Wednesday, Dec. 11

The University is operating on a regular schedule.

#renderEmergencyWidget( $widget )

Open Alumni Board Positions

Interested in serving on the Alumni Board, or know of a deserving candidate? Submit a nomination. All Board positions begin on July 1; nominations close on January 3 of that same year. For more information contact us at alumni@hartford.edu.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

Click for position descriptions and responsibilities.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

The Governance Committee Chair serves as an executive member of the Alumni Board and is responsible for annually evaluating the composition of the Alumni Board to ensure that new members fill the Board's current and future needs. The Committee makes recommendations to fill vacancies on the Board for the members-at-large, officers, and Executive Committee members, Dean's liaisons, and designated directors, and for standing committee membership. It also creates policies and practices that ensure that the Board adheres to best governance practices and through an annual review of the By-laws makes certain that they are continually relevant and effective in providing the needed operational structure for the Board.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Governance Committee
    • Works with the Director of Alumni Engagement to solicit nominations from the alumni and University communities to fill vacant positions on the Alumni Board.
    • Identifies the annual personnel needs of the Board and communicates that information to the Executive Committee, Alumni Board, and the alumni community.
    • Strategically targets nominees and invites them to become potential candidates for vacancies on the Alumni Board.
    • Convenes  the Governance Committee and provides leadership for meetings focused on: screening nominees for the Board, conducting preliminary interviews of potential candidates to the Alumni Board, and preparing three slates of nominees (officers; Deans liaisons, directors, and members-at-large; and Executive Committee).
    • Confirms nominees' interest in being nominated for Alumni Board positions.
    • Provides oversight for the election of new Board leaders and members-at-large.
    • Provides follow-up communication with candidates who are elected to the Board and those who are not.
    • Works with the Director of Alumni Engagement and Executive Committee to conduct orientation activities for the new Board members.
    • Conducts an annual performance review of the Board effectiveness, lead the Alumni Board in its self-assessment, and develops recommendations for self-improvement.
  • Board Leadership, as a member of the Executive Committee
    • Attends and actively participates in Board and assigned Committee meetings
    • Participates in regular review of the board's statement of its roles and what is expected of individual members.
    • Assist the Board in periodically updating primary areas of Board focus and bylaws.
    • Helps shape the Board's agenda based on the strategic plan.
  • Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities.
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events.
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other Board members.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

All candidates for Governance Chair are strongly preferred to have had at least one year of prior service associated with any University of Hartford board or committee as an alumna/us. Familiarity with the responsibilities and priorities of the University of Hartford Alumni Board and knowledge of the alumni community are essential, with prior participation on the Governance Committee a benefit. Experience in soliciting, screening, interviewing, evaluating, and selecting candidates for positions is an asset. Additional important qualities include strong communication skills, the ability to lead meetings effectively, and responsiveness to deadlines.

TERM:

The term of office for the Governance Committee Chair is three years, beginning July 1.

STAFF LIAISON

Director of Alumni Engagement

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES/TIME REQUIRED

The Governance Committee Chair is expected to regularly attend all meetings of the Alumni Board. S/he will serve as a member of the Executive Committee and will also convene and chair all meetings of the Governance Committee. In addition, it is expected that regular, on-going consultation and collaboration with Alumni Relations staff and members of the Governance Committee will continue throughout the year.

October 2015

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI REGIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Director of Alumni Regional Activities provides volunteer leadership to the regional volunteers and activities of the Association and collaborates with the Alumni Engagement staff to develop and support the regional objectives of the Association and Office. S/he is an ambassador for the University and Association and, as such, is an advocate for both. Building and sustaining strong relationships with the University of Hartford family, especially alumni, is a primary role of the Director of Alumni Regional Activities.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Board Participation
    • Attends and actively participates in Board and assigned Committee meetings.
    • Serves as a member of the Regional/Career Task Force, advocating for regional initiatives and ways to collaborate on networking/career activities.
  • Regional Activity/Initiatives
    • Works with staff to determine yearly goals for the regional program; assists in measurement of outcomes and tracking progress
    • Works with staff and other members of the Alumni Board to establish University of Hartford volunteer networks in key regions (as determined by same), both nationally and internationally
    • Advocates for a regional model based on the concept that all events and programs should be aimed at bringing alumni closer to each other and to the University, whether through speaker, venue, performer, or network-development. Strives for cost-neutrality as much as possible
    • Assists staff in the identification, recruitment, training, and acknowledgement of alumni regional volunteers
    • Assists staff with the identification of micro-volunteer roles for current and future volunteers
    • Works with staff to develop and sustain a regional volunteer network – through communication, engagement, and stewardship – designed to facilitate communication among regional volunteers, and inform them of key University events and objectives
    • Works closely with the Alumni Board Director of Career/Mentoring programs to coordinate efforts and programs which are focused on alumni professional development and work towards the goals of the Regional/Career Task Force
    • Integrate the Alumni Board Director of Student and Young Alumni Outreach and the Director of Athletics Affinity into the Regional/Career Task Force as it relates to their respective roles and constituent interests
    • Attends as many regional events as possible in order to establish relationships, identify volunteer leaders, facilitate event flow and promote the Alumni Association and Alumni Board
  • Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities.
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events.
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other Board members.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

