CAI-NJ Mentorship Program

CAI-NJ Mentors Serve to Support the Interest of Existing, New, and Young Professional Members Throughout their Careers

Through individual contact, mentors will be a resource and will serve as coaches within a defined period agreed upon by mentors and mentees. Mentors will be knowledgeable in their fields and will serve as a guide for members to further advance their work, goals and career interests.

Responsibilities of a Mentor

  • Develop and maintain relationships with mentees through frequent contact (i.e., weekly, monthly, quarterly)
  • Serve as a positive role model for existing, new, and young professionals
  • Set goals with mentee
  • Assist in the development of the mentee’s leadership skills
  • Promote and educate mentees about CAI-NJ volunteer opportunities
  • Must regularly attend CAI-NJ events and programs
  • Must meet with a mentee at least four times in one calendar year [in person or virtually]
  • Maintain confidentiality with any information shared
  • Participate in an evaluation survey

Benefits of Being a Mentor

  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Personal fulfillment through contribution to individuals and CAI-NJ
  • Satisfaction in helping groom future leaders
  • A deeper understanding of association issues and problems
  • Builds morale at work and develops management skills
  • Enhances the image of CAI-NJ members


  • Must be a CAI-NJ member in good standing
  • Have at least five (5) years in a supervisor, manager, director, or senior executive role
  • Have served on a CAI-NJ Committee or the CAI-NJ Board of Directors
  • Evidence of leadership experience in the association industry (i.e., public speaking, program development, volunteer experience)

Disclaimer: Please note that completing this application does not automatically qualify you as a mentor with CAI-NJ. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and determined for eligibility. If you are selected as a mentor, a CAI-NJ team member will contact you.

Applications will remain confidential.

Mentor Application

Please fill out the following fields to apply to be a mentor today!