The Baltic-American Freedom Foundation alumni community offers access to unique events and activities focused on social opportunities, opportunities to give back, professional development, and leadership development. With guidance and financial support from the BAFF Board of Directors, the alumni community engages and connects community members professionally and socially through ongoing Baltic-based programming.
The vitality of the BAFF alumni community is made possible through active contributions of time, expertise, and resources of community members. BAFF has established the following volunteer leadership opportunities for BAFF alumni who have completed their programs in good standing.
This is a high-level leadership development opportunity with responsibility for advancing a self-sustaining alumni community under mentorship from BAFF Directors. Alumni Council members will develop the strategic planning and execution of ongoing Baltic-based alumni programming and engagement and will report directly to the BAFF Board of Directors. It will be co-chaired by two members of the Board of Directors and will be supported by a dedicated CIEE staff member.
The Council will meet 3-4 times per year in advance of BAFF BOD meetings. It is expected that serving on the Alumni Council will require 8-12 hours per month in meeting time, committee work, and event participation. BAFF will support Alumni Council participation by covering standard travel expenses, including transportation, accommodation, and meals during the term of service.
At the first convening, the Council will develop community values, roles and responsibilities, and an action plan for the coming year, leading up to BAFF’s tenth anniversary celebration in 2021. Council responsibilities may include:
The Alumni Council Nominating Committee will review the nomination papers of all who are interested and will propose a “slate” of up to ten alumni representing various BAFF alumni constituencies to the BAFF Board of Directors for their approval as the 2020 Alumni Council at the February 2020 meeting.
The BAFF Alumnus/a named below would be a great member of the BAFF Alumni Council!
Please send more information and the nomination form to:
I’m a BAFF Alumnus/a, and I’m interested in learning more! Please send me the nomination form for the BAFF Alumni Council.
The ideal slate will include alumni representing various constituencies, including
Alumni Council terms will be three years in length, with a maximum of four members rotating each year. Initially, four members will be selected for the Class of 2021 to serve two year-terms, and six for the Class of 2022 for three-year terms. All terms are renewable upon renomination.
Nominations will be reviewed by members of the Nominating Committee, who will propose a slate for approval by the BAFF Board of Directors. Members of the 2020 Nominating Committee are:
Completed nominations due January 17, 2020.
BAFF Ambassadors represent and promote BAFF, its mission, programs, and opportunities within the BAFF community and throughout the Baltics. Volunteering provides the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with fellow alumni across cohorts, industries, and countries as well as to connect with BAFF in a personal way.
BAFF Ambassadors agree to serve a one-year renewable term and volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per year. Serving as a BAFF Ambassador meets the Professional Internship Program requirement to perform 8 hours of volunteer service within one year of returning from the U.S.
BAFF Ambassador activities may include:
Self-Nominations Open Now
The Nominating Committee seeks to identify BAFF alumni from all BAFF programs, program years, and fields of study and employment from across the Baltics to contribute their skills and experience to support the Alumni Council’s efforts to develop and strengthen our community. We invite BAFF alumni who are passionate about BAFF, have a commitment to excellence, think strategically, and collaborate well to complete the nomination form.
I’m a BAFF Alumnus/a, and I’m interested!
Please send me the form!