Volunteers Needed!!

OPEN POSITIONS

Seeking Volunteers to join the Speaker Series Committee

Have you thought about reconnecting with friends and colleagues in the Wharton community? Volunteering on a committee is a way to stay connected, give back and satisfy both personal and/or professional needs. The speaker series committee would like needs you! This committee is responsible for identifying, inviting and presenting the Wharton community with interesting and stimulating speakers. The committee operates under the categories of Special Interest, Author, Entrepreneur, Real Estate and Business Leader. Monthly meetings are held to keep the committee in discussion, connected and productive. Time commitment for this position would be about 1 hour a week. Volunteers report to the Chair of the committee. Please visit the page on the Wharton Club website for further information about volunteering. Interested volunteers should send their interest to Stephanie Shaw at sshaw@whartonny.com.

Volunteer Management

Our HR Manager, Diana Davenport, is looking for a few good hands to help create volunteer incentive programs and to generally keep tabs on the Club's volunteers. There is room for at least two volunteers. One to help keep tabs on new and on-going Club volunteers, how they’re assigned, if they are feeling good about their contributions, feedback from the Committee Chairs on their work, opportunities for advancement, etc. Second person could work on incentive programs for volunteers. This is an area that needs a lot of work and would also be of great value to the Club. Working in the HR area gives you a good understanding of how the Club operates and creates many good networking opportunities. We figure your involvement will be one to two hours per week. Serious candidates please email Stephanie Shaw at sshaw@whartonny.com.

Wharton Community Service Committee

Relationship Coordinators

BACKGROUND
Community Service Committee’s Mission
The Wharton Club of New York Community Service Committee's goal is to provide opportunities for Wharton alumni in New York to have an impact on local not-for-profit organizations while helping to build a sense of community among interested alumni.

Community Service Committee Goals
Our goal is to plan two to four community service events in addition to forming varying partnerships with local not-for-profit organizations. We want to provide an easy way for Wharton Club members to get involved in community service activities that interest them in the New York area.

Position Description
We are looking for volunteers interested in becoming the lead partner to one of the not-for-profit groups that we hope to form long-term relationships with. While we are a new committee and currently have no partnerships in place, these will be built over time. In the meantime, we would like to increase the depth of our active committee members. As a volunteer, your time commitment for this position would be about 1 hour a week. We welcome anyone interested to contact the Co-Chairs, Preston Heller or Robyn Yairi. Preston can be reached at ryairi@yahoo.com. .

Social and Special Events Committee Volunteer

Reports to: The Chair of the Social and Special Events Committee

Social and Special Events Committee
Our committee develops social and special events that interest the entire Wharton alumni community. In the past, we have had wine/scotch tastings, singles mixers, sushi making classes and jewelry making classes.

Volunteer Responsibilities
Each committee member is responsible for researching and putting together one social/special event a year. There is a good deal of flexibility in terms of event venues and themes. Time Commitment is approximately 1-2 hrs each month. We are also searching for a new chair for the Committee. This position will be nominated from among the Committee’s volunteers and its hours will be slightly greater that the other volunteers.

Qualifications:
All volunteers must be dues paying members of the Wharton Club of New York. The type of person would be most suited for the position?

 Fun, energetic and creative
 Committed to the committee’s success

Interested volunteers should send their contact information indicating which volunteer position is of interest to Stephanie Shaw at sshaw@whartonny.com.

Volunteer Manager to assist with Career Speaker Series Program

The Wharton Club of New York is seeking a volunteer to help manage the Career Speaker Series program. Volunteer will be reporting to the Director of Career Speaker Series for Career Management division.

Major responsibilities will be working on:
 designing the format of the Career Speaker Series curriculum,
 identifying potential speakers (executive career coaches, authors of career-related books / articles, and professionals currently employed in the industries),
 planning event in the format of speaker presentation, workshop, panel of experts,
 conducting events in New York City (about once a moth).

Time commitment for this position would be limited to about 5 hours per month.

Benefits of working within Career Speaker Series division include:
 increase your visibility within Wharton community,
 establishing valuable contacts in professional field,
 learning latest techniques to enhance your personal and job relates skills,
 helping members of the Wharton Club to facilitate their career development.

Business Manager / Wharton Club of NY Newsletter

Great opportunity for someone with interest in media and/or sales & business development to manage and grow the WCNY quarterly newsletter, which reaches the 19,000 alumni living and working in the metro NY area.

Collaborate with editor and producer to manage newsletter accounting and other financials

Generate revenue through creating and selling attractive sponsorship packages for advertisers and business partners.

Interested volunteers should send their interest to Stephanie Shaw at sshaw@whartonny.com.

WCNY Business Plan Competition

The WCNY's 1st ever Business Plan Competition is currently being planned, and we're looking for a few volunteers to head up the following areas.

Head of Event Planning- This individual would be charged with organizing the events (calendar, venues, etc) that will be required to manage the BPC. In addition, this person would have overall responsibility for the budget of the event.

Head of Marketing (BP Owners)- This person's aim would be to generate interest in and for the BPC amongst those in the Wharton entrepreneurial community with ideas that are seeking funding.

Head of Sponsorships- This individual would lead efforts to market the WCNY's BPC to potential sponsors who could offer money and/or in-kind services that would help fund the BPC as well as the prizes that will be given out to winners.

