Job Description for At-Large Board Member

At-large board member

This document is meant to be a guide and may be tweaked to fit the needs of your particular alumni community.

It is expected that the at-large member would understand and be familiar with the IUAA strategic plan, the mission, priorities, values, and policies of the organization.

Specific tasks/responsibilities:

  • Participates in meetings and/or conference calls; attends to phone or email communications; reads materials relevant to the organization’s efforts
  • Assists in the planning of programs and experiences that are consistent with the alumni community’s and the IUAA’s, mission, priorities, values, and goals
  • Monitors and evaluates program and experiences’ success and effectiveness using the outcome measures of increased revenue, participation, and/or satisfaction
  • Actively participates in alumni community events and programs
  • Serves as an ambassador for the respective alumni community and the IUAA
  • Assists in the recruitment and orientation of new board and committee members
  • May serve as the lead on specific assigned tasks and/or committees

Time commitment

A board member position requires approximately two to three hours of work monthly. The time may vary from month-to-month depending on the frequency of activities of the group and/or requests by the president.

Additional IUAA engagement opportunities

The IUAA offers additional opportunities for our alumni volunteer leaders to participate in training, provide feedback, and connect with other alumni volunteers. Time commitments vary from as little as a few minutes to as much as a two-day conference. We host bimonthly webinars and an annual Alumni Leaders Conference every June. We offer periodic “open ears forums” soliciting feedback on certain topics. There is an Alumni Leader Facebook page that provides a forum for idea-sharing and moderated discussions among volunteer leaders. We expect our volunteer leaders to actively participate in as many of these opportunities as possible.

Some characteristics of a successful at-large member:

  • Responsible
  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Organized
  • Reliable
  • Goal-oriented
  • Team-oriented
  • Productive
  • Trustworthy
  • Independent
  • Decisive
  • Fair