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.

    CURRENT OPPORTUNTITIES

    COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

    CONTACT:  Co-Director Marika Docous 

    Social Media Manager

    Do you love content, hashtags, and all things social media? The Social Media Manager interacts with other committees to strategize social media messaging and posting for events and initiatives. This is a high-visibility role that teaches communications and content marketing skills. Time Commitment: One to two hours a week. 

    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.

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

    CONTACT: Co-Director Melissa Glickman & Co-Director Jillian Grabenstein

    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.

    OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

    CONTACT: Co-Director Julia Oseland & Co-Director Devon Bacon

    CPSM STUDY GROUP 
    CPSM Study Group Affiliate
    Requirements: Must be a CPSM and be an evangelist for the group program. Support recruitment efforts, oversee the program, and coordinate examination.
    • Organize survey of Chapter for interest in CPSM study group and conduct study group if there is enough interest.
    • Organize CPSM informational meeting for prospective members, if needed.
    • Formalize criteria for CPSM scholarships. 
    • Provide an updated CEU event log to CPSM CEU Administrator at the beginning of the calendar year (phasing out).
    • Assist Chapter CPSM CEU Administrator as necessary.
    • Serve as the primary liaison to SMPS Society Certification Director.
    • Update O&D Director(s) on news/activities for monthly board report.

    Skills you’ll develop: Public Speaking, Event Planning, Leadership

    A/E/C Partner Alliance Lead
    Requirements: Have a strong drive for making connections and business development, follow through skills, strong communication, and excellent organizational skills. Coordination and collaboration with Communications, Programs and Outreach & Development.
    • Act as the point person for SMPS SFBAC and be the lead liaison for the A/E/C Alliance Partnership which includes CMAA, ACEC BBC, DBIA, AIA SF, AIA EB, and others.
    • Build relationships and provide outreach with other Partner Alliance leads from these other professional organizations.
    • Review the A/E/C Alliance calendar and make recommendations on programs that would benefit SMPS members; coordinate additions with the SMPS SFBAC master calendar to reduce potential conflicts with other A/E/C Partner Alliance programs.
    • Work with SMPS Student Outreach leads to cross promote student programming and emerging leader programs from various alliance partners.
    • Coordinate with the host organization regarding all ticket sales.
    • Update O&D Director(s) on news/activities for monthly board report.

     

    PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

    CONTACT: Co-Director Tyler Chartier & Co-Director Lillian Martin

    Bootcamp Event Co-Directors (2)

    Bootcamp Event Directors will be in charge of the subcommittee for planning, coordinating, and executing our signature event - the MARKETING COORDINATORS + MARTECH BOOTCAMP ANNUAL SIGNATURE EVENT in May 2020. This is a great role to develop your event planning skills and to meet thought leaders. This dynamic one-day bootcamp brings together expert instructors for valuable hands-on training in two key areas: marketing coordination and martech (marketing technology). In the morning, we’ll give those new to the industry -- and those who want a refresher -- a review of best practices for AEC marketing coordination, including proposal creation, business development basics, data management, and collaboration with technical staff. In the afternoon, we’ll take it digital, covering the latest approaches for marketing technology (martech) including content marketing and storytelling, social media and video, design thinking, and transforming BD with inbound strategies.
    Time Commitment: six to eight hours a month plus a few more hours the month leading up to the event.

    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. Help us help our members by becoming a Program Event Leader! This is a great role to develop your event planning skills and to meet thought leaders. This is a micro-volunteer opportunity for one two two leaders to plan and execute each program.
    Time Commitment: six to eight hours a month leading up to program.

    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

     

    MEET OUR TEAM*

    *Click on the org chart for a look at our dynamic Board and active volunteers!