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Design Coordinator III


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 an energetic and inspired Design Coordinator III with a keen eye for detail and an exceptional work ethic to add to our growing team.

Key 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

Expertise / Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred and 7+ years of experience
  • Currently pursuing Massachusetts architectural registration
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • Proficiency in Revit Modeling, AutoCAD drafting skills, SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Multifamily residential and large-scale mixed-use experience is required
  • Master planning experience is a plus
  • Chapter 149A experience / public work experience is a plus
  • Urban redevelopment experience is a plus
  • LEED Accreditation 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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