Civic/Education Practice Leader


Who is Multistudio?

Multistudio collaboratively expands the practice of design from cities to buildings to branding. We believe that diversity of thought, people and disciplines helps us spark change. Through our portfolio of projects, neither size nor type dictates their importance.

Their impact does.

Position Description

We are seeking a full-time Practice Leader for our San Francisco office location, which is focused primarily on civic/education business opportunities. This includes pK-14 and community-serving planning and development. You will provide vision, design, direction and thought leadership to advance the company’s civic/education practice, at both the national and regional level. You will lead civic/education strategic planning, business development, and client relations.

You will be the ‘face’ of the civic/education practice at industry conferences, events and committees and will lead the development of the annual strategic plan for this practice. You will participate in and lead regular meetings among studio wide teams and serve as a national resource for current and future industry trends.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate and/or lead business development at the regional and national level with a focus on building relationships to achieve firm practice goals.
  • Create winning pursuit strategies in pK-14 and other market sectors in collaboration with local BD leader and Chief Marketing Officer, and assist in reviewing submittals, RFQ’s & RFP’s.
  • Provide vision, strategic direction and thought leadership to advance the company’s regional civic/education focus, including understanding of national and local trends.
  • Collaborate internally with existing tracking software(s) to align with forecasting and business development initiatives established in the Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in regular meetings among studio wide teams to facilitate and promote broad and consistent communications at all levels, along with Leadership and Management meetings, to represent the San Francisco location, as well as greater California business opportunities.
  • Lead design efforts to discover the possibility of the project.
  • Focus on a ‘one team’ mentality, helping to build an overall civic/education practice working closely among individual profit centers.

We are Seeking Candidates with:

  • Professional degree in architecture, with 15+ years of experience.
  • Licensure required.
  • Experience in civic/education required.
  • Proficiency with Revit 2020 preferred.
  • Excellent at multi-tasking, understanding complex project details while moving teams and outcomes forward.
  • Experience advancing design solutions with project teams.
  • Strong communication, scheduling, and client management skills.
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and proactiveness in mitigating risks and recognizing resolutions.
  • Ability to create and manage project plans, while also managing multiple PMs.
  • Ability to balance budget and design expectations.

We seek people who value the responsibility of design, humbly engage many, pursue ideas with rigor, and seek meaningful outcomes both big and small. Currently, our 130+ employees collaborate across our Studio and office locations. Our practice’s core values embrace equity, diversity and creative freedom.

This is a full-time position which includes generous benefits such as vacation time, sick time, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as participation in a 401(k) and employee stock ownership plan. Multistudio supports a hybrid work environment; encouraging at least three days in office for regional hires. The expected compensation range for this position is $129,500 – $175,000 for employees working full-time in our California office.

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume, cover letter and an electronic portfolio. We look forward to getting to know you!

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