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!

*NOTE: Membership with IIDA is required in order to serve on a committee, for insurance purposes. Not yet a member? Join today by visiting IIDA Headquarter's website, or call them at 888-799-4432.

Here is a list of committees that currently have openings! Click on each to be taken directly to the listing.


Advocacy Committee

The IIDA NE Advocacy Committee is committed to advancing the profession of Interior Design through leadership, education and action. The reach of the Advocacy Committee is beyond pushing the legislation to recognize our profession within the state of Massachusetts and greater New England. The team is focused on bringing together all of the peers within our industry to understand more clearly what Interior Designers do in order to create a broad network of support and accountability. Additionally, the Committee works with other Committees within IIDA NE to expand the reach of our profession to young students and professionals who may join us in our exciting field. 

The Advocacy Committee is looking for a few motivated individuals to join the team to contribute to a variety of tasks all focused around the advancement of the Interior Design Profession. Responsibilities may include building a database of constituent support for our legislation, working with the Student Affairs Committee to educate K-12 students about our industry, building a network of allies within the industry to support our profession, as well as other legislative endeavors that come up as our bills make their way through the MA House and Senate.

Please email your interest to Krista Easterly at [email protected]


2022 Business Leaders Breakfast Committee

The Business Leaders Breakfast unites people from the design profession and the business community to discuss contemporary workplace issues and to receive insights and inspiration from prominent business leaders. It is the region’s premier networking and promotional event for professionals in interior design, architecture, construction, engineering, real estate and furniture industries, as well as their clients. It is accompanied with an Honoree Reception the night before to celebrate an influential person within the design community that will be recognized at the breakfast. This is a great social event to connect with peers and create energy in the New England IIDA community and the BLB Committee is a passionate group of individuals dedicated to creating an annual leadership event that engages and empowers individuals to achieve their goals and recognizing outstanding leadership within the local design community.

We are looking for some energetic, self starters who want to be a part of the BLB team! Some of the exciting things that you'll get to work on include venue coordination, day of event logistics, speaker selection and so much more! Attendance the day of the event is required.

Audio Visual/Virtual Experience Liaison (1 opening)

  • Work with the AV and event production teams to execute the program planning and on event day. This role will include brainstorming innovative ways to bridge the gap between the virtual and in person event, if needed. If virtual, they will also run point on the Zoom platform that IIDA NE typically uses for virtual events.

Please email your interest to Jen Smith at [email protected] & Corinna Ghilardi at [email protected]


Communications Committee

Be a part of the committee that is the hub of IIDA New England! We have the opportunity to work with all of IIDA NE's committees to communicate our mission, industry news, and event information across the appropriate mediums. The larger Communications Committee has designated sub-committees with specific focuses, so whether your interest is in writing, analytics, web development, social media, graphic design, or marketing campaigns...we have a spot for you!

Website (1 opening)

  • Maintaining fresh, up to date, engaging pages throughout the year.
  • Collaborating with other members of the team to keep the website consistent in design.

Email/Newsletter Chair (1 opening)

  • Oversee The Wire & Designer Monologues content, distribution and marketing calendars
  • Edit and approve The Wire & Designer Monologues issues before deployment
  • Lead monthly subcommittee meeting
  • Lead content calendar discussions
  • Prepare and participate in Chair Goal Setting meetings
  • Prepare and participate in bi-monthly Communications meetings
  • Collaborate as needed with the Design Leaders Network magazine, Cairns which is distributed on a quarterly basis to a small, focused audience
  • Designer Monologues specific responsibilities:
    • Outreach a few times per year to marking/pr teams at design firms to invite them as writing contributors
    • Communicate deadlines to design teams

Communications Calendar Co-Chair (2 openings)

  • Be the sole contact for all chapter communication requests including social media posts, email blasts and newsletter distribution.
  • Responsible for scheduling these items within the chapter’s master communications calendar
  • Attend bi-monthly Communications Committee meetings and monthly social media subcommittee meetings
  • Always look for ways to streamline processes, enhance our outreach and continue to improve our overall offerings to the design community
  • Ideal candidates are incredibly organized, detailed and responsive

Guest Writer for The Wire (3 openings)

  • · Contribute as a guest writer for IIDA NE The Wire on a rotating basis with the group of other writers
  • · Estimated (3) or (4) main articles per year - roughly 300-500 words on varying topics decided in advance
  • · Participate in periodic (twice per year) Content Calendar discussions to contribute to coming up with monthly topics to write about for the main article
  • · Participate in bi-monthly Communications meetings
  • · Participate in monthly Communications email team meetings

Please email your interest to Rachel Lodi at [email protected]


Design Leaders Network Committee

Do you know what is top of mind for firm design leaders? Do you like to explore hot topics in design, workplace culture and leadership? Are you curious and a good researcher? Join the Design Leaders Network (DLN) Committee and help curate programming for Design Leaders in the NE design community. DLN puts on 4 events per year with relevant topics of discussion for design leaders.

