Serve on an RMAI Committee!

Would you like to share your talent and passion, leverage and build your network, and serve the association and industry? Consider serving on an RMAI committee, task force or working group. See below for a list of RMAI committees, task forces and working groups including descriptions and desired skills.

Affiliate Task Force

The task force’s mission is to ensure that RMAI Affiliate members receive value from their membership and their perspective is considered in the strategic goals of RMAI and in the development of programs and services.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) Affiliate member.

Amicus Brief Subcommittee

This subcommittee reviews requests to submit Amicus Briefs and makes recommendations to the State Legislative Committee and Board of Directors, including whether RMAI should submit a brief, whether a joint industry brief is appropriate, and who should author the briefs.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) attorney and (2) interest in case law.

Bankruptcy Working Group

This working group is an informal group of members involved in the bankruptcy process. The group meets quarterly via conference call (more often if needed) to discuss the latest trends, legal decisions, new laws, etc. in bankruptcy. As deemed necessary, the group recommends actions to the RMAI leadership.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) Interest and knowledge in bankruptcy law.

California Legal Working Group

This is an informal working group that meets quarterly to discuss legal challenges facing the industry in California. The working group shares experiences their businesses are facing and engages in brainstorming solutions.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) attorney; (2) willingness to speak up and share the challenges your business is facing; and (3) litigating in California.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

The task force’s mission is to empower RMAI member companies to create an inclusive culture by delivering rich content and experiences on diversity and inclusion practices that will allow their businesses to thrive.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) interest in coordinating education programming to include securing topics, speakers and sponsors; (2) interest in writing or identifying authors for articles and blog posts; and (3) availability to attend monthly meetings as needed.

Editorial & Social Media Committee

This committee is responsible for the editorial content of RMAI communications, including the printed magazine, e-newsletter, website, Member Alerts, and more.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) writing and/or creative marketing skills; and (2) familiarity or experience working with social media and/or the press.

Education Committee

This committee is responsible for the development of educational programs. This includes, but is not limited to, a robust webinar lineup, programs offered at the Annual Conference and Executive Summit, regional symposiums as needed, and additional offerings deemed to be needed by the Committee and/or Board.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) interest in coordinating education programming to include securing topics, speakers and sponsors and (2) availability to attend monthly to semi-monthly meetings as needed.

Ethics Committee

This committee is responsible for the investigation of ethics complaints received about RMAI members and taking appropriate actions.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) Solid understanding of RMAI Code of Ethics and governance documents; (2) ability to objectively evaluate complaints and determine fair solution; and (3) ability to keep absolute confidentiality.

Federal Legislative/Regulatory Committee

This committee is responsible for developing recommendations for positions on legislation and regulations at the federal level that affect the industry.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) interest in federal policies and legislation; (2) read bills and provide comment; and (3) good writer and willingness to draft RMAI responses to legislative and regulatory proposals.

Legislative Fundraising Committee

This committee is responsible for soliciting donations to the RMAI Legislative Fund to support the association’s work on behalf of the membership at the state and federal levels.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) interest in heavy outreach to RMAI members to obtain donations throughout the year and (2) have existing relationships with RMAI members that can help increase donations or obtain new donations.

Membership Committee

This committee is responsible for developing membership recruitment and retention programs to grow the membership and evaluating current and new member needs.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) Drafting recruitment and retention outreach campaigns to targeted non-member audiences and RMAI membership respectively (task force); (2) annual membership retention outreach (email/phone calls); (3) gather leads at industry events and work with RMAI staff on follow up; (4) being an “Ambassador” of the association at RMAI annual conference and other industry conferences; and (5) task forces as needed.

Privacy Working Group

This is an informal working group that meets every other month to discuss legislative developments in privacy proposals and analyze any implementation challenges for any new privacy laws.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) attorney or compliance officer; (2) willingness to speak up and share the challenges your business is facing related to privacy; and (3) experience analyzing legislative bills.

State Legislative/Regulatory Committee

This committee is responsible for developing recommendations for positions on legislation and regulations at the state level that affect the industry.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) interest in public policy and legislation; (2) ability to read bills and provide comments; (3) interest in grassroots lobbying; and (4) willingness to reach out and develop relationships with elected officials in your community.

2021 Certification Council Committees

Administration & Budget Committee

The Administration & Budget Committee is responsible for issues concerning the administration and oversight of the Certification Program, application procedures, application approvals, and the development of a proposed annual budget and fee schedule. The committee is also responsible for assuring affordable access to the Certification Program.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) strong familiarity with the certification program; (2) been a participant within the industry for a significant period-of-time; (3) flexible and creative personality; and (4) ability to keep absolute confidentiality.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for issues concerning the administration and oversight of the Certification Program’s Compliance Audits.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) strong familiarity with the certification program; (2) compliance background; and (3) ability to keep absolute confidentiality.

Educational Requirements Committee

The Educational Requirements Committee is responsible for issues concerning the administration and oversight of the Certification Program’s Educational Requirements and the granting of temporary waivers for education requirements. 

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) strong familiarity with the certification program; (2) interest in reviewing education programming for RMAI’s certification program; and (3) availability to attend monthly or bi-monthly meetings.

PR & Marketing Committee

The Public Relations & Marketing Committee is responsible for educating and promoting the Certification Program with RMAI membership, the receivables industry, press, public officials, and the general public. This includes the development of physical and electronic publications and resources, provided that they are developed jointly with the appropriate subject matter committees.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) strong familiarity with the certification program; (2) interest in member outreach; (3) writing and/or creative marketing skills; and (4) familiarity or experience working with social media and/or the press.

Remediation Committee

The Remediation Committee is responsible for issues concerning the administration and oversight of Deficiencies and Remediation within the Certification Program.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) strong familiarity with the certification program; (2) ability to objectively evaluate audits and complaints and determine fair solutions; and (3) ability to keep absolute confidentiality.

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee is responsible for issues concerning the administration and oversight of the Certification Program’s Certification Standards.

SKILLS pertinent to this committee: (1) strong familiarity with the certification program; (2) legal and/or compliance background; and (3) flexible and creative personality.

How do I sign up for a committee?

RMAI seeks volunteers each year in February by distributing a Committee Interest survey to active members (primary contacts and paid additional membership representatives). Additionally, some committees continue to accept volunteers throughout the year. Email info@rmaintl.org if you have questions.