Time Commitment: 5 to 8 hours a week Minimum Tenure: 2 years Maximum Tenure: 6 years Minimum Member Status: Any membership level
Overall mission: The Community Engagement Director finds engaging 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 our community through regular correspondence, event promotion, and member programs. The Community Engagement Director is responsible for the regularly scheduled member communications and managing the Community Engagement Committee.
The Membership Director also 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.
Additional responsibilities include:
Work with the chapter board to develop annual community engagement and membership recruitment strategies and goals, and be accountable for the execution of those strategies
Manage the small committee and dedicated chairpersons that organize our chapter’s monthly dMob networking event and potential Member Meetups or Studio Tours
Assist community and board members with membership sign-up, troubleshooting, checking member status, etc.
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
Create and share a monthly membership report for the board
Gather and report member feedback to the board
Announce any AIGA National membership news and updates on AIGA Portland’s Slack channel
Strategize ways to include member benefits in our broader chapter programs
Develop and maintain a member recruitment presence at key events
Actively update and maintain the Membership page AIGA Portland website
Recommended Committee Chairpersons These are non-board members/volunteers (serving for six months to 2 years) that we will help you recruit for and recommend you manage in order to be successful in this position.
Member Meetups 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
Great listener and collaborator
Ability to manage and lead others
Self-motivated and independent
Desire to make a difference and contribute to Oregon’s creative community
Knowledge of or willingness to learn the following programs:
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.