Development Director

The Role

The Development Director fosters a relationship of mutual benefit between AIGA Austin and representatives from allied fields who service the design community. This usually occurs in the form of cash or in-kind sponsorship for Chapter events. They work closely with the Programming Director in establishing a calendar and identifying potential sponsors for Chapter events and activities. They also work closely with community organizations to partner on events and other resources.


  • identifying, contacting and nurturing relationships with potential sponsors;
  • submitting monthly development reports;
  • maintaining a database of sponsor contact information;
  • providing benefits information to sponsors and ensuring that sponsors receive promised benefits and paperwork, including sponsor thank-yous and acknowledgement in promised media (i.e., website, e-newsletter)
  • working directly with event chairs to help secure sponsorship for specific events, by supplying leads and then creating sponsor agreements and invoices, which are filed with the Chapter Manager;
  • assess the needs of the Chapter and coordinate with Board of Directors to evaluate budgets and sponsorship needs;
  • facilitate/oversee donation requests;
  • act as host and accommodate vendors at events;
  • creating annual and sponsorship structures that specify levels and benefits for in-kind and cash donations.
  • Maintain all AIGA Austin’s Google Drive and sponsor packets updates on:
    • Sponsor Levels
    • Sponsor List
    • Sponsorship Invoices
    • Sponsorship Thank Yous
    • Preview Packets
    • Follow-up Packets


  • Show strong organization and management skills.
  • Consistent communication among board members, AIGA members and the greater design community.
  • Be an active AIGA Member
  • Fulfill a 2 year term
  • Propose and execute a succession plan

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By AIGA Austin Communications