Open Position:

Vice President

Time Commitment:
5 – 8  hours / week
Minimum Tenure: 2 years
Maximum Tenure: 6 years
Minimum Member Status: Sustaining

Overall mission:
The Vice President is responsible for assisting the President in chapter administration and standing in for the President in their absence. The Vice President role is great for those interested in growing their leadership skills, and will gain a thorough understanding of the role and duties of the President. The Vice President has limited responsibilities separate from assisting the President, including special projects, duties, and goals which are determined on an annual basis. The Vice President serves on the executive committee which meets monthly.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the board and chairing board meetings in the absence of the President or in the case of a vacancy in the President position.
  • Providing a third signature for association finances if needed.
  • Serving as liaison between the board and AIGA Portland’s Advisory Council, keeping them informed and engaged.
  • Reviewing and following up on Code of Conduct violation reports with other members of the Executive TeamTemporarily serving in place of any Board member who is unable to fulfill a critical position until the next election or until the position can be filled by an appointment.
  • Assisting the executive committee in planning the annual Strategic Planning Retreat
  • Generally learning the role of and supporting the President in all of their duties and responsibilities.

Desired skills, traits & experience:

  • Leadership experience (or desire to grow into leadership)
  • General business management skills
  • Ability to manage and lead others
  • Great listener and collaborator
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Desire to make a difference and contribute to Oregon’s creative community

Knowledge of or willingness to learn the following programs:

  • Required: Basecamp, Google Suite, Slack
  • Nice-to-have: Eventbrite, WordPress, Adobe Creative Cloud

Shared Responsibilities of the Board:

  • Attend mandatory internal events, monthly board meetings, and retreats
  • Commitment to working towards being an equitable and inclusive organization
  • Review proposals for board spending and vote in the best interest of our shared mission and community goals
  • Show up and represent at AIGA Portland events (we suggest attending as many as your schedule allows)
  • Proper personal time-management in order to complete the responsibilities outlined in this job description
  • Positively represent AIGA Portland in communications and meetings with representatives from other creative groups, firms, businesses, or other like-minded organizations
  • Actively document processes and resources to handoff and onboard the next director in this position
  • Know and adhere to the AIGA Standards of Professional Practice and the AIGA Portland Code of Conduct Policy

What You Get as a Board Director

  • An official AIGA Portland email
  • Access to AIGA resources, connections, and volunteers
  • Free attendance at AIGA Portland events
  • A seat at the table and voting rights during monthly board meetings


  • An official Board Director is committed to serving a minimum of a two–year term. Board Directors are encouraged to continue serving additional terms once their initial two–year term ends. An individual cannot serve more than three consecutive terms (a maximum of six years) on the board.
  • You are responsible for organizing and updating your process, contact lists, and work. These will become resources that you will use to onboard the incoming director prior to vacating the position.

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Application deadline: April 21st, 2023