The PMIEF Liaison provides a vital communications and activities link between the PMI Educational Foundation and a PMI Chapter.
What is the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF)?
- A non-profit charitable organization that champions project management for educational and social good. Learn more about us.
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a supporting organization within PMI.
- PMIEF provides free educational resources and programs to teachers, youth and nonprofit organizations. It also provides grants, awards, and scholarships.
- 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 project management.
Helping students realize their dreams through academic and professional development scholarships, as well as providing student and professional awards.
Helping nonprofit and NGO organizations use their limited resources more efficiently and effectively by increasing their project management 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 chapter and the chapter’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 project management 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 chapter’s needs and ideas as they relate to leveraging project management for social good.
- Ensure your chapter and its members have a way to capture the valuable benefits outlined above.
- Become the PMIEF subject matter expert for your chapter. Become the thought leader within your PMI chapter regarding how your chapter can best leverage project management for social good®.
- 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, as available. PMIEF is often at available to meet with during PMI 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 Chapter board members the wealth of PMIEF resources the board can utilize and the opportunities for partnering with the PMIEF.
- Provide ongoing education to your PMI chapter members about PMIEF.
- Communicate to your PMI chapter 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 chapter and its members.
- Represent the interests of PMIEF to your PMI chapter, its board, and members.
- Promote PMIEF academic scholarships, awards, and training scholarships among your PMI chapter 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 chapter 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 and as appropriate.
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).