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April 12, 2016
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It’s Your Creative Community. What Will You Make Of It?

AIGA Orlando was formed in 2000 by a motivated group of creatives who wanted more for our region. For the past 16 years, we’ve experienced the benefits of being one of 70 chapters within the most prestigious design organization in the world. This distinction not only places Orlando on the map alongside the country’s leading design markets, but also grants us the credibility to bring influential designers and speakers to our area to share their latest ideas and stories of inspiration.

AIGA chapters exist purely through the participation of their members. The more participation we have within our local Orlando chapter, the more diverse and engaging our programming will be. By joining together and sharing responsibility, we can make AIGA Orlando one of the strongest and most vibrant creative communities in the country.

So how does this relate to you?

The AIGA Orlando Board of Directors is actively looking to add new members to the team—both Elected Board and Community Board members. We have exciting plans for 2016-2017, and we need the help of talented individuals like you, from a variety of backgrounds.

As a 100% volunteer-based organization, we rely on the enthusiasm and dedication of the Orlando creative community to fill every position. We need people in the following areas and roles, but if there is something you’ve been craving to do that doesn’t fit into these categories, tell us. We’re always actively looking for new ideas, activities, and ways to grow.

 


 

OPEN ELECTED BOARD POSITIONS

SOCIAL MEDIA

AIGA Orlando needs a natural-born cheerleader that can navigate with ease around the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This is a vital role for our chapter! Social media is our primary vehicle for on-going connection with our creative community, as well as promoting all chapter events and happenings.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining the quality and consistency of the Chapter’s social media streams
  • Planning and executing the Chapter’s social media strategy and employing local and national campaigns as needed to increase membership engagement and visibility online
  • Ensuring that materials are aligned with Chapter guidelines and proofread prior to release
  • If applicable, leveraging measurement tools to provide reports and data insights, while continually  finding ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives
  • If applicable, managing volunteers with day-to-day social media to keep all profiles regularly active

 

MEMBERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Must love people! The ability to build relationships and foster connections with our members is required. Having a passion for spreading design love is also a huge plus.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing “members only” events
  • Reaching out to members whose memberships have expired or are up for renewal
  • Creating and implementing a strategy for connecting with members personally, including but not limited to thank you and birthday cards, and/or other ideas approved by the Executive Board.
  • Developing ways to increase and retain our membership.

 SPONSORSHIP

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

 

EDUCATION

You know that a mind is a terrible thing to waste—especially a creative one! And you know that today’s design students are tomorrow’s thought leaders. Ensuring that the next generation of designers gets the support it needs from AIGA will be your number one priority. An Education Chair promotes and expands local student and faculty participation in the design community.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing relationships with student group leaders and acting as a liaison between AIGA Orlando, faculty members, and student groups
  • Organizing events and initiatives directed to students, such as portfolio reviews
  • Organizing events and initiatives to support faculty members

 

TREASURER

You know your way around a balance sheet like it’s the back of your hand. For some reason, tracking money and overseeing budgets doesn’t mystify you. Oh, and you also don’t mind hanging out with a bunch of design nerds once a month and at the occasional special event.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Tracking spending, watching budgets, and issuing reimbursements
  • Approving budget proposals for events and purchases
  • Providing guidance with investments and future purchases

 

DESIGN FOR GOOD

You have a passion to prove the impact of design for social change in all it’s forms, big and small.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Organize events that allow the Orlando creative community to making a positive impact locally, nationally and/or globally

 


 

OPEN COMMUNITY BOARD POSITIONS

Want to be more involved with AIGA Orlando, and don’t see an open position that interests you? Or unsure of what position you’d be best suited for? Join the Community Board and find your fit as you learn the inner workings of our chapter. We’re always in need of passionate, devoted people to keep this amazing chapter running!

Benefits of being on the board.

Serving on the AIGA Orlando chapter board is the perfect way to be hands on with the planning and strategic direction of our chapter. It’s also a fun way to connect with local and nationally recognized designers and make connections with other local organizations. Additionally, you’ll gain free admission to a majority of AIGA Orlando events. Your time on the board will give you great insight to the local community, and help you grow professionally in ways you may not have to opportunity to explore in your profession.

Responsibilities of Elected Board positions

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

  • Able to serve a two-year term
  • Maintain an active AIGA membership at the Supporting Level or higher (throughout the duration of your term)
  • Commit 2-4 hours per week planning, executing programming and communicating with the team
  • Attend monthly board meetings and community meetings (approximately 2-4 hours per month)
  • Attend chapter events
  • Help spread the word about AIGA Orlando events and projects

Responsibilities of Community Board positions

The Community Board is a great way to get started, as long as you are able to meet the following requirements:

  • Able to serve a one-year term
  • Maintain an active AIGA membership at the Contributing Level or higher (throughout the duration of your term)
  • Attend monthly board meetings and community meetings (approximately 2-4 hours per month)
  • Attend chapter events
  • Help spread the word about AIGA Orlando events and projects

 


Apply Now

Applications for joining the board are being accepted April 11, 2016 to May 13, 2016. 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 June 1, 2016.

Apply Now!

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