Join our board

We’re looking for new Board Members.

We invite you to apply for an open Board position with the AIGA Philadelphia Board. All positions are volunteer positions. The term is January 2024 – December 2026.

Our Review Process

As part of our ongoing effort to remain diverse, equitable, and inclusive, all identifying markers (name, school, business, etc.) will be removed from application materials to allow for the most objective review of skills and experience. The AIGA Philadelphia Board will review these edited documents to determine the best candidate for the position.

Board Requirements

  • Attendance of one board meeting per month
  • Five hours per week (rough estimate)
  • Attendance in as many events as you can
  • Attendance in two board retreats (all-day events) a year
  • You have experience with Google Drive and Slack (strongly preferred)
  • You have experience serving on a volunteer nonprofit board or an existing committee. Bonus points if you’ve previously served on an AIGA local chapter board. 
  • You are eager to contribute to the local creative community
  • You believe relationship-building and stakeholder engagement are essential to the growth of the chapter
  • Strong business acumen with a broad understanding of fundamental business principles
  • Experience in a leadership role or vital coaching role
  • Ability to set overall strategy and drive process improvement
  • Commitment to a two-year term in the position to support the design community
  • All new board members will be expected to attend group anti-racism training within the first 90 days on the board.
  • Membership with AIGA

Open board positions:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Director | Treasurer | Program Director | Email Director | Sponsorship Director


As the Treasurer, you will manage the chapter’s financial resources and financial planning. The chapter will rely on this position to perform risk management and provide recommendations on how the board is utilizing funds for chapter initiatives. The Treasurer is the guardian of the chapter’s accounts and financial records. This position will be responsible for all cash management procedures.

  • You will assume responsibility for cash management procedures and ensure that the chapter is in good standing with federal and state tax rules.
  • You will develop an operating budget, and work with the board to determine long-range financial goals and planning
  • You will prepare and present monthly and end-of-year finance reports to the board, which will include profit and loss statements for all events and program
  • You will conduct regular audits with the chapter President and Vice President and other interested board members to secure transparent operations
  • You will collaborate with the President and Vice President in completing an annual report that will be submitted to AIGA National 
  • You will maintain relations with banks, financial advisor, insurance agents, and accountants
  • You will secure insurance for Commercial Liability and Directors and Officers Liability, in addition to liquor liability for special events, as needed
  • You will send letters of receipts and W-9 form to chapter sponsors and donors
  • Maintain all treasurer-related files and records to be transferred to the incoming treasurer → Ensure a complete set of files is delivered to the next Treasurer 
  • All new board members will be expected to attend group anti-racism training within the first 90 days on the board.


  • You get excited about risk management and investments
  • You have experience with Google Spreadsheets and financial management software (experience using QuickBooks strongly preferred)

Programming Director


As the Program Director, you will lead AIGA Philadelphia’s chapter programming efforts. The Program Director will plan and implement program initiatives for our membership. They will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of these programs.


  • You will identify programming ideas and work with the Executive team to map out a program schedule and timeline
  • You will develop a list of venues and event vendors for approximately 2 marque programs/events a season
  • You will work with the programming team (Education, Mentorship, Professional Development, Exhibitions) to ensure positive chapter impact
  • You will collaborate with the Community Engagement & Partnership Director to identify and secure local sponsors
  • You will work with a team to secure venues and oversee event operations and logistics
  • You will work with the Communications Director and team to create marketing initiatives to increase awareness of programs
  • You will track, record and compile program performance data
  • You will prepare and maintain event budgets alongside the Executive Team and Treasurer


  • You are a planner and enjoy organizing and budgeting in an efficient manner
  • You have experience with event planning (strongly preferred)

Email Marketing Director


As the Email Marketing Director, you will grow our email reach by developing an email campaign strategy. The Email Marketing Director will work with the Communications Director and Social Engagement Director to execute communication strategies and keep membership engaged by developing exciting content for our monthly email newsletter. You will develop various email templates to use for different needs, such as a Newsletter, Letter from the President, and generic event emails. We are looking for someone who will commit to deadlines, work with the rest of the board to promote events, and is excited to use their knowledge to advance our current email marketing.


  • Maintain and moderate our Mailchimp
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director and Social Engagement Director to ensure that all digital communication is aligned with our branding
  • Create an engaging monthly email newsletter to share with our membership
  • Manage and build an overall email marketing strategy
  • Create various email lists and campaigns
  • Create and design various CTAs and email templates
  • Test every campaign’s success and suggest methods for improvements
  • Develop and present reports monthly
  • Attain knowledge of our social media channels and processes and assist with social media as necessary
  • Report monthly email metrics to board
  • Meet monthly with the Communications team


  • You are able to deliver creative content 
  • You have strong communication and writing skills
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Experience with email marketing platforms, such as Mailchimp, and sharing analytics
  • Knowledge of latest digital marketing trends

Partnership Director


As the Partnership Director, you will play a vital role in supporting the chapter’s partnership initiatives, sponsorship initiatives, curating community benefits, annual partnerships, programming partnerships, resource partnerships, and in-kind donations of goods or services. The Partnership Director will collect and incorporate all partnership branding and messaging into chapter communication and materials.


  • Maintain the chapter’s contact database that houses the information of current partners and potential prospect partners
  • Create promotional materials that showcase the value of potential partners becoming involved with AIGA Philadelphia
  • You will connect with new partners to obtain supporting marketing collateral (logos, website URLs, etc.) to include partnership branding on any applicable chapter communication materials
  • You will manage the inventory and placement of partnership materials at chapter programming events and any other benefits
  • You will ensure that our partners feel appreciated by ensuring that AIGA keeps its commitment to our partnerships
  • Work to collect monetary donations in support of the chapter operating funds
  • You will coordinate with the Treasurer on invoicing for monetary donations
  • You will collaborate with the Communications team to include a Sponsorship section in our monthly newsletter. This will include reaching out to our partnerships to collect all the material needed to be included in the newsletter, like graphics, copy, and links to necessary web pages