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RUAA Committees

Please choose from the list below to find out about the committees that help advance Rutgers by engaging all alumni.


Alumni Centers Steering Committee

The Alumni Center Steering Committee of the RUAA is charged with organizing a broad-based University effort to establish alumni centers in New Brunswick, Camden and Newark. The Alumni Center Committee is in the early planning stages and new volunteer positions are currently not available.

Volunteer Role

Utilize business experience to advise the University on concept development, fund raising and construction and/or renovation of these centers.

The committee’s primary responsibility will be to develop the project plan that leads to the alumni centers becoming a reality. On behalf of the board, partner with staff, alumni and university officials to ensure that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for the process by which the project plan is developed.

Responsibilities

  • Organize a committee of university officials and alumni with expertise in the areas needed to develop this project.
  • Communicate to the RUAA Board of Directors the status of the project development process.
  • Recommend the committee structure to advance the project.
  • Assist in recruiting individuals with appropriate expertise and background to serve within the committee structure.
  • Provide leadership to the process and advocate for the alumni centers program and project.

Skills Required

Professional experience in any of the following:

  • Communications
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Volunteer Fund Raising
  • Volunteer Management
  • Project Management
  • Program Management

 

Collaborations

  • President’s Office
  • Board of Overseers
  • University Facilities
  • Rutgers University Foundation

Staff Partner

Vice President for Alumni Relations

Time Commitment

1-2 years on the committee, 10 meetings per year or more frequently TBD

Location

New Brunswick campus, or via teleconference


Alumni Leaders Council Committee

The Alumni Leaders Council Committee of the RUAA is responsible for reviewing applications for charter status and recommending to the RUAA Board that charter status be granted, as well as monitoring the chartering process to ensure its success. The committee is also responsible for the annual Alumni Leaders Council meeting. In partnership with the staff, this committee serves as the main point of contact between the leaders of individual alumni groups and the RUAA Board.

Volunteer Role

This committee utilizes business and volunteer experience to advise the RUAA and the University’s alumni relations department on volunteer leaders needs.

The committee is an integral part of planning the annual Alumni Leaders Council meeting. Working with their staff partners, the group will work on selecting and recruiting featured speakers and setting the annual meeting agenda.

On behalf of the board, help ensure that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for chartering alumni groups as recognized affiliated groups of the RUAA and Rutgers University. The Alumni Leaders Council is chaired by the Secretary of the Board and consists of seven or more members of the RUAA.

Responsibilities

  • Review annual volunteer goals and strategies, and provide guidance.
  • Monitor program changes and issues and provide advice and support.
  • Advise the RUAA Board on recommendations and methods to increase the number of chartered alumni groups.
  • Organize the structure for the RUAA’s annual Alumni Leaders Council meeting and Alumni Leaders Conference.
  • Attend the annual Alumni Leaders Council meeting and Alumni Leaders Conference to help facilitate the logistics of the meeting.
  • Recommend policies to the RUAA Board and Alumni Relations staff concerning the development and implementation of volunteer initiatives.

Skills Required

Professional experience in any of the following:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Event Planning
  • Project Management
  • Previous RUAA committee experience

 

Staff Partner

Director of Volunteer Development

Time Commitment

1-2 year commitment; meetings monthly or more frequently TBD

Location

New Brunswick campus, or via teleconference


Awards and Recognition Committee

The Awards and Recognition Committee of the RUAA is charged with awarding and recognizing alumni efforts on behalf of RUAA and the University. This committee will partner with AR staff to ensure that consistent and effective recognition is given to Rutgers alumni for their successful achievements in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, professional success and volunteerism. This committee will play a lead role both in developing and evaluating the process by which alumni are selected for RUAA awards such as the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and in specifically selecting those honorees.

Volunteer Role

Utilize business experience to advise the University’s alumni relations department on volunteer recognition, including, but not limited to, process and selection of awardees.

The committee is an integral part of the planning process for the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, a volunteer recognition selection process and event, and the development of new alumni recognition opportunities and programs.

On behalf of the board, partner with staff to ensure that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for the process by which awardees are selected. In conjunction with staff, faculty, and administration, evaluate and present to the RUAA Board recommendations for alumni honors, such as the Hall of Distinguished Alumni and volunteer recognition.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain an overview of alumni recognition initiatives and processes, and offer advice and guidance
  • Develop and maintain methods for promoting the recognition of individual alumni or alumni groups or other deserving groups or persons
  • Serve on selection committee for alumni awards such as the HDA and volunteer recognition
  • Review the past performance of recognition programs and make recommendations to staff for continuous improvement
  • Advise the staff on recommendations and methods to promote Rutgers recognition events and ensure attendance goals are met
  • Recommend policies to the RUAA Board and Alumni Relations staff concerning the development and implementations of volunteer awards and recognitions programs
  • Encourage and foster support for alumni events in the Rutgers community
  • Attend and volunteer at Rutgers alumni events

Skills Required

Professional experience in any of the following:

  • Communications
  • Strategic marketing
  • Volunteer management
  • Event planning
  • Project management

 

Staff Partner

Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations

Time Commitment

1-2 year commitment; two meetings per year or more frequently TBD

Location

Varies at the discretion of the Chair, or via conference call



Alumni Benefits Committee

Volunteer Role

The committee is a sub-committee of the Finance Committee and is a vital resource in the development of assessment tools for alumni discount providers and royalty generating alumni benefits programs.

Responsibilities

  • Establish best practices document for choosing alumni discount providers
  • Review and recommend royalty generating alumni programs as appropriate
  • Implement the University’s procurement process to develop a request for proposal (with criteria) for royalty benefit programs such as long-term care

Skills Required

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Project Management
  • HR Management
  • Financial Management
  • Legal Management

Staff Partner

Assistant Director of Alumni Services

Time Commitment

1 – 2 years commitment; four meetings per year or more frequently TBD

Location

Varies at the discretion of the Chair, or via conference call



Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee of the RUAA is charged with recruiting and identifying volunteers and recommending a slate of future members for the RUAA Board.  The committee consists of seven members, three from the RUAA Board, three alumni members of the council, and the Vice President of Alumni Relations.

Volunteer Role

Utilize business experience to help recruit and identify volunteer leaders for RUAA Board roles.  Make personal recommendations to the RUAA Board and the Department of Alumni Relations regarding alumni leaders.  On behalf of the board, help ensure that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for managing the nominations process.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare a slate of candidates for the RUAA Board and its officers.
  • Review and recruit alumni leaders, evaluating talents and abilities.
  • Monitor nominations process to ensure fairness and equity.
  • Maintain an overview of RUAA initiatives and goals and offer advice and guidance on the leaders best suited to achieve them in the future.
  • Review the past processes of the RUAA nominations committee and make recommendations to staff for continuous improvement.
  • Recommend policies to the RUAA Board and Alumni Relations staff concerning the development of a successful volunteer base.

Time commitment

1-2 year commitment; 10 meetings per year or more frequently TBD

Location

New Brunswick campus or via teleconference

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