Content Curator (2 openings)

  • Help find topics for the events
  • Research what thought leaders are saying about the topics
  • Find related resources that will expand the conversation. 
  • Work with DLN committee members on content for the newsletter
  • Create powerpoint/canva slides for use at events
  • Professional and Associate members preferred.

Massachusetts Contact List Manager (1 opening)

Join the other MA contact list manager to: 

  • Update and manage MA contacts in DLN database with 
  • Reach out to MA based contacts about specific events (4 events per year)
  • Provide additional details on MA contacts to target invites 
  • Coordinate contacts with other Contact List Managers 
  • Ideal candidate will have knowledge of MA design firms/community

Please email your interest to Meaghan Kennedy at [email protected]


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Co-Chair of Events

  • Manages the overall calendar for the committee, guides planning and purpose for internal events, leads collaboration efforts for broader IIDA NE events

Hartford City Center Liaison (1 opening)

  • Main point of contact between the EDI committee and the IIDA NE Board of Directors VP and/or the IIDA NE Committee that they are assigned. They create a seamless communication between parties. The Liaison is responsible for attending one meeting of their assigned VP or committee per quarter or as needed. The Liaison should and touch base with that point person once a month and communicate questions or concerns to the EDI co-chairs as needed.
  • Creates synergy between City Center Committee and EDI Committee

Events Liaison (1 opening)

  • Main point of contact between the EDI committee and the IIDA NE Board of Directors VP and/or the IIDA NE Committee that they are assigned. They create a seamless communication between parties. The Liaison is responsible for attending one meeting of their assigned VP or committee per quarter or as needed. The Liaison should and touch base with that point person once a month and communicate questions or concerns to the EDI co-chairs as needed.

Design Leaders Network Liaison (1 opening)

  • Main point of contact between the EDI committee and the IIDA NE Board of Directors VP and/or the IIDA NE Committee that they are assigned. They create a seamless communication between parties. The Liaison is responsible for attending one meeting of their assigned VP or committee per quarter or as needed. The Liaison should and touch base with that point person once a month and communicate questions or concerns to the EDI co-chairs as needed.

Membership Liaison (1 opening)

  • Main point of contact between the EDI committee and the IIDA NE Board of Directors VP and/or the IIDA NE Committee that they are assigned. They create a seamless communication between parties. The Liaison is responsible for attending one meeting of their assigned VP or committee per quarter or as needed. The Liaison should and touch base with that point person once a month and communicate questions or concerns to the EDI co-chairs as needed.

Philanthropy Liaison (2 openings)

  • Main point of contact between the EDI committee and the IIDA NE Board of Directors VP and/or the IIDA NE Committee that they are assigned. They create a seamless communication between parties. The Liaison is responsible for attending one meeting of their assigned VP or committee per quarter or as needed. The Liaison should and touch base with that point person once a month and communicate questions or concerns to the EDI co-chairs as needed.

Advocacy Liaison (1 opening)

  • Main point of contact between the EDI committee and the IIDA NE Board of Directors VP and/or the IIDA NE Committee that they are assigned. They create a seamless communication between parties. The Liaison is responsible for attending one meeting of their assigned VP or committee per quarter or as needed. The Liaison should and touch base with that point person once a month and communicate questions or concerns to the EDI co-chairs as needed.

Two committee meetings a month to give flexibility, one hybrid, and one virtual. Please email your interest to Robina Shepherd ([email protected]), Jordan Cohen ([email protected]) and Marcus Hamblin ([email protected])


Hartford City Center Committee

Be part of a close-knit design community actively promoting and supporting the practice of interior design in Connecticut. The Hartford City Center (HCC) 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. We are looking for IIDA members that ideally work or live in CT and share a passion for elevating interior design in the Constitution State.

Communications Liaison (1 opening)

  • Is the direct contact for both the Communications Committee and Staff regarding both the creation as well as the promotion of the event/program.
  • Works with their committee to obtain the necessary graphics for the event/program as well as all event/program details.

