Leadership Role Overview

Role Responsibilities Terms Expected Time Commitment Eligibility Selection
Staff
  • Lead ACT with the support of the Management Board
  • Member of Management Board
  • Represent ACT to alumni, volunteers and clients
  • Manage ACT’s relationship with Stanford GSB
  • Monitor progress of Board Members
  • Create & manage ACT’s budget
  • Manage volunteer recruitment and placement process
Paid Stanford GSB employee
  • 75%
  • TBD by Alumni Relations Director
  • Alumni Relations Director with input from Board Members
Management Board
  • Collaborate with ACT Staff in leading and managing ACT
  • Overall strategy of ACT
  • ACT’s relationships with constituents (alumni, Stanford GSB, and clients)
  • Provide input to Alumni Relations Director regarding Staff performance
  • Objective-setting and performance evaluation for ACT
  • Leadership pipeline and development
  • Volunteer integration

2 years (3 term limit)

  • Monthly evening meetings - 2.5 hrs
  • Additional work with total time commitment 10-12 hrs/month
  • Comprised of Board Members & Staff
  • Guests invited by ACT Staff or Board Chair
  • ACT Nominating Committee, approved by the Board
Board Chair
  • Sets and chairs agenda for Board meetings
  • Tie-breaker in event consensus can’t be reached
  • Represents ACT volunteer community to Stanford GSB
  • Evaluates performance of Board Members and Board as a whole and recommends changes
1 year (2 term limit)
  • Minimum 10 hours/mo. beyond board meetings w/seasonal variability
  • Alumni who have served on the Management Board and completed at least one project
  • Mgmt. Board selects from names provided by Nominating Committee
Management Board Members
  • Lead key functions (see Individual Leadership Positions and Responsibilities) - solo, with other Board members or as chair of volunteer committee
  • Coordinate their activities with the ACT Staff and other Board members
2 years (3 term limit)
  • Minimum 10 hours/mo. beyond board meetings w/seasonal variability
  • Alumni who have completed at least one project
  • Mgmt. Board selects from names provided by Nominating Committee
Committee Members
  • Complete projects in various functional areas (e.g. screen several projects, organize a kick-off meeting, arrange a discussion group, write a newsletter article, evaluate the success of projects in a particular round)
  • Project work can be solo or in groups
  • Work under direction of Management Board member with functional responsibility for project
Depends on projects
  • Depends on projects
  • All alumni
  • Board Member with responsibility for function