Have you been thinking about getting more involved with the 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. In order to ensure departments are properly managed, various Chair positions exist within each department. In the absence of, or when individual Chairs are unable to carry out their responsibilities, the Director is ultimately responsible. Each Director is also responsible for managing/collaborating with these Chairs and helping to recruit for these positions if not already occupied.

Chair positions are a one-year commitment. Meetings will be held within the department and may not always be in-person. In order to ensure departmental efforts are being effectively managed, Chairs are encouraged to recruit committee members to assist with various duties as needed. In the absence of, or when individual committee members are unable to carry out their responsibilities, the Chair is ultimately responsible.

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.

For more information on how to apply, check out our Call For Nominations page.


 

Communications:

Director of Communication:
The Director of Communication is responsible for all communication channels (digital or otherwise). These channels are the primary medium in communicating with our membership and the community at large. These channels also add a tremendous amount of value to potential local sponsors. The Director of Communication is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Web, Email, Social Media and Blog Chairs. The Director is also responsible for managing/collaborating with these Chairs and helping to recruit for these positions if not already occupied.

Web Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Communication, and the various Communication Chairs, the Web Chair is responsible for managing all content related to the AIGA Cleveland website. 

Email Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Communication, and the various Communication Chairs, the Email Chair is responsible for managing all content related to the AIGA Cleveland emails. 

Social Media Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Communication, and the various Communication Chairs, the Social Media Chair is responsible for managing all content related to the AIGA Cleveland social media platforms (currently: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). 

Blog Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Communication, and the various Communication Chairs, the Blog Chair is responsible for managing all content related to the AIGA Cleveland blog. The Blog Chair is encouraged to recruit blog contributors to assist with content creation as needed. 


 

Community Outreach:

Mentorship Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Community Outreach and the Chair of Student Development, the Mentorship Chair is responsible for developing and maintaining mentor relationships and initiatives.

Recruitment Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Community Outreach and the Chairs of Membership and Community Meetings, the Recruitment Chair is responsible for identifying and transitioning volunteers, committee members, and others into committed board members.


 

Education:

Director of Education:
The Director of Education’s primary responsibility is to develop an education strategy and identify opportunities for AIGA Cleveland to provide designers of all levels with the skills, experiences, etc. they need to further their careers within the profession. The Director supports and guides various education-related events, to ensure a wide range of topics are covered. The Director of Education is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Student Development and Professional Development Chairs. The Director is also responsible for managing/collaborating with these Chairs and helping to recruit for these positions if not already occupied.

The Director of Education works closely with the Director of In-House in planning the annual INtrospective conference.

Professional Development Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Education, the Professional Development Chair promotes and expands educational opportunities for professionals of all levels and areas of the profession.


 

In-House:

Director of In-House:
The Director of In-House’s primary responsibility is to identify opportunities for AIGA to provide in-house designers of all levels with new skills, experience, etc. to further the profession. The Director of In-House is responsible for overseeing the activities of the In-House and Introspective Chairs. The Director is also responsible for managing/collaborating with these Chairs and helping to recruit for these positions if not already occupied.

The Director of In-House works closely with the Director of Education and/or Chair of Professional Development in planning the annual INtrospective conference.

INtrospective Chair:
The INtrospective Chair’s primary responsibility is to plan and execute the annual INtrospective Conference. The INtrospective Chair works closely with the Director of In-House, Director of Education and/or Chair of Professional Development in planning the conference.

In-House Chair:
The In-House Chair’s primary responsibility is to identify opportunities for AIGA to provide in-house designers of all levels with new skills, experience, etc. to further their careers within the profession.

The In-House Chair works closely with the Director of Education and/or Chair of Professional Development in planning educational opportunities and acts as the Assistant INtrospective Chair, providing support in the planning and execution of the annual INtrospective Conference.


 

Fundraising:

Grant Writer:
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 required.


 

Special Projects:

Diversity & Inclusion Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Special Projects, the Diversity & Inclusion Chair’s primary responsibility is to identify opportunities and develop programs that support the initiative within the local community.

Women Lead Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Special Projects, the Women Lead Chair’s primary responsibility is to identify opportunities and develop programs that support the initiative within the local community.

Design for Good Chair:
Working closely with the Director of Special Projects, the Design for Good Chair’s primary responsibility is to identify opportunities and develop programs that support the initiative and effect social change within the local community.


 

Design 730 Competition:

Director of Design 730:
The Director of 730’s primary responsibility is to is to plan and execute the bi-annual design competition. The Director of Design 730 is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Competition Chairs. The Director is also responsible for managing/collaborating with these Chairs and helping to recruit for these positions if not already occupied.

Competition Chair:
Working with the Director of 730, the Competition Chair’s primary responsibility is to assist with planning and executing the bi-annual design competition.


 

Executive Board:

VP of Finance:
The VP of Finance oversees the financial stability of the Chapter, acting as an advisor to ensure that programs and activities are financially viable. TheVP of Finance works with the board of directors to set and achieve long-term financial goals for the good of the organization and in alignment with the AIGA mission.

VP of Operations:
The VP of Operations works with the President, Incoming President, and VP of Finance to review event proposals and budgets, make decisions regarding Chapter policy, and provide guidance for the Board of Directors and the Chapter as a whole. The VP of Operations is responsible for keeping all Board members up-to-date on pertinent dates and details.