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.
- 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).
PMIEF Liaison Program Administrator: Kendra Modzelewski
Kendra.Modzelewski@pmi.org , office: +1 610 356 4600 ext. 1084