World Information Architecture Association Seeking Co-President

Grace G Lau
World Information Architecture Association
2 min readFeb 27, 2024

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The World Information Architecture Association (WIAA) is seeking a passionate and visionary co-president to join our leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to make a significant impact on the global information architecture (IA) community.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for evolving the association, a deep interest in the theory and practice of information architecture, and a good understanding of its niche in the design world. The co-president position is a volunteer role with a two-year commitment, with the option to continue for another 2-year term.

Key Responsibilities

As a co-president of WIAA, you will be responsible for:

WIAA Strategy

  • Set the strategic direction of the association
  • Develop governance and sustainability plans for the association.
  • Keep mission current and vital — engage the community to determine needs and goals.
  • Carry out WIAA activities as needed to support the mission.
  • Ensure community and sponsor expectations are met.
  • Represent the association at conferences, workshops, and other events
  • Foster relationships with other professional organizations and communities

WIAA Board of Directors Leadership

  • Schedule and run Board of Directors Meetings
  • Schedule and run special project team meetings as needed
  • Appoint unelected Board members as needed.
  • Monitor progress with projects/actions; follow up with responsible contributors, including: Board of Directors Officers, Volunteers, Advisory Board Members

Qualifications

We are seeking someone with:

  • A deep understanding of information architecture and its role in the design world
  • Some experience organizing, speaking, or volunteering at community events
  • A commitment to open collaboration and community-building
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of English language, written and speaking required
  • Leadership and team management skills

Expected time and dedication: on average 8 hours a month or 2–3 hours a week

This is an officer-level position and is responsible for understanding the organizational bylaws and ensuring legal protection and compliance of the organization.

To Apply

If you are excited by the opportunity to shape the future of the information architecture community, we encourage you to apply for this role.

The application will ask the following questions:

  • Why would you be a good candidate for this position?
  • What hopes and aspirations do you have for the global information architecture community?

Apply before May 15: https://tally.so/r/w2NxDb

UPDATE: Deadline to apply is extended from April 15 to May 15

Who to contact

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Andrea Rosenbusch andrea.rosenbusch@worldiaday.org or Grace Lau grace.lau@worldiaday.org

About World Information Architecture Association

The World Information Architecture Association is a global community of professionals dedicated to the advancement of information architecture, a discipline devoted to the understanding of how information is structured and understood. We are committed to promoting the understanding and practice of information architecture through education, research, and collaboration. Learn more at worldiaday.org

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Grace G Lau
World Information Architecture Association

Information architect / taxonomist / UX researcher-designer based in Greater Los Angeles, California