A youth and social impact coordinator (YSIC) is a chapter volunteer who leads youth outreach activities for the local chapter to benefit from chapter member retention and growth, and create awareness about the usefulness of project management. This role is a chapter-president-appointed volunteer and part of the chapter board. They are serving as the link between the local PMI chapter and PMI global youth & social impact programs. The volunteer will focus on enabling youth (ages 5 to 35) and youth-focused communities through mentoring, building engaging relationships, and networking within the chapter's reach.
Outreach activities include, but are not limited to, partnering directly with:
- Youth (ages 5 to 35) in or outside school/academic/entrepreneurial/professional environments
- Youth-serving nonprofits
- University faculty and administrators
- Other organizations that encompass and fulfill the PMI youth and social impact strategy
Serving the Chapter
- Design, build and implement youth and social impact activities for the benefit of youth, the chapter and PMI
- Raise awareness of project management and deliver member value through the promotion/advocacy of chapter youth and social impact activities.
- Utilize PMI global resources, the Youth Engagement Toolkit and the chapter guide to support youth engagement within the local community.
- Engage fellow PMI volunteers through youth and social impact activities to offer opportunities for developing their skills and participation in the community.
- Create an appropriate team of chapter volunteers to address the multiple segments of youth outreach based on chapter size and need (e.g., youth-serving nonprofits, universities, etc.).
- Participate in chapter leader's annual planning process and propose a yearly business plan. • Maintain a record of chapter outreach contacts and communications.
- Provide chapter board members, Youth and Social Impact region mentors, and PMI staff with quarterly and annual reports on the type and impact of the youth and social impact programs carried out locally.
- Promote Youth and Social Impact initiatives organized by the local chapter and PMI global through different channels (press, social media, etc.) to increase visibility among PMI chapter members and local community, and provide reports on their engagement.
- Communicate initiatives during chapter membership meetings and the Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge about PMI programs related to youth, including PMIEF, Academic Engagement and Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), etc.
- Attend PMI youth and social impact-related virtual training, webinars and monthly teleconferences. • Use the Chapter Collaboration Platform (CCP) to share best practices and learn from others.
- Ability to work directly with the chapter board, leadership, volunteers and community to identify, plan and lead youth and social impact outreach activities.
- Passion for using project management skills for youth, social impact mentorship, and advancing the project management profession.
- Understanding of PMI at the PMI chapter levels, and knowledge of PMI regional and global offerings.
- Ability to communicate, expressing requirements and expectations to a wide range of individuals.
- Ability to take the initiative and deliver on set deadlines. • Gather outreach, activity outcomes and metrics to measure all youth and social impact programs' success.
- Ability to work well with region mentors, chapter leaders, volunteers and organizations relevant to youth, including academic institutions, to build engaging relationships.
- Strong English proficiency, both written and verbal—*multilingual ability preferred.
- Public speaking with both virtual and in-person presentation skills.
- Stakeholder relationship management.
- Persuasion/motivation skills.
Approximately 10–20 hours, which can vary based on chapter outreach and operation needs
Preferred years of project management experience: 1+
Preferred years of PMI volunteer experience: 1+