Interior Designer/Project Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Interior Designer/Project Coordinator
Posting Number NFE00024P
Department SDSU-Facilities & Services-Engineering
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The Facilities & Services Department at SDSU is seeking an experienced Interior Designer/Project Coordinator to join our Project Management & Engineering team. We are looking for someone who is creative, highly motivated, customer focused, and is able to work effectively both with a team and independently. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to work on a University campus which completes a wide variety of projects and will work on all phases of a project.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position provides interior design, planning, project management and support to the campus community and Facilities & Services; Provides research and information for building and room management on ADA accessibility; Implements, maintains and develops standards for interior finishes and furnishings; Participates in facility programming and space planning; Works with a variety of campus customers and contractors to provide safe and comfortable campus facilities; Responsible for managing the campus signage standards and installations; Must be flexible due to the variety of duties and changing demands.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or closely related field, at the time of hire.
• At least one year of experience in Interior Design.
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to provide high level of customer service.
• Organized, detail and results oriented.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make good decisions.
• Computer experience must include Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Valid driver’s license at time of hire.


• Three to five years of experience in Interior Design.
• Experience or knowledge in managing construction projects.
• Familiarity with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit or similar programs is beneficial.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

Posting Date 10/26/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 11/27/2017
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

8 am- 5 pm, M-F

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Valid Drivers License
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. SDSU had a fall 2016 enrollment of 12,613 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. Students choose from 73 majors, 36 specializations, 75 minors, 35 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs, and two professional doctorates. The Facilities & Services Department serves the University community by maintaining the existing campus and supporting the expansion and growth of campus through project management and support. Our goal is a campus that is safe, attractive, and supports the mission of South Dakota State University.

With exceptional alumni, community, and Foundation support for student scholarships as well as all aspects of campus life, SDSU is the center of life in Brookings, South Dakota. Brookings, a community of 23,657 residents, is on the Eastern border of the state and just one hour north of the state’s largest city – Sioux Falls. Brookings is a safe, family-friendly, vibrant, thriving community with many amenities you would find in a much larger city, but with a small-town feel. Residents enjoy the tree-lined streets, leisurely pace of living, a short commute time, and a variety of career opportunities in a growing job market. The top-ranked Brookings School District offers small classroom sizes and highly qualified, experienced teachers. The city boasts an abundance of attractions and activities such as the Children’s Museum of S.D., Dakota Nature Park, S.D. Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, S.D. Ag Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center of S.D., Downtown @ Sundown, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Brookings is consistently ranked as a top place to live. Recent accolades include: #1 Best Place to Live in S.D., #25 Best City for Entrepreneurs, #2 Best School District in S.D., Top 10 Best Small Towns in America, Safest College Town in America, and the Top 25 Safest Cities in America. Learn more about Brookings by visiting Bring Your Dreams!

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement
Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Lisa Diedrich at 605-688-6787 or

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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