Liaison Role Description


Overall Objective

The PMIEF Liaison provides a vital communications and activities link between the PMI Educational Foundation and the PMI Chapter or PMI Community of Practice.

What is the PMIEF?

  • A non-profit charitable organization that champions project management for educational and social good.
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a supporting organization within PMI.
  • PMIEF gives grants, awards, and scholarships from donations to facilitate or develop new programs and products.
  • PMIEF has 3 areas of focus:
  • Preparing youth for success in life through the use of projects to teach primary and secondary school students project management skills.  Also training teachers in the use of PM.
  • Helping students realize their dreams through academic scholarships, internships, doctoral research grants, and visiting professorships.
  • Helping nonprofit and NGO organizations use their limited resources more efficiently and effectively by increasing their PM capacity.
  • The extent of work the PMIEF is able to accomplish depends on its ability to raise funds.

Community Benefits

  • Utilize PMIEF resources for the benefit of the community and community’s members.
  • Engage members and meet members’ needs by creating a deeper and longer lasting impact on the people of the world through project management.
  • Use PM to contribute to society locally and around the globe.
  • Be seen as a leader.
  • Support the work of the PMIEF in expanding and giving back to our profession.
  • Communicate to PMIEF your community’s needs and ideas as they relate to leveraging project management for social good.

PMIEF Liaison Benefits

  • Ensure your community and its members have a way to capture the valuable benefits outlined above.
  • Become the PMIEF subject matter expert for your chapter or community of practice.
  • Become the thought leader within your PMI community regarding how your community can best partner with the PMIEF.
  • Have a direct connection with the PMIEF Liaison Program Administrator (staff contact) and PMIEF Liaison Board contact for asking questions and providing suggestions.

PMIEF Liaison Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend PMIEF trainings, updates, and receptions – virtually, as Liaison is available, Leadership Institute Meetings, Congresses, and/or Regional meetings.
  • Become knowledgeable about PMIEF programs and products.
  • Subscribe to and remain up-to-date with PMIEF e-newsletter.
  • Communicate to your PMI community board the wealth of PMIEF resources the board can utilize and the opportunities for partnering with the PMIEF.
  • Provide on-going education to your PMI community board and members about PMIEF.
  • Communicate to your PMI community members the PMIEF resources they can utilize (PMIEF newsletter, scholarships, awards, resources, etc.)
  • Advocate for the coordination and use of PMIEF resources by your PMI community and/or its members.
  • Represent the interests of PMIEF to your PMI community, its board, and members.
  • Promote PMIEF academic scholarships, awards, and training scholarships among your PMI community members, as appropriate, and encourage applicants to submit all relevant materials in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate the sharing of ideas specific to philanthropic activities and creation of new programs from your PMI community to PMIEF.
  • Suggest new charitable programs and products for PMIEF consideration.
  • Become knowledgeable about the ethics and conduct of public charities.
  • Optional: May facilitate PMIEF fundraising events within your PMI community.

Authority and Accountability

  • Accountable to promote and execute the usage of PMIEF programs and products in coordination with the PMIEF Liaison Program Administrator.
  • Optional:  May execute PMIEF fundraising programs and projects including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship within the community in coordination with the PMIEF Development Manager.

Skills and Competencies

  • Passion for using project management for the good of others in society – students, teachers, under-privileged individuals, non-profits, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in working well with people and teams
  • Consistent record of taking the initiative and being self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of sensitive, confidential and/or otherwise complex matters.
  • Willingness to maintain the confidentiality of donors.
  • Willingness to follow established protocols.
  • Organized approach in doing work.
  • Polite, polished, and effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Commitment to his/her own professional development.
  • Prior experience with a charity or in fundraising (desired).

Contacts

PMIEF Liaison Program Administrator:  Kendra Modzelewski

Kendra.Modzelewski@pmi.org , office:  +1 610 356 4600   ext. 1084