Board Member


Pittsburgh, PA, USA Remote

Board Member


Sep 13

January 2023-December 2025 Term - Board of Directors Position Description

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity, is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors. As ambassadors of Assemble, our Directors provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan. It is important that Directors share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach. Director candidates should be ready to work collaboratively and are required to participate in at least one committee.


At Assemble, we use learning as a tool to create a more equitable future for youth and learners in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. We:

  • Build confidence through making
  • Connect learners, makers, technologists, and artists
  • Nurture agency in learners


Assemble envisions a world where learning and creating are transformative experiences and where all people are equipped with the tools to make a difference, together.

Strategic Direction

By 2025, Assemble will create a center for teaching artists, actualizing its current pedagogy and continuing to facilitate learning experiences that challenge traditional notions of education.

Assemble’s Directors serve 3-year terms and are required to attend -- either in-person or virtually -- all 6 of the Board meetings and the Board Retreat in addition to the committee meetings. Directors are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make and solicit annual gifts that reflect that priority.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication toward Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Justice practices
  • Identifying as BIPOC, LGBTIQIA+, or as an intersectional person of oppressed identities
  • Experience or skills in one or more of the following:
  • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
  • Human resources management and procedures
  • Non-profit accounting and finance expertise
  • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
  • Evaluation, research, and data management
  • Interest in leading fundraising and friend-raising events to build Assemble’s donor base
  • Interest and ability to build Assemble’s family of supporters, fans, and participants
  • Connections to the Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations
  • Connections to the Technology, Art, and Creative Industries

If you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Kara Rubio, Board President, at If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please fill out this interest form at by November 4. No phone calls, please. If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for one of our meet and mix events:

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