Architectural Director - Entrepreneurial Mindset & Government Expertise Needed!
CR architecture + design
February 20, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Architect, Project Manager
4 Year Degree
If you’ve not bought into the myth that business and creative mindsets don’t mix and you’ve embraced the business behind designing buildings and creating products and services in the AE industry, then the position as a Director at CR architecture + design will offer you the challenge and opportunity you’ve been looking for.
A Director at CR needs to have a multidisciplinary skill set – one that is business savvy, entrepreneurial and passionate about design. You’ll be responsible for leading our Government Studio/Program, focused on local government, public safety design and municipal projects, so you’ll need to understand these type of public sector clients, as well as the financial and business sides of architecture. Being a problem solver who inspires while keeping a watchful eye on the bottom line, yours and your clients’ is key to this person’s success.
As a Director, you’ll face several challenges when it comes to the care and feeding of your clients and team. You’ll need to know how to manage your clients’ expectations while adapting to the new technologies, processes and basic shifts in client attitudes. CR will never be the lowest cost provider, instead, we trade on the value proposition of relationship and expertise. You’ll need to be able to effectively define and communicate the full spectrum of that value. As for your team, a strong foundation is built on integrity and trust. From there, each member should feel a commitment to hold each other accountable and understand how their individual contributions affect the success of the team and the firm.
We’re adding new staff and raising the expectations of our existing teams and leaders. If you’re interested, here’s what we need you focused on:
Positioning yourself as a partner in your clients’ business strategy and staying on top of new opportunities we can help them with in the future
Collaborating with our marketing and business development team to identify strategic opportunities and land new work/clients
Hiring and developing “A” players to that you can remain working “on the business” and not “in the business.”
Meeting or exceeding monthly revenue, profitability, quality and utilization goals
Relying on your Project Managers to be responsible for the day to day aspects of the projects so that you can stay out of the weeds
Within the first 30-60 days, provide recommendations on ways we can continuously improve and innovate
So what’s in it for you? We’ll provide you with the opportunity of "running your own business" within CR and we’ll make sure you have the support and resources you’ll need to grow and manage your business successfully while making an impact right away. We’ll continue to develop your leadership skills through impactful trainings and you’ll have access to executive leaders who will coach and challenge you to think more strategically. We’re committed to helping you become an industry leader and the sky’s the limit with how far you can take your career at CR.
If you can accomplish the above, you’ve got what it takes. Realistically, you need to have a leadership background in the AE industry where you most likely you started your career in production, gained a strong technical competency and then chose the path of managing projects and teams. Along the way, you developed an expertise in the Public Sector, including local government, public safety design and municipal projects. You successfully leveraged your expertise and relationships with your clients to gain additional work and you’ve never stopped looking for opportunities to do what you do best – design, inspire, and lead.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Base annual salary plus variable compensation bonus plan. 401K, full health/dental/vision benefits, phone allowance, relocation assistance, generous PTO plus many more.
About CR architecture + design
CR architecture + design manages eight areas of market expertise nationally and strives to be recognized as the national design expert in the market segments in which we serve. Our Commercial, Higher Education, K-12, Government, Hospitality, Housing, Senior Living and Retail groups focus on design creativity, technology, energy, value and most importantly, client service. As a market driven design firm, we maintain a balanced project workload, equally divided between the public and private sectors. Our commitment to our practice and the clients we serve continually fosters new ideas and platforms that are monitored and evaluated.