Volunteering

Get the most out of your membership through your involvement. Volunteer today!

Volunteers are essential to AACE’s growth and development. By volunteering you gain satisfaction in knowing you play an important role helping AACE achieve its vision and mission. You will also gain personal enrichment and satisfaction in helping to shape the future of AACE.

To volunteer, you must complete a Volunteer Application Form.

Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of areas and expertise. Here are some of the opportunities that we have in store for you:

Technical Subcommittees

The Technical Subcommittees are specific functional areas that provide an online network of members to discuss ideas, collaborate and exchange information to assist AACE in building its vast body of knowledge. The Chairs are approved by the Technical Board however participation on the committees is open to anyone. Create a user name and password on AACE’s Forums and you can participate.

  • Recommended Practices: The main technical foundation of AACE and the profession are our recommended practices. As these are being developed drafts are posted in our forums for public review. Play a role in shaping our profession by providing comment on these important documents.
  • Technical Papers: Consider writing a technical paper for presentation at our Annual Meeting. This can be a very rewarding experience and will certainly boost your professional development. To be considered, simply complete the “Call for Papers” form on our website. We typically accept proposals for papers from the middle of June through August each year. In some cases, the Technical Subcommittees help select what technical presentations are held at the Annual Meeting.

Special Interest Groups

Focused on specific industries our Special Interest Groups (SIGS) provide an excellent opportunity to discuss trends or ideas, network and help expand your knowledge. To get started. Create a user name and password on AACE’s Forums Once done, you can contribute to topics of interest by joining or starting a conversation.

Associate Boards

AACE International has three Associate Boards including the Technical, Education, and Certification Boards. These boards develop products and services in each of their respective areas of responsibility and recommend policies to the Board of Directors. Each year the boards selects members based on a variety of criteria including experience, certifications held, and previous volunteer experience with AACE.

AACE Certification has a few unique volunteer opportunities as well including:

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of a diverse group of members from various organizations and industries. The AACE International Board of Directors sets the strategies, goals and objectives that direct the activities of the Association. The Board is elected by the membership each year. Interested candidates should review the position descriptions of each position. Some positions are for two-year terms and are not elected annually.

There is a separate nomination form for the Board of Directors Volunteer Nomination Form that members can either nominate another member or self-nominate for a position to be considered for the Board of Directors election.

Sections

Sections are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with a variety of activities. Please contact your local Section President to get involved.


Standing Committees

If you are interested in joining any of the AACE Standing Committees listed below, please complete the Volunteer Recruitment Form.

Awards & Nominations Committee

Members can assist in reviewing nominations and making recommendations for the AACE Awards.  You must meet the following requirements

  • Have a track record of AACE involvement
  • Have a broad knowledge of the profession
  • Willing to be ineligible for nomination for Board of Directors position or awards (including nominating company for an award)
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences and to review nominations or awards applications upon receipt  

Number of openings expected: 5-7

The Awards & Nominations Committee is chaired by the Past President of AACE International.  If you are selected to join the committee, you will be assigned to review nomination packets for the Board of Directors slate of candidates and award nominations for AACE Awards.  There will be teleconferences scheduled prior to the final selection of the AACE Nominations and the AACE Awards.  Further details will be provided upon selection.

Constitution & Bylaws Committee

The Constitution & Bylaws Committee assists in reviewing and/or recommending changes to the Constitution & Bylaws to the Board of Directors for approval by the membership.  The committee may also be asked to review section constitution and bylaws to ensure that they in compliance with the Association’s. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a broad knowledge about AACE and governing documents
  • Willing to be ineligible for nomination for the Board of Directors positions for the term of service on this committee
  • Have a keen eye for editing

Number of openings expected: 3

The Constitution & Bylaws Committee serves as a support to the Board of Directors, reporting to the Vice President Administration.  This committee typically does not hold set meetings, but communicates via email.

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee is responsible for investigating and delivering a resolution of all formal allegations of violations (a complaint) of AACE’s Canons of Ethics.  The Ethics Committee promotes an adherence and enforcement of AACE’s Canons of Ethics. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to be impartial
  • Availability to review a formal complaint and making a determination for resolution of all appeals upon request
  • Ethics Committee Chair must be a member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years and hold one or more of AACE’s certifications. Preference will be given to former Board of Directors members or former members of AACE associate boards. Chair should have a proven experience at adjudication of disputes and an in-depth understanding of the Association’s membership. Must have demonstrated leadership in moral/ethical issues.
  • Ethics Appeal Panel Chair must be a member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years and hold one or more of AACE’s certifications. Preference will be given to former Board of Directors members or former members of AACE associate boards. Chair should have a proven experience at adjudication of disputes and an in-depth understanding of the Association’s membership. Must have demonstrated leadership in moral/ethical issues.
  • Members serve a three-year staggered term. Members must be a member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years. Preference will be given to members holding one or more AACE certification. Must have demonstrated leadership in moral/ethical issues.
  • No member of the Ethics Committee or Ethics Appeal Panel may be a current member of the AACE International Board of Directors or one of the AACE associate boards.

Number of openings expected: 3

The Ethics Committee reports to the President.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

Government Liaison Committee

The Government Liaison Committee serves as a support to AACE to communicate the value of AACE to governmental agencies and government subcontractors. You must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. residency - additional consideration is given to government and/or government contract employees.
  • Availability to engage with AACE members as well as federal agencies or government subcontractors.
  • Ability to generate topic ideas.
  • Ability to coordinate members of federal agencies or government subcontractors and AACE members to help AACE achieve recognition within the federal agencies.
  • Ability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 4+

The Government Liaison Committee reports to the President Elect.  The Vice President Technical Board and the Executive Director are ex-officio members of the committee.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

Fellow Admissions Committee

The Fellow Admissions Committee reviews submitted fellow nominations and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval. The Fellow Admissions Committee may also identify potential members for fellow nominations and recruit a member outside of the committee to sponsor the fellow nomination.  You must meet the following requirements:

  • AACE Fellow.
  • Have a broad knowledge of AACE membership.
  • Willing to be ineligible to sponsor a fellow nomination for the duration of their term on the committee.
  • Availability to review and make a recommendation within 48-72 hours of receipt of any nomination.

