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

Position Requirements

  • Attendance of 1 Board meeting per month
  • The lead or participation in at least one event or initiative
  • Five hours per week
  • Consistent Slack conversations
  • Attendance in as many events as your can
  • Complimentary admission to events that you help coordinate or support

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

Chair of Education

The Chair of Education develops new initiatives & broadens our educational industry involvement across a range of disciplines in our institution and the State of Connecticut.

The Chair of Education is:

  • Committed to improving teaching practices, student groups, and resources through collaboration with fellow board members, community members, students, and educators
  • Able to use new and existing resources to ensure student needs are met, and educational goals are achieved
  • Tasked with ensuring overall design education across the state and, on occasion, authorize and organize educational events


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.

Open Committee Positions
  • Community Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Programming Committee

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!