Interested in joining a committee or becoming a part of the AIGA WM Board of Directors? Check out the open board positions below and follow the links to apply. Have any questions? Reach out to our outgoing President, Elyse Flynn to learn more!

Board Positions Opening in Summer 2019

President –¬†Lead the board of directors with a strong vision and strategy for the organization and how it should evolve and support board members in succeeding in their individual goals.

Secretary –¬†Fulfill administrative and operational responsibilities related to board member on boarding and organization documentation.

Treasurer –¬†Oversee financial management and planning for the organization and work alongside board members to identify what resources are available.

Partnership/Sponsorship –¬†Help foster relationships with outside organizations that provide financial and in-kind support for chapter programming and activities.

Inclusion/Community Engagement– Collaborate with the board to bring Diversity, Inclusivity, and Community Engagement to the forefront of our decision making with programming, education, design, and future development.

Open Committee Positions

  • Social Media Chair -Work with the Communications Director to plan and implement messaging and chapter promotion through our social media channels.¬†Apply
  • Volunteer Chair –¬†Work closely with the Programming Director and coordinate all of our amazing volunteers for events. Apply
  • Mentorship Chair -Collaborate with our Education Director and the board as we kick off our Mentorship Program this Fall. Apply
  • Programming¬†Committee¬†Apply
  • Communications Committee¬†Apply
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee¬†Apply
  • Membership Committee Apply
  • Education Committee ¬†Apply

Need a few more details before applying?

Commitment: Board members commit to a two-year agreement to serve the West Michigan chapter of AIGA. The time, motivation, and dedication shared makes a significant impact on the local community. This requires a commitment to the vision and needs of AIGA West Michigan while strengthening your network with local designers and AIGA chapters around the nation. Terms will begin August 1, 2019, and end July 31st, 2021

Responsibility:¬†The board meets monthly to report on and develop chapter activities. While this is a ‚Äúworking board,‚ÄĚ we are fiducially and strategically responsible for this 501(c)3 organization. Taking on a board role is a serious endeavor with a large responsibilities, however it‚Äôs also an exciting task. Our board and committee members serve the greater West Michigan design community, providing leadership and helping shape the understanding and value of our profession.

Why join?
There are a number of benefits to becoming a board member but here’s a few to begin:

  • Helping to contribute to the community of West Michigan
  • Learning new skills like leadership training, event planning, and public speaking
  • Complimentary registration to AIGA WM events and discounted national conferences and events
  • Access to the local, regional and national design network
  • Shaping the current state and future of design
  • Giving back to the design profession
  • Paying it forward to emerging and future creative practitioners