CFMA/ICCIFP Volunteer Leadership Opportunities FAQs

About CFMA/ICCIFP Leadership

CFMA/ICCIFP leaders demonstrate knowledge of the profession, strong communication skills, and strategic thinking, and understand when to apply his/her expertise and experiences, as situations dictate.

CFMA/ICCIFP needs these strong, effective member leaders to ensure we remain at the forefront of advancing the interests of our industry and profession. These leaders are critical to executing the right initiatives under our organizations’ strategies. Service in CFMA/ICCIFP leadership requires a time commitment but the reward is great: the opportunity to make a lasting difference in our association.

What’s in It for You?

CFMA/ICCIFP Volunteer Leadership affords you the opportunity to:

  • Apply and enhance your leadership skills;
  • Learn more about the field of construction financial management;
  • Build your network through interacting with construction financial professionals from across the nation, and other leaders;
  • Gain visibility in the field;
  • Bring visibility to your organization;
  • Put your energy and skills to work for the betterment of CFMA/ICCIFP and the profession; and
  • Influence the future direction of CFMA/ICCIFP.

What Are the CFMA Officer and Executive Committee Opportunities?

CFMA Officer (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary)

  • Description: The CFMA Officers are the highest ranking elected volunteer leaders within CFMA.
  • Term: One year, with the opportunity to be nominated and elected to ascend to the next position in the Officer hierarchy. (Note: According to the Bylaws, Associate Members may only serve in the Secretary and Treasurer Positions.)
  • Time Commitment - HIGH: Two to three hours per week; monthly officer and director calls; three, two-day meetings; two mid-meeting teleconferences; annual Officer Retreat; and Annual Conference & Exhibition attendance.
  • Travel: Some industry event travel required, particularly for the Chairman.

CFMA Executive Committee (5-15 General and Associate Members)

  • Description: The Executive Committee is the primary appointed volunteer-led governing body of CFMA.
  • Term: Up to three consecutive one-year terms.
  • Time Commitment - MODERATE: Two to three hours a month contacting assigned chapter connections; three, two-day meetings; two mid-meeting teleconferences; and other occasional teleconferences, as needed.

What Are the CFMACommittee Opportunities?

CFMA Committee Chairman or Vice Chairman

  • Description: Co-Leader of a CFMA Committee.
  • Term: Refer to each Committee’s charter.
  • Time Commitment – LIGHT to MODERATE: Three to four hours a month of preparation and an average of one teleconference per month. Time and number of calls may vary due to the committee workload.

CFMA Committee Member

  • Description: Member of a CFMA Committee.
  • Term: Refer to each Committee’s charter.
  • Time Commitment - LIGHT: One to two hours a month with an average of one teleconference per month. Time and number of calls may vary due to the committee workload.

CFMA Committee descriptions and charters may be found on CFMA’s Committee page.

What Are the ICCIFP Board of Trustees and Committee Opportunities?

ICCIFP Officer (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary)

  • Description: The ICCIFP Officers are the highest ranking elected volunteer leaders within the Institute.
  • Term: One year. No officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same capacity.
  • Time Commitment - HIGH: Two to three hours per week; monthly officer calls; quarterly board calls; committee calls; and Annual Conference & Exhibition attendance.
  • Travel: Some industry event travel required, particularly for the Chairman.

ICCIFP Trustees (11-20 CCIFPs)

  • Description: Trustees serve as the primary appointed volunteer-led governing body of the Institute.
  • Term: Three year terms.
  • Time Commitment - MODERATE: Two to three hours a month comprised of committee calls; quarterly trustee calls; travel to some industry events; and Annual Conference & Exhibition attendance.

ICCIFP Committees

  • Chair of each committee is appointed by the Chairman.
  • Time Commitment – MODERATE to HIGH: Committees meet weekly or monthly, depending on the task and/or at the discretion of the committee chair. Some light travel may be required.

What Is the Mentoring Program?

Mission
To provide opportunities for advanced personal and professional development to potential future leaders for CFMA/ICCIFP and the construction industry.

Benefits of Client Participation

  • Gain a peer’s perspective on the construction industry and the challenges you face.
  • Learn and develop a knowledge exchange with your Mentor, capitalizing on his/her experience and expertise.
  • Sharpen your leadership and communication skills.
  • Identify long-term professional and personal development needs.
  • Learn more about CFMA/ICCIFP leadership directly from experienced volunteer leaders.
  • Develop a lasting, meaningful relationship in a confidential setting where you can share not only successes, but challenges and frustrations.

Expectations of Clients

  • Complete the background and personality assessment tools to be provided by the program manager in a timely, honest manner (essential to the Mentor matching process).
  • Participate in a one-hour orientation webinar.
  • Attend a face-to-face training and orientation meeting with your fellow Clients.
  • Meet regularly with your Mentor for a minimum of three to five hours per month during the program year (12 months) via telephone, videoconference, or in-person.
  • Participate in a quarterly teleconference with other Clients.
  • Agree to participate fully in all aspects of the program, including any assignments from the program manager.

Expectations of Mentors

  • Complete the background and personality assessment tools to be provided by the program manager in a timely, honest manner (essential to the Client matching process).
  • Participate in a one-hour orientation webinar.
  • Attend a face-to-face training and orientation meeting with your fellow Mentors.
  • Meet regularly with your Client for a minimum of three to five hours per month during the program year (12 months) via telephone, videoconference, or in-person.
  • Participate in a quarterly teleconference with other Mentors.
  • Agree to participate fully in all aspects of the program, including any assignments from the program manager.

I’m Interested. What Is the Next Step?

Most of CFMA’s Committees and Leadership Opportunities begin on April 1st as we begin to review all the leadership applications in November, but we will also have some volunteer needs throughout the year.  Complete the CFMA Volunteer Leadership Application by November 21, 2019 and we will reply to you no later than one month after it is received.

Who Do I Contact With Questions?

Contact Brian Summers via e-mail bsummers@cfma.org or phone (609-945-2408).