If you are interested, please contact Anand Sanwal at anand@anandsanwal.com.

The Wharton Preferred Jobs Program

Wharton people should hire Wharton people!!

In addition to running a traditional Help Wanted ad with limited space and exposure, you may now post jobs that can be seen by thousands of Wharton Alumni and offer a fast and cost-efficient way to locate and attract top talent. Remember, Wharton Alumni should get preferential treatment; We are not suggesting that we hire or help Wharton people to the detriment of our business. We are suggesting, however, that all things being equal, the Wharton connection should provide the deciding factor... Click here to go to our job board. Take the call! Please visit the page on the Wharton Club website for further information about volunteering.

Interested volunteers should send their response to Stephanie Shaw at sshaw@whartonny.com.

Event Coordinator

Committee Description: The Wharton Angel Network (WAN) seeks to provide Wharton alumni with a transparent forum for entrepreneurs and investors seeking funding opportunities in angel-stage deals.

Responsibilities: Responsible for securing locations for the WAN events and coordinating all logistical aspects of events, including managing invitations and verification that those attending have been invited to attend the function.

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing as well as event planning. As the point person for coordinating events that bring together Wharton alumni entrepreneurs and angel investors, you will gain exposure to an ongoing group of entrepreneurs and growing group of angel investors.

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-6 hours every two months

Qualifications: Detail-oriented who can plan ahead and work through multiple tasks before the actual event take place.

Type of person would be most suited for the position: A detail-oriented person with exceptional organization and communication skills who is able to stay on top of things. Must be able to work within the guidelines of the WAN purpose and make decisions as such. Interest in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing is helpful.

Investor Database Administrator

Committee Description: The Wharton Angel Network (WAN) seeks to provide Wharton alumni with a transparent forum for entrepreneurs and investors seeking funding opportunities in angel-stage deals.

Responsibilities: Responsible for the input and upkeep of the WAN investor list. Must make sure that the list is kept current and that inquiries for joining the WAN are responded to in a timely and accurate manner. Will work closely with the WAN Event Coordinator to verify WAN Investor qualifications are met and all appropriate documents are completed as necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing. You will gain exposure to a growing group of Wharton alumni angel investors and, through timely upkeep of the investor list, play a key role in growing and strengthening the network.

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-6 hours a month

Qualifications: Detail-oriented who can stay on top of things and work through multiple tasks efficiently. Must have strong technical skills with Microsoft Office products.

Type of person would be most suited for the position: A detail-oriented person with exceptional people skills. Must be able to work within the guidelines of the WAN purpose and make decisions as such. Interest in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing is helpful.

Entrepreneur Database Administrator

Committee Description: The Wharton Angel Network (WAN) seeks to provide Wharton alumni with a transparent forum for entrepreneurs and investors seeking funding opportunities in angel-stage deals.

Responsibilities: Responsible for managing the inflow of the WAN entrepreneurs’ business plan submission list. Ensures that the list is kept current and that inquiries from entrepreneurs are responded to in a timely and accurate manner. Works closely with the WAN Event Coordinator to verify that WAN business plan submission requirements are met and all appropriate documents are completed as necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing. You will gain exposure to all business plans submitted to the Wharton Angel Network as well as to an ongoing group of Wharton alumni entrepreneurs.

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-6 hours a month.

Qualifications: Detail-oriented who can stay on top of things and work through multiple tasks efficiently. Must have strong technical skills with Microsoft Office products.

Type of person most suited for the position: A detail-oriented person with exceptional people skills. Must be able to work within the guidelines of the WAN purpose and make decisions as such. Interest in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing is helpful.

Technology Liaison

Committee Description: The Wharton Angel Network (WAN) seeks to provide Wharton alumni with a transparent forum for entrepreneurs and investors seeking funding opportunities in angel-stage deals.

Responsibilities: Responsible for technical support for the WAN. Will help identify pragmatic technology solutions for improving the communication and submission process. Will work with the Technology Head of the Wharton Club of New York on website needs to ensure that website content is updated correctly and in a timely fashion.

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing, particularly in thinking about how technology can streamline the angel investor process.

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-6 hours a month.

Qualifications: Broad understanding of different web-based applications and software solutions. Detail-oriented who can stay on top of things and work through multiple tasks efficiently in coordination with others. Must also have strong technical skills with Microsoft Office products.

Type of person most suited for the position: A tech-savvy person with exceptional people skills. Must be able to work within the guidelines of the WAN purpose and make decisions as such. Interest in entrepreneurship or early-stage investing is helpful.

Wharton Angel Network Qualifications

Detail-oriented who can plan ahead and work through multiple tasks before the actual event take place. Note that the qualifications for investors are to be a member in good standing of the WCNY, an accredited investor looking to invest a minimum of $25,000 in Angel Stage deals. Volunteers for WAN must be members in good standing of the WCNY, but need not qualify as an investor. We are looking for people who have an interest in entrepreneurship or early stage investing and who have the time to give to the Club.

Interested volunteers should send their contact information indicating which volunteer position is of interest to Stephanie Shaw at sshaw@whartonny.com and WAN@whartonny.com.

Please also meet us at the September 15th volunteer orientation at 6:30 pm!