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Housing Interior Design Manager

Apply now Job no: 527527
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design

Department: University Housing Facilities Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Salary range starting at $57,000 per year; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
July 25, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter, resume, and a response to the following supplemental question:

Please describe your experience working with a team on a design project, specifying the roles you personally held.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
The Interior Design Manager will provide interior design services to plan, design, and furnish interiors of University Housing facilities. This includes creating interior drawings via Revit and Bluebeam software and providing advice on interior design factors such as space planning, layout of furnishings/equipment, finish color and material selections for residential, dining, and academic space renovations and new construction.

Duties will include:
· Managing the furniture portfolio, interior condition assessments and creation of interior standards for University Housing; preparing project specifications and assisting with the bid and purchasing processes. Developing long-term (5- and 10-year) plans to maintain, refresh, and modernize housing furnishings. Participate in the sale and/or disposal of surplus furnishings.
· Developing, updating and maintaining a computerized inventory system to monitor furniture, fixture and equipment inventories in all Housing properties; Maintaining furnishing storage areas and prepare reports itemizing contents; Identifying damaged items and make recommendations for repair, restoration, or disposal.

This position works closely with the Director of Housing Capital Construction and coordinates with architects, contractors, and vendors to ensure project success. To solicit broad consensus from stake holders, this position collaborates with individuals and groups including but not limited to users and campus partners to identify factors affecting planning interior environments such as budget, preferences, purpose, and function.

This position frequently performs tasks and makes decisions regarding best method and materials necessary to perform duties with a high level of independence. Interactions/contact with the Director of Housing Capital Construction and University Housing community will occur daily in the course of performing work. The position will have occasional interactions with consultants, Authority Having Jurisdiction, and external contractors.

Assignments will largely be provided by the Director of Housing Capital Construction and the Director of Housing Facilities. Work will be reviewed regularly by the Director of Housing Capital Construction to ensure it is performed efficiently, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually. The Interior Design Manager has a responsibility to assemble and direct a design team consisting of 2-4 student staff, and reports to the Director of Capital Construction.

Employees are expected to adhere to all State, Federal, University and Department policies, procedures and laws and the current SEIU contract. These guidelines are used to create a safe, productive, and respectful work environment and to support the education and research mission of the university.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in interior design, architecture or related discipline
• Five years of related professional experience in interior design

Professional Competencies
• Well-developed design aesthetic
• Demonstrated experience with commercial or institutional interior fabric, finish, and furniture selection
• High level of skill in preparing neat and complete finish boards, drawings, material lists and furniture specifications ·
• High level of skill in presentation, consensus building, and expectation management
• Understanding of budgets and contracting/acquisition process
• Basic knowledge of the practices and techniques of architectural drafting for construction
• Basic knowledge of building construction methods and practices, including the integration of structural, electrical, and mechanical systems
• Ability to communicate ideas and exchange information orally and in writing
• Ability to read and incorporate plans and sketches of others into architectural drawings.
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions
• Maintain a safe and respectful workplace
• Demonstrate the highest ethical standards and proactive attitude
• Knowledge of Federal, State, and local building codes and regulations pertaining to building interiors, including International Code Council (ICC) and ADA Code

Preferred Qualifications
• Two years of experience designing for institutional, hospitality or educational facilities, which includes freestanding furniture specification, and procurement
• Two years of direct client interface
• Two years of experience with Revit and Bluebeam
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other presentation software

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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