ROLE DESCRIPTION: Elected volunteer responsible for overall oversight of the chapter and the board. The president shall direct the activities of the other board members in accordance with the chapter bylaws.

Estimated Volunteer Hours per Month: 20-30



  • The President/Chair shall have prime responsibility for the ongoing operations of the Chapter; shall preside over all Executive, Board and General meetings; and shall direct the activities of the Executive and Board of Directors toward Chapter goals and objectives.
  • In the temporary absence or incapacity of the President/Chair, the President/Chair’s duties shall be assumed by another member of the Executive (preferred Past-President or President Elect)
  • In the event that the President/Chair is unable to complete his/her term, the President/Chair position is to be offered to the Past-President for the remainder of the term. If the Past-President is unable to fulfill this position, the President-Elect assumes this roll.
  • Lead the team and membership to achieve chapter goals as detailed by the chapter board, PMI and chapter strategic plans
  • Be a driving force behind value realization of chapter members
  • Ensure the smooth management of the chapter
  • Evaluating (along with other board members) the successes of the chapter
  • Ensure that the chapter board works together as a team
  • Represent the chapter at public events
  • Ensure strategic alliance, planning and annual reporting
  • Be ultimately accountable for all board operations and chapter activities
  • Act as a liaison between the chapter and PMI
  • Ensure that the charter renewal is updated and that the chapter is in compliance as specified by PMI
  • Preside over the board of directors meetings and the annual general membership meeting
  • Ensure that all chapter business is being done legally and ethically
  • Assume responsibility for the overall functioning of the chapter
  • Legally represent the organization (this role can be co-dependent with the finance officer)
  • Ensure statutory and regulatory compliance in consultation with the vice president of finance
  • With the board, ensure prudent disbursement of chapter funds
  • Drive implementation of PMI policies and guidelines and ensure that they are reflected in chapter processes
  • Manage periodic policy audits
  • Promote leadership development opportunities for board development
  • Develop and implement a succession and transition plan



  • Management Skills
  • Organization Management
  • PMI Knowledge and Experience
  • Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation



  • Ability to Delegate Effectively
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Skilled in Strategic Planning and Process Execution
  • Team Building Skills