Volunteer Opportunities

IIDA NE Committee Openings

Want to make the most of your IIDA membership? Join one the many IIDA New England Committees today! Extend your professional network, enhance your leadership skills, and take advantage of numerous opportunities for professional development . . .all while having a great time in support of the interior design industry!

Below is a list of our Committees and current openings. Please reach out to the appropriate individual listed to inquire. We look forward to having you be a part of our team!


Communications Committee

Committee Size: 14 (currently 2 openings)

What you’ll get: Work collaboratively with your peers to celebrate and promote all that IIDA NE and its members do throughout New England

Who we’re looking for: IIDA members that are comfortable with social media platforms of all types.  Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or experience with web design is a plus. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

Committee responsibilities include:

  • Develop & Manage Content on all IIDA NE social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Assist with monthly e-publications The Wire and The Painted Nail by writing, editing, and graphically formatting
  • Participate in the creation of the annual IIDA NE Yearbook
  • NEW: We are looking for 1-2 individuals to work with our team on creating a New Website for 2018. Experience with graphics, marketing, Member Clicks, and/or website development is strongly preferred
  • NEW: We are looking for someone to manage the IIDA NE LinkedIn Our goal is to create a different type of presence from our other social media platforms on LinkedIn. We would like to take a more educational approach, sharing in depth articles on professional development, CEU offerings, and highlighting achievements of designers in our network.

 Committee meets monthly.  Time and location TBD

Email your interest to Brittany Kane, VP of Communications at bkane@xsshotels.com


Hartford City Center Committee

Committee Size:  15 (currently 4 openings)

What you’ll get:  Be part of a close-knit design community actively promoting and supporting the practice of interior design in Connecticut.  The Hartford City Center Committee organizes and develops a full range of amazing events and programs for CT-based designers and IIDA industry members, giving committee members opportunities to contribute to the city center’s growth and build their professional network in many ways.

Who we’re looking for:  IIDA members that ideally work or live in proximity to Northern CT and share a passion for elevating interior design in the Constitution State. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

What you’ll do:  Open committee positions and responsibilities include:

Sponsorship Committee

  • Coordinate with VP of sponsorship on IIDA board of directors to ensure most current sponsorship guidelines are being met.
  • Work with the chairperson of each event to communicate appropriate sponsor levels.
  • Coordinate with graphics committee to ensure they have the most current sponsor levels.
  • Communicate with other City Center sponsorship committees to collaborate on new ideas and work to streamline operations.
  • Work with the VP of communications on IIDA board of directors for approval on communications regarding sponsorship letters.

Graphics Committee

  • Work with the chairperson of each event to generate IIDA banners and squares.
  • Work with VP of graphics on IIDA board of directors to ensure IIDA guidelines are maintained.
  • Familiarize yourself with the graphic standards for all IIDA communications.
  • Work with the Sponsorship committee to generate PowerPoint slides of sponsorship levels for all events.
  • Work with the chairperson of each event to generate required graphics (i.e. table top displays, posters, etc) to recognize companies who provided sponsorships. Must confirm; if not personally attending the event, that someone who is attending is able to print and bring material to the event.

Membership & Communications Committee

  • Work with Hartford City Center Director and VP of membership on IIDA board of directors on ways to increase membership.
  • Communicate with potential and new IIDA members to answer any questions and make new members feel welcome and involved.
  • Manage a local database of designers, students, and vendors contact information to ensure event information reaches all corners of CT for maximum awareness of IIDA events.
  • Develop a way in which members/non-members can communicate with us to provide feedback.

Email your interest to Amanda Cleveland, VP of  Hartford City Center at acleveland@silverpetrucelli.com


Providence City Center Committee

Committee Size:  8 (currently 2 openings)

What you’ll get:  Be part of a close-knit design community actively promoting and supporting the practice of interior design in Rhode Island.  The Providence City Center Committee organizes and develops a full range of amazing events and programs for RI-based designers and IIDA industry members, giving committee members opportunities to contribute to the city center’s growth and build their professional network in many ways.