The Director of Alumni Regional Activities should be an alumna/us of the University who has demonstrated previous volunteer experience, preferably as a regional volunteer. Familiarity with the responsibilities and priorities of the University of Hartford Alumni Association and knowledge of the alumni community are essential. Proven leadership in the University community; event planning knowledge and/or experience; good management skills; and strong communication, presentation and public speaking skills are also beneficial. S/he should also demonstrate a superior ability to build and sustain strong relationships with alumni and other members of the University community, both on and off campus.

TERM:

The term of office for the Governance Committee Chair is three years, beginning July 1.

STAFF LIAISON

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement for regional programs

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES/TIME REQUIRED

The Director of Alumni Regional Activities is expected to attend all meetings of the Alumni Board, reporting on the activities of the regional alumni networks and the Regional/Career Task Force. Finally, it is expected that regular, on-going consultation and collaboration with Alumni Engagement staff and regional volunteers across the country will continue throughout the year.

May 2019

TREASURER

The Treasurer serves as an executive member of the Alumni Board and is responsible for the allocation and disbursement of funds in the Alumni Restricted Fund. S/he also serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Board Leadership, as a member of the Executive Committee
    • Attends and actively participates in Board and assigned Committee meetings.
    • Participates in regular review of the board’s statement of its roles and what is expected of individual members.
    • Assists the Board in periodically updating primary areas of Board focus and bylaws.
    • Helps shape the Board’s agenda based on the strategic plan.
    • Assists Governance Committee in leading the Alumni Board in its self-assessment and develop recommendations for self-improvement.
  • Finance Committee
    • Allocates funds in the Alumni Restricted Fund for programs and events that align with the strategic plan of the Alumni Association and thereby benefit the University of Hartford and/or its alumni
    • Working with the Director of Alumni Engagement and Alumni Engagement staff, regularly monitors invested money as well as the rainy day account within the Alumni Restricted Fund
    • Shares process for submitting funding proposals with the Alumni Board and Alumni Engagement staff; reviews proposal process regularly and updates as needed
    • Convenes the Finance Committee and provides leadership for meetings, largely focused on review and consideration of funding proposals
    • Presents proposed expenditures to the Alumni Board for majority approval
    • Regularly reviews and publishes guidelines for annual disbursement of funds in the Alumni Restricted Fund
    • Serves as an active member of the Executive Committee
  • Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities.
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events.
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other Board members.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

All candidates for Treasurer are strongly preferred to have had at least one year of prior service associated with any University of Hartford board or committee as an alumna/us. Familiarity with the responsibilities and priorities of the University of Hartford Alumni Association and knowledge of the alumni community are essential. Knowledge of financial asset management, investment strategies and budgeting procedures is an asset. Additional important qualities include strong communication skills, the ability to lead meetings effectively, and responsiveness to deadlines.

TERM:

The term of office for the Treasurer is three years, beginning July 1.

STAFF LIAISON

Director of Alumni Engagement

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES/TIME REQUIRED

The Treasurer is expected to attend all meetings of the Alumni Board. S/he will serve as a member of the Executive Committee and will also convene and chair all meetings of the Finance Committee. In addition, it is expected that regular, on-going consultation and collaboration with Alumni Engagement staff and members of the Finance Committee will continue throughout the year.

