2022 Call for Board Nominations

Call for Nominations: AIGA Chicago Board Members

Know someone who would be perfect on AIGA Chicago’s board of directors? We’re officially accepting nominations until January 31, 2022.

Review the open positions below, then submit your nomination via our quick and easy form below.

A Few Things to Know:

  • All submissions will be presented to the nominating committee.
  • Once a nomination (either peer or self-nominated) is submitted, the nominee will be contacted for more information.
  • Each board member is elected to serve and represent the entire membership of the AIGA Chicago to the best of his/her ability, in accordance with the AIGA mission and the description of the board position.
  • The Board of Directors meets monthly to report, determine and vote on chapter activities.
  • AIGA Chicago’s board members are elected by the entire membership and serve staggered three-year terms.

Open Mentor Program Board Positions can be found at
https://bit.ly/3GcJntE

All Other Open Board Positions

VP of Communications

The VP of Communications shall oversee the application of core messages of the Chapter, acting as a monitor to ensure that all AIGA Chicago communications are accurate, articulate, and consistent with the chapter voice. Supports the mission of AIGA Chicago through the communication of ideas and information relevant to the profession and its constituencies.

Defined Responsibilities:

  • This position works closely with other board members to generate content and communicate to the AIGA Chicago membership. Messages will be communicated through the AIGA Chicago website, all AIGA Chicago print materials, and social media.
  • Works with other VPs and Programming Chair(s) to promote events (oversee, review, and editing all promotional materials for events). This could involve the work of a committee or devising a system to ensure that all materials are checked and edited prior to public dissemination.
  • Engage with Work with Partnerships Chair(s), President(s), and Executive Director to develop sponsor-related communications and maintain sponsor presence on website and on social.
  • This position is also responsible for the recruitment, oversight, and evaluation of editorial committee members, which includes designers, editors, printers, writers, and other relevant contributors.

Est. time commitment: 10–15 hours a week


VP of Partnerships

The VP of Partnerships will work alongside VPs and programming chairs to help curate partner-sponsored programming as well as create and maintain partner relationships.

Est. time commitment: 5 hours a week


Co-VP of Programming

The VP of Programming oversees the planning and implementation of the annual program schedule and calendar, which strategically aligns with AIGA Chicago’s mission and goals that serve chapter members and the community.

Position begins Feb 2022

Defined Responsibilities:
• Manage all programming chairs and event chairs.
• Work with event chairs and board members to oversee the planning and implementation of programming.
• Develop yearlong programming calendar with Executive Director.
• Develop programming partnerships with Partnerships Chairs.
• Foster relationships across the Board with the Programming team to develop meaningful programming.
• Connect the programming team with potential venues, sponsors, speakers and ideas (making intros and managing resources docs).



VP of Member Experience

The AIGA Chicago VP of Member experience is responsible for ensuring all current, past and prospective members of the chapter feel welcomed into and supported by the organization.

This individual is the liaison between membership and the board. He or she actively encourages the Chicago design community to be members of the chapter, welcomes new members into the organization, is knowledgeable of key benefits, and manages our annual award and board member nomination process. This individual is invited to build a dedicated committee to support their actions.

Position begins Feb 2022


Partnerships Chairs

Event chairs help execute an annual program schedule/calendar that reflects activities consistent with AIGAʼs mission and meets the needs of Chapter members.

Position begins Feb 2022

Defined Responsibilities:

  • Develop and produce quality and profitable programming that speaks to various topics and audiences. See past events in our archive.
  • Work closely with VP of Programming and Programming Co-Chairs to produce successful programs.
  • Assist in securing speakers, sponsors and venues when needed.
  • Work with the Editorial and Social Media chairs to promote chapter event schedules locally, regionally and nationally.

Est. time commitment: 4-6 hours weekly with additional time during weeks in which events occur.



Programming Chairs

Event chairs help execute an annual program schedule/calendar that reflects activities consistent with AIGAʼs mission and meets the needs of Chapter members.

Defined Responsibilities:

Develop and produce quality and profitable programming that speaks to various topics and audiences. See past events in our archive. Work closely with VP of Programming and Programming Co-Chairs to produce successful programs. Assist in securing speakers, sponsors, and venues when needed. Connect with the Editorial and Social Media chairs to promote chapter event schedules locally, regionally, and nationally.

Est time commitment: 4-6 hours a month, with ups and downs depending on when you / your team is running an event.


To submit someone (or yourself) for consideration, make your nomination no later than January 31, 2022

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Executive Director at kel@chicago.aiga.org.

By AIGA Chicago
Published December 2, 2021
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