There are many benefits to volunteering with the PMI Rochester Chapter.

  • You can earn up to 25 PDUs per cycle for volunteering with the PMI Rochester Chapter. 

  • You make a difference in the PMI Rochester Chapter by helping your fellow members and the Project Management professional community throughout the Rochester and Ithaca regions.  

  • You learn new project management skills in the process as well as have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences.

  • It's a great way to meet new people in your profession and to network!  

The key to any effective organization is individuals who are committed to the common mission. The PMI Rochester Chapter has been fortunate to have many capable and motivated people participating in building and maintaining the chapter from the early days through to our most recent accomplishments.

As volunteers lead such PMI Rochester, run by volunteers and utilizes volunteers for most of the tasks needed to make it the organization that it is.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the PMI Rochester Chapter, there are volunteer opportunities that range from assisting with event planning to work supporting the chapter website to serving our project management community as a member of the board.  Many positions require as little as two to four hours per month.  The amount of time that you spend as a volunteer is up to you and your availability.  It is through the dedication of our volunteers that a 700+ member organization can remain strong!

SHARE YOUR PASSION with others by considering serving one of these open volunteer positions today!

Director of Scholarships & Grants

Reporting to the VP of Governance, the Director of Scholarships & Grants assists the Chapter members with applying for PMIER grants/scholarships based on the simplified process developed for the Rochester Chapter members available via the Chapter website.  The Director of Scholarships & Grants will work with the VP of Outreach to understand what the needs and gaps are for the members with regard to Professional Development and incorporate those needs into the above-mentioned process.  Additionally, the Director of Scholarships & Grants manages the oversight of grants and awards.  Specific duties and deliverables include:

  • Identify additional grants

  • Work with and outreach to companies for assistance

  • Fundraising 

  • Administratively write grants including the program objective, proposal, design, and budget.

  • Support chapter members by filling gaps that PMIEF does not fill

  • Manage and Administer the Rochester Chapter Grants program twice a year (Summer and Fall) as per the documented process.

  • Work with the VP of Marketing/Communications to promote Grants program via newsletter & other social media outlets such as PMI Rochester Facebook page, LinkedIn etc. as well as announce the dates for receiving grant applications, reviewing them and declaring a winner as per the documented process

  • Recruit volunteers to help review Grant Applications

  • Work with the committee of volunteers to review applications, weigh them as per the matrix & pick a winner and amount of Grant.

  • Present to the Board any findings/process improvements for implementing either in the current year or the following year.

Commitment: 5 - 7 hours/month (estimate)
Term:  1 Year (minimum)

Director, Academic Outreach

Reporting to the VP of Outreach, the Director of Academic Outreach is responsible for developing and implementing a university/college level academic outreach strategy for the Chapter, with a focus on engaging students with PMI and the PMI Rochester chapter. Duties include:

  • Collaborate with Greater Rochester universities & colleges to identify specific program offerings in which PMI Rochester can collaborate.

  • Develop university/college outreach programs that will involve the PMI Rochester membership, like ROC THE Project, a collegiate competition.

  • Provide guidance and support to the PMI Rochester student branch.

  • Develop introductory project management virtual training

Commitment: 8-10 hours/month (estimate)
Term: 1 Year (minimum)


ROC The Project PM (Program Manager)

Reporting to the Director of Academic Outreach, this program manager role is responsible for leading and coordinating activities across the subteams for the ROC THE Project inititiave.  Duties include:

  • Be the point of contact for questions

  • Determine where subteams are needed and coach subteam project leaders

  • Ensure the schedule runs smoothly and deliverables are communicated in a timely manner. 

  • Work with Marketing Communications for  internal and external communications.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Corporate Affairs for executive judges, the Director of Community Affairs for key note speaker and non-profit theme

Desired Skills: 

  • PMP or CAPM certification

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a PMO

Commitment: 8-10 hours/month (estimate)
Term: 1 Year (minimum)


For more information contact Robin Louvain, Vice President of Membership, at membershipvp@pmirochester.org.


Updated: 10/18/2017