The Early Development Chair will organize the student services and early career committee plans, develops, and facilitates activities that bring additional year round value to the student members, and emerging professionals of ACM SIGGRAPH through integration with the SIGGRAPH community and career development year round. Activities include managing the mentoring program, XSV, and facilitating portfolio/reel/statement reviews. The committee will provide best practices for advising and supporting SIGGRAPH community members in the early stages of their careers.

The SIGGRAPH Executive Committee has set as one of its primary goals the support of our members throughout their careers through mentoring, lifelong learning, and professional development both in the research and practitioner areas. Since these tasks are interconnected, the different committees should work together and with the conferences to achieve their goals. For example, the Early Career Development Committee should work with the Lifelong Learning Committee and Professional Development Committee to ensure that materials appropriate for people early in their careers are developed.

The Chair must put in a budget request to the EC every January and submit an annual report in June. The Chair can expect to spend 5-10 hours/week on the committee activities. 

For those interested in applying for this position, please contact Rebecca Strzelec. Provide a CV and vision statement (why you’re interested in being chair and what you hope to accomplish in that role). The Nominations Committee will review all the candidates and make recommendations to the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications received by March 1 will receive full consideration.

We intend to fill the position by June 1 to allow an orderly transition. The position will begin September 1 and run for a three year term with the possibility of renewal for an additional three years.