The University of Iowa is seeking a creative, collaborative, and detail-oriented Interior Designer to oversee the design, renovation, replacement, and repair of building interiors and furnishings for University Housing & Dining (UH&D). Specific duties to include:
Assisting clients in the design of space accommodations.
Gather information and recommend products or services while monitoring expenses against established accounts.
Review and verify the quality and accuracy of design proposals, including designs, contract documents, cost estimates, and specifications.
Supervise repairs and modifications to buildings, equipment, and specialized environments.
Drafting CAD documents for UH&D.
In conjunction with the Director, plan and implement objectives and long-range projects for building interiors and furnishings.
Assist with in-house education of staff regarding finishes and furniture materials.
Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture from an accredited college or University or a two or three year degree certificate in Interior Design, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Work experience (typically a minimum of 1-3 years) in interior design, including architectural drafting, detailing and/or design.
Demonstrated proficiency with computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and CADD drafting.
Working knowledge of and the ability to execute project plans including costing, scheduling, and resource requirements.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, engage in teamwork and develop self to prepare for new or changing assignments, processes, people, or priorities as organizational needs dictate at a working proficiency level.
Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors at a working proficiency level.
Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to provide excellent customer service and to meet or exceed customer service needs.
Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the University of Iowa Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards.
More than 3 years of experience in interior design, including architectural drafting, detailing and/or design.
Working knowledge of basic safety and building codes and an understanding of ergonomic issues including basic knowledge of ADA compliance in the workplace.
Experience working with interior design in a college or university residential setting.
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 32,535 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.
A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.