Class Officer Responsibilities

Class Officers

Class officers are elected by their classmates. They serve for a term of five years. Officer elections are held each Reunion (i.e. 5th Reunion, 10th Reunion, 15th Reunion, etc.). Following is a list of office titles and responsibilities. If you are interested in further information, or would like to serve as a class officer, please contact the Office of Alumnae Affairs (alumnaeaffairs@barnard.edu, 212-854-2005).

Beginning in 2010, classes will elect only a President, Vice President, and Correspondent. Fund Chairs will be appointed by The Barnard Fund. Existing Treasurers, Nominating Chairs, and Networking Chairs will carry out their duties until the conclusion of their terms at the next reunion.


President
Vice President

Correspondent
Class Fund Chair

 

President

The Class President provides leadership to the class. The President sets an annual meeting for the class officers. She also oversees the schedule of class events and is empowered to appoint assistants for any and all class projects.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT: Alumnae Affairs staff

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Arrange and attend an annual meeting with fellow class officers
  • Collaborate with class officers to establish regular contact with classmates through print and electronic communications and/or planning class events in between Reunions.
  • Maintain contact with the Vice President (Reunion Chair) and other officers during the planning and scheduling of reunion events
  • Be an active member of class "group" on the Alumnae Network
  • Keep records of important class communications with officers and Alumnae Affairs. These files must be passed on to the succeeding president
  • Plan and implement strategy for class initiatives over the five year term, in consultation with fellow class officers
  • Determine an appropriate course of action (in conjunction with the Alumnae Affairs staff) if a class officer cannot fulfill her responsibilities
  • In consultation with other officers, select two class representatives to attend Leadership Assembly.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard

Vice-President

The principle duty of the Vice President is to act as Reunion Chair. The Vice President appoints classmates to committees and coordinates the work of all involved.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT: Alumnae Affairs Staff

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Attend an annual meeting with fellow class officers
  • Reach out to classmates to serve on the Reunion Committee
  • Plan schedule of class activities at Reunion in cooperation with fellow class officers and the Class Reunion Committee
  • Act as a principal source of Reunion information to classmates
  • Act for the President if she is unable to fulfill her responsibilities for the position
  • Plan and implement a strategy for class initiatives over the five year term, in consultation with class officers
  • Be an active member of class "group" on the Alumnae Network

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard

Correspondent

The correspondent is responsible for submitting class news four times a year for the Class Notes section of Barnard.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT
Barnard Senior Editor
Alumnae Affairs staff

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend annual class meetings
  • Attend class events, including Reunion, and include write-up in class column
  • Write and submit in timely fashion class news for publication in Barnard, adhering to the most recent "Class Notes Style and Guidelines"
  • Report any changes in a classmate name or address to Alumnae Records
  • Assist both the class nominating committee and the reunion chair with nominations for the reunion committee and class officer positions
  • Maintain files on classmates and class business that is of historical value to the class
  • Stay informed of reunion activities during a reunion year
  • Plan and implement a strategy for class initiatives over the five year term, in consultation with class officers
  • Be an active member of class "group" on the Alumnae Network
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Willingness to solicit news from classmates
  • Computer and Internet access is strongly recommended
  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard

Class Fund Chair

Beginning with the fiscal year following reunion, the Fund Chair will work closely with Development Institutional Advancement staff to set class fundraising and participation goals. She will work with both Barnard staff and fellow class officers to create plans to meet these goals and will reach out to classmates to encourage higher levels of giving and participation. Beginning in 2010 Fund Chairs will be appointed by The Barnard Fund.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT
Development Staff
Alumnae Affairs Staff

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Attend annual class meetings
  • Approve annual appeal letter for The Barnard Fund
  • Participate in the annual Barnard Fund Phonathon and make appeal calls
  • Write thank you notes to class donors
  • Monitor progress toward class goals in interim and reunion years, contacting lapsed and nondonors in order to maintain participation, while keeping class officers informed of progress
  • Plan and implement a five-year plan for the class, in consultation with class officers
  • Be an active member of class "group" on the Alumnae Network
  • During a reunion year:
    1. Serve as a member of the Reunion Committee
    2. Recruit class fundraisers as needed for the Reunion Committee
    3. Keep classmates informed of progress toward reunion gift goals
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability and willingness to talk to classmates about the importance of contributing to The Barnard Fund
  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard


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