Join us at Union Craft Brewery this Thursday from 5-7 for hot soup, fresh bread, and the latest saison with your favorite NDC folks and friends. We’ll have our new SWAG there for purchase, including T-shirts, tote bags, and limited-edition posters by Gaia, Oliver Munday, and Baltimore Globe. Free beer with your new membership to NDC!
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PROGRAM MANAGER Neighborhood Design Center Riverdale Park, MD
The primary responsibility of this position is to manage green infrastructure programs at the NDC Riverdale Park office in Prince Georges County, MD. The program manager is responsible for managing programs addressing design for storm water management, urban and neighborhood streetscape and street tree programs, and project data management and tracking. This position requires the ability to manage multiple programs, manage contracts, update and maintain meticu-lous records, write proposals, prepare reports, oversee staff and remain up to date on current research and best practices of the field. The Program Manager maintains critical relationships with funders, community stakeholders, contractors and partners to ensure the ongoing success of these programs.
In addition, the Program Manager will assist on several other programs within the Neighborhood Design Center, including but not limited to: Community Design Services, the annual “Clean Up, Green Up” Day, and other special projects. As this is a small nonprofit work environment, tasks are varied and a flexible mindset and willingness to “pitch in” are highly valued. Neighborhood Design Center is a team-oriented, creative work environment. This position requires occasional evening and weekend attendance at meetings and other events.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Salary range is $50,000-55,000. This is a full-time position with benefits. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, health, dental and life insurance and 403(b) retirement plan. EEO.
-Bachelors Degree in Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Environmental Studies or related fields. Masters degree a plus. -3-5 years project management and/or program management experience. -Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing, phone and email. -Ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders. -Able to complete site visits and occasionally work outside, year round. -Possess valid driver’s license and be willing to use personal vehicle (mileage reimbursable). -Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Excel.
Desirable qualifications -Masters Degree or 5+years experience in relevant position. -Computer Skills: Arc-GIS,, Microsoft Access, PG Atlas, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite.
Please submit references, resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 20th, 2014.
IMPACT Request for Proposals: Deadline September 3
Funding is available for a site-specific, public space installation this fall for a high-visibility site in North Brentwood, Maryland.
Proposals should explore how public space can be re-imagined and activated in engaging ways while investigating a dialogue between design practice and contemporary art.
Cross-disciplinary teams or pairs of artist/designers are encouraged to submit their concepts.
What happens if we cross-pollinate between creative fields? Unusual collaborations could include:
- landscape architect + sculptor = living sculpture
- architect + social practitioner = bus stop mini lounge
- industrial designer + sound artist = echo chamber play structure
- performance artist + fashion designer = velcro suit dance party
This call for proposals is intentionally open to accommodate the potential range found in contemporary place-making and tactical urbanism projects.
Information on how to apply can be found here: http://mdartplace.org/uploads/files/NDCMPACT%20RFP%20FINAL.pdf
This project is made possible by the generous folks at: Art Lives Here and Maryland Art Place
We are so grateful to the Clayton Baker Trust for their $12,000 grant and the Morton & Sophia Macht Foundation for their $3000 grant to NDC. Their steadfast support makes our Baltimore project work possible!
We encourage anyone who created or takes care of a beautiful garden or knows someone who does please download and fill out the 2014 Beautification Awards Application! We are of course seriously encouraging any of our groups who participated in Clean Up, Green Up 2013. It’s time to get recognition for your incredible efforts! Applications for Spring Gardens are due by April 1st and Summer Gardens are due May 20th. Check the right box, depending on when the garden looks best. Please, if you have any trouble filling out the application contact email@example.com.
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We are thrilled to announce the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded NDC $25,000 with a $5,000 match for general operating. We will be focusing on Staff Development, Community Outreach and Education, and Board Development. This means keep your eyes open for volunteer opportunities in 2014!
The Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County awarded NDC with a Community Impact Grant which has supported the creation of our community tool shed and the strengthening of our design studio capabilities. We are ecstatic to be able to increase the level of support needed to make our communities visions come to life. Thanks RA!
Help us celebrate 20 years of Community Design in Prince George’s County and honor Jan Townshend’s 13 years of service with The Neighborhood Design Center!
We’ve got great food from The Iron Bridge Wine Company, music by Le Leyenda, a local salsa band, and more!
It all happens November 7th, from 6-9pm at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt Rainier. Registration closing soon
Hope to see you there!
NDC is thrilled to be working with the talented pro bono consultants of the Taproot Foundation. We’ve received a service grant for key messaging strategies, building upon the visual brand developed by MICA’s Center for Design Practice last year. As service grant providers ourselves, it’s an exciting and revealing experience to sit on the other side of the table as the client organization!
Last year we worked with MICA’s Center for Design Practice (CDP) to develop and design our new visual brand. CDP developed a brand strategy and new identity along with recommendations for outreach practices.
Thanks to Sappi’s prestigious Ideas that Matter Grant, NDC will now be able to realize the core education and outreach materials developed by MICA to effectively spread the word and get more community design out to the people.