Call for Board Members 2018

AIGA Kansas City wants you to help shape our cre­ative landscape.

Applications accepted through May 18.

AIGA Kansas City, the local chap­ter of the nation’s old­est and largest pro­fes­sional asso­ci­a­tion for design, is cur­rently seek­ing volunteers for its open board posi­tions.

Join in shap­ing this 100% volunteer-run orga­ni­za­tion that brings local pro­gram­ming to Kansas City cre­atives. We’re looking for community members with a passion for design, vision for our community, and drive to make things happen.

The incom­ing vol­un­teer board will play a piv­otal role in shap­ing AIGA KC to be a leader within the Kansas City design com­mu­nity and beyond. Serving on the board can enrich your per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life, pro­vid­ing board mem­bers an oppor­tu­nity to meet accom­plished indus­try pro­fes­sion­als and net­work with up-and-coming talent.

AIGA mem­bership is not required at the time of applica­tion, but those elected are required to join and main­tain their mem­ber­ships for the dura­tion of their terms. (For more infor­ma­tion about mem­ber­ship lev­els, visit aiga​.org/​b​e​l​ong.) Each term begins in July and con­cludes in June at the end of the term.

This year, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties at all levels to help serve our growing membership. You’ll be play­ing with a strong team of return­ing board mem­bers to gain lead­er­ship skills and con­nect with your peers on a whole new level. Or start small and volunteer at a single event.

Are you ready? Nominate yourself or recommend a colleague (with their permission) by filling out a nomination form now. (Applications accepted through May 18.)

ELECTED POSITIONS: 2-YEAR TERM

Open Positions – President &  Vice Presidents

Vice President Chapter Development
Vice President Internal Programming
Vice President External Programming
Vice President Education
Vice President Competitions

Open Positions – Directors

Treasurer
Membership
Education

APPOINTED 1-YEAR TERM

Open Positions – Associates

Communications – Social
Design Week
Editorial/Copywriter
Education Programs
Programming Internal
Sponsorship
Student Advocate
Volunteer Opportunities

Open Positions – Vice Presidents

Chapter Development
You love AIGA KC and want to see the orga­ni­za­tion grow. You’ll work to keep the chapter fiscally sound through big-picture planning for membership and sponsorship. You’ll help chapter leaders understand the financial reports and work with the bookkeeper and accountant to present and file necessary financial documents. You’ll nurture the sponsorship and membership team and coordinate efforts that support the chapter goals.

Internal Programming
The VP of Internal Programming facilitates the development of programs that fulfill AIGA’s mission. This VP is responsible for envisioning an annual calendar of events that reflect AIGA National’s position on a local level as well as the interest of our local design community and environment. The VP of Programming maintains clearly defined objectives for each program, develops event budgets with the Treasurer under an annual budget plan, manages event Directors and Associates who are running each event and evaluates the chapter’s ability to produce each event successfully. The VP is responsible for maintaining the AIGA identity standards, language for event details (who, when, where and cost) and partnership credit in all event promotions.

External Programming
You see the big picture of how AIGA is relevant in our community and strive for a more vis¬i¬ble presence. You connect AIGA KC with other organizations — creative, business, and city-focused and are an AIGA KC representative on the CFAD board. You’ll plan at least one program for the Center and work to fulfill requirements of our center partnership including recruiting volunteers for center events, and helping with center sponsorship efforts. You build consensus and support for Center efforts on the AIGA KC board. You work closely with the Communications team to be sure events are promoted within and out¬side of the creative field. You guide the AIGA KC Director/Design Week and the Associate/External Programming.

Education
You are a full-time design educator with a commitment to advance the education mission of AIGA, and will lead the AIGA KC education efforts.

Competitions
Celebration and recognition of great design is a primary goal of AIGA. You’ll lead the charge for AIGA KC in this mission spearheading a complex and multi-faceted series of events including call for entries, jurors’ panel event, awards judging, catalog production and our unforgettable awards gala. You’ll strategically focus your team’s efforts to create a memorable awards experience for the creative community. You’ll work closely with Sponsorship and Communications to make the event successful. You’ll build support and enthusiasm on the board for the awards program. This event also serves as the major fundraiser for the chapter.

Open Positions – Directors

Treasurer
The Treasurer oversees the overall financial health of the Chapter and acts as advisor to and liaison between Chapter board and Chapter financial resources and systems. Advise board in financial matters to ensure that Chapter programs and activities are fiscally viable; establish long-term financial goals for the Chapter; and ensure alignment of local financial goals with national AIGA initiatives as well as local Chapter purpose statement.

Membership
The Membership Director oversees the growth of our Chapter’s membership. They are responsible for encouraging new memberships, as well as helping with the needs of our existing membership.

Education
The Director of Education oversees the Chapter’s education activities, by developing and nurturing relationships between AIGA Kansas City and regional educators, schools, student groups and students.

Open Positions – Associates

Communications – Social
You love the likes, enjoy engaging with your flock of faithful followers and live for a live event video feed. If you’re a virtual social butterfly, join the comms team and put those talents to good use.

Design Week
You’ll assist the AIGA co-director of Design Week to bring exciting design programs to life. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting position on a board committee.

Editorial/Copywriter
Designers love to talk, but often need help find­ing just the right words. This is where you come in. You refine ideas into some­thing that makes a con­nec­tion — and is gram­mat­i­cally cor­rect. You review sub­mit­ted con­tent, pro­vide feed­back , and craft com­mu­ni­ca­tions to con­nect with mem­bers through email pro­mo­tions and social media (in tan­dem with our SM chairs). You are inte­gral in pro­duc­ing con­tent for our web­site and the com­mu­ni­ca­tion that moves through our multi-channel mes­sag­ing. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting position on a board committee.

Education Programs
You have an interest in eduction and will assist the Education Director to plan program and events for students. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting position on a board committee.

Programming Internal
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 Kansas City’s greater vision. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting position on a board committee.

Sponsorship
You enjoy puz­zles and process to help iden­tify and engage poten­tial spon­sors for chap­ter events and ini­tia­tives. Network to find great fits to sup­port an event or activ­ity and coor­di­nate with the event chairs. Revel in the process of relay­ing the ben­e­fits of sup­port­ing design and our organization. This is a one-year, appointed, non-voting position on a board committee.


Student Advocate
Current student leader helping to advance education initiatives and is the voice of students on the board.

Volunteer Opportunities
You are an AIGA member and want to start small and volunteer at single event to get a taste of the organization, support design in KC and meet fellow creatives.

 


By Liz Braverman
Published May 1, 2018