AIGA Portland wants you to help shape our creative community

AIGA Portland, the local chap­ter of the nation’s old­est and largest pro­fes­sional asso­ci­a­tion for design, is cur­rently seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for its open board positions.

Join in shap­ing this 100% volunteer-run orga­ni­za­tion that brings local pro­gram­ming and content to Portland cre­atives like you. We’re look­ing for moti­vated vol­un­teers to help us pur­sue AIGA’s mis­sion to unite, educate and advance the Portland design community.

Self-nomination is per­mit­ted and encouraged.

Ready to lend a hand? Fill out this form today and submit it with your resume and a short cover letter note to

The incom­ing board will play a piv­otal role in shap­ing AIGA Portland as a leader within the Portland design com­mu­nity, and beyond. Serving on the board will enrich your per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life — board mem­bers encounter regular oppor­tu­nities to meet accom­plished indus­try pro­fes­sion­als and net­work with up-and-coming talent.

Board nom­i­nees need not be AIGA mem­bers at the time of nom­i­na­tion, but elected nom­i­nees are required to join and main­tain their mem­ber­ships for the dura­tion of their terms. New board members must join at the Sustaining Level for a 2-year term. (For more infor­ma­tion about mem­ber­ship lev­els and benefits, visit Each term begins in July and con­cludes in June.


Open Board Positions

Content Director – (link to job description)
The Content Director oversees the development and implementation of AIGA Portland content, strategies, and the communications to support our members, AIGA Portland events and overall communications. Ensure content communications are in alignment with AIGA National and AIGA Portland’s missions and goals. Work to present a clear, unified voice that is consistent with AIGA National ethics and communication guidelines. Maintain the sophistication and respect of AIGA Portland as it communicates with its audience.

Secretary – (link to job description)
The Secretary is responsible for the documentation and general administration associated with the successful operation and support of AIGA Portland in it’s chapter mission. The Secretary is also responsible for the on boarding of new board members annually or in one off situations.

Treasurer – (link to job description)
The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for the chapter and  reporting to the board at each monthly board meeting. The treasurer works with the Programming, Special Events, Partnership and other event producing directors to develop event budgets and determine event profitability. The treasurer makes all deposits and pays all expenses on behalf of the chapter and is responsible for filing the chapter’s taxes on its behalf.

Recruitment Director – (link to job description)
The Recruitment Director is responsible for recruiting volunteers and potential board members to participate in the chapter in the following ways: to join committees for a one year term; to act as event staff with specific responsibilities; to join task forces on pressing issues facing the organization; and, to be assistants to board members or board members themselves. The Recruitment Director facilitates succession of board members by connecting potential volunteers to board positions of interest to them.

Programming Director – (link to job description) 
The Programming Director facilitates the development of programs that fulfill AIGA’s mission. This Director is responsible for envisioning an annual calendar of events that reflect AIGA National’s position on a local level as well as the interest of our local design community and environment. The Programming Director maintains clearly defined objectives for each program, develops event budgets with the Treasurer under an annual budget plan, manages event Chairs who are running each event and evaluates the chapter’s ability to produce each event successfully. The Programming Director is responsible for maintaining the AIGA identity standards, language for event details (who, when, where and cost) and partnership credit in all event promotions.

Special Events Director – (link to job description) 
The Special Events Director facilitates the development and execution of AIGA Portland’s Design Week Portland event as well as at least 1 other large event each year. This Director will also be the first point of contact on behalf of the board for any potential partner or one-off type of event opportunities that become available to AIGA Portland. This Director will be responsible for envisioning these events, how they fit into the chapter mission and calendar as well as developing clearly defined objectives, budgets and necessary teams to execute the events. The Special Events Director is responsible for maintaining the AIGA identity standards, language for event details (who, when, where and cost) and partnership credit in all event promotions.

Ready now? Fill out this form today and submit it with your resume and a short cover letter note to

If you’d like to know more, feel free to email the address above with your questions and Mike will get back to you ASAP. Submissions deadline is May 15th, 2018. First day of service with AIGA Portland begins July 1, 2018. Thank you!


Other Volunteer Opportunities

You’d like to get more involved, but aren’t ready to dive in headfirst. You enjoy com­ing to events and want to help out, learn more about AIGA, and con­nect with members. Inquire about open volunteer opportunities or our new Board Explorer’s Program to get involved without having to commit to a couple of years of service. Email if you’d like to learn more.


Working with/for AIGA Portland

AIGA Portland’s board is comprised of a group of passionate individuals. We work hard in our creative lives and have committed ourselves and some of our extra time to advancing the creative community in Portland, our leadership skills and provide value to our members both locally and nationally. If you are a person that is just chomping at the bit to get something done and work on projects with a whole new group of diverse people, AND are committed to accomplishing work, managing people and putting some hours in with new like minded individuals and potentially life long friendships, then you should apply.

If you want to be managed directly and have to do tasks dropped in front of you we would love to have you become a volunteer.