The Graphic/Multimedia Designer will be an integral member of the Communications team for the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA). Reporting to the Director of Communications, this position works closely with members of the Communications team and other staff and faculty within OACA to plan, create, and coordinate production of high-quality and professional design for both print and electronic communications. This position will also serve as the unit’s photographer and provide valuable consulting and customer service.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Visual Design and Branding- 75% • Create original design and graphics for print and electronic media, including brochures, posters, digital signage, social media, infographics, animation, videos, print/web campaigns, and more. • Develop templates for presentations, reports, and more that can be shared with other units and OACA faculty and staff. • Work closely with the electronic communications manager to create website graphic design solutions and to develop new email templates and other forms of electronic communications that adhere to University and OACA brand standards.
Project Management - 10% • Coordinate print projects from concept to delivery. • Coordinate with production staff to determine the most efficient and cost-effective methods of production and distribution. • Independently manage multiple projects; set and meet critical dates within the design and execution process; communicate effectively and coordinate with colleagues and external vendors; develop and maintain strong relationships with faculty, staff and others. • Manage the work of vendors, including photography, printing, addressing/mailing, video production, and others as needed to ensure projects are on-time, accurate, and align with University and OACA branding guidelines
Client Relationships/Consultation- 10% • Meet with faculty, staff and others to discuss, conceptualize, and plan print and electronic communications projects, including making expert recommendations on approaches that will improve efficiency, reduce costs, support branding policies, and elevate the effectiveness of OACA communications and marketing strategies. • Apply creative thinking and problem-solving skills to provide professional design appropriate to the target audience for all materials on a diverse range of content topics. • Meet with and present concepts to colleagues and others and openly discuss opportunities to evolve and enhance creative concepts in order to improve effectiveness of communications and develop strong, lasting relationships.
Miscellaneous – 5% • Assist with other communications projects as needed.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Essential Qualifications: • BA/BS degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Art or related field, plus 2 years professional experience, or 6 years combined equivalent education and experience. • Demonstrated proficiency with photography, video editing, and Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. • Demonstrated ability to design creatively within a visual identity system and manage brand standards. • Excellent written/oral/interpersonal communication skills. • Ability to proactively self-manage time and tasks and maintain high, sustained levels of productivity under tight deadlines. • Ability to adapt to changing situations, priorities, and deadlines. • Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with a variety of partners and teams. • Proven ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and software tools.
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience selecting and managing vendors, including printers, addressing and mailing. • Knowledge of design and development of HTML email marketing pieces. • Familiarity with the University of Minnesota.
Internal Number: 332192
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