Baggos & Brews/Summer Event Co-Chair (1 opening)

Be a part of the Hartford area's main Summer event! This position entails the coordination and oversight of all event details and logistics including but not limited to venue, catering, schedule, promotion, budget, etc.

Designer Roundtable Co-Chair (1 opening)

Please email your interest to Jessica Schaumburg at [email protected]

Lifelong Leadership Committee

IIDA New England recognizes the need to support our members with professional development opportunities appropriate to their varying levels of experience. Our Lifelong Leadership Programs (LLP) are squarely focused on our chapter's mission to increase the value to our members by supporting continued advancement and development throughout their careers.

LLP Admin / Communications Liaison (1 opening)

  • Responsible for submitting/overseeing forms submitted to staff  for website updates, email campaigns and social media coordination for the LLP programs. 
  • Work with ELN and LEAD co-chairs to:
    •  Submitting check requests for any program expenses 
    • Coordinate in person meetings (location and food) and end of year celebrations (approximately 8 events total- 4 per program) 
  • Create graphics for leader applications, leader spotlights, Emerging Experience series and quarterly DLN events and more. 

Please email your interest to Meaghan Kennedy at [email protected]


Membership Committee

Want to help make IIDA NE be the best it can be? Come join the Membership team! We focus on supporting our current members, expanding our membership, and connecting our community. Our goal is to execute professional, engaging, and community building events to enhance membership and encourage involvement. The following events are sponsored by the membership committee: SPARK, Committee Fair, and the Annual Meeting.

Graphics Coordinator/Communications Liaison (1 opening)

Do you have a passion for graphics and social media content? We are looking for someone who is creative and flexible to partner with another committee member to create and organize marketing material for committee lead events.

  • Be the committee’s main point of contact to the Communications Committee as the Membership Communications Liaison to deliver important news and updates
  • Attend the Communications Summit once a year 
  • Must be knowledgeable in Adobe Suite
  • Produce graphics to IIDA Standards for events
  • Work closely with Generalist to get social media posts scheduled

Event Lead (3 openings)

Are you excited to help out, but don't know how to get started? We are looking for someone who is organized a self starter and a go-getter to partner with another Committee member and lead one of the following events: SPARK, Committee Fair, and the Annual Meeting.

SPARK are bimonthly workshop-like events led my talented individuals in our community who are excited to share their skills, hobbies and passions with others. The Committee Fair is biannual event for IIDA NE members to learn about committees with openings. The Annual Meeting is a yearly volunteer celebration for all our members and the initiation of the new board members. Responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinating schedule and deadlines for events
  • Working with communications liaison to coordinate marketing needs for events
  • Finding topics and speakers for SPARK events
  • Coordinating with other IIDA NE Committees on agendas and content for the Committee Fair and Annual Meeting
  • Coordinating and securing a dynamite location for in-person event and organizing logistics such as audio visual and catering, for the Annual Meeting
  • Brainstorming with the Committee on activities to improve membership retention and recruitment
  • Be an active team member of the Committee by attending meetings, sharing ideas and participating at any other level desired

Please email your interest to Leah Raabe at [email protected]


Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee plays a critical role in the overall chapter and is the hub for a large portion of member and community offerings. At IIDA NE, we pride ourselves in our professional development offerings and they are our highest attended events with the exception of our Chapter Events! We're also excited to announce several new initiatives and positions. Check them out!

On the Job Skills Development (2 openings) - NEW!

  • Our On the Job Skills Development workshops will allow our community members to use their crafts to create opportunities within their current job where they can shine and be more productive!
  • These positions will be responsible for curating and managing the execution of these new training programs to the design community.

Real Estate & Design (2 openings) - NEW!

  • This new initiative will focus on creating resources for small business owners.

Marketing & Business Development (2 openings) - NEW!

  • This team will work on preparing our community with marketing skills, technology exposure and recent topics in the marketing and business development discipline for the wide range of career options existing within the profession. The topics hosted will provide our members with a base for their career development in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Great opportunity for our Industry members!

Career Resource Network Lead (1 opening) - NEW!

  • Be the ultimate connection for job seekers and hiring managers! Enhance our Career Resources offerings, connect candidates with possible openings and much more!

Communications Liaison (1 opening)

  • Be the point contact for all things communications for the Professional Development Committee! 
  • Work directly with the Chapter Admin and Communications Committee to publish and promote all Committee events and initiatives.

Creative Event Lead (1 opening)

Please email your interest to Deepa Venkat at [email protected]