Alumni Coordinator's Role
The Alumni Coordinator is key to the Elrod Fellowship, managing the program in his or her city. Involvement includes identifying partner organizations and working with them to establish fellowship positions; assisting with applications and interviews; garnering support for the program by the local alumni chapter and fellow alumni; matching fellows with mentors; and spearheading a speaker series or other educational opportunities to enhance the fellow's experience.
How You Can Support the Program:
- Are you a member of a local board, volunteer with a public service agency, have an interest in agencies that serve the impoverished or provide services to those in need? You can link your city's alumni coordinator with potential partner organizations and help facilitate relationships.
- Do you like working with young professionals? You can serve as a mentor to a new Elrod Fellow, helping them get acclimated to life in your city, adjust to their new job and making their experience as a fellow more positive.
- Do you like hosting events? Why not volunteer to host a welcome gathering for Elrod Fellows in your area or an alumni chapter event that showcases the work these fellows are doing in your community or a dinner during their fellowship year to keep them connected with fellow alumni.
- Does this program fit your professional and personal interests? If so, volunteer to serve on your city's Elrod Fellowship Committee. The alumni coordinator can be more effective with a team of supporters to foster the program.
- Are you connected to players in the public sector in your city? You can help facilitate the educational speakers series that further educations the fellows on this line of work and how they can be more effective in their careers.
John Nolan '70
Duke Cancelmo '80
Art Caltrider '80