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Furnishings Interior Designer / Furnishings and Equipment Project Manager

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Furnishings Interior Designer / Furnishings and Equipment Project Manager
Position Number 8061
Posting Number S1066
State Role Title Architect/Engineer I
Position Type Classified
Position Status Full Time
FLSA Status Exempt: Not Eligible for Overtime
College/Division Business Services
Department 400214 - FF&E Project Manager
Pay Band 5
Pay Rate Pay Range
Specify Range or Amount $58,500 - $65,000
Is this a JMU Only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? Yes. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon continued funding.

Position Summary Information

General Information

Procurement Services at James Madison University is accepting applications for a Furnishings Interior Designer / Furnishings and Equipment Project Manager that will provide project management services for all capital furnishing and equipment projects and internal interior design services for furnishing projects. The successful candidate will support furnishing purchases through project management and design activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will ensure effective project management on capital furnishing and equipment projects by providing leadership and superior coordination between various stakeholders, both internal and external. The successful candidate will also gather information from architects, campus stakeholders and vendors in order to provide campus departments with interior design assistance and recommendations on projects large and small, and will support procurement efforts through detailed knowledge of procurement policies, procedures, contracts and vendor relationships.


Working knowledge of commercial furnishings, finishes and equipment, ideally in a higher education setting. Knowledge of products, vendors, suppliers and installers. Knowledge of state/university procurement regulations, building code, systems furniture and ADA regulations.

Other qualifications include:
- Ability to work with and lead a cross-functional team in an effective manner.
- Experience gathering and defining design requirements with requesting customer and preparing alternative solutions ranging from conceptual design to final design within established parameters.
- Ability to provide space planning/furniture layout presentations to clients.
- Ability to create and interpret design documents.
- Experience coordinating design activities with architects, engineers, safety, security, construction, accessibility, procurement and other related functional areas.
- Ability to effectively use AutoCad and/or Revit and Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management packages.
- Ability to work independently, as a project leader, and in team situations.
- Strong facilitation skills to manage customer meetings, track open issues, negotiate contracts and manage due dates.

Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture or a related field preferred. Preferred licenses include NCIDQ, NCARG and/or Project Management Certification.

Condition(s) of Employment

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

The successful candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests prior to their first day of employment.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/01/2017
Beginning Review Date 09/19/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 10/16/2017
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

Minimum Reference(s) Required 3
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Additional Posting Information

The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a reference through the JobLink system.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Portfolio

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • Charlottesville Daily Progress
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Employee Referral
    • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • JMU JobLink
    • Job Fair
    • NCAA
    • Northern Virginia Daily
    • Nuevas Raices
    • Other Referral
    • Phone Inquiry
    • Richmond Times Dispatch
    • Roanoke Times
    • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
    • US Military Pipeline
    • VA Jobs Website
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Walk-in
    • Washington Post
    • Winchester Star
    • Other
  2. * If you selected a source above please type "N/A" in the following box. If you selected "Other" please indicate where you heard about the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only) If you respond "yes" to this question, a Human Resources representative will be contacting you to obtain a copy of your Yellow Form.
    • No
    • Yes
  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only) If you respond "yes" to this question, a Human Resources representative will be contacting you to obtain a copy of your Blue Card.
    • No
    • Yes