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Accepting applications/nominations now thru Friday, May 18

Volunteer with AIGA Minnesota in 2018. We are strong because of our volunteers. AIGA Minnesota is a 100% volunteer-run organization and in the past 12 months more than 100 AIGA members have volunteered for the chapter in some capacity giving freely of their time, expertise and resources. Their passion is the lifeblood of the organization.

We’re looking for local design leaders and enthusiasts to step up and commit to a term of service to help shape the future of the Minnesota chapter.

Serving on the Chapter board

Commitment: A two year agreement to serve on the Chapter board, as well as the time, motivation and dedication to make a difference in the community you live and work in. It is hard work yet rewarding as you cultivate a network in the area and beyond thanks to the nation-wide network of AIGA chapters.

Responsibility: You are part of and representing the Minnesota design community. AIGA Minnesota’s Board of Directors is a body elected of and by the members, which holds the association in trust for AIGA members past, present, and future. We are committed to having an inclusive community embracing different perspectives and viewpoints. And we are equally dedicated to providing a safe and productive experience for everyone who participates in AIGA and to treating everyone with respect.

AIGA Membership: All active Chapter board members are to be members of AIGA. Directors (voting) are required to join AIGA at the Supporting level or higher. Associate Directors (non-voting) are required to join at the Contributor level or higher.

Show Up: Support your fellow board member’s passions, projects & programming. Board members are asked to attend as many chapter events as possible.

You’re already a part of AIGA. You commit your resources to membership and participate in chapter programming. Consider the next step and volunteer to help us shape our community while growing as a leader, designer, and collaborator.

Applications/nominations are due Friday, May 18, 2018.

Ready to commit?

Apply now or contact us for more information on any of these positions that will be opening up on the Chapter board. Volunteers are also needed to support various Chapter programming and initiatives throughout the year.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications oversees the development and implementation of AIGA Minnesota communications, strategies, and the communications to support our members. The Director ensures communications are in alignment with AIGA and AIGA Minnesota’s missions and goals. Works to present a clear, unified voice that is in the best interest of the chapter and consistent with AIGA ethics and communications guidelines.

Associate Director, Content Management

The Associate Director of Content Management is responsible for the ongoing strategy, management, and editing of AIGA Minnesota’s Chapter communications. This role works in conjunction with the Associate Director of Social Engagement and under the leadership of the Director of Communications to improve overall marketing communications content and processes in support of the Chapter’s programming, interactive, and operational needs.

Associate Director, Social Media Engagement

The Associate Director of Social Media Engagement is responsible for representing the voice of our Chapter online and supporting engagement across our social media channels. This role is supported by an additional social media role to improve the Chapter’s social media communications, systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s interactive, communication, and programming needs.

Associate Director of Registration

The Associate Director supports the Chapter board and its initiatives and programming efforts by building online event registration systems, post-event surveys and mass emails to event registrants based on AIGA Minnesota’s programming needs. The Director works in close collaboration with the Chapter Programming directors and event committees.

Director of Membership

The Director of Membership ensures Chapter membership activities are aligned with AIGA national initiatives as well as local Chapter goals. The Director acts as advisor to and liaison between Chapter board and Chapter membership to ensure Chapter activities meet the needs of the membership. The Director develops membership growth strategies and oversees any Chapter activity measuring member satisfaction in collaboration with AIGA ambassadors.

Director of Career Practice

The Director of Career Practice oversees Chapter programming efforts and initiatives that serve the Career Practice needs of membership segments in terms of their Career Stages (e.g. emerging, expert) and Career Specialties (e.g. in-house, solopreneur, UX/Digital). The Director will ensure that programs and initiatives generated for the benefit of these segments are developed in the Chapter’s best interests, are open to all members, are sustainably produced and within budget. Further, the Director will ensure that programs align with Chapter objectives by offering benefits including inspirational, educational, and networking opportunities to the membership. The Director will consult with the Associate Directors of Career Stages and Career Specialties overseeing the respective segments and committees.

Director of Development

The Director of Development sets the strategic framework for chapter development goals and opportunities and leads the development committee to meet those goals. Leads the Chapter’s efforts to identify, pursue, and secure sponsorship partners, and ensures that partnership agreements are being fulfilled.

Associate Director of Programming Opportunities

The Associate Director supports the Chapter board in identifying internal and external programming partnership opportunities and leads efforts to develop these opportunities into events and programs that are in the Chapter’s best interest and of benefit to membership.

Secretary

The Secretary is the key support person for the Chapter’s board of directors. Lead organizational efforts to ensure the board functions cohesively and that board meetings run smoothly. Oversees integration of new members to the board of directors. Plan for monthly board meetings, take minutes, distribute, collect, and archive files using project management software. Works with the President, Vice President, and Treasurer to review event proposals and budgets, make decisions regarding Chapter policy, and provide guidance for the Board of Directors and the Chapter as a whole. Works with the Associate Director of Archives to organize and file Chapter historical documents and resources.

Treasurer

The Treasurer oversees the overall financial health of the Chapter and act as advisor to and liaison between Chapter board and Chapter financial resources and systems. Advise board in financial matters to ensure that Chapter programs and activities are fiscally viable; establish long-term financial goals for the Chapter; and ensure alignment of local financial goals with national AIGA initiatives as well as local Chapter purpose statement.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Not ready to commit to joining the Chapter board quite yet?

We’re also looking for members to join various committees to support AIGA Minnesota’s programming and initiatives throughout the year. Specific roles and time commitment will vary by committee.

Opportunities currently available:

– Design Show
– Emerging Designers (0-5 years of experience)
– Established Designers (5+ years of experience)
– Design for Good
– Sustainable Design
– UX/Digital
– Communications: writers, photographers and videographers

To apply for one of the positions posted above, contact AIGA Minnesota’s Secretary. You will be asked to submit your résumé and answer questions about your volunteer and leadership experience to be considered for a position on the board.

Applications/nominations are due Friday, May 18, 2018

Contact Leadership

Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
President
A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and volunteering on the Design Show committee since 2010. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s board of directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as AIGA Minnesota’s Vice President for two years, including overseeing the Programming Council. Prior to that, she served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs and co-chaired the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works in-house for Best Buy’s Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 10 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.