Nominations must be submitted no later than Sunday, April 30th, 2018
*Submission form can be found at bottom of post*
AIGA Saint Louis invites you to participate in open nominations for the Executive Board. Requirements and descriptions are below. Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, April 30, 2018.
All submissions are presented to the nominating committee, which consists of the current chapter President, Vice President, an Advisory Board Member, a past Board Member, Membership Chair and Member at Large. The nominating committee will meet to determine a recommended slate for open board positions and awards to present to the membership at large.
Both peer nominations and self-nominations are accepted. Nominees will receive a follow-up request for more information.
Each Board member is elected to serve and represent the entire membership of AIGA Saint Louis to the best of his/her ability, by the AIGA mission and the description of the board position. The Board of Directors meets monthly to report, determine, and vote on Chapter activities. The entire membership elects AIGA board members and serves staggered two-year terms.
General requirements for all board members:
- The following is a list of general expectations and is a baseline—by no means all-inclusive of the responsibilities of members of the board.
- Attendance at monthly board meetings.
- Must be able to commit to role on the board and be prepared to put in 6 hours or more a week.
- Monthly board reports are to be submitted a minimum of 24 hours before the monthly board meeting.
- Organize committees as needed to assist in carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
- Determine a succession plan for your position.
- Attend a minimum of seven chapter events annually, in addition to planning the retreat and annual meeting.
The Chapter Manager works with the President, Vice President, and Treasurer to review event proposals and budgets, make decisions regarding Chapter policy and guide the Board of Directors and the Chapter as a whole. The Chapter Manager is responsible for keeping all Board members up-to-date on pertinent dates and details.
The Mentorship Chair coordinates a mentor match-making event and oversees the pairing of groups throughout the mentoring session (6 months or 1 year).
The Communications Chair is responsible for providing digital support to programming and General AIGA initiatives through AIGA’s social platforms including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as well as monthly e-Blasts. This chair is the lead strategist for online communications.
Vice President of Finance
The Finance Director is responsible for coordinating all financials for the chapter, including annual budgets and working with the bookkeeper to make sure all the chapters paperwork is current. Including any back accounts and annual legal and tax information for the organization. Assisting with budget estimates and evaluating post event financials may also be included.
The Membership Chair oversees the growth of our Chapter’s growing membership. This chair is responsible for encouraging new memberships as well as helping with the needs of our existing membership.
Design Business Roundtable Chair
The design business roundtable chair is responsible for planning and coordinating quarterly meet-ups and discussions on creative business management (from the solopreneur to firm owner).
This Chair fosters a relationship of mutual benefit between AIGA Saint Louis and representatives from allied fields who service the design community. This usually occurs in the form of cash or in-kind sponsorship for Chapter events. This chair will work closely with the Programming Chair in establishing a calendar and identifying potential sponsors for Chapter events and activities. The Sponsorship Chair works closely with an executive committee to accomplish development goals.
Young Professional Development Chair
The Young Professional Development Chair is responsible for initiating and leading programming that is relevant to recent graduates and early career designers.
Diversity & Inclusion Chair
The diversity and inclusion chair is responsible for diversity and inclusion programming and communications highlighting the variety of designers (discipline, ethnicity, gender identity, ability status, etc.) locally and nationally. This position is supported by two national initiatives: women’s leadership and diversity and inclusion.
Design Week Co-Chair(s)
The Design Show Co-Chair(s) are in charge of planning the annual Saint Louis Design Week and forming a volunteer committee to facilitate the events, sponsors, and more.