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AIGA Colorado 2017-2018 Board Nominations

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AIGA Colorado
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March 28, 2017
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Thank you for your interest in participating in the AIGA Colorado Board!

It is a great opportunity to connect with professionals, build relationships, advance your career, and provide an important service for the creative community.

Feel free to nominate yourself or others for Board positions. You may nominate yourself or someone else for more than one role, but please note which is your top choice.

Open Board Positions

Admin

 

Administrative Chair

This important position is focused on helping the chapter deal with day-to-day tasks, such as organizing board meetings and assisting the President with their communication and sponsorship duties. You maintain the event calendar, our most important member benefit, coordinating with the VPs to ensure accurate dates. APPLY HERE

 

Satellite-Boards

 

Volunteers, Colorado Springs

Colorado is a state-wide chapter, a state that has a big footprint; Colorado Springs and the AIGA community is spreading. We need a leader for the team assembled, and you’ll help to continue to establish the satellite board in Colorado Springs. You’ll help the team run local monthly programming, support membership initiatives, work as a liaison between the Board and Colorado Springs, and connect to key members in the region. APPLY HERE

 

Chapter Development

 

Membership Director

Your motto is “the more the merrier.” You love meeting new people and preaching the design gospel. You use a strategic, well-planned campaign—or a personal one-on-one—to convert friends to members; either way you approach it, numbers are up. AIGA is a membership-based organization and this position is dedicated to being an ambassador for the chapter. You run an annual membership drive, host a couple of events a year, and communicate the benefits of being a member at our events. APPLY HERE

 

Mentorship & Education

 

Director of Mentorship & Education, Community

You live for that Ah-ha! moment. You love to connect students and professionals and see creativity spark right in front of your eyes. You help run The Review with ADCD and make our Elevate and Giving Voice programs come to life. You oversee and assist the Chairs with their events and initiatives. Your goals are to inspire students, engage mentors, and nurture student chapters. APPLY HERE

 

Higher Education Chair

You love to see the lightbulb turn on in a student’s head and aid them in gaining the skills to make their ideas come to life. You run the College Mentorship program, help develop student chapters, and connect student chapters across the state. You host one student event per year and work with the Directors and VP on executing chapter goals by encouraging student participation. APPLY HERE

 

Student Groups Chair

You are the liaison between student chapter leaders and the board. You check in with groups regularly, promote board-initiated student events and opportunities (like the Scholarship), and offer advice assistance with planning and budgets. You coach leaders to create proposals to ask for board funding for special projects. APPLY HERE

 

Communications

 

Vice President of Communications

You’re a strategy-minded art director with the ability to guide and coordinate a creative team and manage projects. You see how communications can make or break an event. You’re great with gathering content from a myriad of board members who are planning events and programs. You work closely with the President and fellow VPs and inspire your team to execute on your plan to ensure members know what’s happening and why they should be a part of it. APPLY HERE

 

Communications Director, Content (co-director)

Your conviction is that that Content is King. You work closely with the VP and Communication Chairs to craft and execute our voice throughout all of our promotions. Your editorial plan populates the weekly newsletter, DesignWire, with inspiration for our members. Along with eloquent messaging, you make sure it’s all going smoothly, with assets collected for your team. You assign To Dos. You check in with your team, the event calendar, and with other teams frequently to make certain all their efforts are cohesive and targeted to our membership. You identify bottlenecks and assist Chairs with scheduling challenges. APPLY HERE

 

Web Chair

HTML and CSS don’t phase you. You know what it takes to get content online and make the AIGA website work for you. You’re in charge of creating event registration, adding events and articles to the website, and sending out HTML emails. The lifeblood of our communications team lies with you—and your two peers. (Don’t worry, you won’t be alone in this.) APPLY HERE

 

Social Media Chair

You can see the matrix between events, community, ideas, and promotion—all in under 140 characters. You find joy in a social media calendar for original content, know when to jump in to promote trends, and relish in Shares, Likes, and Retweets. You coordinate with Directors to hit all the hotspots where our members virtually congregate.  #aigaCO APPLY HERE

