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. Before getting started, please review the descriptions for roles that are currently available.
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 the 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, 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
- Exposure to the design community
- Leadership development
- Skill development
- Opportunity to impact your local design community
Nominations will close June 30th. 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 (TBA).
Priority is given to those candidates whose interests and skillsets 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:
Directors (2-year term)
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.
The Education Director is an advocate for the role of education in the life of a designer. They develop and oversee the strategy for education-focused programming, and seek to expand regional student and faculty participation in the design community. The Education Director advises on and oversees the work of Education Committee Chairs.
Design Ranch Director
The Design Ranch Director organizes and leads committees associated with the Chapter’s primary annual event, Design Ranch, for which the Director is ultimately responsible. The Director works closely with the Executive Board in all decisions regarding budget and other issues related to successfully carrying out the event.
Chairs (1-year term)
The Programming Chairs maintain and support event series and singular community events that support networking and inspiration for the community. (Ex. Under the Radar and Creative Mass)
Design for Good (Afterhours) Chair
The Afterhours Chair is responsible for developing, planning, implementation, and oversight of the Afterhours event. This person works closely with the Programming and Design for Good Directors in all decisions regarding all issues related to successfully carrying out the event.
Design for Good (Changemaker Series) Chair
The Changemaker Series Chair organizes and leads committees associated with the Changemaker Series for which the Chair is ultimately responsible. The Chair works closely with the Programming and Design for Good Directors in all decisions regarding all issues related to successfully carrying out the event.
Professional Development Chair(s)
The Professional Development Chairs are responsible for leading and supporting community events and programming that provide learning and growth for creative professionals. Each may choose a focused area of the community to support.
Emerging Designer Chair
The Emerging Designers Chair oversee the development and administration of education programs that specifically serve emerging designers and report to the Education Director.
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 Content Chair is responsible for supporting efforts that create resources for community members such as event recaps, how-to guides, podcasts, interviews, etc. They work with the Communications Director on strategy, but support members throughout the board on best practices in delivering their message.
The Web Chair 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 Chair works closely with the Technology Director and the Communications Director 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.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
We are looking for members of the community that want to be part of changing the power structures in our industry for good. If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please indicate so in the nomination form and we will be in touch.
Want to get involved but not sure how? Select general interest and a member of the board will be in touch to discuss your options.
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