Come help shape the creative community of Austin!
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
Individuals 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 18th. 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 29th.
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:
The Chapter Manager ensures the responsible management of the Chapter’s financial resources. The Chapter Manager manages financial planning for the group and submits monthly budget reports at general Board meetings.
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 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.
Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Seek, build, and sustain intentional and diverse relationships that create a more inclusive design environment. Diversity & Inclusion Chair aims to augment ongoing AIGA Austin programs with new ideas and resources that take a comprehensive approach, considering race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape the creative perspective and professional experience. The activities they create should focus on the following areas of advocacy:
- Celebrating a diverse array of influential designers, including historical figures and contemporary role models.
- Cultivating greater opportunity, awareness of diversity issues, and inclusive design cultures.
- Connect with students, emerging designers, and like-minded groups to support a broader range of future practitioners and leaders.
The purpose of the Email Chair is to provide event and general Chapter information to the design community, AIGA members, potential sponsors and the local community through email.
Small Talks Chair
Small Talks brings themed stories from industry experts to the local Austin design community. The Small Talks Chair creates and manages all working parts of the Small Talks recurring series that happens once every other month or as the programming schedule allows.
Austin Design Week Chair
The Austin Design Week Chair acts as the program coordinator for the Chapter during the annual Austin Design Week festival. The Chair works with the ADW committee to help identify potential programs/speakers/issues of interest and is responsible for ensuring clear alignment between the directors/advisors of AIGA Austin and Austin Design Week.
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 us 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!
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Nominations will close 6:00 PM May 18th
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