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INTERIOR DESIGNER | LSW

 

LSW is seeking an Interior Designer to join its growing team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who cares about the role design should play in shaping experiences and supporting community development and has the skills to translate a client’s vision into a space that is unforgettable.

Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, CIDA Accredited

5 years (minimum) professional design experience

Experience in Multi-family required

Proficient in Revit

Concept development and interior detailing

Experienced in all phases of project design

Familiar with building codes

Strong understanding of interior materials

Proficiency in 3D modeling, visualization, and graphic software (Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Bluebeam)

Experience with FFE specifications and purchasing preferred

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Collaborative and professional work ethic; Ability to work closely with teams across the firm

NCIDQ certification preferred

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio and a letter introducing yourself to hello@lsw-architects.com.

Sustainable Leadership: Ashley Nored

Ashley Nored, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C | Hennebery Eddy Architects 

One of the Member Award nominations submitted this year was not an Emerging Professional, nor an Industry partner, and not quite ready for the Legacy Award but their dedication, advocacy, and leadership of sustainable design measures led us to award them an Honorable Mention in Sustainable Leadership. Ashley Nored is an interior designer at Hennebery Eddy, and a former sustainability consultant at Green Building Services. Learn more about Ashley’s dedication to Sustainability by reading her nomination below. 

Sustainable Leader

A champion of “net-positive” design solutions with prior experience as a sustainability consultant, Ashley integrates creative sustainable design principles into each phase of the interior design process, synthesizing functional and technical requirements for Hennebery Eddy’s academic, civic, and cultural projects. 

In addition to her project leadership, Ashley consistently leads conversations and professional development in sustainable design through her leadership on Hennebery Eddy’s Net-positive committee. In this role, she advocates for early integration of sustainable design efforts into projects, including energy modeling, daylighting studies, and materials selection that prioritizes disclosure of material content and environmental impact, red list-free, local, and socially just materials.

Ashley oversees Hennebery Eddy’s AIA 2030 Challenge and Design Data Exchange tracking efforts, ensuring that all firm project data is entered into the database. In addition, she manages the aggregation of the firm’s data and oversees internal reporting to benchmark progress in designing for calculated energy reduction. As a result, Ashley’s knowledge, best practices, and guidance in sustainable design are sought after by colleagues for project work and individual professional development. Ashley has worked on more than 100 LEED projects and is skilled at generating solutions to create human-centered and safe environments that benefit end users. She facilitates eco-charettes for design teams, client staff, and stakeholders to collaboratively achieve high-performance goals while providing engaging, community-focused interior environments. In addition, she has been selected for several sustainability presentations (see “Enhanced Knowledge” section).


Enhanced Knowledge

Ashley has presented on both sustainability and interior design topics to industry peers and clients, demonstrating her thorough knowledge of technical details and broad design concepts. In her previous role as a sustainability consultant, she presented to the IIDA on environmental product declarations and product specification and transparency. She brought equally nuanced information to NeoCon in 2014 where her presentation “LEED v4: What to Expect with the New Certification Systems” provided early insights to the interior design profession.

During her time at Hennebery Eddy, Ashley’s presentations and workshop leadership have reflected her philosophy that good design is healthful design. From “Blue Sky Thinking in Big Sky Country,” where she presented the firm’s successful, aspirational approach to sustainable design in an academic setting, to her role as a panelist in AIA’s “2030 Commitment: Keeping your firm and team engaged,” Ashley consistently and clearly articulates how the value of forward-thinking, holistic, human-centric design as is essential for successfully improving the quality of life for building occupants and while honoring and protecting the natural environment. Ashley’s other recent presentations include co-leading a design charette and workshop for Library Journal’s design institute in Vancouver, WA., presenting at the Society for College and University Planners Pacific Region conference on her work with Rogue Community College, “Creating a Community College Campus for Student Success,” and leading a virtual project tour of the award-winning Robert M. Richmond Library and Museum for IIDA Oregon. Currently, Ashley is leading the creation of a client-facing guide for workplace interior design during COVID-19.

Ashley’s expertise and commitment to the industry is evident through the credentials she has earned and maintained: NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, and IIDA. In addition, Ashley is an active member of the Interior Design Collaborative – Oregon, the Oregon Library Association, and CREW Portland.


Support and Value

Ashley continually and unequivocally demonstrates value to her colleagues, clients, and aspiring designers. At Hennebery Eddy, Ashley is a leader among the interior design group, advocating for the team’s role within broader design efforts, and mentoring newer team members as they begin their careers.

Hennebery Eddy has consistently hosted student interior design interns and sustainable design interns. Ashley has played a key role in defining areas of focus and professional development for these design students, setting them up for career success during future employment. Her service-oriented, teaching mindset ensures that these interns learn while doing, and provides opportunities for discovery and exploration through energy modeling, data gathering, and design contributions to client projects. Ashley also works closely with sustainable design interns as they coordinate AIA 2030 project data gathering on behalf of the firm.

Finally, Ashley plays a critical role in marketing the firm’s sustainable design and interior design services. She leads the interior design business development efforts and is proactive in developing critical relationships with existing and prospective clients. During proposal development and interview work, Ashley clearly and calmly articulates the value of sustainable interior design and helps project team and selection committee members envision the possibilities and impact of a healthful, sensitively designed environment.


