Serve as liaisons between the school and alumni, responding to requests from GDS for alumni input and participation, and questions from alumni about GDS today
- Link alumni with opportunities to connect with current students and teachers
- Support the planning of activities for alumni to connect with each other, including reunions, speakers, and career networking events
- Lead alumni fundraising efforts for the GDS Annual Fund
Alumni Activities and School Involvement Committee
Assist in the planning and marketing of alumni events in DC and across the country, including: speaker events, networking events, community service events, happy hours (both locally and regionally), and alumni-to-alumni events. Facilitate interaction between alumni and the current student body (from LMS to HS), faculty, and administration. Events and activities include Country Market Day, Senior Breakfast (hosted by the Alumni Board), and internship opportunities between current HS students and alumni.
- Diversity Subcommittee
This subcommittee strategizes on how engage with our alumni of color and with students of color on campus.
- Careers Subcommittee
This subcommittee focuses on alumni to alumni networking, internships, and mentoring in regards to careers.
Assist with communication to alumni and larger GDS community on relevant alumni-related issues. Responsibilities include message development, creating communication materials, social media, and assisting other committees with communications activity.
Organize and oversee overall annual giving campaign for alumni. Focus on increasing participation, including number and amount of major gifts. Examine process for raising funds and recommend procedural changes.
Governance & Recruitment Committee
Support Alumni Board, Class Chair and other alumni volunteer recruitment efforts and collaborate with Fundraising Committee to identify potential board members. Activities also include working with Board Officers and DAR to ensure governing documents/policies are clear, updated and relevant.
Board members nominate members or an alum can self-nominate. The Board President and Nominations/Governance Committee will review candidates' resumes and schedule in-person interviews. Recruitment period occurs January 1- March 1 and elections occur in May.
Qualifications & Considerations
Alumni who have attended GDS for any period of time are considered. Candidates may be considered based on skills that the Board wants to attract, previous volunteer involvement, and high volunteer engagement (including attendance at events such as All Alumni Reunion Weekend, alumni socials and outings, Country Market Day and other GDS signature events).
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