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volunteer opportunities in the new alumni structure

Alumni Board Positions and Committees

Each Board head will chair a committee focused on their particular area. If you would like to put your name in for a Board position, or would like to be considered as a member of a committee, please use the contact information and links on the right.

Class and Reunion Development

Regional Chapter Development

Alumni Programs

Affinity Groups

Professional Interest Groups

Student Programs


Nominations

Annual Fund

Communications and Marketing

Admissions

Career Services

Class and Reunion Development

We are now beginning to expand our class-based outreach in both Alumni Relations and Development beyond the Reunion years.  The Board member responsible for Classes would:
 

  • assist in recruiting the various class agents in the non-Reunion years
  • be the spokesperson for class and reunion activities
  • develop comprehensive “Class Notes”  for the magazine through class chairs and class agents
  • appear in direct mail appeals, invitations and communications re class and reunion activities
  • work with alumni relations staff and fellow board members to plan and budget successful class and reunion activities in each fiscal year of board service.


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Class and Reunion Development which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Class Agent
  • Reunion Committee Chair 
  • Reunion Committee Member



Regional Chapter Development

Boston College Law School alumni are located through out the United States and in many international locations.  The board member responsible for Chapters will help support existing regional chapters and help build new chapters to foster connections, community, and networking among geographically clustered alumni through formal and informal get-togethers. 

This Board member will:

  • appear as the alumni representative on behalf of chapters nationally and internationally in Law School publications both electronic and print to promote chapter activities
  • recruit alumni to lead chapter efforts across the country and internationally
  • work with chapter leaders to develop programmatic ideas and resources
  • help chapters develop effective communications systems with members through listservs, the website and the BC Law magazine
  • develop a vibrant committee consisting of Chapter Presidents to address chapter issues among themselves and to the full Board
  • assist fellow Board members in achieving their goals through chapter activities
  • develop in conjunction with fellow Board members a comprehensive chapter plan and budget for each fiscal year of service.


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Regional Chapter Development which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership

  • Chapter Presidents
  • Chapter Leadership Committees
  • Chapter Public Interest Mentor
  • Chapter Alumni Career Mentor
  • Chapter Admissions Volunteer
  • And more



Alumni Programs


One of the findings of the consultant’s survey of our alumni is that they would like to be engaged with the Law School in a large number of ways.  This Board member will:

  • establish a strategic plan for developing and deploying programs for specific alumni activities, events and services designed to appeal to the interests of alumni
  • recruit committee leadership for various programs
  • communicate to the alumni body the programs’ details
  • work with fellow board members to develop operations and budget plans for each year of service
  • coordinate alumni plans with fellow board members to maximize participation nationally and internationally


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Alumni Programs which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Pro Bono Service Programs Chairs and Committee Members
  • Travel Program Committee Chair
  • Immigration Service Trip Volunteers
  • Law Day Committee Chairs and Committee Members


Affinity Groups

Many alumni are most connected to the Law School through their participation or membership in one of the student organizations or groups, i.e. BAN, LALSA, Women’s Law Center, PILF, Law Reviews, LAB, etc. This Board member will

  • work to strengthen those networks to promote communications, events and activities with members of those groups
  • work with current student organizations to put them in touch with the larger network of past organization members
  • recruit alumni leadership in these groups for Assembly membership
  • in cooperation with other Board members, plan and budget activities locally and in the chapters to promote engagement of these groups with the School and between affinities


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Alumni Programs which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • National Affinity Group Presidents/Chairs
  • Affinity Group Committee Members


Professional Interest Groups

Many alumni would like to be connected to fellow alumni who share their practice interests, i.e. labor law, education, corporate law, government practice, trust and estates, etc.  This Board member will work to strengthen those networks to promote communications, events, and activities in the following ways:

  • promote the soon to be established On-line community which will allow for identification by professional interest group
  • recruit volunteer leadership in these professional interest group areas and promote communications goals of these groups through listservs and blogs, etc.
  • develop speaker series/mentor programs for alumni and students in areas of practice
  • develop events to bring people together by practice area
  • work with fellow Board members to create annual plan and budget in conjunction with other functional areas


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Professional Interest Groups which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • International, National and Local Interest Group Committee Leadership

