volunteer

Did you know that your Chapter is 100% volunteer run, including Board members?  Without our volunteers, our chapter could not survive or keep costs low as an organization.  There are many ways to contribute to IIBA as a volunteer and advance your career. Opportunities encompass a wide range of interests, skills and goals, so find the opportunity that’s right for you.  Most volunteer opportunities count toward IIBA certification and re-certification.

Through your local IIBA Chapter, members meet their peers, make new contacts, network, build knowledge, share solutions and ideas, and enjoy activities and events. Volunteer positions with our local chapter range from formal positions - such as President,  Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Professional Development, Treasurer, Vice President of Sponsorship and Vice President of Technology - to less formal positions assisting with various events, chapter programs and committees.

These positions offer an exceptional opportunity to build your leadership skills.

Active Global IIBA and IIBA MSP Chapter status is required to serve in any of these roles.  Each volunteer will be expected to review and sign our chapter's Non-Disclosure Agreement. 

With all roles including board member positions, each person earns CDU's for certification applications or renewal applications.  It is the responsibility of each volunteer to keep track of hours spent and to upload those hours to iiba.org, noting the point of contact for verification of those hours.

IIBA Board of Directors

  • President-Elect - Assists the President in all matters in order to effectively transition to the President role.
  • Secretary - Keeps the records of all business meetings of the Chapter and meetings of the Board. The Secretary is also responsible for all official correspondence with the members and IIBA®, except for committee correspondence.
  • Treasurer - Is responsible for the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the Chapter. The Treasurer is responsible to the Board of Directors and will submit the books for audit each year.
  • VP of Communications - Is responsible for the timely dissemination of information both to and from the Chapter membership, using appropriate means to accomplish the objective and is also responsible for the promotion of the local Chapter and IIBA®  to internal and external publications.  
  • VP of Events - Is the point person for coordinating monthly chapter meetings; seeks input from board and others on speaker topics and speakers; serves as point person with speakers; leads meeting venue collaboration including catering and  facility arrangements; leads decision-making on meeting venues.
  • VP of Marketing - Currently an un-defined role that can include responsibilities such as: 1) Create promotional materials like brochures (printed and electronic) 2) Meet or chat with "corporate champions" at various companies to understand their needs and encourage membership, 3) Analyze local organizations hiring BA's and build relationships so that they are aware of IIBA & understand their needs for IIBA MSP meeting topics, 4) Market the chapter at high schools, university career fairs or other job fairs.
  • VP of Membership - Encourages business analysts to join the chapter or renew their membership, following Global IIBA dual-membership organization requirements.  Responds to inquiries regarding membership status and how that affects ability to log into the chapter website and receive communications from the chapter.  Celebrates IIBA certifications obtained by members with the chapter.
  • VP of Professional Development - Encourages gaining IIBA certifications and renewals of certifications; works with Certification Class Facilitators to empower them to lead study sessions.
  • VP of Technology - Empowers the chapter to leverage technology securely and effectively - IIBA email, GSuite, StarChapter Association Management System - leads initiative to provide chapter meeting content to remote participants.
 

Meeting Support

Chapter Meeting Virtual Administrator - Creates the virtual meeting in GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar and enable meeting registrants to receive the invitation.  Currently this invitation is sent separately from the meeting registration confirmation; however, new functionality in our StarChapter association management system now exists to streamline this process.  During the meeting, using admin rights, runs the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar.
 
Tech Greeter / Chat Manager - During the virtual meeting, monitors [email protected] for emails from people having trouble logging in, and monitors submissions to the chat.  Notifies Chapter Meeting Virtual Administrator of important feedback during the meeting. 
 
Attendance Keeper - During each chapter meeting, keeps track of attendance.  After the meeting, uses our StarChapter association management system to mark each one that did attend as having attended.  Then notifies the Survey Manager so that the meeting's survey can be sent.
 
Survey Manager - In our StarChapter association management system, prepares the chapter meeting survey prior to each chapter meeting.  After each meeting, confirms with Attendance Keeper that attendance is marked; then sends survey email.  Over time, may recognize the opportunity for other survey topics supporting the chapter and configures those surveys. Prepares semi-annual summary of survey feedback and presents to board.

 

Certification Class Facilitators

Chapter Class Facilitator - Coordinates a class series and earns credits towards certification or re-certification.  As a facilitator, it's your choice whether to meet in person with the class (as safety guidenlines allow) or online, and when.  You work with the Professional Development VP (or designate) to publish your class series on the chapter website, promote it in newsletters and over social media, and accept registrations.  The chapter's Zoom account is available to you as an online option.  IIBA offers preparation materials at iiba.org; additional course materials may also be available through our education sponsors.  

 

Social Media

Social Media Manager - Promotes the chapter and its events on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.  Cascades social media posts from Global IIBA and our active sponsors.  Tracks metrics over time like number of followers, number of likes, etc.  Prepares an annual report of the social media insights and presents findings to the board.

 

Membership

Membership Analysis - Using our chapter member, non-member and Global IIBA reports (provided by the VP of Membership), analyzes membership trends quarterly and share findings with the board.  Helps the chapter understand how decisions we are making are being received through analysis of membership trends.

 

Social Event Leaders

Social Event Coordinator - Healthy chapters provide their BA community with more opportunities to gather than just monthly chapter meetings.  This individual works with the Board of Directors to plan a few social events during the year, while considering timing relative to chapter meetings, and also safe gathering guidelines.  This role can also create virtual social events.  
   

Email us today at [email protected] to find out how you can begin enjoying the benefits of volunteering for the positions above.

Please email [email protected] for specific opportunities to volunteer at our Professional Development Day.