2020 AIGA LA Nominations—Board of Directors

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APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH 11:59PM, SUNDAY, MAY 10

We invite you to submit your nominations for the 2020–2022 AIGA Los Angeles Board of Directors! Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

As a board member, you are responsible for serving chapter members, the local design community, and being the best resource for design in Los Angeles. AIGA Los Angeles is looking for leaders and supporters of the design community to help shape the future of the Los Angeles design community. We are strong because of the passion of our board members and volunteers.

SERVING ON THE LOS ANGELES BOARD

Commitment: Board members commit to a two-year agreement to serve the Los Angeles chapter of AIGA. The time, motivation, and dedication shared makes a significant impact on the local community. This is hard work, requiring you to commit to the vision and needs of AIGA Los Angeles while strengthening your network with local designers and AIGA chapters around the nation. Terms will begin June 1, 2020, and end May 30, 2022.

Responsibility: The board meets monthly to report on and develop chapter activities. While this is a “working board,” we are fiducially and strategically responsible for this 501(c)3 organization. As such, taking on a board role is a serious endeavor, replete with a large degree of responsibility for increasing the wisdom, improving the well-being, developing wonder, and improving the strength of our design community.

OPEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONS FOR 2020–2022

PRESIDENT

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.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
    • 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

VICE PRESIDENT

Supports chapter president in managing board members through the implementation of chapter strategy and vision.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Develops and maintains RACI and process documents for chapter
    • Oversees production of content for bi-monthly Community and annual Town Hall meetings
    • Schedules and produces annual Board Retreat, in collaboration with members of Executive Team

TREASURER

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

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Maintains monthly oversight of chapter accounts and financial reports
    • Develops financial projections for sustaining and growing chapter finances
    • Ensures required financial forms and paperwork and organized and filed to relevant parties

Submit a Nomination

 

OPEN DIRECTOR POSITIONS FOR 2020–2022

CONTENT TEAM

Implements the annual program schedule and calendar (developed by the board), reflecting the vision and mission of the chapter to meet the needs of its members.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Develop & maintain calendar, schedule, and guidelines for chapter content
    • Produce monthly content email
    • Produce monthly podcast
    • Develop network of content producers, with guidelines and schedule for information

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Facilitates and secures donations and sponsorship opportunities for companies, organizations and individuals to provide member benefits and support chapter programs.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Produce & maintain pitch decks and guidelines for sponsorships, partnerships, and affiliations
    • Secure sponsorship & partnerships contracts for venues, equipment, services, and products
    • Develop and maintain CRM document for contacts and resources

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TEAM

Seek, build, and sustain intentional and diverse relationships that create a more inclusive design environment. Defines the specific goals of the chapter’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, and creates strategies and tactics in order to help achieve them.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Developing initiatives that move diversity, equity and inclusion forward
    • Ensures all programming has a component of DEI included in it
    • Produce the LA River Series programming

MARKETING TEAM

Promotes the events and initiatives of AIGA Los Angeles, it’s sponsors, and affiliates.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Develop & maintain calendar, schedule, and guidelines for campaigns across all channels
    • Produce weekly marketing email
    • Create copy & assets for marketing materials

PROGRAMMING TEAM

Implements the annual program schedule and calendar (developed by the board), reflecting the vision and mission of the chapter to meet the needs of its members.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Produce 6 3rd Wednesday events
    • Produce Fellows Awards/Gala event
    • Produce AIGA LA LA Design Festival programming

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

Promotes the events and initiatives of AIGA Los Angeles, it’s sponsors, and affiliates.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Develop & maintain calendar and schedule for social media campaigns
    • Produce social media guidelines & standards for content, marketing, and sponsorship
    • Create copy & assets for social media posts
    • Create monthly reports on engagement and alignment with chapter vision

ADVISORY BOARD

Provide counsel to the executive team and aid the Board of Directors in executing chapter initiatives. It is preferred but not required that advisory board members have prior experience volunteering for AIGA.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITY (at least one of these)
    • Act as advisor and mentor for at least on board member
    • Volunteer for and produce content in alignment with Content Team needs
    • Organize at least one community meeting

Submit a Nomination

 

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT A NOMINATION?

To submit a nomination, complete this form with:

Nominee’s information (phone, email, link to resume, LinkedIn profile, membership info)
Nominator’s information (phone, email)
Nominated position
A short statement of why nominee would make a valuable board member
Two references

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

Nomination Deadline: 11:59PM on Sunday, May 10, 2020

If you have additional questions, please contact us nominations@aigalosangeles.org.

THE 2020 AIGA LA NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Amata Indra—Nominations Co-chair
Julie Manthey—Nominations Co-chair
Patrick Fredrickson—Chapter President
Kelly Cousins—Chapter Secretary
Venessa Baez-Jones—Social Media Director, Board Member
Josh Freeman—Advisory Board Member, Past AIGA LA President
Sheharazad Fleming—Advisory Board Member
Roy Allen—AIGA Los Angeles Member

All nominations will be presented to the 2020 Nominating Committee, which will meet and determine a recommended slate of directors to present to the membership-at-large for approval. Nominees need not be an AIGA member at the time of nomination but will be required to join AIGA at the Supporter level if elected to a board position.

By Julie Manthey
Published April 22, 2020
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