Careers

DREAM Collaborative is hiring!

DREAM Collaborative offers the flexibility to work on design-oriented, mission-driven projects, as well as large, mixed-use commercial projects in the central business district. Our approach is collaborative and inclusive, and focused on improving outcomes for clients and the community.

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, professional growth, and a fun & busy work environment. We are currently seeking highly-motivated, experienced professionals who embody our Core Values.

 CORE VALUES

Equity + The Greater Good

Authentic Relationships

Uncompromising Excellence

Entrepreneurship

Current Openings:

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (p/t)

DREAM has an immediate opening for a part-time Executive Assistant (20 hours / week to start) who will provide diverse administrative duties for the Managing Principal / CEO in support of business development and work with internal design teams. Responsibilities include written and verbal correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, coordinating logistics and materials for meetings, and other related duties as required. The EA is an integral member of the team, and the ideal candidate will be a collaborative people-person who is extremely organized, resourceful and proactive in solving problems, and is able to manage multiple shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment with limited oversight.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with clients directly on behalf of principals to schedule meetings, and act as representative in communication to clients and internal team members
  • Help principals prioritize and process new demands on their time and keep ahead of possible scheduling conflicts
  • Arrange conference rooms, catering, presentation materials, and audio/visual setup as needed for meetings
  • Work with staff to coordinate meetings and social events
  • Draft, proofread, and edit correspondence
  • Compile and submit weekly time and expense reports
  • Track correspondence with important relationships in contact management system
  • Maintain hard-copy and electronic files as requested
  • Perform research as needed
  • Perform other related duties as requested or as responsibilities dictate
  • Provide back-up phone coverage.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of work experience, with minimum of 1+ year(s) in a comparable role
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must have a diplomatic and highly responsive communication style
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work both independently and as an integral member of the staff
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and deal with confidential information
  • A “no task is too big or too small” attitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Bachelor’s in any related field desired, but not required
  • A sense of humor!
PROJECT MANAGERS

DREAM has an immediate need for exceptional Project Managers for commercial and community-based projects of various types, scales, and budgets. Project Managers are responsible for managing multiple projects and deadlines with minimal supervision. The ideal candidate must have a track record of meeting schedule deadlines and budgets and forging strong relationships with clients. You must be passionate about executing world-class design projects and enthusiastic about leading and mentoring staff and contributing to a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. You should be extremely organized and detail-oriented, skilled in the latest industry software, and possess excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing schedules and project budgets
  • Writing and revising proposals and managing additional services
  • Managing and coordinating subcontractors
  • Managing all phases of design and construction, from inception to construction completion
  • Managing multiple project teams including junior staff, subcontractors, and client representatives

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in architecture required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Current architectural registration preferred
  • Proficient in Deltek/Ajera, NewForma, Procure, MS Office Suite, AutoCAD drafting skills is required; SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Revit Modeling is a plus
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Experience with both ground-up and renovation construction projects
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Experience working with municipal authorities and making public presentations
  • Solid construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • Chapter 149A experience / public work experience a plus
  • Urban redevelopment project experience a plus
  • LEED Accreditation is a plus
PROJECT ARCHITECTS

Job Description:

DREAM has an immediate need for energetic and inspired Project Architects / Designers. Project Architects / Designers are responsible for producing compelling design concepts and working closely with firm principals to provide design leadership and ensure design objectives and deliverables are met.

The ideal candidate is a strong conceptual designer who is passionate about bringing world-class design to commercial and community-based projects of various types, scales, and budgets. You must be enthusiastic about leading and mentoring design staff and contributing to a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. You should be extremely organized and detail-oriented, skilled in the latest industry design software, and possess excellent communication skills. As a growing firm, DREAM provides opportunities for organic career growth based on each employee’s talents and interests including participation in business development, management, and strategic planning.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate the program, scope, and design vision into exceptional design concepts
  • Provide design leadership to junior design staff
  • Participate in client meetings, presentations, and community meetings as needed
  • Self-managing and prioritizing tasks to accomplish project requirements while meeting the design budget

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred and 7+ years of experience
  • Current  architectural registration
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Demonstrated project management skill highly desirable
  • Construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • Proficient in Revit Modeling, AutoCAD drafting skills, SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Excellent people skills and positive attitude
  • Multifamily and large-scale mixed-use experience is required
  • Master planning experience is a plus
  • Chapter 149A experience / public work experience a plus
  • Urban redevelopment experience a plus
  • LEED Accreditation a plus

JOB CAPTAINS

Job Description:

We are currently seeking resourceful Job Captains with a keen eye for detail and an exceptional work ethic to add to our growing team.

 Responsibilities:

  • Participate in design activities of multiple projects from concept to development of detailed design ideas to construction documents, including coordination
  • Participate in programming, space planning, and selection of interior finishes and furniture
  • Prepare graphics and presentation materials for public approvals and client meetings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Architecture required, Masters degree preferred
  • 3+ years experience
  • Experience with both ground-up and renovation construction projects
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Strong construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • Proficient in Revit Modeling, AutoCAD drafting skills, SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • LEED Accreditation a plus
  • Strong graphic design sensibility and technical proficiency
HOW TO APPLY

Submit your resume, cover letter, and work samples via our Contact Form.  No phone calls please – we’ll call you!

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