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Are you interested in playing an active role in the design community? Do you enjoy being a part of AIGA, and want to play a bigger role in Orlando’s chapter? Join the AIGA Orlando board!

Our chapter’s programming year runs from August 2017 to June 2018 and there are exciting plans in the works for it. However, to make even greater things happen for our community we need the help of talented individuals like you, from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

Benefits of being on the board.

Serving on the AIGA Orlando board is the perfect way to be hands on with the planning and strategic direction of our chapter. If there’s a speaker, workshop, or specific type of content you’d like to see offered in Orlando, being a part of the board is THE best way to make that happen. It’s also a fun way to connect with local and nationally recognized designers, and make connections with other local organizations. Beyond that, your time on the board will help you grow professionally in leadership, and in other ways, you may not have the opportunity to explore in your daily profession.

Requirements to Board Members

Board positions are open to anyone, as long as you are able to meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain an active AIGA membership at the Supporting Level or higher (throughout the duration of your term)
  • Be an active member of the Orlando creative community
  • Able to serve a two-year term, in most cases
  • Have ~3+ hours per week to dedicate to the position (this is flexible depending on time of year)
  • Attend monthly board meetings and community meetings (~4 hours per month)
  • Attend 80% of all other AIGA Orlando events
  • Willingness to help spread the word about AIGA Orlando events and projects through word-of-mouth and personal social media accounts

 


 

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

WEB COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

The Web Communications Director is a crucial role on the AIGA Orlando board. The primary duty of this position is to maintain the chapter’s website and related communications initiatives, including e-blasts and Eventbrite.

Requirements:

  • Basic HTML and CSS
  • WordPress

Responsibilities will include:

  • Post event descriptions and art assets on chapter communications tools—primarily the chapter’s website and Eventbrite
  • Disseminate email updates regarding upcoming events and activities, and other significant chapter information using MailChimp
  • Maintaining design continuity on the chapter’s website and ensuring continuous site functionality
  • Maintain up-to-date and secure email lists of members
  • Assembling, directing and supervising a committee of web designers, programmers and content producers, as needed.
  • Request any necessary budget from the Board of Directors, and report all spending and expenses for each event to the Treasurer

 

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM DIRECTOR

AIGA Orlando’s Mentorship Program is a cornerstone in our chapter’s programming year. Local design students are paired with industry professionals who mentor them from November to April through the development and creation of a self-promotional brand and display. The program’s capstone event, SPOT, held in April, is a widely attended and competitive exhibition highlighting the talent and efforts of those in the mentorship program.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience in AIGA Orlando’s Mentorship Program

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and executing all aspects of the Mentorship Program including but not limited to marketing the open application period; pairing accepted students and professionals; planning and executing orientation and check-in events; communicating with all participants; mediating any issues between mentorship pairs; planning and executing all details and logistics of the SPOT showcase
  • Forming a program committee, scheduling and leading all necessary committee meetings, and delegating tasks to accomplish the entirety of the program
  • Request any necessary budget from the Board of Directors, and report all spending and expenses for each event to the Treasurer

 

DESIGN ABILITY, PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

One of the main goals of AIGA Orlando is to ensure our community is growing in its skills and craft. The Design Ability Director’s primary responsibility is to create opportunities for the Orlando creative community to participate in workshops and learning experiences.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and execute at least two workshops per programming year
  • Recruit and delegate to a committee as necessary
  • Request any necessary budget from the Board of Directors, and report all spending and expenses for each event to the Treasurer

 

UNITING PEOPLE, PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

AIGA Orlando continually strives to facilitate connections inwardly amongst the individuals in our creative community and outwardly with the Orlando community at large. We believe we are truly stronger together, and therefore make it a priority to create spaces, places, and times for us to get to know each other. The Director of Uniting People’s primary responsibility is to create opportunities for members of our chapter to meet each other—through happy hours and other social gatherings, and look for ways to connect our members to other local organizations, meetups, and community events.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and execute at least two chapter-specific social/happy hour events per programming year
  • Actively engage and connect with other local organizations/meetups with the intention of building partnerships that would allow our communities to get to know each other
  • Have knowledge about other event/gatherings happening in Orlando, and share necessary information with AIGA Orlando’s social media team to promote to our members
  • Recruit and delegate to a committee as necessary
  • Request any necessary budget from the Board of Directors, and report all spending and expenses for each event to the Treasurer

 

SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR

As a non-profit organization our chapter relies on the financial partnership of local businesses willing to invest in the growth and development of our local creatives. The person right for this position must be able to sell ice to an Eskimo or two, and have a strong belief in the purpose and vision of AIGA and its impact in our community. This person should also be able to make a compelling case to potential sponsors about why they should support our organization. Previous fundraising experience is a plus, but not necessary.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and building relationships with potential sponsors on both short and long-term levels
  • Maintaining a list of sponsors and agreements
  • Ensuring that sponsors are properly acknowledged according to agreements and thanked for their contributions

 

FUTURE  BOARD POSITIONS

Don’t see what you’re looking for in the listings linked above? The board positions listed below are currently filled and not accepting applications, but check back in the future! In the meantime, consider volunteering to meet other designers, hone your professional skills, and give back to your community.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Social Media Director
  • Design for Impact, Programming Director
  • Women Lead Initiative, Programming Director
  • Uniting People, Programming Director
  • Re:Solutions Event Director

 


Apply Now

Applications for joining the board are being accepted now to July, 10, 2017. When the application period has ended all submissions will be reviewed and voted on by the AIGA Orlando Board of Directors. Applicants will be informed of next steps before July 17, 2017, and all those accepted will need to attend a mandatory board retreat Saturday, July 22, 2017 for training and planning. Please plan accordingly if you’re applying.

Applications are now closed

By aigaorlando
Published June 12, 2017
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