Become a Board Member

Did you know AIGA CT is 100% volunteer-powered? Our chapter’s success depends solely on the efforts of our many volunteers. It takes smart, dedicated, creative people like yourself to make everything we do possible. 

While your volunteer efforts really do help the design community, they also help you build leadership skills, build your professional network, and it feels good to give back while belonging to a fun group! Reach out to if you have any questions or feel free to fill out the form below!

Why Join? 

There are a number of benefits to becoming a leader with AIGA Connecticut but here are a few to begin:

  • Helping to contribute to the community of Connecticut
  • Learning new skills like leadership training, social media, event planning, and public speaking
  • Complimentary registration to AIGA CT events and discounted national conferences and events
  • Access to the local, regional and national design network
  • Shaping the current state and future of design
  • Giving back to the design profession
  • Paying it forward to emerging and future creative practitioners

All positions require:

  • Attending 1 board meeting per month
  • Lead or participate in one event or initiative
  • Five hours per week 
  • Consistent Slack Conversations
  • Attend as many events as your can
  • Complimentary admission to events that you help coordinate or support

Open Positions:

President / Co-President

The President oversees and guides the development of the Chapter, ensuring that Chapter activities are in alignment with the AIGA mission. They provide leadership for the Board of Directors and the membership at large. The president supervises the daily administration of the Chapter including financial and communications management and interface with the national office. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee board directors/chairs programming events to troubleshot issues and ensure successful execution
  • Serve as point of contact with AIGA’s national office to update and coordinate all relevant information
  • Participate in a monthly call with all Chapter Presidents to address overall chapter management
  • Keep Chapter Affiliation in good standing
  • Lead/moderate all Board meetings and annual Chapter Board Retreat
  • Share financial responsibility for the Chapter with the Treasurer and other leading financial review

Having a Co-President is an optional leadership organization structure to share responsibilities of the role with another well-equipped leader. The AIGA CT Presidency of 2020-2023 ran successfully with these roles and helped alleviate stressors put upon a single leader.


Vice President

The Vice President works directly with the President in maintaining the vision and direction of the Board of Directors. The Vice President assists the President in running Board meetings and preparing an agenda. The Vice President splits time with the President to be available to different teams, as needed. Responsibilities include:

• Preparing external communications from the Board

• Performing or supervising specific duties agreed upon by the Executive Board and/or included in the Chapter bylaws (i.e., soliciting election nominations, assisting with the Advisory Committee)

• Leading special initiative for the chapter or overseeing Board roles and development


The Treasurer provides oversight for all financial related material for the Chapter. They work closely with the President and the Events Team for any expense related items to ensure that each event has a budget and stays within that budget. Works closely with Sponsorship Director to provide input on revenue-generating strategies for our Chapter. Responsibilities include:

• Develop and manage Chapter budgets
• Maintain Chapter bookkeeping and complete the Chapter’s tax preparation
• Manage Chapter’s liability insurance
• Provide reimbursements for approved Chapter-related expenses
• Present a Financial report at each Board meeting

Education Director

The Education Director promotes and expands regional student and faculty participation in the design community, serving as a liaison between AIGA National, AIGA Upstate New York and Student Group Faculty Advisors. Duties may include coordinating Faculty Advisors and their Student Groups, arranging studio tours, related educational activities; keeping records of contact information for each Student Group’s leadership; submitting reports about current activities of each Student Group, as well as Chapter events or activities related to education. Present an Education report at each Board meeting.

Programming Director

The Director of Programming is responsible for overseeing the full calendar of AIGA CT’s events and our yearly programming strategy. Working with the Event Chair, Project Chair (when necessary), and the event lead they will ensure each event is successful from the planning stages to execution. This includes overseeing scheduling, approving budgets, ensuring appropriate contracts are completed, and that staffing is being managed for onsite executions. Another primary role for the Director of Programming is ensuring events are being loaded onto Fonteva and our website. The Director of Programming is ultimately responsible for the duties of individual chairs and/or committee members in their absence or if they are unable to carry out their responsibilities.

Communications Director

The Communications Director is responsible for keeping our membership and community informed about the happenings of the Chapter and AIGA. They oversee all outgoing Chapter communications from printed materials to web content to social media. The Events Team relies heavily on the Communications Director to properly promote upcoming Chapter events with their Communication Team. Duties may include manage a communication strategy/schedule for the Chapter, coordinate with the Web Coordinator and Event Committees to plan and execute effective marketing for each event and oversee, update and maintain content on Chapter’s website. Manage Chapter’s eBlasts, eNewsletter, LinkedIn, Facebook group/page, and Instagram account. Present a Communication report at each Board meeting.

Programming Chair

The Event Chair is responsible for assisting the Director of Programming. They will help with the planning, execution, and recap of events. They will also assist in outreach by creating and maintaining event resources. In order to ensure department efforts are being effectively managed, Chairs are encouraged to recruit committee members to assist with various duties as needed.

Education Chair

The Education Chair is responsible for assisting the Director of Education. They will help with the planning, execution, and recap of education focused initiatives and events with help from the Programming team. They will also assist in outreach by creating and maintaining support and guidance to schools in starting and maintaining AIGA student groups. They act as the liaison between the student groups and our Chapter, facilitating communication and collaboration. The Education works closely with the Education Director to provide student-focused events/initiatives for our student community.

Social Media & Communications Chair

Working closely with the Director of Communication, the Social Media & Communications Chair is responsible for managing all content related to the AIGA CT social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram) in platform and through the social media management tool Later. This role requires effective writing and organizational skills as well as a high level of proactivity. The Social Media Chair is ultimately responsible for the duties of individual committee members in their absence or if they are unable to carry out their responsibilities. 


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Propose social media strategies and work with the 
  • Director of Communication to finalize and execute them
  • Maintaining a constant social media presence on behalf of AIGA CT
  • Coming up with trendy and accurate content
    • Schedule content and post on social accounts
    • Utilize, Meta Business Suite
  • Ensuring up-to-date communications are being distributed
    • Researching trends, articles and information to share on social
  • Communicating needs to relevant board members to ensure communications are sent as planned
  • Culminating reports of social media performance
    • Utilize, Meta Business Suite or direct platform analytics
  • Ability to source and contribute trendy, original industry-related content
    • Stay up to date on relatable content trends on hit platforms like IG and TikTok

Committee Member

Committee members support their director and the committee’s purpose. This can include event planning, outreach, research, content, and project management!

You are encouraged to lead within the committee and take responsibility for tasks assigned to you. Committee members encourage one another to stay active and creative and are encouraged to network and establish relationships with event attendees and community partners.

Each committee requires a different amount of commitment, on average we estimate roughly 5-10 hours a month. Committee members term is dependent on the project that you choose to help with!


Open Committee Positions

  • Membership Committee
  • Community Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Programming Committee
  • Design for Good Committee
  • Volunteer – Work closely with the programming director and coordinate all of our amazing volunteers for events.

Check out the Board Member Descriptions page for a full look at all of our positions.


Interested in joining the board?

Apply below or contact us at with any questions!