Time Commitment: 5 – 8 hours a week Minimum Tenure: 2 years Maximum Tenure: 6 years Minimum Member Status:Any membership level
AIGA’s Women Lead initiative is committed to empowering women in design and advancing the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today without generalizing or segregating women designers. Through projects, panels, speakers, and networking events, our goal is to celebrate, cultivate and connect with women in our design community. We are looking for someone to lead these efforts in the role of Women Lead Director.
The Women Lead Director is supported by and works closely with our Content Director, Design for Good Director, and Committee Chairs to develop and promote Women Lead programs and content.
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Follow and communicate AIGA’s Women Lead initiative and share those efforts with the board and community
Engage with the Portland design community and continually develop the Women Lead strategy for AIGA Portland
Lead a team of volunteers, including developing and amending role descriptions
Create and share case studies with the board when projects are completed
Present new program proposals with the board
Establish and lead monthly meetings with the Women Lead Committee
Recommended Women Lead 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.
Women Lead Chair #1
Women Lead Chair #2
Desired skills, traits & experience
Experience developing and executing events that require managing budgets, developing communications, creating schedules, and organizing people
Experience developing and executing communication strategies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated and independent
Manages time well
Ability to take high-level goals and values and put them into action
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 what AIGA is 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 can not 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.
Application Icebreaker Question
Who is your favorite female artist or designer?
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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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