Work With Us

The Neighborhood Design Center continues to grow!  There are a range of ways to work with us towards creating healthier, more equitable, well-designed communities.

Board of Directors

Interested in joining a cohort of dedicated professionals, learning more about how we work, and supporting the mission of the Neighborhood Design Center?  Or know someone who is?  Nominations are now open.
Deadline for nomination submittal
December 31, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Employment

Working at NDC:
Join the Neighborhood Design Center team as we support low-moderate income communities in our jurisdictions by linking them with professional design and planning services. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies and fellow nonprofits, we support locally driven initiatives for neighborhoods pursuing improved quality of life within their built environments.

Being part of our organization means being part of a growing field. NDC’s impact and thought leadership have been recognized on local, regional, and national levels by partners and funders that include the Deutsch Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gehl Institute, Surdna Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Urban Development, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, and Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation.

NDC is currently hiring for two full time positions:

PROJECT COORDINATOR

The Neighborhood Design Center seeks a Project Coordinator to support ongoing community design efforts in our eight-person Prince George’s County office. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and creative self-starter to work directly with low-to-moderate-income communities throughout Prince George’s County on projects to improve neighborhoods. The candidate will work in a fast-paced, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with landscape architects, urban planners, architects, foresters, artists and social designers, all committed to social justice.

To apply, see the full job listing, here.

PROGRAM MANAGER

The Neighborhood Design Center seeks a full time the Program Manager to lead ongoing community design efforts in our seven-person Baltimore office. This is a rare opportunity for a highly motivated and creative self-starter to work directly with low-to-moderate-income communities across Baltimore City on projects to improve neighborhoods. The candidate will work in a fast-paced, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with landscape architects, urban planners, architects, foresters, artists and social designers, all committed to social justice.

To apply, see the full job listing, here.

Volunteering

For volunteer opportunities, please see our current open projects.

Partnerships

If you are seeking assistance for a local project, click here.

Internships

NDC Internships are part time, paid learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate design students to gain direct experience working with NDC design staff and community partners on localized design challenges. Interns are assigned under particular program areas such as Community Forestry or Community Design.

Compensation: Hourly
Duration: Varies: 10-week summer position up to to multiple semesters.
Typical work: Program support, outreach and engagement, research and project specific design production.

NDC’s internship program has included an exceptionally and intentionally diverse cohort; 75% are minorities, 75% are women, and 50% are immigrant, refugee or first generation Americans. Recent interns have included students and recent graduates from University of Maryland, MICA, and Morgan State University and are pursuing degrees in fields including Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Community Planning.  Our interns go on to pursue design careers and graduate education at top firms and institutions around the country.

Please stay posted for upcoming opportunities for paid internships at NDC.

Volunteer Corps:

Corps Members are full time volunteers for one year, who are paid a stipend and health benefits to cover living expenses.  These positions are offered through partnerships with a range of Volunteer Corps programs that match talented service-minded individuals with nonprofit organizations.

Compensation: Varies, typically living stipend and health insurance
Duration: 1 year
Typical work: Varies
Partner Programs: Americorps VISTA, Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Volunteer Maryland