Who we’re looking for:  IIDA members that ideally work or live in proximity to Providence and share a passion for elevating interior design in the Ocean State. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

What you’ll do:  Open committee positions and responsibilities include:

Sponsorship Liaison

  • Maintain and update our City Center sponsor contact list
  • Developing our annual Providence City Center Sponsorship package, including adding new/improved benefits on an annual basis
  • Actively solicit monetary and “in-kind” sponsorships for all City Center events via email blasts, personal emails and targeted phone calls
  • Develop and implement a new feedback program for City Center event sponsors (survey tools, personal emails/calls) so that we are constantly identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate our sponsorship drive kick offs with our VP of Communications, VP of Sponsorship and chapter administrator
  • Track all responding sponsors to assist them in completing the sponsor registration process
  • Provide concierge services to all committed City Center event sponsors, assisting them in taking full advantage of their benefits
  • Work with event subcommittee volunteers to refer contacts for raffle item donations
  • Work with the liaison to the Student Affairs Committee to manage sponsors for our City Center student programs
  • Organize and run the vendor showcase at our Green RI event as part of the Green RI Subcommittee

Green RI Subcommittee Co-Chair

  • Managing venue contact/coordination
  • Event catering coordination & menu planning
  • Budget coordination with treasurers from other participating professional organizations (AIA RI & USGBC RI)
  • Pre-event walkthroughs
  • Attendance and participation at monthly event planning meetings
  • Makes name tags/badges
  • Development of event timeline/schedule
  • Coordinate and direct all “day of” activities
  • Manage all volunteers, including communication ahead of event to make assignments and receive volunteer effort updates
  • Produce and distribute agendas and minutes for all Green RI Subcommittee meetings

Design Week RI Liaison

  • Membership on Design Week RI Subcommittee
  • Attend all monthly meetings of Design Week RI Subcommittee (March – August)
  • Report back to VP of Providence City Center with opportunities for IIDA NE involvement in Design Week RI
  • Plan, promote and execute a Design Week RI IIDA NE event (develop program, identify and secure venue, develop & manage event budget, identify event sponsors)
  • Work with Communications Committee liaison to promote Design Week RI through all IIDA NE channels
  • Coordinate Design Week sponsorship

Committee meets every other month with periodic conference calls as needed.  Time and location TBD

Email your interest to Meaghan Kennedy, VP of Providence City Center at mkennedy@llbarch.com


Sponsorship Committee

NEW Committee Size:  2 (currently 2 openings)

What you’ll get:  Expand your personal network and develop your networking and PR skills as part of IIDANE’s Sponsorship Committee.  Members of this committee routinely engage with senior leaders throughout the design & construction industry.

Who we’re looking for:  IIDA members that must be personable, gracious in social settings and comfortable making cold calls. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

Committee responsibilities include:

  • Developing our annual Chapter Sponsorship package, including adding new/improved benefits on an annual basis
  • Administering our Annual Chapter Sponsorship drive
  • Planning and executing our annual Chapter Sponsors Ski Trip
  • Acting as a liaison between Chapter Sponsors and all IIDA NE event co-chairs
  • Providing concierge services to all Chapter Sponsors, including assisting them in taking full advantage of their benefits
  • Creating and implementing new/innovative approaches to event sponsorship throughout the year, including joint efforts with other professional association leaders
  • Maintaining and growing our chapter’s sponsor contact list through outreach and networking
  • Developing and implementing a new feedback program for Chapter Sponsors and event sponsors (survey tools, personal emails/calls) so that we are constantly identifying opportunities for improvement

Committee meets monthly at Gensler or via GoToMeeting.  Regular time/day TBD.

Email your interest to Kara Hanson, VP of Sponsorship at kara_Hanson@gensler.com