The AIGA Portland Board is an inclusive group of individuals working to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. We are constantly looking for motivated volunteers to help pursue our mission. Directors serve 2-year terms and are elected on a staggered schedule.

The Board plays a pivotal role in shaping AIGA Portland as a leader in 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.

AIGA Membership at any level is required to serve on the Board, but not required to apply. You can view the membership rates or join by going here.

Open Board Roles

Board positions are configured to suit the skills of the volunteer and needs of the chapter. Read about each role and submit an application below. At present, we are seeking Board Members for the following positions:

  • Volunteer Director
    Do you want to support the growth of the Portland chapter? Help keep programs on track by talking to potential volunteers and connecting them with the chapter’s needs.
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  • Equity & Inclusion Director
    Are you passionate about contributing to the Portland creative community through diversity and inclusion efforts? Want to make a difference and contribute to something bigger than yourself? Lead our chapter’s Equity and Inclusion committee! Read More

  • Community Engagement Director
    Collaborate with other board directors on continuing education opportunities for members and make a difference in the value of our membership. Manage regular correspondence with members, run events, and more! Read More

  • Vice President
    Are you interested in growing your leadership, strategy, and collaboration skills? Work closely with the Executive Committee to help establish and maintain the vision and direction of the AIGA Portland organization. Read More

  • Marketing Director
    Are communications and project management your strengths? Help us develop and execute our organization’s marketing strategy and work with other board directors, chairs, and content creators to ensure our promotional communications and channels are relevant and engaging for the community. Read More

Apply Here

Application deadline: April 21st, 2023
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Should I become a Board Member (Director) or Committee Volunteer first?

Either one! You do not need past AIGA volunteer experience to become a board member. You just need a passion for leading and supporting our Portland Design community. Learn more about AIGA, our current Board and the committees in the Google Slide Deck below.

Board Member Qualifications

If you

  1. Can attend Monthly Board Meetings (currently virtual).
  2. Ability to attend twice per year in-person Board Retreats.
  3. Can commit to a 2-year volunteer term (at 5+ hrs/week)
  4. Do (or will) have an AIGA membership at any level 
  5. Have a strong desire to support, educate, and uplift the PDX creative community…

Then you can become a board member!

Email if you have any questions

Not ready to apply for a board member position but still interested in volunteering? Learn more about other volunteer roles on the become a volunteer page.

(updated March 6, 2023)