Become a CCAE Institutional Ambassador

CCAE’s Volunteer Recognition Program is made possible by the generous support of Manulife.


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.