 

Copywriter Chair/PR

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 strategic direction, and craft communications to connect with members through email promotions and social media (in tandem with our Social Media Chairs). You are integral in producing content for our website and the communication that moves through our multi-channel messaging. You assist our Blog Chair with editing submitted content as well. APPLY HERE

 

Blog Chair

Help to weave the story of AIGA Colorado and our craft by soliciting or writing articles to highlight our events, and chronologize the creative experience. You work to create fresh content on our blog with your original stories, and tap board and community members for submissions that highlight the who, what, where, when, and why of design in a cohesive calendar of content.  APPLY HERE

 

Branding Chair

Design is what you love and really all you want to do. Lucky for you, design is in high demand! You and your co-chair will shape the look of the AIGA Colorado brand. You’ll design promotional graphics for our speaker series, work­shops, and other events and initiatives we host every year. Your designs will populate the website and DesignWire, our weekly email news. This is your oppor­tu­nity to do the design you really want to do—with input from your team of designers. Who’s the client now? APPLY HERE

 

Programming

 

Vice President of Programming

You have a keen understanding that our local programs are the most appealing member benefit. You evaluate what events will appeal to which type of member and how different groups like to interact. You work closely with your directors to create budgets and schedules to ensure events are executed well. You work with other VPs to keep them in the loop. You manage the calendar dates with the Admin Chair. APPLY HERE

 

Programming Director, Professional Development

You oversee a team of dynamic and focused Chairs that are dedicated to programming for professional development, assisting them with executing their events. You evaluate event topics with the Chairs and your VP, with big-picture chapter goals in mind that appeal to members in all stages of their careers. You check in with Chairs on budgets and schedules, making sure they work with the Communications team effectively and have volunteers for events. APPLY HERE

 

Fundraising Event Chair

You love the challenge and the glory of an event well planned. You assemble and lead a small committee to plan and execute a fundraising event from start to finish. You create and execute a fundraiser to help support the chapter, and involve and give back to the local design community.  You work with the Presidents and VPs to establish budget, promotion, and content. APPLY HERE

 

Speaker Series Chair   

You’re a design junkie and follow hot topics and design leaders through websites, blogs, and podcasts. The speaker series is the bread and but­ter of our chap­ter. Learning from out­side cre­atives is one of the most reward­ing expe­ri­ences any designer can have. You brainstorm with the VP, Directors, and President about who you want to bring to Colorado for the season. Then you invite them, orga­nize their visit, transport them from the airport (getting valuable one-on-one time), and prep them for their presentation. You also provide assets and cool facts to the Comm team to heavily promote their talk in DesignWire and on social media. You work­ with the Denver Art Museum on details and logistics, request volunteers, and take the speaker to dinner after the presentation with other board members. This is a rare chance to work directly with almost any national cre­ative you would like. APPLY HERE

 

Volunteer Chair   

You know how to rally the troops better than a loud-mouth Colonel, securing manpower for AIGA events, programs, and initiatives. And you’re great with a Google doc to keep it all organized. You support the Programming and Education teams to help staff their events. Since AIGA Colorado is 100% volunteer run, it’s critical to have a solid base of people to call upon. You serve as an ambassador for the chapter, encouraging member participation at the local level, and help with initiatives with the Membership Director while working with your local team.

APPLY HERE

 

Programming Chairs  

You’ve got ideas for events that you think Denver designers have been waiting to attend. If you are applying to any position below, the nominee will be asked to submit an event concept, complete with event planning details, such as potential location, audience and budget. Don’t let this requirement deter you! AIGA Colorado is a working board, and are looking for enthusiastic team mates ready to jump in and learn the ropes, at all levels of their careers; the Programming Team acts as the party planners for all AIGA Colorado events. Once this nominations form has been received, the Board will follow up with the nominee. APPLY HERE

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