Student Programs

Our research tells us that if the Office of Institutional Advancement, and by extension the Alumni Assembly, forms a strong relationship with students early on, these students will be more likely to remain involved as alumni.  The Board member responsible for Student/Alumni Relations would bring students into contact with alumni and alumni leaders to develop their awareness of an alumni life after graduation.  He/she would work closely with the Law Student association (LSA) to identify student needs which can be fulfilled by alumni involvement and contact.  This Board member would:

  • bring student requests for alumni help or involvement to the Board for consideration
  • speak on behalf of the Alumni Association at various Law School events such as Orientation, 1L coffee, PILF Auction, etc.
  • coordinate and host periodic events with students and alumni chapter volunteers
  • plan and budget activities in coordination with other Board members and functions
  • work with chapter leaders to recruit student liaison chapter volunteers


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Student Programs which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Chapter Liaisons
  • Mentors


Nominations

This Board position would focus on Board Nominations through a Committee which would solicit nominations from the Assembly and the Association at large through communications such at the BC Law Magazine, the On-line Community, E-brief, etc.  It would be the responsibility of this Board member to present an annual slate of Board nominations to the Assembly and the Association for approval.

This Board member would necessarily recruit the Nominating Committee.

Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Nominations which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Nominations Committee


Annual Fund

Alumni involvement and promotion of the annual giving program is critical to its success.  The board member responsible for the Annual Fund will:

  • assist in reaching out to various leadership alumni for assistance, as well as speak to alumni (in person or in writing) in support of the annual giving program.
  • recruit alumni volunteers for the Firm Ambassador Program
  • recruit alumni contacts at various firms to promote the Law Partners Program
  • communicate 100% participation goals to groups such as the Alumni Board, the Assembly, the Board of Overseers, the faculty, the 3L  Class Gift Committee, and Reunion Committees
  • appear in direct mail and/or e-mail appeals for the Fund 
  • speak on behalf of the Fund at various alumni events
  • plan and budget activities in coordination with other Board members and functions


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Annual Fund Support which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Reunion and Class Gift Committee Leadership
  • Faculty Fund Leadership
  • Student Fund Leadership


Communications and Marketing

Powerful communications with alumni is one of the key elements of effective alumni engagement with the Law School.  The goal of this position is to review and comment on communications and marketing services and products that seek to promote the Law School to its alumni body.  It will also serve in a key role in developing accurate alumni information and data.  The Board member would:

  • advocate for new communications initiatives, such as getting alumni to register for the new on-line community
  • brainstorm on communications problems/programs in other functional areas of the Board
  • assist in alumni research and surveying
  • plan and budget activities in coordination with other Board members and functions


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Communications which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Communications Committee Membership


Admissions

The Law School is committed to recruiting each year a diverse and talented student body.  This recruitment effort requires extensive outreach.  The Board member will be responsible for working with the Admissions Office to recruit alumni volunteers to assist in this effort.  The Board member will be asked to:

  • recruit alumni to work on an Admissions Assistance Program consisting of alumni  across the US and internationally who will be available to:
  • write or call admitted applicants to provide information and answer questions about attending BC Law
  • attend Admissions events to talk to prospective students about attending the School
  • speak at colleges and universities about the Law School
  • host admitted applicant receptions in specific cities
  • plan and budget activities in coordination with other Board members and functions


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Admissions which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Admissions Assistance volunteers
  • Admitted Applicant Hosts


Career Services

Alumni can play a critical role in educating students and other alumni about the various career choices, preparing them for the job search, and assisting them in finding summer and permanent positions.  The Board member will:

  • recruit alumni volunteers across the country to enhance career related resources
  • work with the Professional Interest Group and Affinity Group Board leaders to develop career mentoring programs and networks for alumni and students
  • recruit participants for mock interview and other Career Services Office run programs
  • outreach to alumni to make certain their employers participate in the Law School recruitment programs or post their job announcements at the Law School
  • plan and budget activities in coordination with other Board members and functions


Other volunteer leadership opportunities in Career Services which include BC Law Alumni Assembly membership:

  • Professional Group Mentors
  • Affinity Group Mentors
  • Alumni Career Services Committee Chair and Members
  • Public Interest Career Mentors

Contact us now!

Contact Us:


Diana Lucivero

bclaw.alumni@bc.edu

617-552-4378