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Seattle, WA

(206) 249-9909

AAF Seattle is the Western Washington chapter of the American Advertising Federation, serving Seattle's creative community through events, education and advocacy.

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Board Openings

Once a year a few board positions become available. Here's your chance to impact our community from a higher level.

 

We're looking for creative industry professionals with bright ideas who are ready to serve. All positions have a baseline level of commitment, including attending monthly meetings and events, joining the club as a member, and representing the best interests of our creative community. Read up on our expectations for all board members. It's no cake walk, but if you've got the stuff it's no problem either.

These Director-level positions require a commitment of one year, beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. Each Director will be responsible for building and maintaining a strong committee to help facilitate all committee goals and objectives.

If you're ready for a rewarding challenge, check out the open roles below and let us know if you're interested by June 1st.


SecrEtary

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Adhering to all general Board of Director responsibilities
  • Attending and participating in AAF Executive Committee meetings, outside of regular monthly board meetings
  • Partnering with Executive Director and President to develop meeting agendas, send meeting reminders, and collect and review committee reports from directors
  • Recording and distributing monthly board meeting minutes
  • Assisting President, VP, and Immediate Past President with planning and organizing annual board retreat
  • Working with Immediate Past President and other Executive Committee Members on writing and crafting the narrative report for the club achievement submissions

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the mission and goals of AAF Seattle and the National organization
  • Strong attention to detail with an interest in operational procedures
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Willingness and ability to follow through on commitments within the timeframe allowed.

Treasurer

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Adhering to all general Board of Director responsibilities
  • Attending and participating in AAF Executive Committee meetings, outside of regular monthly board meetings
  • Working with AAF Seattle Executive Committee and/or Executive Director to keep financial accounts in good standing by means of bookkeeping, managing checking and other bank accounts, preparing and/or filing financial reports with AAF National, District XI, the IRS, and maintaining historical spending records for events
  • Preparing and disbursing a monthly Treasurer’s Report at each Board meeting, including a summary of banking activities and balances, checks deposited, expenses paid, etc.
  • Ensuring that the incoming Treasurer receives a complete set of financial records and relevant financial files, documents and instruments (i.e., access to accounting software, various passwords, checkbook etc.,)
  • Creating and managing an annual budget with the support of the executive board
  • Working with Immediate Past President and other Executive Committee Members on writing and crafting the narrative report for the club achievement submissions

Additional responsibilities if the club does not have an Executive Director include:

  • Keeping physical records of key financial forms and documents (i.e., IRS 990 tax returns and non-profit status forms)
  • Recording revenue and expenses associated with each Club event or activity, and preparing a final profit and loss statement for each event, as part of a monthly budget report
  • Managing use of the cash box (i.e., ensuring that adequate change and a receipt book are provided, that good cash handling practices are followed, and that admission and other fees are collected at the door) at each Club activity or event
  • Managing and executing the payment of annual National membership dues, as well as District and National American Advertising fees

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the mission and goals of AAF Seattle and the National organization
  • Familiarity with the financial management of an organization, 501(c)(6) non-profit in particular
  • Strong attention to detail with an interest in setting budgets
  • Ability to communicate financial metrics to non-finance savvy board members
  • Passion for bar charts and data visualization a plus

Sponsorship Director

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Adhering to all general Board of Director responsibilities
  • Developing an annual Sponsorship strategy and plan with the board, and executing the within the Sponsorship committee. Strategy to be presented at annual board retreat.
  • Organizing and leading a committee to assist with duties and responsibilities as set forth in the Sponsorship strategy, and scheduling and managing a monthly meeting with the committee, outside of regular board meetings
  • Identifying, creating and/or overseeing projects and programs designed to build effective relationships with current and potential sponsors.
  • Developing sponsorship packages for annual and event-specific sponsorships
  • Working with the Executive Director and/or Treasurer to invoice sponsors and facilitate collections if necessary
  • Working with Programs, American Advertising Awards and other directors as necessary to identify and fill sponsorship needs and opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the mission and goals of AAF Seattle and the National organization
  • Familiarity with effective corporate fundraising strategies
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to follow through on commitments within the time frame allotted

If you want in, click the Apply button below and let us know. Please include a link to your resume or LinkedIn profile and don't forget to mention which position you want!

Deadline for submissions is June 2nd. The board will choose finalists and inform applicants June 14th, then send the slate of proposed board members to membership for approval on June 15th. The new board will be announced shortly thereafter.