Join the Board!

AIGA Nebraska is 100% volunteer-run and fueled by membership. Every single person in the AIGA Community, from first-year students to nationally-recognized professionals, is involved because of their own personal passion for advancing design and building an even better creative community.

We are an event-centered chapter, so board members must be willing to take part in event management and planning. If you share our passion and are interested in putting your talents to work, we are searching for driven individuals for the following positions immediately.

To represent more of Nebraska’s diverse design community and to strengthen our local roots, we would encourage applicants outside of the Omaha area to apply.

Don’t see a position that’s right for you? Fear not. As board members roll off and positions become available, we can hold on to your application for when the position becomes available.

View all open positions below then fill out our application form. Please submit your application before July 1st, 2022. We’re eager to fill these positions by end of the Summer.

If you have questions or having trouble filling out the application, please contact vicepresident {at} nebraska.aiga.org for assistance.


Open Positions

Secretary

You love documentation, organization, and have a healthy obsession of maximizing internal processes.

  • Coordinate with the President and Vice President to develop an agenda before each Board meeting.
  • Check-in with other board positions on their to-do’s and help out when needed.
  • Provide a check and balance system for the chapter’s financial records.
  • Compile and format financial and programming records from each event and ensure the appropriate information is submitted to the national organization and the Webmaster in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the Chapter’s post office box.
  • Help co-chair an event once a year.
Treasurer

In all seriousness, we’re not looking for an accountant—just somebody who’s accountable, and who wants to help AIGA succeed by keeping an eye on the budgets, tracking expenses and income, and generating monthly finance reports for the board. Treasurer is one of our most important positions, so if you think this might be you, don’t delay!

  • Maintain the financial books of the organization.
  • Provide an overview of the current financial status of the Chapter at each Board meeting.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Programming and event chairs to develop a complete financial report for each event.
  • Co-chair one event each year with a second chair from the general AIGA membership
  • Maintain postage account with USPS.
  • Contribute financial and tax information to national as well as appropriate government entities.
DEI Director

If you enjoy meeting people, creating engaging dialogs, making connections to bring the community closer together, not afraid to have uncomfortable conversations and have a heart for social justice then this position is right up your alley. Community, diversity, equity and inclusion are one of our most important initiatives.

  • Translate strategies into tactical plans with clear actions, accountability, and goals to promote best in class equitable DEI practices.
  • Develop, implement and monitor programs that promote DEI within the organization.
  • Collaborate with community on sourcing and retaining diverse members by connecting with professional organizations and leveraging social media and community connections.
  • Research and develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity initiatives implemented.
  • Be current on emerging issues and trends in DEI and make recommendations as there are opportunities.
  • Help co-chair an event once a year.
Program Director

You enjoy planning and coordinating events while helping people work together to complete tasks leading up to the event and during the event. This is a big role to fill, but you are never alone.

  • Coordinate all programming and have a top-down view of the tasks at hand.
  • Maintain the master calendar of events and activities, including program timelines.
  • Maintain event summaries on past events.
  • Bring appropriate AIGA branding materials (banners, signage, etc…) to in-person events.
  • Maintain volunteer roles; coordinate with event chairs for assignment of volunteers.
  • Help co-chair an event once a year.
Membership Director

AIGA is fueled by memberships. Maintaining memberships helps grow our engagement and keeps the community invested in our initiatives. You’ll communicate with members about their status and promote member benefits or answer any questions related to an AIGA membership.

  • Keep and maintain the membership list and our mailing list.
  • Assist event chairs with keeping accurate attendee lists for all events.
  • Assist event chairs with providing membership materials at each event.
  • Interface with AIGA National on membership issues.
  • Actively promote membership in AIGA by leading membership drive initiative.
  • Act as a liaison between the board and the general membership.
  • Bring AIGA membership applications to all AIGA events.
  • Help co-chair an event once a year.
Communications Director

You have a genuine passion for great design and effective communication runs deep. You’re a steward of the AIGA Nebraska brand, and would be in charge of carrying out our existing brand materials as well as creating new designs and even working with the board to brand new events and materials. When we need internal design work done, you lead the charge and take on the role of lead designer on the project.

  • Coordinate all internal and external chapter communications.
  • Take minutes at each Board meeting and distribute them to Directors.
  • Serve as the brand steward for AIGA National as well as the local Chapter.
  • Review all print and digital materials produced by the Chapter before they are distributed.
  • Serve as the publicist and public relations manager for the Chapter.
  • Produce and distribute press releases to appropriate media regarding Chapter events and activities.
  • Coordinate external communications with event chairs and webmaster.
  • Maintain and distribute appropriate communications files for board use (letterhead, logos, etc…).
  • Help co-chair an event once a year.

Board FAQs

Do I need to be a designer to be a part of the board?

Heck no. You just need to be passionate about serving the Nebraska community.

What are the typical duties expected of a board member?

Attend monthly board meetings plus the annual board retreat. Expect to attend several AIGA events throughout the year including all the big ones. You must participate in event planning and check your board email and team Slack regularly.

Do I need previous board experience?

Absolutely not. Although experience doesn’t hurt, we are more than willing to teach you the ropes of board life.

What’s the time commitment?

You should be able to devote a few hours every week to your position, in addition to attending monthly board meetings and AIGA Nebraska events.

How long are board members expected to serve?

Typically a board member’s term is two years, but can vary based on the position.

Can I put this on my resume?

Absolutely! Show off your AIGA NE pride!


Are you ready to help support your AIGA community? Please submit your application before July 1st, 2022.