AIGA Wisconsin is currently seeking enthusiastic, design-savvy individuals to join the board of directors.

The efforts of the AIGA Wisconsin board are critical in supporting the mission of AIGA, as well as defining and achieving the goals and initiatives of AIGA on a local level. AIGA Wisconsin board members play an active role in every aspect of the organization’s success, from contributing ideas and developing relevant programming to serving as design advocates and engaging community participation.

Serving on the board of directors can deepen the benefits of your AIGA membership in the following ways:

  • Increase awareness of yourself and your company in the local design community
  • Plan design events and initiatives
  • Gain valuable contacts and resources
  • In addition to position-specific duties, all board members must:
  • Be willing to serve a two-year term
  • Maintain an active AIGA membership at or above the “Supporter” level throughout the term
  • Act as a brand steward for our local chapter and national organization
  • Attend chapter events as needed
  • Attend monthly board meetings

 

Current Open Positions

Partnership Director

This role fosters a relationship of mutual benefit between AIGA-WI and representatives from allied fields who service the design community. This can occur in the form of just cash contributions (Annual Sustaining Sponsors), just in-kind sponsorship (Affiliates), material support (long-term) for the chapter’s events (Presenting Partnerships), or as partnerships with other like-minded organizations/associations/events (AIA, AMA, etc.) This role works closely with the Programming Team to establish a calendar and identify potential partners for the chapter events and activities.

Duties Include:

  • Working with the Executive Team to establish the programming plan
  • Identifying, contacting and nurturing relationships with potential sponsors & partners
  • Submitting development updates via the board’s collaboration tool (wiki)
  • Maintaining a database of sponsor contact information (GoogleDocs)
  • Providing benefits information to partners and ensuring that partners receive promised benefits and paperwork, including sponsor thank-yous and acknowledgement in promised media (i.e., website, e-newsletter)
  • Working directly with Programming Team to help secure sponsorship or partnership for specific events, by supplying leads and then creating agreements and invoices, which are filed with the Financial officer
  • Maintaining all print collateral, including Sponsorship Kit booklet, partner contracts, and internal guidebook on how to administer the Partnership Program.
  • Maintaining all web collateral, including partner information and logos on websites and on the online platform (including e-blasts, etc.)
  • Assess the needs of the chapter and coordinating with the board to evaluate budgets and cashflow needs around partnership
  • Act as ambassador to accommodate vendors at events; coordinate other ambassadors to shepherd sponsors around at all events

To apply, please submit the following to our VP of Operations Alli Pfeil.

  • Your résumé or LinkedIn profile
  • A link to your portfolio or any work you are proud of
  • Your answer (300 characters or less) to the following questions: 1) What makes you the best fit for AIGA Wisconsin? 2) What’s one thing you’d like to make happen in the Wisconsin design/creative community?

 

Membership Director

The Membership Director aims to maintain and grow the local membership. In essence, this is the indirect responsibility of every Board member, but the Membership Director leads any recruiting/membership drive initiatives. The Director does this primarily by maintaining tools and reports that assist with communicating to lapsing members and by creating and using tools that demonstrate the value of membership.

Duties Include:

  • Maintaining an accurate and current local membership list by accessing AIGA membership databases (available on the Chapter Dashboard)
  • Participating in the Membership Directors’ conference calls; second Tuesday of the month, at 4:00 EST
  • Adding new contacts from event sign-in sheets
  • Developing and implementing a member recruitment and retention strategy based on goals for the year
  • Attending events and presenting membership materials at the door, answering questions and processing applications
  • Creating and sending membership packets to welcome new members and reminding members to renew their membership
  • Notifying Executive Board of Board memberships that have lapsed or are about to lapse and contacting those members
  • Maintaining awareness of benefits and categories of membership; be prepared for membership questions
  • Develops the Marketing Strategy for social media platforms, including recommendations for Ad Spend towards Facebook, Google, IG, Twitter, etc.

To apply, please submit the following to our VP of Operations Alli Pfeil.

  • Your résumé or LinkedIn profile
  • A link to your portfolio or any work you are proud of
  • Your answer (300 characters or less) to the following questions: 1) What makes you the best fit for AIGA Wisconsin? 2) What’s one thing you’d like to make happen in the Wisconsin design/creative community?