College Councils Advisory Board
The College Councils Advisory Board is selected to represent the needs and interests of college Knights to the staff of the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus, to advise staff on new strategic initiatives, and to assist in the planning and organization of the annual College Councils Conference.
In order to represent the diversity of the college program, the Supreme Council selects Advisory Board members from both public and private (Catholic and non-Catholic) schools. Additionally, regional representation is considered so that Advisory Board members can serve as a liaison between the Supreme Council and the schools in their geographic area.
Expectations and Responsibilities
Members of the College Councils Advisory Board are exemplary Knights of Columbus with demonstrated leadership, both in their college council and their campus community. They are ambassadors of the Knights of Columbus College Council Program, and their conduct should model the high ideals and traditions of the Order. In other words, they are Catholic gentlemen.
Members of the College Council Advisory Board are expected to:
- Offer recommendations and proposals for strategic initiatives of the College Councils Program;
- Attend a weekend planning retreat in Connecticut in February or March 2017;
- Plan and present training workshops during the annual College Councils Conference (Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017);
- Serve as a regional liaison for College Councils;
- Serve as an ambassador for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council; and
- Participate in periodic videoconferences.
Education and Experience
Candidates should be undergraduate students with fraternal leadership experience (such as grand knight) in a Knights of Columbus college council. Additional experience demonstrating leadership potential includes employment, professional internships, and extracurricular activities.
Candidates should also display the ability to manage multiple projects; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; strong writing capability; and the ability to interact with others at all levels of an organization. Prior public speaking experience is desirable.
The application period for the 2017 College Councils Advisory Board is closed. Applicants chosen to be members of the College Councils Advisory Board will be notified of their new roles by Christmas and will begin their term in January 2017. Candidates for the 2018 College Councils Advisory Board can find application information after the College Councils Conference in October 2017.