Number of openings expected: 3-5

The Fellow Admissions Committee thoroughly reviews all fellow nominations received and submits their recommendation to the Fellow Admissions Committee Chair via email.  The committee does not hold regular meetings, but members must be available to review and respond to nominations that are received in a timely fashion, typically within 48-72 hours.  If the committee recommends the member to be elevated to the status of Fellow, the chair submits this recommendation to the Vice President Administration who will put the recommendation forward for the Board of Director’s approval.  If the committee does not approve the member for the status of Fellow, the committee chair, Vice President Administration, and the Headquarters staff provide detailed feedback to the sponsor of the nomination.

Marketing Advisory Committee

The Marketing Advisory Committee is a group of thought leaders in the aspect of marketing AACE International.  The committee will make recommendations to the Headquarters staff for the implementation of the Association’s strategic plan as well as to recommend activities for AACE’s professional interest for members.  You must meet the following requirements:

  • Generate ideas for topics for TCM Today webinars and recommend featured presenters.
  • Generate ideas for target markets.
  • Ability to think creatively and generate new ideas and to communicate these thoughts to others.
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 6-8 (at least one member from the US, one from Canada, one international)

The Marketing Advisory Committee holds teleconference meetings throughout the year.  The Marketing Advisory Committee reports to the Executive Director and coordinates efforts through the Executive Director and Director: Governance, Marketing, & Meetings at AACE Headquarters both of whom serve as ex-officio members of the committee.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

Rising Professionals Committee

The Rising Professionals Committee serves as a support to AACE to communicate the value of AACE to younger or new professionals in the field. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to engage with AACE members, especially younger or new professionals.
  • Ability to generate topic ideas for feature articles in Source magazine or for webinars.
  • Ability to coordinate presenters for webinars, working through AACE staff for the execution of the event.
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 2-5

The Rising Professionals Committee reports to the Vice President Administration and coordinates efforts through the Director: Governance, Marketing, & Meetings at AACE Headquarters both of whom serve as ex-officio members of the committee.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

Women in Project Controls Committee

The Women in Project Controls Committee serves as a support to AACE to communicate the value of AACE to female members and works to engage these members within AACE. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to engage with AACE members.
  • Ability to generate topic ideas for feature articles in Source magazine or for the WPC Presents webinars.
  • Ability to coordinate presenters for webinars, working through AACE staff for the execution of the event.
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 3-10

The Women in Project Controls Committee reports to the Vice President Administration and coordinates efforts through the Director: Governance, Marketing, & Meetings at AACE Headquarters both of whom serve as ex-officio members of the committee.  Meetings are held via teleconference.


Regional Task Forces

If you are interested in joining any of the Regional Task Forces listed below, complete the Volunteer Recruitment Form.

China Task Force

The China Task Force serves as a support to AACE to communicate the value of AACE to potential members and corporations in China.  All task forces are required to annually submit an annual request for the task force scope and budget prior to the September/October Board of Directors meeting. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to engage with AACE members, especially members or potential members in China.
  • General understanding of traditions and culture.
  • No personal or company conflict of interest (receiving personal benefits or actions resulting in business that may benefit your company).
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 5+

The China Task Force reports to the Board of Directors via the Vice President Regions—International.  Both the Vice President Regions—International and Director Region 8 serve as ex-officio members of the task force.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

Eastern European Task Force

The Eastern European Force serves as a support to AACE to communicate the value of AACE to potential members and corporations in Eastern Europe.  All task forces are required to annually submit an annual request for the task force scope and budget prior to the September/October Board of Directors meeting. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to engage with AACE members, especially members or potential members in Eastern Europe.
  • General understanding of traditions and culture.
  • No personal or company conflict of interest (receiving personal benefits or actions resulting in business that may benefit your company).
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 5+

The Eastern European Task Force reports to the Board of Directors via the Vice President Regions—International.  Both the Vice President Regions—International and Director Region 9 serve as ex-officio members of the task force.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

Indian Task Force

The Indian Force serves as a support to AACE to communicate the value of AACE to potential members and corporations in India.  All task forces are required to annually submit an annual request for the task force scope and budget prior to the September/October Board of Directors meeting. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to engage with AACE members, especially members or potential members in India.
  • General understanding of traditions and culture.
  • No personal or company conflict of interest (receiving personal benefits or actions resulting in business that may benefit your company).
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 5+

The Indian Task Force reports to the Board of Directors via the Vice President Regions—International.  Both the Vice President Regions—International and Director Region 8 serve as ex-officio members of the task force.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

Latin American Task Force

The Latin American serves as a support to AACE to communicate the value of AACE to potential members and corporations in Latin America.  All task forces are required to annually submit an annual request for the task force scope and budget prior to the September/October Board of Directors meeting. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to engage with AACE members, especially members or potential members in Latin America.
  • General understanding of traditions and culture.
  • No personal or company conflict of interest (receiving personal benefits or actions resulting in business that may benefit your company).
  • Availability to participate in teleconferences.

Number of openings expected: 5+

The Latin American Task Force reports to the Board of Directors via the Vice President Regions—International.  Both the Vice President Regions—International and Director Region 10 serve as ex-officio members of the task force.  Meetings are held via teleconference.

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