Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer for an SMPS SFBAC Committee

    SMPS SFBAC offers members a safe and supportive environment in which to learn new skills, engage in high-value networking, and take on leadership positions. If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, get involved in a committee today.



    CONTACT:  Co-Director Marika Docous 

    Communications Campaign Manager

    THIS is the role to volunteer for if you're interested in learning how to enact an agency-style communications method. The Campaign Manager interacts with other committees to strategize communications messaging and assets for events and initiatives, coordinates graphics creation and social media campaigns to other Communications Committee members, and works with our Public Relations affiliate to get the word out to other organizations and media. This is a high-visibility role that teaches skills for leadership. Time Commitment: One to two hours a week. 

    Branding & Graphic Design

    Are graphics and branding your passion? SMPS SFBAC seeks graphics gurus to assist in creating both print and digital marketing materials, including website banners, social media graphics, event postcards, chapter handbooks, and print advertisements. Supported by a team of marketing campaign experts who will provide concept and content assistance, these positions are fun and highly visible. Time Commitment: Two hours a week.


    CONTACT: Co-Director Christina Benedict

    Special Event Leaders

    Are you known as the PLANNER and PARTY EXPERT amongst friends and colleagues? Then the Membership Committee needs you! We are looking for creative and enthusiastic volunteers to help plan, coordinate and execute all of the Chapter’s Networking/Business Development events. This role is a great way to add to member and non-member experiences and develop relationships with fellow Chapter members.


    CONTACT: Co-Director Cathy Kohatsu

    MENTORING PATHWAYS Experience Coordinator

    Requirements: Must have registered or previously participated in Mentoring Pathways (as a mentor or protégé) and be an evangelist for the program.
    Provide logistics support for Mentoring Pathways which generally runs for a year starting in November.
    Responsibilities include:

    • Manage all information on website, including application process and updating calendar
    • Work with Communications to develop outreach plan and update members on group
    • Run registration at events, including nametags
    • Manage Mentoring Pathways Slack channel
    • Ensure venue is prepared for group to meet
    • Provide refreshments
    • Assist leaders with technology needs and organize any materials for in-person events
    • Manage the program registration giveaway
    • Submit annual chapter education report

    Skills you’ll develop: Public Speaking, Event Planning, Marketing Communications


    CONTACT: Co-Director Diana Banh & Co-Director Wendy Osaki

    Program Event Leaders

    Program Event Leaders help generate program ideas, conduct outreach to potential speakers and panelists, create a program description and learning objectives, and work with Communications Campaign Managers on a public relations strategy. We are refocusing the Programs Committee on career education this year. Help us help our members by becoming a Program Event Leader!

    Accommodations Affiliate

    Working with Committee Directors and Event Leaders, Accommodations Affiliates select the appropriate venue for a program and negotiate a contractual agreement, including audiovisual coverage. We are always looking for interesting venues throughout the Bay Area. This position isn't a huge time commitment, but it is vital to Programs success.


    Since I began my career in the AEC industry, I haven’t been without work for a day — even through the recession. I have my expansive network of fellow SMPS members to thank for that. 

    —Vanessa Pelletier, CPSM, Brand Manager, FORGE



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