2024 AIGA LA Board of Directors Nominations

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APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH 11:59PM, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2024

The AIGA Los Angeles Board of Directors are the governing body elected by its members, which holds the association in trust for AIGA LA’s community. Each board member is elected to serve the public good and act in the best interest of the organization and help fulfill its mission. The board of directors meet monthly to report, determine, and vote on chapter activities. Each board member is elected to serve two-year terms.

Board of Director Positions: Per our bylaws, AIGA membership is required. (Note: Membership is not required when you apply but is required once voted in.)
Chair positions: AIGA membership is not required. To apply for a chair position, please click here. (Note: Chair positions are not director positions and chairs will be unable to vote on board business items. Chair positions will be a one-year term.)

HOW TO APPLY / SUBMIT A NOMINATION:
  • Submit a letter of intent: Please submit a one-page letter of intent explaining why you (or the person you are nominating) are interested in the role and what skills make you (or them) qualified.
  • Resume: Submit the nominee’s current resume and contact information.
  • Two references: May be from current or former supervisors and/or colleagues.
  • Save the Date: Qualified nominees will be contacted to be interviewed by the Nominations Committee. Nominees are asked to be available between April 27 to May 8 for a scheduled online/phone interview with the Nominations Committee.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION / APPLY HERE


OPEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONS FOR 2024–2026

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCES

Start/End Date: June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2026
As an officer of the Board of Directors, the Vice President of Finances ensures fiscal responsibility for the chapter and transparency of finances to board members.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
    • 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
    YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO…
    • 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.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION / APPLY HERE


OPEN DIRECTOR POSITIONS FOR 2024–2026

CONTENT DIRECTOR

Start/End Date: June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2026
Implements the annual program schedule and calendar (developed with the board), reflecting the vision and mission of the chapter to meet the needs of its members.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Develops & maintains calendar, schedule, and guidelines for chapter content
    • Ensures that all content produced is appropriate and in alignment with AIGA standards
    • Gather and create content (news, articles, event recaps, interviews, etc.)
    • Works closely with the Marketing & Social Media Directors
    • Possibly forms and manages a small team of content volunteers
    YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO…
    • is proactive and action-oriented.
    • has a knack for writing and/or has a background in copywriting.
    • loves a good meme.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION / APPLY HERE

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Start/End Date: June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2026
Facilitates donations through fundraising and sponsorship opportunities with companies, organizations and individuals to provide member benefits and support chapter programs. Securing sponsorship contracts can include venues, equipment, services, products, etc.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Produce and maintain pitch decks and guidelines for sponsorships, partnerships, and affiliations.
    • Develop and maintain CRM (Customer Relationship Management) documents for contact and resources.
    • Work with the programming and membership director to communicate benefits to our community.
    • Lead special initiatives and recruit volunteers to help with applying for grants or developing scholarships.
    YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO…
    • is great at making connections and inspiring others on the impact of our mission.
    • understands the importance of connecting with partners and sponsors that align with our shared values.
    • enjoys building long lasting relationships that mutually benefit each other.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION / APPLY HERE

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION (DEI) DIRECTOR

Start/End Date: June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2026
Seek, build, and sustain intentional and diverse relationships that create a more inclusive design environment. Defines goals for the chapter’s DEI initiatives and creates actionable strategies to help achieve them.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Develops initiatives that move diversity, equity and inclusion forward
    • Ensures all programming has a component of DEI included in it
    YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO…
    • has self-awareness of your own biases and privileges.
    • constantly learning and improving yourself, while sharing your learnings with others.
    • demonstrates listening and communication skills to empower intercultural communications and collaboration.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION / APPLY HERE

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Start/End Date: June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2026
Promotes the events and initiatives of AIGA Los Angeles, it’s sponsors, and affiliates on all of our social channels.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
    • 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
    • Works closely with the Marketing & Content Directors
    • Create monthly reports on engagement and alignment with chapter vision
    YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO…
    • enjoys engaging with creatives through various social channels.
    • has proficient copywriting skills.
    • stays up to date regarding the latest social media trends and best practices.
    • is a team player, working collaboratively with the Marketing and Content teams to ensure content is informative and appealing.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION / APPLY HERE


OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS FOR 2024

Interested in volunteering with AIGA LA as a volunteer chair? Chair positions are open to anyone 18 years and up who is interested in giving back to the Los Angeles design community. AIGA membership is not required. Chair positions are a 1-year term. Qualified applicants will be contacted to be interviewed by the Board of Directors team overseeing the chair position role(s).

OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS

Interactive Web Chair

Event Production Chair

Event Communications Chair

Speaker Series Chair

Workshop Series Chair

Studio Tour Chair

Venue Chair


Click here to read detailed descriptions of our open chair positions.

Please note that chair positions are not director positions and chairs will be unable to vote on board business items.

APPLY FOR A CHAIR POSITION HERE

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT A NOMINATION?

  • Submit a letter of intent: Please submit a one-page letter of intent explaining why you (or the person you are nominating) are interested in the role and what skills make you (or them) qualified.
  • Resume: Submit the nominee’s current resume and contact information.
  • Two references: May be from current or former supervisors and/or colleagues.
  • Save the Date: Qualified nominees will be contacted to be interviewed by the Nominations Committee. Nominees are asked to be available between April 27 to May 8 for a scheduled online/phone interview with the Nominations Committee.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION / APPLY HERE

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 Monday, April 22, 2024

If you have additional questions, please contact us at: nominations@aigala.org.

All nominations will be presented to the 2024 Nominations 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 as a member if elected to a board position.

ABOUT AIGA LA

Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design. In 1983, a group of influential designers in Los Angeles formed AIGA Los Angeles. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization whose purpose is to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. We seek to provide leadership in the exchange of ideas and information, to encourage critical analysis and research and to advance education and ethical practices for the design community of Los Angeles. We seek to connect, inspire, and support all design professionals throughout the arc of their careers.

We do this through programs that seek to support designers with events, workshops, learning opportunities, and networking.

We believe that as an organization we should reflect the community we serve with diversity of professional backgrounds, experience levels, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability statuses, and nationality.

 

Artwork created by Laura Tu Williams

By AIGA Los Angeles
Published March 25, 2024
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