CEHD Alumni Society board member Job Description

The Alumni Society is seeking interested candidates for open board positions throughout the year.

Title of position

At-large board member, College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society.

Purpose of position

Assist with overall policy and direction of the CEHD Alumni Society, consistent with its constitution and bylaws.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Attend society board meetings and other society-sponsored events throughout the year. Assist with the decision-making of the society.
  • Provide leadership by chairing, co-chairing, or serving on one of the society's committees.
  • Carry out the duties necessary for the progress of that committee.
  • Understand the society's mission as described in the constitution and bylaws. Represent the society to alumni and the general public.
  • Serve as an advocate for the college and the university.
  • Recommend candidates to serve as at-large board members to the society nominating committee.
  • Help identify areas where society membership and alumni activities can be enhanced.

Available resources

Assistance to the society is provided by the CEHD director of alumni relations and the external relations staff. Financial and membership record keeping and reporting are furnished. Financial assistance to the board also is available from the college and Alumni Association.


Alumni Association paid members who are graduates, faculty, former students, friends or graduate degree holders with majors related to education and human development.

Time commitment

Board meetings take place bi-monthly on the first Wednesday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  Board members are encouraged to attend the society board’s annual planning retreat held in the late summer.  Time commitment is approximately three to five hours a month. Members serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.


  • Lifelong connection with the college and the university.
  • Service to students and alumni.
  • On-campus board meetings with complimentary dinner and parking.
  • Dinners, meetings, and other events with the dean and faculty of the college and other university dignitaries.
  • Complimentary admission to various educational and social events, including the Annual Alumni Association celebration.


Interested candidates should send current resume to:

Serena Wright, Senior Alumni Relations Officer
College of Education & Human Development
105 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-0430  Fax: 612-624-7332
Email: wrigh103@umn.edu