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Join the AIGA Colorado Board

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AIGA Colorado
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May 26, 2012
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It is mid-term elections this year for AIGA Colorado, and we want YOU to part of our board of directors!

We are looking for active, dedicated creatives to help improve and contribute to the design community in Colorado, in a fun and import an way. It’s an excellent opportunity to network, forge new relationships and improve your professional skills.

The Process

The nominating process is designed to identify, encourage and enlist the active participation of dedicated professionals to a leadership level. Candidates interested in participating with the organization on a Director level must be an active member of AIGA and commit to serving the design community for 2 years. Open Chairperson positions require a 1-year commitment and do not require active membership status. Committee positions last for the duration of the event or initiative, typically less than one year. Membership status can be acquired after nominations are complete.

The Timeline

AIGA CO will be accepting applications through Monday, May 21, 2012. Brief candidate interviews will be held during the day on Saturday May 26th. The new board slate will be presented to the membership by May 29, 2012 for ratification.

Nominate Yourself Or Nominate A Friend:

If you would like to nominate yourself or another individual for a position on AIGA Colorado’s board, please visit http://www.aigacolorado.org to complete a nomination form. We look forward to working with you and creating a stronger and inclusive design community.

Open Board Positions

Vice President

The Vice President shall support all chapter initiatives and work closely with the President to successfully conduct chapter business. The Vice President shall also assist in finding resources to fill any open board positions and will assume the duties of any open board positions until they are filled.

Finance Director

The Finance Director provides oversight for all financial related material for the Chapter. He works closely with the President and with the Events Team for any expense related items to ensure that each event has a budget and stays within that budget. Works closely with Partnership Coordinator to provide input on revenue-generating strategies for our Chapter. Responsibilities include: Develop and manage Chapter budgets. Produce Event reports after each event. Maintain Chapter bookkeeping (or oversee hired bookkeeper) and accounting (or oversee hired accountant). Oversee Chapter’s tax preparation. Obtain and manage Chapter’s liability insurance. Provide reimbursements for approved Chapter-related expenses. Present a Financial report at each Board meeting.

Partnership Director

The Partnership Director is responsible for overseeing the development partnerships with area businesses and maintaining partner relationships once established. The partnerships our Board members create strengthens our Chapter, the greater design community and our local businesses. The partnership director develops, implement and manage a plan for Board members to secure partnerships for AIGA Colorado including annual partnerships, event partnerships, resource partnerships and in-kind donations of goods or services.

Events Director

One of the most critical positions on the AIGA Colorado board. The chapter presents many events each year to the design community that enrich our members’ AIGA experience. It is the responsible of the Events Director to coordinate our various events series with the four Event Coordinators and see them though from idea to implementation. The Events director heads up and steers the programming for the community. They work closely with event chairs, finance director and communications director to ensure profitable, appropriate, and fun events that are promoted to our chapter.

Communications Director

The Communications Director is responsible for keeping our membership and community informed about the happenings of the Chapter and AIGA. They oversee all outgoing Chapter communications from printed materials to web content to social media. The Events Team relies heavily on the Communications Director to properly promote upcoming Chapter events.

Field Director

The AIGA Colorado Field Director works closely with the events director and community outreach director, and is responsible for developing programming committees outside the Denver metro area, such as Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the Western Slope; while being the liaison of those outside committees to the board of directors.

Mentorship Director

The Mentorship Director is responsible for identifying new ways AIGA Colorado can cultivate student awareness of the professional opportunities available in the communication design industry throughout Colorado. Programs include “Well-Seasoned: Business Series” and assisting the Education Co-Directors with developing a college mentorship program, as well as overseeing the Teen Mentorship Chair. By actively creating additional mentorship opportunities for both design professionals and students alike, the Mentorship Director can ultimately help to raise the bar of communication design in Colorado.

Scholarship Director

The Scholarship director oversees the process of selecting the student member winner of the AIGA Colorado Robert Taylor Scholarship Award.This includes working with the previous winner to develop a poster for the upcoming year, meeting with student groups around the state to raise awareness of the opportunity, working with the Education Co-Directors to find candidates, maintaining the application process, conducting interviews and selecting the student member winner.

Education Co-Director

The Education Co-Director will help manage connecting all the AIGA student groups in Colorado, work towards producing meaningful programming that supports students and educators and support the Mentorship and Scholarship Directors as needed.

Bordo Bello Directors

Bordo Bello is looking for one or two people to head up this year’s event. It is critical that the director(s) have excellent project mangement, and team management skills. Attention to detail and deadline oriented is important to the director of this event. The Bordo Bello directors will be responsible for heading up the committee and guiding them in working on their delegated tasks. The directors will provide the overall awesome vision for this years event.

Bordo Bello Committee Chairs

Bordo Bello is looking for committee chairs to work on the various tasks to make this event happen. Open positions include artist liason, sponsorship coordinator, communications, venue management, and more. Members of this committee must be able to meet 2x per month from June through October, and be committed to making this event even more awesome then it was before!

Fellows Gala Committee

Assist in helping nominate AIGA Colorado’s next Fellow, the highest award a member can receive from AIGA. Help organize and plan the June event to celebrate this award and raise money and awareness about the AIGA Colorado Robert Taylor Scholarship.

Sustainability Chair

This chair position helps raise awareness of the importance of social and environmental responsibility in design work. Provides sustainability support and resources for chapter events. Maintain a “resources” section on the chapter website with information about certifications, paper, printing, green event planning, and much more.Organize events that promote the Living Principles, like SHIFT, green salons, green drinks. Participate with other AIGA Sustainability chapter liaisons on monthly phone meetings and on the Living Principles website. Oversees and work with sustainability committee to help facilitate goals.

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