GRAPHIC DESIGN SPECIALIST, ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT at Duke University

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina





Job Description:


Context



For the global Duke community, the name "Duke" represents more than just a university. It means family. Duke's Office of Alumni Engagement and Development is here to keep more than 200,000 alumni, donors, students, parents, and friends connected to the programs, people and places that mean the most at every stage of their lives. When you join the Duke Alumni Engagement and Development team, you join a team of high-achievers who are committed to deepening relationships, enabling connections, and helping the community make world-changing impact.





Occupational Summary:



As a member of the creative team, the graphic design specialist will conceptualize, strategize, and design for the print and digital marketing and communications needs of Duke Alumni Engagement and Development, whose constituency includes more than 200,000 alumni, donors, parents and friends of the university. This position works in close collaboration with colleagues within the Marketing, Communications, and Stewardship team to bring marketing and digital strategies to life visually.



Reporting to the Sr. Designer in Marketing, Communications, and Stewardship, the graphic design specialist will support Duke Alumni Engagement and Development's activities, programs, major initiatives and projects as a part of a highly integrated, cross-functional team. Most of the creative design work is for online platforms-including fundraising campaigns, emails, event invitations, reports, website elements and social media. A strong background in digital design is preferred.




Work Performed:



Design print and digital assets to support the goals of Duke Alumni Engagement and Development programs and initiatives in partnership with marketing strategists, writers, video producers, and digital team members.



Act as a brand ambassador, ensuring consistency of style across the organization. Elevate and expand a digital assets library to empower Duke partners to keep their communications on brand.



Work with the Sr. Designer and Sr. Director of the Creative Team to assess short-term and long-term design strategies and goals that will enable Duke Alumni Engagement and Development to meet its overall mission to provide an excellent public presence online and in print.



Collaborate with Duke partners to assess their needs, elevate their projects and provide on-brand design. This role requires good listening skills and the ability to represent the department as a brand ambassador.



Utilize contemporary practices, trends and technologies in layout, design and production of text and graphics for both online and print.



Keep abreast of current design technologies and platforms to determine which practices and purchases are most appropriate for the department.



Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.





Skills:




  • Ability to design across multiple mediums including digital, print, video, animations, etc.




  • Considerable knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.




  • Strong hands-on skills, and a portfolio that showcases a variety of projects




  • Ability to set schedules and manage deadlines effectively.



  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively.




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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.



Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.



Essential Physical Job Functions



Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.



Minimum Qualifications


Education

Work requires the ability to perform creative writing and related activities such as conducting interviews and research, and copy editing normally acquired through attainment of a bachelor's degree in Journalism, English or a related discipline.


Experience


Work requires two years of directly related writing experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.