Interior Design Coordinator

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About Us: We are an Austin-based interior, architecture and design firm specializing in senior living communities. Our firm creates exceptional interior environments that celebrate life for senior living communities throughout the continental United States, and we seek only the most talented individuals who want an opportunity to grow professionally and enhance our practice and the lives of seniors.

About You: You are a bright, talented professional with a desire to be in a creative and collaborative design firm. You are the best in your field. Individuals in this position will work within a fast-paced environment, so the ability to handle pressure, stay organized, and multi-task is important. You also have a strong sense of self-accountability, high attention to detail, and sound judgment. You have significant demonstrated experience in developing and managing people and projects.

Position Summary: 

The Design Coordinator works closely with Project Design Manager to ensure daily tasks are completed by the team within design scope and budget. This role maintains the design direction with their Design Team. The Design Coordinator shares tactical project responsibilities with Project Design Manager, is an excellent communicator, and has strong organizational skills. This role encourages creativity among team members while aligning with scope of project, design concept, and best practices of the company. The Design Coordinator also supports ongoing career growth and development of their individual team members.

Measures of Success:

  • Project Team is performing at or above expected performance levels and members of Project Team are poised for career growth.
  • Consistently meets project milestones through rigorous management of day-to-day tasks on all team projects.
  • Design concept relayed by Project Design Manager is effectively communicated through project completion.
  • Client provides positive feedback at project completion.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates communication from Design Team to Project Design Manager, Furnishings Coordinator, and Purchasing Team.
  • Effectively monitors project tasks, deadlines, and reports progress to Project Design Manager.
  • Provides ongoing budget information to Project Design Manager.
  • Communicates daily with Design Team on project performance.
  • Bi-Annual Individual Development Planning with Design Team members.
  • Utilizes project management software and ensures all team members are in compliance.
  • Reviews Design Team's work to ensure compliance with best practices, design feasibility and production standards before presenting to the Project Design Manager.
  • Daily interaction and coordination, as required, with project Consultants.
  • Coordinates and leads Client presentations with Design Team and project Consultants.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrates ability to work independently, or as part of a team, and is an avid learner.
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to follow a task to completion.
  • Ability to be proactive and maintain a positive attitude with a resourceful approach.
  • Must be able to work with urgent deadlines, multiple priorities and delegate tasks to multiple team members.
  • Exhibits strong presentation skills.
  • Familiar with project management systems.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage and mentor junior team members.
  • Advanced computer skills to include AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite is required.

Experience / Education:

  • Seven plus (7+) years of experience as a Design Team member in an Architectural/Interior Design firm is required.
  • Experience in Senior Living, Hospitality, Multi-Family, or Healthcare is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from a CIDA accredited program.
  • NCIDQ qualification required or within first year.