TEDxCU 2021-2022 Executive Committee Application
TEDxCU is a student organized and led event, under the supervision of TEDxCU license holder and faculty advisor, Jeff Motter. TEDxCU's main stage event will be in Macky Auditorium on April 2, 2022, in addition to 4-6 TEDxCUSalon events during the academic year, and simulcasting TEDWomen and TEDCountdown.
All undergraduate majors and levels at the University of Colorado Boulder are encouraged to apply!
Follow us on social media and at TEDxCU.com to find out when committee applications open.
Applications for the TEDxCU 2021-2022 Executive Committee will be run on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Director of Design & Assistant Director of Design:
The Director of Design is responsible for the creation of all materials for TEDxCU. This person must be a gifted graphic designer capable of creating materials for the promotion of TEDxCU, speaker applications, and the event itself. In addition to marketing materials, the director will lead the team responsible for designing a logo for the event, in addition to designing t-shirts and programs for the event itself. This person will work very closely with the Director of Marketing and must be proficient in Adobe design products. The Assistant Director of Design assists the Director with all responsibilities listed above. Please include a link to a portfolio in your application.
Assistant Director of Finance:
The Assistant Director of Finance will aid the Director of Finance. This may include being responsible for a range of projects like budget development, management functions, and accounting responsibilities. This position works closely with the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) to identify on-campus funding sources, develop budgets with each director, and submit those budgets to CSI.
Director of Marketing & Assistant Director of Marketing:
The Director of Marketing is responsible to coordinate all marketing for TEDxCU. This includes developing and finding marketing channels, developing materials for those channels, getting in contact with local media sources, ordering t-shirts and other promotional items, and ensuring that all tickets are sold. The Director of Marketing is responsible for creating a social media and marketing strategy, implementing that strategy, and determining the best platforms for paid advertising. This person must be able to work with the Director of Design to create marketing materials. A background in social media analytics and graphic design a plus. The Assistant Director of Marketing assists the Director with all responsibilities listed above.
Director of Media Production:
The Director of Media is responsible for creating and producing video content that will be used to promote TEDxCU. In addition, the Director of Media will also be responsible for storyboarding and producing an introductory video, based on the event theme, to be shown at our TEDxCU event. This person must be proficient in videography and video editing.
Director of Operations & Assistant Director of Operations:
As the Director of Operations, your job is to oversee all aspects of operations. From organizing speaker events to managing everything related to the set-up and take-down of the event itself. This means that you need to coordinate with the venue’s lighting, sound, and set-up crews, in addition to working with videographers about expectations and logistics. The Director of Operations is also responsible for working with our event volunteers to create a TEDx environment where audience members feel welcome and inspired. Volunteers should be informed and understand what their jobs will be for the event. Director of Operations is responsible for every aspect of event logistics. The Director of Operations works very closely with the Director of Programming. Experience with event organizing a plus. The Assistant Director of Operations assists the Director with the responsibilities listed above.
Director of Outreach & Assistant Director of Outreach:
The Director of Outreach is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for reaching audiences on the campus of CU Boulder and in the wider Denver/Boulder Metro areas. The Director of Outreach is responsible for organizing nearly thirty student ambassadors who represent TEDxCU in their dorms or neighborhoods. This person focuses on non-digital modes of engaging our community through things like CU residential hall campaigns, canvasing, and identifying interested community groups.
Director of Partnerships & Assistant Director of Partnerships:
The Director of Partnerships will be responsible for a range of projects that focus on cultivating new and managing past partnerships. The Director will manage the Assistant Director of Partnerships and the Partnerships Committee, assigning tasks and helping with projects. More specifically, the Director of Partnerships is responsible for raising $20,000 in cash and in-kind donations from corporate and community sponsors. The Director of Partnerships is also responsible for creating the partnerships packet that will be used to solicit funds and in-kind contributions, including sponsorships levels and working with each partner to maximize their brand visibility.
Director of Programming & Assistant Director of Programming:
The Director of Programming is in charge of all things related to selecting and coaching speakers. The Director of Programming is responsible for reviewing speaker applications, selecting and interviewing finalists, and working with speakers throughout the process. They work with the Director of Operations to organize the speaker events. The Director of Programming must work with the speaker committee to guide the speakers through the process of writing their speech, making sure they are on track, and providing general support. They should be well organized and eager to help others live their dream of delivering a great TED Talk! The Assistant Director of Programming assists the Director with all responsibilities listed above.
Director of TEDxCUSalon & Assistant Director of TEDxCUSalon
TEDxCUSalons are smaller events that focus on a single topic and have much more audience interaction. These events are done in partnership with organizations on and off-campus that can provide unique insights or trainings to the Boulder community. The director and assistant director will be responsible for planning and working with people and organizations to make these a reality. In addition to planning and organizing, the directors will work with the other executive team to advertise, market, and identify partnerships.
* Some positions listed above have been filled, the positions available will be shown as options under "Which position(s) are you interested in? Check all that apply."
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First and last name
What's your major?
What year will you be in Fall 2021?
Which position(s) are you interested in? Check all that apply.
Assistant Director of Design
Assistant Director of Operations
Assistant Director of Partnerships
What is your favorite TED or TEDx Talk? Why?
What kinds of experiences/jobs/internships/skills have you had that will help you be better at your position?
What other things are you involved with outside of class? This includes other student organizations, off-campus volunteer work, and job(s).
How many hours a week do you spend doing all the things listed above?
How many hours per week could you spend working on TEDxCU?
1-5 hours per week
5-7 hours per week
7-10 hours per week
10-15 hours per week
15-20 hours per week
Are you willing to volunteer if not part of the executive team?
Speaker committee--responsible for selecting and coaching speakers
Partnership Committee--responsible for helping to cultivate sponsors for the event.
Operations Committee--responsible for helping at the event itself with welcoming guests, set-up, tear-down, etc.
Media Team--responsible for working with the Director of Media to create video content for social media and the event
Marketing Committee--Work with the directors of marketing to publicize and design materials for TEDxCU
Design Applicants Only: Link to portfolio
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