Call for AIGA KC Board Members: 2020-2021

AIGA Kansas City, a 100% volunteer-run organization, wants you to help us shape our area’s creative landscape. We’re seeking volunteers to join our board, which works to deliver exciting and diverse creative programming. Individuals with a passion for design, vision for our community, and drive to make things happen are encouraged to apply.

The incoming volunteer board will play a pivotal role in continuing to position AIGA KC as a leader within the local design community and beyond. Serving on the board can enrich both your personal and professional life by introducing you to industry leaders and up-and-coming talent. There are opportunities to serve at all levels. Regardless of position, you’ll work alongside a passionate team of returning board members, giving you the chance to connect with peers and gain new skills in a role that suits you.

AIGA membership is not required at the time of application, but once elected, board members are required to join and maintain memberships for the duration of their terms. (For more information about membership levels, visit aiga.org/belong.) Each term begins in July and concludes in June of the following year.

Do you think you’re ready?! Nominate yourself or recommend a colleague (with their permission) by filling out an application form. (Applications accepted through June 26.)

ELECTED 2-YEAR TERM

Open Positions – Directors

Membership
Gala

APPOINTED 1-YEAR TERM

Open Positions – Associates

Communications – Social + Newsletter + Web
Programming
Sponsorship
Student Advocate
Volunteer Opportunities

Position Descriptions

Directors

Membership
Your motto is “the more the mer­rier.” You love meet­ing new peo­ple and preach­ing the design gospel. You would oversee the growth of our Chapter’s membership. You are responsible for encouraging new memberships, as well as helping with the needs of our existing membership.

Gala
You’ll assist with long-term planning, goal setting, and budgets for our annual gala. The position requires an on-the-ground task executor able to see things through. With guidance from the Co-Chairs, you’d be expected to lead and mentor Associates, provide quality control, and assist with the set-up and break-down of events. You’ll be working hand in hand with the Director of Entries and building goals to gain more profit for AIGA KC. You’ve got a lot of energy and like to make connections with local businesses for sponsorship and other opportunities.

Associates

Communications – Social + Newsletter + Web
You love the likes, enjoy engaging with your flock of faithful followers, and live for a live event video feed. You know what it takes to get con­tent online and make a WordPress web­site work for you. You’ll assist with cre­at­ing event reg­is­tra­tion via Eventbrite, adding events and arti­cles to the web­site, and send­ing out monthly newsletters through Mailchimp. The lifeblood of our com­mu­ni­ca­tions team lies with you — and your peers. (Don’t worry, you won’t be alone in this.) If you’re a virtual social butterfly, join the comms team and put those talents to good use. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting position on a board committee.

Programming
You love working alongside experienced members of the board working to plan events and programs that provide value to our members. You would relish the opportunity to plan, coordinate and execute programs aligning with AIGA KC’s greater vision. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting position on a board committee.

Sponsorship
You enjoy working through processes and coming up with new ways to identify and engage potential sponsors for chapter events and initiatives. You delight in networking and are a strong communicator, able to effectively coordinate with sponsors and event Chairs. You revel in relaying the benefits and importance of supporting design and our organization. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting committee position.

Student Advocate
This position is for you if you’re a full-time graphic design student in the area and would enjoy being the voice for AIGA KC student members, helping spread the word about AIGA KC events to students.

Volunteer Opportunities
This position is for you if you’re an AIGA member and want to start small by volunteering at a single event to get a taste of the organization, support design in KC, and meet fellow creatives. Fill out this form here if you’re interested in volunteering AIGA KC in the future.

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By Liz Braverman
Published June 17, 2020