The Association’s membership is made up of five categories:

Director of Facilities (DOF) – All persons currently employed by a public school district in New York State. Working titles include but are not limited to Director of Facilities I, II, III or equivalent title.

Affiliate – All persons who are currently employed by a public school district in New York State and are in a supporting role to the Director of Facilities I, II, III or equivalent title.

Business Partner – All persons employed by companies that provide goods or services to the school facilities industry.

Retiree – Retired membership may be conferred upon any active member who is presently retired and who was an active member in good standing at the time of retirement.

Student – All persons who are enrolled as a full- or part-time post-secondary student earning a degree in facilities management or related field of study.

Download the DOF/Affiliate/Retiree/Student Member Application.

Download the Business Partner Member Application.


Each chapter president and state director leader has the responsibility of leading their chapter, which includes helping grow membership. Ways to do that include:

  • Keeping the State Association up-to-date on openings and personnel changes in schools facilities departments
  • Reaching out to non-member districts and encourage active membership
  • Personally inviting new DOFs and not-so-new DOFs to chapter meetings, offer a ride or a connection at the event/meeting to network and learn the latest compliance issues
  • Stressing membership benefits and value to members and district administrators
  • Reaching out to potential affiliate members and suggest DOFs bring one of their staff with them to meetings to foster their membership growth within the affiliate membership category.

Members of the SFA/SFMI Executive Committees serve as liaisons to the chapters in their electoral districts to support these efforts.

Download the Member Benefits Flyer.