Wharton Education Network (WhEN) Affinity Group- Chair or Co- Chair

Reports to the Chair of Affinity Groups within the Business Development Division.

Affinity Groups:
Designed to network with other professionals in your industry and attend events centered around your professional interests. Affinity group managers should currently be working in and/or have significant experience in the vertical/affinity area. This group focuses its attention around specific interest or industries like: investment banking, consulting, venture capital, retail, and young alumni. These groups meet to discuss common issues, problems and opportunities.

Wharton Education Network Affinity Group Description:
Education is the second biggest sector in the US economy and continues to grow. New opportunities arise everyday and we want to support the Wharton alumni in their investment decisions in this sector. Our goal is to be a network for ideas and knowledge that will help our members to better run their companies, to identify new opportunities, and to obtain better results from their investments in the education market.

The WhEN Chair is responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers and membership in this network and will take a lead role in membership identification. The Manager will work closely with the Affinity Groups Chair and the heads of the other affinity groups. This position will be responsible for planning and scheduling regular events relevant to the needs of the M&A community. S/he will also be responsible for the preparation and management of the affinity group’s annual budget and information reporting. The Manager will also provide input to the Affinity Group Chair to share ideas and best practices with the other Wharton Club of New York groups. The Manager will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining the policies and procedures of the affinity group, document and provide to the Chair the activities of the group each quarter. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in building connections in the mergers and acquisition field. It is highly recommended that a Co-chair be identified to provide continuity for the members.

Time Commitment:
Approximately 2 hours per week. Note that you must have access to email which you can monitor on a daily basis, as much of the coordination among the volunteer team is conducted via email. Being easy to reach and responsive will make the job much easier to manage.

All volunteers must be supporting members of the Wharton Club of New York. The type of person would be most suited for the position: A good communicator, who is organized and can effectively work through multiple tasks. Volunteer must have exceptional organizational and people skills, supported by strong technical skills using Microsoft Office products. We are looking for people who have an interest in mergers and acquisitions and who have the time to give to the Club. All volunteers must adhere to Club policies as evidenced by their signing an annual acknowledgement form.

Application Process:
Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application and submit a resume to Gabriela Sanchez, the Club’s Administrator at gsanchez@whartonny.com.  Once the submission is received, the applicant will be contacted by one of the Club’s volunteers. The Club expects that each selected volunteer will treat this volunteer "job" as seriously as a professional job and recognize that it is an extension of his or her professional world.