Have you been thinking about getting more involved with your local AIGA Cleveland board? We are seeking dedicated professionals with a passion for advancing our craft and strengthening our creative community.
All positions offer a unique opportunity to participate as a leader in the design community. You will meet many inspiring and influential people on both the local and national level and help shape the future of design in Cleveland. Whether it’s working on bringing nationally-recognized speakers to Cleveland, creating content for our website, handling chapter finances, or assisting in reaching out to and driving our membership, each position is a vital part of AIGA Cleveland.
Director positions require a two year commitment, and monthly board meetings are mandatory. Chair positions are a one year commitment, but meetings will be held within the department and may not always be in-person. All positions are volunteer. We encourage anyone interested to apply, whether you’re an emerging professional, a non-member looking to get more involved, or a long-standing member interested in taking it to the next level.
To apply or find out more about the opportunities available, please contact Sarah Spalding.
The Programming Director(s) facilitates the development of programs that fulfill AIGA’s mission. This position is responsible for envisioning an annual calendar of events that reflects our national organization’s position on a local level as well as the interest of our local design community and environment.
The Programming Chair(s) works closely with the Programming Director regarding event logistics. May act as liaison between board members, committee members, and external individuals on behalf of the Programming Director. Assists in developing budgets and agendas for events, as well as securing catering, venue spaces and other miscellaneous event needs. Develops internal and external agendas for all events, and ensures that thank-yous are sent as appropriate after events.
These individuals will be responsible for contributing to AIGA Cleveland’s blog on an as-needed basis. Opportunities may include interviews, event recaps, tutorials, national initiatives, etc. Those interested in this position should have strong writing skills and an interest in blogging.
Social Media Chair:
Working with the Interactive Director, the Social Media Chair is responsible for managing AIGA Cleveland’s social media presence. Posts may include event promotions and recaps, design inspiration, national initiatives, etc. Those interested in this position should have strong writing skills and an interest in social media marketing.
The Development Director is responsible for identifying, contacting and acquiring potential cash and in-kind donations for AIGA Cleveland events and programs. This position also coordinates additional opportunities for partners to connect with members and maintains relationships with partners and keeps them abreast of chapter events and news. Responsibilities include: emailing, calling, and meeting current partners, potentials partners and event sponsors on an on-going basis; working closely with the executive board and the programming team to understand collateral and sponsorship needs; determining partners’ benefits on an individual or group basis; and creating, updating and distributing partner packets describing event opportunities. Those interested in this position should have strong writing skills.
The Grant Writer is responsible for looking into potential funding sources, researching and preparing grant proposals. To develop proposals, the grant writer will need to familiarize themselves with an organization’s programs, goals and financial needs. This position works closely with the Executive board. Excellent grammar and strong research skills are needed.
The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining day-to-day finances for the chapter, and also acting as the liaison between the board of directors and the bookkeeper. Responsibilities include depositing revenue after events, pre-payment of venues and other event expenses, collecting and submitting reimbursements, paying invoices and managing the PayPal account for online event registration. This position is a member of the executive board.