Become a CCAE Institutional Ambassador

An Institutional Ambassador promotes CCAE activities, services and benefits within all levels of CCAE member organizations. Reporting to the Co-Chairs, Institutional Ambassadors, he/she serves as a liaison for CCAE and provides valuable feedback to CCAE regarding programming and offerings.

CCAE Institutional Ambassador Responsibilities

Institutional Promotion:

  • Regularly promote CCAE activities and highlight CCAE benefits to advancement staff through both formal and informal communication methods (one-on-one or group discussions, e-mails, intranet, staff meetings, posters, etc.)
  • Help assess CCAE’s programs and services by gathering information/feedback from colleagues to ensure CCAE is meeting needs of advancement professionals

CCAE Membership Promotion:

  • Contact colleagues from other schools to promote and encourage taking on CCAE membership
  • Provide CCAE with advancement staff contact information from home institution
  • Provide CCAE with feedback and recommendations on offerings and activities
  • When possible, attend conferences and workshops and introduce speakers at sessions
  • Participate in semi-annual teleconference to receive updates on upcoming CCAE activities as well as sharing member feedback

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in the advancement profession
  • Sound judgment, flexibility, tact and diplomacy
  • Enthusiasm about the advancement profession and CCAE’s vision and mission


  • Build and expand professional network
  • Enhance interpersonal/communication skills
  • Learn best practices from other institutions
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Serve your profession in a meaningful way
  • Receive the ‘inside scoop’ on upcoming CCAE initiatives

Time Commitment

  • 2-year term
  • Flexible scheduling, on average 3-5 hours per month
  • 2 teleconferences per year
  • Attendance at/participation in workshops and conferences (when feasible)

Apply to become a CCAE Institutional Ambassador by completing and submitting the application form.