Great leaders make great organizations. You can help determine the future of AIGA Austin by nominating its leaders. Who do you think would be great? Who is already leading the Austin design community in a positive direction? Could it be you? Now is the time to get those great leaders in an organization where they can have a greater impact.
Do you know an individual that could help enhance the board’s leadership potential? Or do you yourself feel as if you could help improve AIGA Austin? Self or peer nominations are welcome for all living within Austin/Central Texas Region. Nominees need not be an AIGA member at time of nomination but would be required to hold the minimum membership status before becoming a board member.
Nominees must be an AIGA member in good standing at the Contributor level or higher, or must join the organization prior to becoming a board member.
- Attending monthly board meetings
- Participating in events
- Fulfilling requirements as outlined in the position descriptions
Individual serve a two year term as a director or one year as a chair, June-May.
Each position requires a different amount of commitment, on average we estimate roughly 10-15 hours a month.
- Exposure to the design community
- Leadership training
- Skill development
- Opportunity to impact your local design community
Nominations will close 6:00 PM May 20th. At that time the board will review all submitted nominations for open positions. The sitting board will vote on submitted nominees to serve the next term at the next full board meeting on May 30.
Priority is given to those candidates whose interests and skill sets match currently available positions. During your 2-year or 1-year term, you may have the option to change positions, according to your interests and the needs of the board. Here are the descriptions for the following positions open for nominations:
Position AIGA to be a resource for the board and the Austin design and business community. The President focuses on the vision and direction of the Board of Directors. This person is the primary contact between the Chapter and the national office. The President is responsible for communicating the National agenda to the local Chapter and shares responsibility with the Vice President for running Board meetings, setting an agenda and keeping the Board focused on its mission and objectives. The President works closely with Board members, and initiates and/or decides upon significant proposals that affect the entire Chapter. The President is responsible for maintaining and communicating the Chapter charter and Chapter bylaws.
The Vice President works directly with the President in maintaining the vision and direction of the Board of Directors. The Vice President assists the President in running Board meetings and preparing an agenda. The Vice President splits time with the President to be available to different committees, as needed.
The Secretary works with the President, Vice President, Board roles and Chapter Manager to review event proposals and budgets, make decisions regarding Chapter policy, and provide guidance for the Board of Directors and the Chapter as a whole. The Secretary is responsible for keeping all Board members up-to-date on pertinent dates and details.
The purpose of the Communications Director is to help oversee, and maintain consistency of communications across social media, email, and web. Content is provided through the Chairs and Directors that organize our events, and filtered through the Communications Director to make sure all appropriate copy points and necessary information has been covered.
The Web Director organizes efforts to manage all of the web content + overall presence for the chapter. This person is responsible for ensuring that all web platforms are current and functional and will be leveraged across the board as necessary. The Web Director works closely with the Communications Director and the Social Media Chair so that all channels of communication are being leveraged to their potential so that our Members are informed of the benefits we communicate through digital channels.
The Programming Co-Director works with Board to prepare an annual programming schedule that reflects activities consistent with AIGA’s national and local mission while meeting the needs of AIGA members. The Co-Directors direct a committee that helps identify potential programs/speakers/issues of interest and is responsible for selecting an Event Chair from amongst the members of this committee. The Director and Co-Director oversees all Chapter programming.
The Education Co-Director promotes and expands regional student and faculty participation in the design community, serving as a liaison between AIGA National, AIGA Austin and Student Group Faculty Advisors. The Co-Directors direct a committee that helps identify potential programs/speakers/issues of interest to support students and faculty and is responsible for selecting an Event Chair from amongst the members of this committee.
The Volunteer Director organizes efforts to recruit, coordinate and thank volunteers. This person is responsible for ensuring volunteers receive their recognition and are involved in meeting as a group annually. The Volunteer Director supports all Chairs and Directors in their volunteer needs and set expectations with AIGA volunteers on an event basis.
Better Business Chair
The Better Business Chair is responsible for creating and overseeing our business events. These events are geared toward helping professional creatives learn best practices in running a business: finances for designers, long-term investments for individuals and companies, tax law and how to stay in compliance, how business and liability insurance affects your bottom line, bookkeeping strategies, and keeping your budget in line.
Social Media Chair
The Social Media Chair is responsible for posting and updating all social media on (and for the Chapter. They will work with the board to post any communications regarding events, lectures, updates, and more in a timely manner. They will also be responsible, along with the Communications Director and Executive Board, to respond to any feedback received on these channels.
The Web Interactive Chair supports the Web Director in efforts to manage all of the web content + overall presence for the chapter. This person is responsible for ensuring that all web platforms are current and functional and will be leveraged across the board as necessary. The Web Interactive Chair works closely with the Communications Director and the Social Media Chair to ensure that all channels of communication are being leveraged to their potential so that our Members are informed of the benefits we communicate through digital channels.
The purpose of the Copy Writing Chair is to create, and maintain consistency of content strategy, tone, and implementation across social media, email, and web. Content is provided through the Chairs and Directors that organize our events, and filtered through the Communications Director to make sure all appropriate copy points and necessary information has been covered.
The Board Explorer is a pre-board position geared towards members interested in joining the AIGA Austin Board. Board Explorers would volunteer to work alongside a board member and gain insights about the board. The Board Explorer position is for a one-year commitment. During the term, a Board Explorer will have an introductory onboarding period, and later will rotate as a support for various committees.
With the ability to work on different committees, Explorers get first hand experience with different facets of board activity. Upon successful completion of the program, Board Explorers will have the opportunity to take a more defined position on the Chapter Board.
Any creative professional interested in participating in the chapter but unable to commit to a board position can join the Events Committee. Membership is not required to take part in the Events Committee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Interested in joining the board but think one of these positions isn’t quite right for you? Let us know! We are always interested in finding new and intriguing ways to grow our Board of Directors!
READY TO NOMINATE?
5/21/17 – Nominations for the AIGA Austin Board are currently closed.