October 2015

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI ATHLETICS AFFINITY

 

The Director of Alumni Athletics Affinity provides volunteer leadership to outreach initiatives aimed at former student-athletes. S/he works with the Alumni Engagement and Athletics staffs to develop, coordinate and support these initiatives. Building and sustaining strong relationships between the University and former student-athletes is the primary role of the Director of Alumni Athletics Affinity.

S/he is also charged with adding value to the relationship between the University and its alumni through events and programming, including programming of benefit to current student-athletes, as well as communicating the mission and goals of the University, the Alumni Association, and Hartford Hawks Athletics to alumni.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Board Participation
    • Attends and actively participates in Board and assigned Committee meetings.
    • Works with Alumni Engagement and Athletics staff to determine yearly goals, measure outcomes and track progress.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association, Hartford Hawks Athletics, and the University of Hartford.
  • Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Hartford Hawks Athletics and Alumni Association efforts and activities to former student-athletes.
    • Convenes a committee of former student-athletes to advise Alumni Engagement and Athletics staffs on steps needed to fully engage former student-athletes.
    • Assists in the identification, recruitment, training and acknowledgement of alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other Board members
    • Assists staff in promoting Athletics affinity events to alumni, and encouraging former student-athletes to participate in other University/Alumni Association activities, including volunteer service.
    • As an active partner with staff, assists in coordinating alumni engagement efforts between departments, and encourages communication and collaboration
    • Attends as many University of Hartford, Alumni Association, and Hartford Hawks events as possible in order to establish relationships, identify volunteer leaders, facilitate event flow, and promote the Alumni Association and Hartford Hawks Athletics.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

The Director of Alumni Athletics Affinity should be an alumna/us and former student-athlete of the University who has demonstrated previous volunteer experience and has an interest in making connections between the University, former student-athletes and current student-athletes. Familiarity with the responsibilities and priorities of the University of Hartford Alumni Association and current knowledge of Hartford Hawks Athletics and the alumni community are essential. Proven leadership in the University community; event planning experience; good management skills; and strong communication, presentation and public speaking skills are also beneficial. S/he should also demonstrate a superior ability to build and sustain strong relationships with alumni and other members of the University community, both on and off campus.

TERM:

The term of office for the Director of Alumni Athletics Affinity is three years, beginning July 1.

STAFF LIAISON

Senior Director of Alumni Engagement
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
Athletics staff TBD

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES/TIME REQUIRED

The Director of Alumni Athletics Affinity is expected to attend all meetings of the Alumni Board. S/he will also participate in Alumni and Athletics programs (during Hawktober or throughout the year) as needed. Finally, it is expected that regular, on-going consultation and collaboration with Alumni Engagement and Hartford Hawks Athletics staff, as well as former student-athletes and alumni, will continue throughout the year.

February 2017

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES LIAISON

The School/College Liaison serves as a bridge between the Alumni Board and the volunteer board of each respective school/college. As such, the Liaison is charged with sharing information about alumni programs and volunteer opportunities between boards; communicating the mission/goals of the Alumni Association to the school/college volunteer board, and vice versa; cultivating new alumni relationships and deepening existing ones; and adding value to the relationship between the University, its schools/colleges, and its alumni through events, programming, and life-long learning opportunities. The Liaison is an ambassador for the University, the respective school/college, and the Alumni Association and, as such, is an advocate for all.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Board Participation
    • Attends and actively participates in board and assigned committee meetings, reporting via the agenda on the mission/goals/activities of the Alumni Association, as well as the alumni activities of the respective school/college.
    • Serves as a regular or ad hoc member to the volunteer board of the respective school/college.
  • Liaison Role
    • Maintains regular contact with the dean, development officer, and volunteer board of the respective school/college.
    • As an active partner with the Alumni Engagement staff and designated Alumni Board members, encourages communication and collaboration between the volunteer board of the school/college and the Alumni Association regarding alumni outreach, activities, and programs.
    • Assists in the identification, recruitment, training, and acknowledgement of alumni volunteers.
    • Encourages the dean and development officer of the respective school/college to nominate alumni for annual awards and volunteer leadership positions on the Alumni Board.
  • Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities.
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events.
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other Board members.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

The School/College Liaison should be an alumna/us of the University who has demonstrated previous volunteer experience and an interest in making connections between alumni. Familiarity with the priorities of the University of Hartford, the Alumni Association, and the respective school/college are essential. Proven leadership in the University community and strong communication, presentation, and public speaking skills are also beneficial. S/he should also demonstrate a superior ability to build and sustain strong relationships with alumni and other members of the University community, both on and off campus.

