Fall 2021 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 September 7.

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 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



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.

Training with our programming chairs begins Spring 2021. The position begins June 1, 2021.

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.


Social Media Chairs

The Editorial Chair 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 the AIGA 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. The message will be communicated through the AIGA Chicago website, emails and e-newsletters, print materials, and social media.
  • Work with Interactive Chair to manage website content and generate content for the website on a regular and timely basis.
  • Work with the VP of Partnerships to develop sponsor-related communications and maintain sponsor presence on website and print matter.
  • Work with Programming Chairs to promote events, oversee reviews, and editing all promotional materials for events.

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 June 30, 2021.

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

By AIGA Chicago
Published April 26, 2021
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