apply to join the hbas board by march 25, 2019

Please submit your resume and statement of interest to

The Board has had a fortunate history of dedicated members and looks forward to welcoming new members with fresh perspectives. For those of you who are interested in joining the National Board, we welcome you to submit a resume and one-page statement of interest to by March 25, 2019 indicating for which of the following open positions you would like to be considered: 


Nominating Chair

To ensure continuity on the HBAS National and Local Boards, we are looking for a Nominating Chair to focus on succession planning strategies.  The Nominating Chair will identify talented Harvard alumni suited for open positions in National and Local Boards, facilitate the elections and appointments to the National Board by drafting announcements, reviewing applications, scheduling interviews and orchestrating elections.  The Nominating Chair will also have responsibility for recruiting leaders for Local Boards.


Student Affairs Chair

Help HBAS reconnect with current Harvard students as Student Affairs Chair!  In this position, you will be responsible for liaising with the undergraduate community, organizing the annual HBAS reunion reception and Hutchins Center tour, coordinating HBAS’ public interest fellowship with HAA, and otherwise helpful to develop and maintain HBAS’ relationship with current students.


Communications Co-Chair

As Communications Co-Chair, your primary responsibility will be to facilitate communications between the HBAS National Board and its members, primarily via e-mail and social media.  These communications include messages from the National Board, upcoming events, and relevant news for or about the Harvard black alumni community.  The ideal person for this role is creative and social media savvy.  We are looking for alums who enjoy creating content and/or are interested in re-vamping HBAS’ social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Membership Chair

The primary responsibility of the HBAS Membership Chair is to abet HBAS in its expansion of membership.  This person will synthesize our records to ensure that we have a comprehensive list of Harvard alums dedicated to our mission and will work closely with the Student Affairs Chair to recruit recent graduates during Commencement / Reunion weekend.  The ideal person for this position will have a broad network and a passion for the Harvard black alumni community.


Harvard Black Alumni Weekend Chairs (two positions available)

We are currently seeking two passionate, committed alums to take the lead in the Harvard Black Alumni Society’s most high-profile event, the Harvard Black Alumni Weekend.  With the support of the HBAS President, you will be required to take the lead on the vision, organization, and fundraising for the event, which we hope will take place in 2020.  This position is ideal for alums who are skilled in event planning and/or fundraising, have a strong network, can lead both independently and collaboratively, and feel a strong connection to the Harvard black alumni community.  Preference in one of the two available positions will be given to a recent alum of Harvard College.


Please note that National Board members are required to contribute or raise at least $500 annually. 


Additional Opportunities to Get Involved

HBAS Local Chapter President

HBAS local chapter presidents bring together the Harvard black alumni in their individual cities.  As local chapter president, you will take the lead on organizing local events (ideally at least one per season), develop a relationship with your local Harvard Club, communicate regularly with the Alumni Affairs Chair and the National Board and serve as a liaison between Harvard alums in your city and the National Board.  The position of HBAS Local Chapter President in Washington, D.C., L.A., and South Florida are filled.  We are looking for HBAS Local Chapter Presidents in all other cities with a critical mass of Harvard black alums.