Join the Board – 2020 Open Call

Creatives … Assemble!

Are you ready to engage with your local design community on a new level? We are seeking many savvy design enthusiasts to join and grow our AIGA El Paso board! 


Who can join the board?

  • Any creative
  • Graphic designers
  • People who work with designers
  • People who love design

Why join the board?

  • Meet and work with other creatives
  • Experience you can add to your resume
  • Professional development
  • Free attendance to select events
  • Networking
  • Good karma!

What are the Expectations?

Board members are expected to:

  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Submit status reports
  • Help organize and attend events
  • Contribute ideas for events and activities that further our mission
  • Perform duties specific to their board role

Eligibility

To be eligible to join the board, you must:

  • Be an active member of AIGA El Paso at the supporting level or higher
  • Must be good stewards of AIGA’s Standards of Professional Practice

 


 

Ready? Set … Join the Board! 


We are currently looking for the following board members.

1. Secretary:

  • Keeps meeting minutes at all Board meetings and distributes a copy to all Board members no more than two days after meetings
  • Maintains an inventory list of all chapter materials and checks items in and out
  • Sets up Board meeting times and venues
  • Sends update e-mails as needed to Board and Members
  • Maintains chapter contact lists up to date
  • Keeps chapter documents organized and easily accessible
  • Proofreads Chapter communications and promotional materials
  • Records and documents all Chapter business (election results, minutes, bylaws, etc.)

2. Communications Director: 

  • Oversees all outgoing Chapter communications from printed materials to web content to social media.
  • Manages chapter’s eBlasts, eNewsletter, Twitter, Facebook group/page, & Instagram account.
  • Presents a Communication report at each Board meeting.
  • Ensures all current members are invited/added to private member FB and Whatsapp groups
  • Coordinates with Events Director to properly promote all upcoming Chapter events
  • Manages a communication strategy/schedule for the chapter
  • Coordinates with Design Chair to plan and execute effective marketing for each event

3. Design Chair:

  • Oversees all design assets related to chapter communication and programming
  • Delegates and 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

4. Event Chair:

  • 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

5. Historian Chair:

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

Give your talents a stronger voice. Submit your nomination now!

To nominate yourself or someone else, please prepare a PDF document with the following information and e-mail it to president@elpaso.aiga.org 

  • Nominee’s name and nominated position
  • A resumé or CV highlights and a brief bio
  • A short statement (200 words max) describing why he/she would make a valuable board member
  • Letter of recommendations are welcome and encouraged

Board Nomination Info Session
Meet the current board, get more information on what it means to be a board member, learn about the open positions, and get your questions answered. Place and time TBD.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at president@elpaso.aiga.org.

By aigaelpaso
Published January 8, 2020
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