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Call for new Alumni Advisory Committee Member

Are you interested in helping alumni be heard at Board level and helping support the work of the IDS Alumni Relations Office? We need a new member for the AAC.
4 Oct 2021
Written by Michelle Cruickshank
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What does the AAC do?

The Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) is made-up of alumni who are appointed by the IDS Board of Trustees and IDS volunteers. Chaired by an AAC alumni member who is also a member of the IDS Board of Trustees, the AAC contributes to the governance of IDS ensuring that the alumni voice is heard at Board level. The AAC also guides and supports the work of the IDS Alumni Office. Each term of appointment is four years and we are currently recruiting for one new AAC member.

Download the terms of reference.

What is the process of applying?

All IDS alumni (anyone who has finished studying at IDS) are eligible to apply. You need to complete a short application form outlining your relevent experience and what you will bring to the Committee. Applications are being accepted up to and including 24 October 2021.

All applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the existing Alumni Advisory Committee members and they will make a recommendation of the new member to the Board of Trustees via the Nominations Committee.

We are aiming for the new member to be approved at the December 2021 Board meeting; with a first term start date of 1 January 2022.

What's the commitment?

Members are appointed for an inital 4 year term, followed by 2 or 4 years renewal option, up to a maximum of 8 years total.

Members are expected to attend regular AAC meetings (three 2 hour meetings per year), with the option to engage with ad-hoc projects throughout their term of appointment.

AAC meetings are held virtually on Microsoft Teams and you will need to have access to a good stable internet connection to engage effectively with IDS and the rest of the AAC.

Find out more

You can find out more from our existing Alumni Advisory Committee members on our website and download the AAC terms of reference.

Please feel free to contact them or the alumni office if you wish to discuss the work of the AAC further.

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