The PMIEF/PMI Chapter 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.
Appointed volunteer responsible for serving as the primary link between the PMI Chapter and the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), PMI's philanthropic arm and registered nonprofit organization, by building connections and networking both throughout the community and within the chapter.
Roles & Responsibilities - Serving the Chapter
- Design and promote social good events, including those required to serve community needs detected by chapter board members (e.g., VP of Outreach, VP of Professional Development, or VP of Events).
- Raise awareness and deliver member value through the promotion/advocacy of chapter social good programs and PMIEF no-cost resources (learning resources, templates, academic scholarships, awards, careers in PM, PMIEF newsletter, etc.) that support engagement in the local community.
- Engage volunteers through social good programs and opportunities for developing their skills and participating in the community.
- Network with communities that can benefit from social good programs and free resources provided by PMIEF (e.g., schools, non-profits, other organizations, etc.).
- As invited, participate in chapter annual planning and propose a yearly business plan specific to PMIEF.
- Provide chapter board members with regular updates on social good programs being carried out locally.
- Be knowledgeable about the "Chapter Guidelines for Social Good Programs."
Roles & Responsibilities - Communicating and Increasing Awareness
- Promote social good initiatives organized by the chapter through different channels (press, social media, etc.) to increase visibility among your PMI chapter members and local community and provide reports on their impact.
- Collaborate with and communicate regularly with PMIEF Community Engagement Committee member on a variety of chapter social good programs and planning.
- Inform PMIEF staff administrator periodically regarding chapter social good programs that are being carried out and those initiatives that have been suggested/proposed by your chapter.
Roles & Responsibilities - Staying Informed
- Become knowledgeable about PMIEF programs, products, resources, and partnership opportunities.
- Attend PMIEF virtual trainings, webinars and monthly teleconferences.
- Subscribe to and remain up-to-date with two PMIEF monthly e-newsletters: 'PM for Social Good' and PMIEF/PMI Chapter Liaison'.
- Participate in virtual events, webinars, and dedicated trainings that would further increase awareness, exposure and insights regarding the PMI Educational Foundation to meet chapter needs.
- Participate in global liaison community in development of and sharing of best practices.
Strategic & Business Management Skills
- Passion for using project management for the good of others in society (youth, teachers, under-privileged individuals, non-profits, etc.).
- PMI knowledge and experience at the chapter level.
- Ability to work independently on sensitive and complex matters.
- Demonstrated success in working well with people and teams and ability to build relationships both with community organizations and among chapter volunteers.
- English proficiency, both written and verbal.
- Public speaking/presentation skills
- Stakeholder management
- Persuasion/motivation skills