Johns Hopkins University seeks a Graphic Designer for the new Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University which is focused on public sector innovation, government transformation, and civic engagement. The new Center will become a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. The Center will work to increase awareness of the impact of local government innovation with a special emphasis on the ways in which residents contribute to the design, development, and delivery of new services and policy approaches.
Working closely with the Director of Communications, the Graphic Designer will support the build-out of the Center's expansive communications efforts. Specifically, the Graphic Designer will help produce visually compelling informational and programmatic materials—including programmatic guides, case studies, stories about grantee work, social media content, webpages, and videos—that would be shared with the Center's network of city leaders, funders, and partners. The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing communications for publicly-oriented organizations and is passionate about telling the story of the new Center. The Graphic Designer will also support special projects at the direction of the Executive Director.
The new Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector's role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for a person committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, both as we build a new organization and advance this work in communities.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and link to their portfolio and/or PDF of work samples.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage the design, layout, illustration, and pre-production for all communication materials for print and digital platforms, including program curricula, website, infographics, case studies, videos, impact stories, and event invites
Help build brand recognition for the Center, through consolidation of existing branding assets and development of new templates and layouts for communication materials (e.g., web layout, Powerpoint)
Liaise and coordinate among the Communications Team and other members of the new Center on all communication tools and initiatives
Working with the Director of Communications, gather feedback from cities and partners participating in the Center's work to adapt and create compelling materials that resonate with them
Manage the Center's nascent photo assets for ongoing utilization
Support the Director of Communications and Digital Coordinator to continually assess and improve the Center's public and online presence
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or related field
Two years experience and a portfoli
Please include a link in your resume to your online portfolio for consideration
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
2 years of experience in an in-house creative services department or agency
Expert-level experience with image editing and design software (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
Some understanding of the types of challenges municipal governments typically face preferred, either through direct experience working in government or in organizations that collaborate closely with governments
Proficiency in social media and other digital marketing tools
Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports
Excellent content creation and writing skills
Demonstrated effectiveness in coordinating with subject matter experts
Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
A commitment to a collegial workplace
Classified Title: Graphic Designer Working Title: Graphic Designer, BCPI Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5/5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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