Vice President

The Role

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.

  • Support the President in their role and responsibilities.
  • Assure that the Chapter pursues its mission consistently with its goals and objectives and assuring the accountability of the organization to the interests of the Members.
  • Ensure that the accountability of the Chapter and its Board of Directors — to each other and the community.
  • Be the external facing community advocate so that the President can focus on Board business and be advised on the external forces to best understand how to leverage them.


  • Prepare external communications from the Board and be the “voice” of the chapter (i.e., Advisory Committee recruitment letters).
  • Collaborate with the Chapter Manager to file an annual report with the AIGA National annually.
  • Perform or delegate specific duties agreed upon by the Executive Board and/or included in the Chapter bylaws (i.e., soliciting election nominations, assisting with the Advisory Committee).
  • Support the President in updating Chapter bylaws, as needed, setting Chapter policies and managing Chapter operations.
  • Collaborate with the Development Director on negotiating with vendors/sponsors on behalf of the chapter.
  • Be present at events in the community to promote the mission of the Chapter.


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

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By AIGA Austin