Join AIGA El Paso Board of Directors for 2023

The AIGA El Paso board is now accepting nominations for the 2023–2025 board slate.

There are seven (2) two-year seats the board is looking to fill, with a term through 2025.

  • President
  • Treasurer

There are five (5) one-year seats the board is looking to fill, with a term through 2024.

  • Membership Chair
  • Design Chair
  • Web Chair
  • Events Chair
  • Historian Chair

At a glance

  • The Board of directors will serve a two-year volunteer board position
  • Committee members will serve a one-year volunteer board position
  • Board members commit time, expertise, and resources to help advance the mission of AIGA El Paso
  • People from all backgrounds and career stages are encouraged to apply
  • The deadline to apply is November 30, 2022

AIGA El Paso’s Vision

We are AIGA’s 69th Chapter. Established in 2014.

Our mission is to empower and inspire designers through engagement with our community in the city of El Paso, Texas, and the El Paso del Norte region.

As the largest community of design advocates and practitioners, we:

We’re seeking dedicated and passionate individuals from all backgrounds and diverse experiences committed to serving, collaborating, and delivering fresh perspectives that foster organizational growth for AIGA El Paso. Volunteering builds leadership skills, builds your professional network, and improves your mental health.

Submit your nomination here


Start/End Date: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025

As an officer of the Board of Directors, the President directs all chapter activities, programs, and services, sets the strategic vision and long-term goals of the organization, presides at all board and business meetings, and acts as the chapter’s primary advocate. It is strongly preferred that candidates for President have prior experience serving on a board of directors for an AIGA chapter.


  • Ensures that the chapter continuously strives to achieve its vision and mission
  • Responsible for making sure the chapter abides by its bylaws
  • Provides mentorship and guidance for board members and helps them work towards their goals


  • loves enabling people to do their best work.
  • is eager to give back to the design community.
  • enjoys planning, overseeing, and leading projects from ideation through completion collaboratively with a team.

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Start/End Date: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025

Ensures fiscal responsibility for the chapter and transparency of finances to board members.

      • Maintains monthly oversight of chapter accounts and financial reports
      • Develops financial projections and budgets for sustaining and growing chapter finances
      • Ensures required financial forms and paperwork are organized and filed to relevant parties
    • loves numbers and spreadsheets – especially formulas.
    • can easily break down a budget into terms everyone can understand.
    • has an eye for detail.
    • enjoys working in a creative environment.
    • believes transparency is the best policy.

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Start/End Date: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

  • Oversees the growth of the Chapter’s membership.
  • Plans a minimum of 1 membership drive event per year
  • Assists members with signing up, renewing, or upgrading their memberships
  • Develops strategies and initiatives for Chapter growth
  • Communicates benefits of AIGA membership to the community
  • Manages event registration and event check-in table
  • Adds e-mail lists of prospective members to newsletter lists
  • Monitors new members and make introductions at events as needed
  •  Presents a membership report at each Board meeting.

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Start/End Date: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

  • Oversees all design assets related to chapter communication and programming
  • Delegates/recruits other designers to design chapter materials
  • Ensures chapter and national brand guides are followed in all promotional materials
  • Assists Communication Director with any other duties he/she may need

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Start/End Date: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

  • Manages and maintains the AIGA El Paso chapter website
  • Ensures the site is updated with both national and local chapter announcements, events, and information
  • Ensures board information is updated regularly
  • Recruits interested members to contribute to the blog when possible
  • Assists Communication Director with any other duties he/she may need

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Start/End Date: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

  • Works with all Board members to plan an annual calendar that reflects the Chapter’s activities
  • Assists in securing speakers, sponsors, and venues for programming when needed
  • Works with Treasurer to develop and oversee event-related budgets and fundraising efforts
  • Ensures event leaders and their committees properly follow event proposal protocol and that event outcomes are
  • summarized and documented
  • Maintains event-related documents updated and organized
  • Presents an Events report at each Board meeting

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Start/End Date: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

  • Oversees all photo and video documentation of Chapter events and programming
  • Ensures all documentation files are uploaded to Drive
  • Coordinates with Comm. Director to release photos and videos to all Chapter communication channels
  • Assists Events Director with any other duties he/she may need

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Board member participation

As chapter leaders of a professional membership association, every board member is expected to participate in AIGA El Paso as an active member for the duration of their board service. Once voted to the board, board members are required to be paying members per our A 501(c)(3) status requirements.

Board duties and responsibilities

AIGA El Paso is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our chapter is powered 100% by volunteers. The organization’s successes are directly related to the involvement of our community. As a board, the Board of Directors and committee are expected to:

  • Participate in and contribute to pillars: Education, Programming, Communications, and Membership
  • Attend and participate in AIGA El Paso events, programs, and initiatives
  • Be present at monthly board meetings, and weekly pillar meetings
  • Actively participate and vote at chapter Board meetings
  • Have a residence and/or employment in the El Paso area
  • Spend at least 5 hours per week volunteering their time to AIGA El Paso*
  • Commit to a two-year or one year-term board term

*Please review the position description for more information

Completing the Nomination Form

Any individual willing to participate and to fulfill the obligations of board service may self-nominate by completing and submitting the nomination form by November 30, 2022. The nominee need not be a member at the time of nomination but will be expected to become a member if approved. Each nominee is expected to complete the online form so that the nominating committee may consider the credentials of all candidates individually, as well as comparatively. If you have questions about the form or the nomination process, please contact nominations at info [at]

The nomination form is designed to help the nominee prepare and consistently present their qualifications and ensure that the committee has the same information on all candidates.

The Nominations Committee will review applications through November 30, 2022, to fill the open seats on the board of directors for a two-year term beginning January-December 2023. The Nominations Committee will then recommend a single candidate for each open position to the board. AIGA El Paso members then vote on the board slate to ratify the board.

We thank you in advance for your interest in joining the AIGA El Paso board.

Submit your nomination here

The Nomination Process

A Nominating Committee ensures member interests are represented and that the AIGA El Paso board retains a fresh and diverse perspective. This process is open and inclusive, and anyone who completes the nomination form is considered.

Nominations are due by midnight on November 30, 2022.

Submit your nomination here

Thank you in advance for your nominations! AIGA El Paso owes its success to the talented members of our board and our volunteers. We are grateful for your interest!

If you have additional questions, please contact us at:

By aigaelpaso
Published September 22, 2022
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