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Kahler Slater
Higher Education Team Leader
Posted: August 5

Full-time Regular
Richmond, VA, US

We seek a professional with passion and expertise in the design of Higher Education facilities to join our Richmond office as a Higher Education Team Leader to help grow and secure college and university clients, as well as additional Higher Ed team members within the Mid-Atlantic region.
As a Team Leader, you will collaboratively lead the continued growth, evolution and positioning of our national Higher Education practice, as well as leverage your own expertise to capture broader opportunities on higher education campuses throughout Virginia and neighboring states.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Lead project teams in a fashion consistent with our firm’s core values through collaborative engagement with other firm leaders, team leaders and staff to attract new clients and build a Practice/Team that has a long-term, sustainable future.

Business Development - Successfully lead the development of strategies and the implementation of marketing efforts for the Higher Education team. Achieve mutually-established annual business objectives, by:
establishing new, or refreshing existing, high-level client relationships in the Higher Education market place in the Virginia and Mid-Atlantic region (at the President, Dean, VP, & Athletic/Rec Director levels)

Project Development - Lead teams to deliver powerful results for owners and users, providing pre-design and design phase leadership, leading the generation and translation of design and planning concepts into final solutions for Higher Education projects, with the overall responsibility for client satisfaction, service quality and financial performance, delivering upon: the client’s vision, the quality of the work performed, design excellence, overall client service, all project goals, and the assignment of appropriate staff to projects.

Expertise - We look forward to understanding your already established credibility within the Higher Education marketplace. This should be easily evidenced through:
• a demonstration of how your project expertise has led to, and will lead to, work,
• a fifteen-year, or more, overall track record as a design professional,
• your most recent seven-to-ten years of experience focused on service to clients in the design of Higher Education projects,
• the knowledge you are able to share through discussion of your experiences, solutions you have delivered and current trends and issues in these markets, and
• Significant and recent experience (within last 5 years) working on projects with the Virginia DEB - Division of Engineering & Buildings.


Apply for Team Leader position here.