TERM:

The term of office for the School/College Liaison is three years, beginning July 1.

STAFF LIAISON

Varied

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES/TIME REQUIRED

The School/College Liaison is expected to regularly attend all meetings of the Alumni Board of Directors (either in-person or virtually). S/he will also regularly participate in alumni events and programs, as schedules permit. Finally, it is expected that regular, on-going consultation and collaboration with Alumni Engagement staff, as well as the development officer and volunteer board for the respective school/college, will continue throughout the year.

October 2015

BARNEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS LIAISON

The School/College Liaison serves as a bridge between the Alumni Board and the volunteer board of each respective school/college. As such, the Liaison is charged with sharing information about alumni programs and volunteer opportunities between boards; communicating the mission/goals of the Alumni Association to the school/college volunteer board, and vice versa; cultivating new alumni relationships and deepening existing ones; and adding value to the relationship between the University, its schools/colleges, and its alumni through events, programming, and life-long learning opportunities. The Liaison is an ambassador for the University, the respective school/college, and the Alumni Association and, as such, is an advocate for all.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Board Participation
    • Attends and actively participates in board and assigned committee meetings, reporting via the agenda on the mission/goals/activities of the Alumni Association, as well as the alumni activities of the respective school/college.
    • Serves as a regular or ad hoc member to the volunteer board of the respective school/college.
  • Liaison Role
    • Maintains regular contact with the dean, development officer, and volunteer board of the respective school/college.
    • As an active partner with the Alumni Engagement staff and designated Alumni Board members, encourages communication and collaboration between the volunteer board of the school/college and the Alumni Association regarding alumni outreach, activities, and programs.
    • Assists in the identification, recruitment, training, and acknowledgement of alumni volunteers.
    • Encourages the dean and development officer of the respective school/college to nominate alumni for annual awards and volunteer leadership positions on the Alumni Board.
  • Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities.
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events.
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other Board members.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

The School/College Liaison should be an alumna/us of the University who has demonstrated previous volunteer experience and an interest in making connections between alumni. Familiarity with the priorities of the University of Hartford, the Alumni Association, and the respective school/college are essential. Proven leadership in the University community and strong communication, presentation, and public speaking skills are also beneficial. S/he should also demonstrate a superior ability to build and sustain strong relationships with alumni and other members of the University community, both on and off campus.

TERM:

The term of office for the School/College Liaison is three years, beginning July 1.

STAFF LIAISON

Varied

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES/TIME REQUIRED

The School/College Liaison is expected to regularly attend all meetings of the Alumni Board of Directors (either in-person or virtually). S/he will also regularly participate in alumni events and programs, as schedules permit. Finally, it is expected that regular, on-going consultation and collaboration with Alumni Engagement staff, as well as the development officer and volunteer board for the respective school/college, will continue throughout the year.

October 2015

ALUMNI BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

It is the responsibility of the Member at Large to attend to the needs of the Alumni Board, as defined by the President in consultation with the Director of Alumni Engagement or the director’s designee. The Member at Large may be assigned a portfolio of responsibilities or given a mandate to focus on a particular area of interest to the Association, for example: focusing on a critical population of the Association (e.g. affinity groups, athletes) or aspect of the University with which Association involvement is required or warranted (e.g. philanthropy). The Member at Large position is flexible to permit a non-permanent role which may be established to meet the most immediate needs of the Board for a three-year term. The portfolio for the Member at Large will be submitted to the Governance Committee for selection of an alumna/us whose skill set will satisfy the needs of the position.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Board Participation
    • Attends and actively participates in board and assigned committee meetings.
    • Serves as a member of at least one board committee—where assigned, as needed, or of interest.
  • Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities.
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events in your area.
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other board members.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Determined as needed.

TERM:

The term of office for a Member at Large is three years, beginning July 1.

STAFF LIAISON:

To be determined, depending on the portfolio.

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES/TIME REQUIRED

Varying, depending on the portfolio. The Member at Large is expected to attend all meetings of the Alumni Board. There may be the expectation of membership in a sub-committee/task force to further the work of the Board and Association.

January 2014

Want to be part of it?