Bethlehem, PA

Posted: 3/11/21
Deadline: 4/10/21

About This Organization

Private research university

Job Duties

Lehigh University

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.

Responsible for providing programming, feasibility studies, space planning and design, furniture layouts, specifications/documentation, move management and coordination. Provide design expertise and leadership for multiple space planning and small interior renovation projects. Projects are typically interior projects and in the range of up to $250,000 with support of the Project Management staff on all larger and capital projects for interior finishes and furniture. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Plan, design and manage small in-house interior renovations for campus buildings, sometimes in collaboration with a Building Manager or Project Manager; includes interior finishes, furniture selections, signage, and moves
*Meet with campus stakeholders to determine space, design and furniture needs and develop solutions
*Prepare schematic plans and sketches or construction drawings as needed
*Select interior finishes and furniture and prepare finish boards as needed, to be reviewed with campus stakeholders
*Prepare outline or scope of work for vendors/contractors
*Prepare preliminary project estimates
*Coordinate moves; moves could be single office, entire department and/or equipment moves
*Work in collaboration with contractors, Project Managers and Building Managers to coordinate work by all parties; duties can include coordinating work with contractor’s work and writing work orders as appropriate

2. Lead and/or provide support for all assigned architectural programming, feasibility and space planning projects, at times in collaboration with others in the Planning, Design and Construction offices
*Assess existing space and furniture utilization and propose solutions, both new and reused from surplus property
*Provide architectural programming expertise for assigned projects
*Be able to generate multiple space and furniture layout design options and solutions

3. Provide support for interior finishes and/or furniture selections on capital projects as part of the Project Team, reporting to Associate Director, Project Manager or other Lehigh University Facilities representative; duties will include interior finishes, furniture selections, signage and moves
*Assemble interior finishes and furniture selections for projects, to be reviewed with campus stakeholders
*Place orders for furniture, coordinate and accept deliveries in coordination with the Project Manager
*Work with Project Managers and Building Managers on project-related duties as needed

4. Maintain and update library of samples and product data; maintain and assist with updates to design standards, including furniture and signage standards
*Meet with interior finishes and furniture representatives as needed
*Assist with the documentation, updating and maintenance of design standards

5. Communication regarding assigned projects;
*Effectively communicate with campus stakeholders regarding their programming, space, interior finishes, furniture, signage, move coordination and overall aspects of the project
*Communication may be written, graphic or verbal as pertinent and the most effective

Grade: 10-40

Position Number: S98690

Special Considerations

This position is funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position

This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required

This position works with minors

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

One to three years related work experience

Professional licensure is not required, but will be taken into consideration

Experience with design, space planning, architectural programming, interior finish selections and furniture layouts preferred

Demonstrated experience with commercial furniture selection and procurement is a must for consideration for this position

Move coordination and signage experience preferred

Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously, in an institutional or similar environment is preferred

Excellent oral, written, presentation communication and interpersonal skills

Solid analytical, decision making and problem solving skills

Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance. Based upon the requirements of the position Lehigh may also request credit history reports, motor vehicle checks and professional license/certification verification

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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