteers and the College; work with Alumni Relations staff to identify potential new regional areas and assist in recruiting volunteers to act as officers; Maintain lines of communication with current volunteers (2-3 letters per year) and encourage region-to-region communication; Assist in the design and implementation of regional programs on a nationwide basis.  The term of this position is three years.


Chair of Reunions
Serves as the liaison between Reunion classes and the Office of Alumni Affairs;  assists in planning Reunion activities sponsored by the College, and oversees Reunion Weekend in partnership with staff and works closely with class volunteers to assure that planning objectives are met; communicates by letter and telephone with Reunion class officers and Reunion chairs;  participates in the Alumni Association Recognition Ceremony and wherever needed throughout Reunion Weekend;  includes public speaking in front of diverse groups; receives copies from the Alumni Office of all Reunion-related materials sent to alumni.  In addition to attending Reunion, the Chair if expected to attend Reunion Planning Weekend in July. The Chair must possess the motivation and the willingness to offer time to promote Skidmore, demonstrate leadership capabilities (including the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people), and a demonstrated commitment to the College and the Alumni Association.  The term of this position is three yea

Chair of Diversity
Promotes activities that strengthen the ties between multicultural alumni, undergraduates, and the College; identifies the concerns and interests of diverse members of the Association; designs and implements programs that serve the needs of diverse alumni, undergraduates and the College; encourages involvement of diverse alumni in all Association activities; facilitates outreach activities between diverse alumni and students, and conducts admissions interviews with prospective students of diverse backgrounds.  The Chair must possess the motivation and the willingness to offer time to promote Skidmore, demonstrate leadership capabilities (including the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people), and a demonstrated commitment to the College and the Alumni Association.  The term of this position is three years.

Presidents Society (PS Chair)
The Presidents Society Chair provides oversight for PS Program; contributes to the PS committee’s overall direction and related policies; assists in the recruitment, training, and support for Class PS chairs, and is invested in the Program’s overall goals of increasing leadership financial support and providing strong stewardship for donors. The PS Chair leads the two meetings per year of the Presidents Society Advancement Council Committee (typically fall and spring). The Chair will attend regional events, present progress reports to the Alumni Board, and preside at regional and on-campus PS gatherings. In addition, the Chair serves as a member of the National Annual Fund Advisory Committee. The Chair must possess knowledge of fundraising procedures and techniques, demonstrate leadership capabilities (including ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people), and a demonstrated commitment to the College and the Alumni Association and the ability to give annually at the PS level. The term of this position is three years.

Vice President of Annual Alumni Giving
Providing leadership and oversight for Skidmore's Annual Fund, the Vice President of Annual Alumni Giving works in concert with Skidmore's Advancement staff and fellow volunteers to maximize annual giving results from the College's alumni, parents, and friends.  The Vice President is the primary public representative of the Annual Fund.  Responsibilities include chairing the National Annual Fund Advisory Committee, reviewing strategy, serving as author of marketing pieces, assisting in the recruitment, training, and support of volunteers, and working with key Alumni Board fundraising volunteers, including the National Chair of the Friends of the Presidents Committee and the Chair of Young Alumni Giving.  The Vice President works on initiatives both to increase giving and the number of donors giving to the College. He/she must possess knowledge of fundraising procedures and techniques, demonstrate leadership capabilities (including ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people), and a demonstrated commitment to the College and the Alumni Association.  The term of this position is three years.

Alumna/us Trustee
Acts as the liaison between the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees and relates concerns and accomplishments of one board to the other.  The Alumna/us Trustee will support alumni programs, serve on committees of both Boards as requested, and take an active role in College fundraising.  The individual must possess an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people and demonstrate a commitment to the College and the Alumni Association, have an ability to contribute specific skills, expertise and talents to the efforts of both Boards, as well contribute annual and capital gifts to the College at a significant level.   Recognizing that the Alumna/us Trustee has a responsibility to the College in their role as a member of the Board of Trustees, it is first and foremost important that they make every attempt to attend meetings of the College’s Board of Trustees (3 per year).  And while the Alumna/us Trustee is urged to attend the Alumni Board meetings which immediately follow the Board of Trustees meetings, it is understandable that they may not be able to attend Alumni Board meetings with regularity.  With this in mind, we ask that the four Alumni/ae Trustees work in collaboration with the President of the Alumni Association and the Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and College Events to establish a system of rotation (on an annual basis) whereby at least one of the Alumni/ae Trustees would attend one of three Alumni Board meetings held throughout the year.  By establishing this rotation, it will ensure that information will proactively flow between both boards and it would also afford the Alumni/ae Trustees greater flexibility with regard to their attendance at Alumni Board meetings.  The term of office for this position is four years.


 

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