Graphic Designer, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 95956-en_US
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 is a growing, globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. The Center works 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.
Reporting to the Creative Director and 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 contribute to a growing content team to help produce visually compelling informational and programmatic materials—including programmatic guides, case studies, stories about grantee work, social media content, webpages, and videos—city leaders, funders, and partners. The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing communications for world-class and mission-focused organizations.
Our Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector's role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for individuals who are committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, as we advance this work in communities.
Are you a design specialist interested in all things related to design?
Do you want to be a strong advocate for great design, in all its forms?
Do you believe that great design has the power to improve the lives of people?
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and link to their portfolio and/or PDF of work samples.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Support 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 supporting brand development, brand management, and asset development activities (e.g., web layout, Powerpoint)
Working with the Creative Director, help members of the Communications and program teams in developing new tools, marketing collateral, and program resources.
Working with the Creative Director, help to define requirements and meet delivery timelines for a growing library of tools and resources.
Manage the Center's nascent photo assets for ongoing utilization
Support the Director of Communications and Creative Director to continually assess and improve the Center's public and online presence
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or related field.
Two (2) years of experience and a portfolio.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** 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.
Two (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
Proficiency in social media and other digital marketing tools
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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 skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
A commitment to a collegial workplace
Level of Independent Decision Making:
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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