Community Involvement

Ashley has been proactive in seeking ways to build the reputation of the profession. For the Interior Design Collaborative – Oregon (IDC-Oregon), Ashley served as Marketing Chair from 2012 to 2013 and as Legislative Chair from 2011 to 2012. In these roles, she supported the advancement of the interior design profession through advocating for state commercial interior design legislation. Ashley worked closely with IDC-Oregon board members and lobbyists to write and revise bill language, attend bill hearings, host Capitol Days, and meet with State senators and representatives to educate legislators on the impact interior designers have on the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

For IIDA Oregon, Ashley served as Advocacy Chair from 2011 to 2012 and as Social Media Chair from 2016 to 2017. As Advocacy chair, Ashley bridged the gap of legislative efforts between IIDA Oregon and IDC-Oregon, ensuring that all IIDA members had current information and opportunities to participate in the latest advocacy efforts. As Social Media Chair, she created and shared digital content supporting IIDA’s events, fundraising efforts, and membership spotlights.

 

PARTNER PROGRAM COORDINATOR | source


source
921 SW Washington St . 716
Portland . OR . 97205
tothesource.com

PARTNER PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Why Join Us?

Source is redefining how people work in commercial design and construction. We are bringing radical transparency and simplicity to commercial construction projects. You’ll be a part of a team that is creating the new industry-standard product catalog and communication platform for commercial construction product specifications. We are a high-growth startup, which means fast-paced and tons of opportunity. At Source, you will be part of a strong team where you will love coming to work everyday.

What We’re Looking For

Source is looking to hire a highly detailed Partner Program Coordinator to join our team. You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with customers and overseeing the initial onboarding process for all of our manufacturer partner accounts.

As a Partner Program Coordinator, you will work to enhance our manufacturers’ onboarding experience, working closely with internal and external stakeholders. We are looking for someone who will anticipate customers’ needs, respond to their queries in a timely manner and aspire to deliver a positive customer experience in line with our core values. You will have excellent communication and project tracking skills and be customer service oriented.

You should be able to grow our business by building successful, long-term client relationships in close coordination with our sales team. A successful team member in this role will be adaptable, curious, pragmatic and empathetic.

Responsibilities

Lead Generation

  • Generate new leads for sales teams and account managers
  • Host weekly training demos and webinars for manufacturers and third party vendors
  • Develop process improvements to ensure client satisfaction and lead generation

Brand Partner Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with Brand Partners
  • Correspond + coordinate with manufacturers and their employees to onboard to the Source platform
  • Send data templates to brand partners and help facilitate data ingestion processes
  • Schedule manufacturer meetings, including QC reviews and onboarding trainings
  • Manage maintenance contracts with vendors and manufacturers
  • Create and deliver digital proposals to brand partners
  • Answer and maintain an FAQ list for manufacturers, with support from Digital Resources, Product, Marketing
  • Resolve conflicts and provide solutions to customers in a timely manner
  • Generate and provide activity and lead reports to manufacturers

Support for internal teams

  • Act as a liaison between manufacturers and Source’s internal teams, such as Digital Resources, Sales and Product teams to ensure a seamless process of manufacturer onboarding
  • Salesforce maintenance and tracking
  • Transfer data from brand partners into internal storage systems, reviewing for accuracy in the process
  • Coordinate with Product + DR to review data needs and gaps with Brand Partners
  • Suggest actions to improve sales performance and identify opportunities for growth
  • Monitor cross-marketplace interactions to identify and resolve potential customer experience gaps

Your Experience

This list should generally speak to who you are:

  • Proven work experience in a previous coordination role successfully managing up to 100 accounts
  • Proven ability to deliver excellent customer service in previous roles
  • Knowledge of CRM software and MS Office (Google Suite, MS Excel and Salesforce in particular)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly and proficiently
  • Highly detail oriented and an autonomous problem solver
  • “People Person.” Very comfortable on the phone, guiding conversations, and gracefully answering complex questions in real time
  • Understanding of sales performance metrics
  • Excellent communication and tracking skills
  • An ability to deliver on project deadlines and answer inquiries on time
  • Business acumen with a problem-solving attitude
  • Candidates with commercial design, construction or distribution experience will be given preference

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use keypad and keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Vision and hearing to normal range (or corrected).
  • May require longer work hours during high-volume work cycles

Our Core Values

Collaborative Accomplished Respectful Accountable Clever Truthful
Rely on the people around you for help. Everything’s better with collaboration. Dream big and then work really, really hard to achieve it.

Showing is always a more powerful mode of communication than telling. Err on the side of quiet confidence in your knowledge and expertise.

Treat all people with respect, especially if you don’t yet know their story.

 

Expect that every team member will have a high degree of personal accountability. We have direct, respectful conversations to hold each other accountable with continuous feedback. Admit when you don’t know something, but then turn around and learn it. Truth matters. Root your work in the highest form of truth available, cite your sources, and curiously advance conversations to the bounds of what we definitively know.

What The Lawyers Make Us Put In

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This position is accountable to the Head of Sales for fulfilling the above responsibilities; provide prompt, courteous, accurate and professional service to staff, members, co-workers and vendor-partners; demonstrate Source’s Core Values at all times.

I have read the above position description and acknowledge my understanding of the duties and responsibilities for the position of Partner Program Coordinator.

 

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Sound Like You? Apply now!

Email Resume and Cover Letter to:
Nicole Schmidt, CEO
nicole@tothesource.com
971.271.6905
921 SW Washington St, #518, Portland, OR 97205
tothesource.com