ACT 2021 Leadership Opportunities

Stanford ACT drives lasting community impact by engaging teams of GSB alumni who apply their expertise and passion to strengthen social benefit organizations.

If you’ve volunteered with ACT, you know the difference our projects make to nonprofits in our community. You also know how fun and rewarding it is to work alongside other GSB alumni on meaningful pro bono assignments. ACT thrives on excellence and continual improvement, and we’re seeking people with project experience to serve in leadership roles and help propel the program forward. If this sounds fun and interesting, please consider applying for one of the ACT Management Board or Committee roles listed below. Deadline to apply: June 6, 2021.

 

Management Board

Board Committee Roles

About the Management Board

The ACT Management Board is an operational board, not an advisory board. ACT Management Board members are thinkers and doers. Each Management Board member has a functional area of responsibility and is committed to making ACT the best possible pro bono consulting experience for GSB alumni and our nonprofit clients. This takes considerable time and effort, but we think it’s worth it to sustain this continually improving premier pro bono consulting organization. The Management Board term is two years (with one year review for new members), the maximum service six years. Our year begins in September and ends in August. COVID allowing, we plan to start meeting in person on campus again in September, with even–numbered month meetings conducted remotely, via Zoom. Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month likely from 4:00–6:30 pm.

About our Committees

Some Management Board functions benefit from committees that support the work of that function; we have two such committees in need of members. Committee roles offer flexible volunteerism to suit your schedule. Please consider committee work as a step on the ACT volunteer pathway.

Application Process

Complete the ACT Management Board and Board Committee Interest Form to express your interest in one of the above roles and let us know your interests and talents by June 6, 2021. An ACT Nominating Committee member (for Management Board positions) will contact you about an interview later that week. ACT Committee applicants will be contacted by Peggy Lizaur, Head of Marketing Content, or Kevin Richardson, Head of Racial Equity Initiatives.

Questions about a Management Board position? Contact a Nominating Committee Member: Steve AstleSusan Austin, Dave Olson, Celine Teoh. Contact Peggy Lizaur for Marketing or Kevin Richardson for Racial Equity Initiatives.

 

Upcoming Key Dates for Volunteers
06 Jan 2022 Nonprofit Deadline to Express Interest for Spring–Summer ’22 Projects
21 Jan 2022 Nonprofit Deadline to Submit Application in Spring–Summer ’22 Projects
16 Feb – 03 Mar 2022 Volunteer Recruitment for Project Teams for Spring–Summer ’22 Projects
24 Mar 2022 Spring-Summer ‘22 Project Round Kick-Off
Alumni Spotlight
Former ACT Management Board Member
MBA 2004

"I have enjoyed using my creative energy to plan fun events that celebrate our ACT community. We've done champagne and chocolate tastings, a theater night, an Outward Bound course, and much more. Everyone works so hard on their projects, and these sorts of events are a great way to reconnect with other alumni, reflect on our work, and enjoy new experiences."

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