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You can help shape the future of AIGA Iowa!

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Tue, May 17, 2016 - Fri, May 27, 2016 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Great leaders make great organizations. You can help determine the future of AIGA Iowa by nominating its leaders. Who do you think would be great? Who is already leading the Iowa 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.

NOMINATION

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 Iowa? Self or peer nominations are welcome for all living within Iowa. Nominees need not be an AIGA member at time of nomination but would be required to hold the appropriate membership status before becoming a board member.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Nominees must be an AIGA member in good standing at the Supporter level or higher, or must join the organization prior to becoming a board member.

Basic obligations include:

  • attending monthly board meetings

  • participating in events

  • fulfilling requirements as outlined in the position descriptions

Terms:

Individual serve a two year term, July to June.

Time Commitment: Each position requires a different amount of commitment, on average we estimate roughly 10-15 hours a month.

Highlights of benefits include:

  • exposure to the design community

  • leadership training

  • skill development

  • the opportunity to impact your local design community

OPEN POSITIONS

Priority is given to those candidates whose interests and skill sets match currently available positions. During your 2-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 up for election:

  • Vice-President –
    Supports the president in directing and overseeing the chapter. Ideally, the vice-president will move into the president role at the end of the president’s term.

  • Sponsorship Director –
    Identifies potential sponsors or partners for events based on budget and sponsorship needs. Solicits monetary and in-kind donations for local chapter events. Provides potential sponsors with information on AIGA and the mutual benefits of sponsoring events.

  • Web Director –
    Gathers event information and builds webpages for chapter events, AIGA-related news and member spotlights. Builds online registration via etouches for chapter events. Maintains accuracy of information on the chapter website and works with National regarding updates.

  • Archive Director –
    Ensures photos and/or video are taken at every event and communicates with Social Media Liaison and Web Director to ensure post-event content is shared in a timely matter. Writes event recaps that appear in the News section of the chapter website and facilitates surveys at events. Archive Director is also in charge of compiling survey results and ensures all content is documented appropriately in Google Drive or Slack.

  • Operations Director –
    Focuses on the quality, efficiency, and holistic experience of AIGA's chapter operations, public programming, and member services. Helps create plans to further the vision of local chapter and to align chapter activities with AIGA strategic framework. Identifies opportunities and recommends solutions for continual improvement.

  • Design For Good Liason –
    Serves as a connection between the Iowa Chapter and the national Design for Good chapter liaisons. Stays current on ways to build and sustain design-driven social change. Oversees our local program Design Assign, providing designers an opportunity to work with non-profit organizations.

  • Education Director –
    Serves as the connection between the Iowa chapter and our student groups and local educators. Works to introduce students to AIGA and promote formation of student groups at local schools. Utilizes resources provided by the national office to stay current on educational issues and disseminates pertinent information to the local chapter and student groups. Aids student group boards to create their own programming.

Any design 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 volunteer@aigaiowa.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:

To find out more information about serving on the board or to submit your nominations please email president@aigaiowa.org. Please include the nominee’s name, position(s) interested in and complete contact information.

Open nominations for board positions will run until May 27. Once nominees are confirmed, a ballot will be presented to members for voting. We’re looking forward to bringing you another great year, we hope you can be a part of it.

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