Serve on an RMAI Committee!

There are many ways to contribute to the success of RMAI, and if you haven’t yet served on a committee your time and talent represent a tremendous untapped resource.  Many have served—and continue to do so—and RMAI benefits from the abilities and expertise of a broad spectrum of members.

With so many committees to choose from, there are myriad opportunities to match your skills and interest and leverage your network for the betterment of the industry and association. We encourage you to inquire about serving on one of RMAI’s committees to help guide the direction of both RMAI and the industry in these challenging times:

2020 Committees

Amicus Brief Committee

Serving under the State Legislative/Regulatory Committee, this subcommittee reviews requests to submit Amicus Briefs and makes recommendations to the State Legislative Committee, 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.

Editorial 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) ability 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 evaluate current and new member needs.
SKILLS pertinent to this committee:   (1) Draft recruitment and retention outreach campaigns to targeted non-member audiences and RMAI membership respectively (task force); (2) annual membership retention outreach 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.

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 grassroot lobbying; and (4) willingness to reach out and develop relationships with elected officials in your community.

2020 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) ability 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 immediately following the Annual Conference in February by distributing a Committee Interest Form on which volunteers can indicate the committee they are interested in serving. Many committees continue to accept volunteers throughout the year; contact Barbara Souza at (916) 482-2462 or bsouza@rmaintl.org to discuss your interests.