Design Director


Design Director- Spectorgroup’s Long Island office is seeking energetic and passionate Design Directors with a forward-thinking and team-oriented mindset. We are looking for leaders who inspire, mentor and manage design endeavors and team members alike. 15+ Years’ experience working in an architectural or interior design firm. Experience in project types ranging from commercial office interiors, mixed-use and landlord/building architecture is preferred.

What is Required  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture required
  • NCIDQ Certification/ARE license required
  • Membership in IIDA, ASID or other industry organizations encouraged
  • LEED Accreditation encouraged
  • CID Certification encouraged

Qualified candidates must include an online or PDF portfolio with their application.

Your Responsibilities

  • Oversee creative solutions/activities to encourage inspiration and creativity.
  • Cultivate a culture of exploration, ideation, and growth.
  • Effectively Mentor employee’s to promote growth, learning, and career development.
  • Participate in New Client leads and pitches.
  • Effectively work in conjunction with firm leadership to conceptualize and implement tools to effectively sell Spector Group at pitches.
  • Thorough knowledge of workplace strategy and ability to oversee and implement the strategy process on projects from inception through completion, leading to a successful research-based design process.
  • Create, implement and ensure adherence to Design standards.
  • Effectively communicate in a professional manner with clients and all team members.
  • Possess a strong ability to organize and manage multiple project teams to ensure all project-related tasks are completed.
  • Articulately and responsibly delegate tasks for assignment, as required, and ensure all team members follow tasks through accurate completion.
  • Ensure project deadlines are met in a timely manner.
  • Provide clear and concise instructions to all project team members.
  • Lead the presentation of design ideas in a professional manner; coordinating the project team to clearly communicate ideas to clients, consultants, vendors, and contractors.
  • Ensure effective communication of the design intent to GC/CM and sub-contractors through the construction process.
  • Ability to guide project teams to design within budget restrictions and the ability to work to creatively reduce budgets without compromising design, when required.
  • Ability to oversee RFP’s and bidding requirements for all facets of projects and to ensure project teams complete the bid process in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Ability to oversee the completion of construction drawings to ensure proper documentation and implementation of design intent within the project budget.
  • Ability to nurture and maintain client and consultant relationships.
  • Act on behalf of the firm as a spokesperson within the industry.
  • Actively participate in the executive committee of the firm, with the goal of always working to improve the firm reputation and image, professionalism, design standards, efficiency, and culture.
  • Encourage and oversee Office committees.
  • Oversee Career Development Evaluations and actively promote employee career growth through a system of informal mentorship, evaluation, and feedback.

TO APPLY please send your resume and portfolio to Be sure to include the “Design Director – LI Office” in the subject line.