Employment Opportunity

Program Manager

The iQuilt Partnership is an organization charged with bringing to fruition forward-thinking, innovative plans for the city of Hartford. It has spent the last seven years executing the implementation of the iQuilt Plan and has built a reputation for being a consummate convener of constituent groups within the community. It also serves as an advocate for walkability and quality of life for the city, garnering recognition for the city such as Silver Level Walk Friendly status.

Building upon this experience, the iQuilt Partnership is embarking on a new project called Hartford 400. This exercise collects the numerous plans made throughout the Hartford region – ranging from site-specific plans to comprehensive regional plans – to identify areas of overlapping priorities to articulate a regional collective vision. Its central question is, “What kind of city does Hartford intend to be by the time of its 400th anniversary in 2035?”

The Position:

The Program Manager position sits at an important point in the organization. Working under the direction of the Managing Director, who serves as the primary contact for our external partners, and alongside our internationally-recognized urban designer and visionary, the Program Manager will be primarily responsible for writing material that will be used for planning materials, presentation, website, and other collateral that may arise.

The Program Manager will also be responsible for meeting with constituents throughout the development process to gather information and refine materials as they are being developed. The Program Manager will also oversee projects related to other initiatives the organization is pursuing, such as iQuilt 2.0 and assisting Innovation Places work.

This position is dependent on grant funding and will be reviewed annually.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researching and gathering existing plans of neighborhoods, towns, and institutions; will require meeting with relevant contacts to gather pertinent information
  • Analyzing discovered plans and known forthcoming plans and identify commonalities
  • Attending public meetings to gather feedback for ongoing plan developments
  • Writing material for websites, documents and presentations for Hartford 400 and other iQuilt initiatives
  • Working with iQuilt staff and stakeholders to refine material to ensure accuracy and cohesion with emerging Hartford 400 vision
  • Coordinating logistics on projects related to iQuilt 2.0, for example wayfinding updates
  • Identifying opportunities to increase cooperation with Hartford NRZs
  • Assisting Suisman Urban Design in their work in Hartford
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible work Schedule
  • Exceptional knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Word, knowledge of Publisher or graphic design a plus. Knowledge of GIS.

Education and/or Experience:

  • College degree and knowledge of how a mission based non-profit functions
  • Experience with urban planning, non-profit management, creative placemaking, cultural affairs, community development is highly desired.

Skills Desired:

  • Professional interpersonal communication, and a strong ability to work independently while balancing a workload of several unique projects at a time.
  • The ability to write professionally, thoroughly and clearly is a must. 
  • Collaborative personality who is a team player.  Outgoing individual, who conveys positive, polished iQuilt Partnership image to public.  A high-energy self-starter. Innovative thinker who seeks to go above and beyond. 
  • Ability to speak before groups and give presentations
  • Interested candidates should have an interest in Hartford, and familiarity with its unique political landscape that may affect the work of a regional plan like Hartford 400.

To Apply:

All applicants must include cover letter, resume and three references. The cover letter should describe work in urban planning and working with various constituencies.

Please submit resume and cover letter and send to employment@theiquiltplan.org  by July 15th, 5pm.

The above statements are intended to describe some specific duties and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 

The iQuilt Partnership is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should contact Jackie Mandyck, Jackie@theiquiltplan.org.