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Design Coordinator II


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 social, cultural, and economic outcomes for clients and the community.

DREAM has an immediate need for a highly-motivated Design Coordinator II with a keen eye for detail and an exceptional work ethic to add to our growing team.

Why work at DREAM?

Great Team
Leader in Diversity + Inclusion
Strong values
Work you can feel good about
Room to grow + stretch
Dynamic work environment

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently generate compelling, innovative, relevant design concepts and product research activities for all project types
  • Participate in design activities for multiple projects from concept to development of detailed design ideas to construction documents, including coordination and construction administration
  • Participate in programming, space planning, and selection of interior finishes and furniture
  • Prepare graphics and presentation materials for public approvals, client meetings, and marketing
  • Provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project
  • Work directly with internal project team and consultants to create and deliver design and construction documents for bidding, building permits, and construction
  • Issue consultant request for proposals

Expertise / Experience

  • 5+ years of professional design experience required
  • Bachelor’s in Architecture required, Master’s degree preferred
  • High level of proficiency in Revit Modeling, AutoCAD drafting skills, SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Experience with both ground-up and renovation construction projects
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Have solid construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • In-process MA architectural registration
  • LEED Accreditation is a plus
  • Strong graphic design sensibility and technical proficiency is a plus


  • Build successful working and collaborative relationships with senior leadership
  • Quickly establishes credibility and rapport with key stakeholders
  • Able and willing to publicly represent DREAM, and build the Firm’s network/relationships
  • Drives, contributes to, and/or actively supports business development
  • Manages complex work and stakeholders
  • Infuses a fresh perspective and creative ideas, balanced with best practices
  • Possesses highly-developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Communicates, listens, and collaborates effectively
  • Adaptable, flexible, and responsive in a fast-paced environment; maintains self-control and calm under pressure
  • Hands-on and leads by example; willing to do the work as well as manage
  • Holds oneself to high standards and models personal accountability
  • Pre-empts and manages conflict; successfully addresses and mitigates escalated issues
  • Delegates to enable others’ contributions, outcomes, and development
  • Takes genuine interest in mentoring others; successfully guides more junior team members in their career progression
  • Deploys proven team management and development skills
  • Maintains a level of technical and technological proficiency necessary to do the work

Other Desired Characteristics

  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, energy, and resilience
  • Willing to both teach and learn
  • Views oneself as a team player working towards common goals
  • Customer-oriented
  • Demonstrates genuine commitment to DREAM’s mission and success through action

Let’s get started on your DREAM career


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