AIGA Portland Time Commitment: 5 – 8 hours a week Minimum Tenure: 2 years Maximum Tenure: 6 years Minimum Member Status: Any membership level
The Membership Director finds innovative ways of building the AIGA Portland community and helps ensure the board is responsive to members’ needs. This Director is responsible for increasing AIGA Portland’s membership and promoting the value of membership through regular correspondence, event promotion, and member programs. The Membership Director is directly accountable for the execution of AIGA Portland’s regularly scheduled member communications and Member Meetup programming.
The Membership Director supports and works closely with the entire board to ensure that there is proper member presence in the chapter’s programming and overall communications strategy.
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Additional responsibilities include:
Work with the chapter board to develop annual membership recruitment strategies and goals, and be accountable for the execution of those strategies
Assist any board director with checking member status
Assist individuals with member sign-up and troubleshooting
Gather, report on, and develop strategies for incorporating member feedback
Create a monthly membership report for the board
Maintain monthly members newsletter
Actively update and maintain the Membership page AIGA Portland website
Create and maintain effective communication kits, including “welcome new member,” “it’s time to renew,” and “thanks for renewing” kits, to engage members during membership status changes
Build a list of lapsed members and non-members to target for membership
Be a voice for the chapter and announce any AIGA membership news and updates on AIGA Portland’s Slack channel
Proactively strategize and inform other board directors on ways to include member benefits in chapter programs
Develop and maintain a member recruitment presence at each event
Oversee a committee that organizes our chapter’s Member Meetup events
Recommended Membership Committee Chairs These are non-board members/volunteers (serving for one to two years) that we recommend you manage in order to be successful in the position.
Membership Promotions Chair
Member Meetup Chair
Studio Tours Chair
Desired skills, traits & experience
Great networking skills and interest in engaging with community
Experience developing and executing simple communication strategies to gain a desired result
Experience in community building and development
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage and lead others
Self-motivated and independent
Ability to take high-level goals and values and craft discrete projects and events that further those goals and values
Passionate about making a difference and contributing to something bigger than yourself
Have a creative or business network to rely on for support and networking
You need to know how to use most of the following programs
Adobe CC, Basecamp 3, Eventbrite, G Suite, Slack and WordPress
Shared Responsibilities of the Board
Attend mandatory internal events, monthly board meetings, and retreats
Show up and represent at AIGA Portland events (we suggest attending as many as your schedule allows)
Proper personal time-management in order to complete the responsibilities outlined in this job description
Ensure sponsors and partners are treated well and represented at events and online content
Demonstrate understanding and proper-use of AIGA brand guidelines
Actively engage in communications and meetings with representatives from other creative groups, firms, businesses, or other like-minded organizations that will create sponsorships and partnerships with AIGA Portland
Be able to properly speak about AIGA and promote AIGA membership
Actively document processes and resources to handoff and onboard the next director in this position
Access to AIGA resources, connections and volunteers
Free attendance at AIGA Portland events
A seat at the table and voting rights during monthly board meetings
An official Board Director is committed to serving a minimum of a two–year term. Board Directors are encouraged to continue serving additional terms once their initial two–year term ends. An individual cannot serve more than three consecutive terms (a maximum of six years) on the board.
You are responsible for organizing and updating your process, contact lists, and work. These will become resources that you will use to onboard the incoming director prior to vacating the position.
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AIGA Portland whole-heartedly embraces diversity and equal opportunity within our organization. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Please contact us if you require specific accommodations and we would be happy to help.
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