Actively produces new and inventive means of communicating visually how the school, its prolific output of ideas, its values, and its community are communicated to its many publics.
Develops a strategy for and ensures continuity in the visual application of the school's graphic identity across print and digital communications.
Directs the ongoing design of the school's primary website, collaborating closely with the school's internal development team to plan and prioritize design projects into discrete development sprints, while also collaborating closely with the school's community of content editors on design-related challenges, as they emerge.
Collaborates with other colleagues in the Department of Communications on the design and/or art direction of content across the GSD's public digital channels and with external content partners.
Cultivates a network of external graphic designers, developers, and other digital producers to collaborate with on a project basis.
Leads or consults on design for ad-hoc communications projects, as assigned.
Serves as a member of the school's digital governance committee and helps maintain the university's digital accessibility standards.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as needed
In order to be considered for this role, a well written cover letter in addition to a resume is required. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Design cannot sponsor or extend an employment visa for professional and administrative staff positions.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required, with 5+ years working as part of an in-house design team or in an agency environment, with exceptional skills in both print and digital design.
Expert experience with Wordpress and Adobe Creative Suite.
Demonstrated ability to translate an institutional graphic identity and/or brand values to a wide array of print and digital applications.
Demonstrated success in managing a variety of vendor and/or client relationships.
Master's degree in graphic design or in a field with direct relevance to the nature of this role, preferred.
An eagerness to stay abreast of, experiment with, and incorporate new tools and technologies.
Strong project management experience—experience with agile development workflow preferred.
Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment and be self-motivated to bring projects to completion on time and without compromises in quality.
Must be able to work independently and be enthusiastic, respectful, and diplomatic about engaging with and across groups of highly ambitious individuals operating near or at the tops of their professions.
Must be committed to contributing to and helping to cultivate a professional environment underpinned by respect for colleagues and their expertise; open dialogue and a collaborative approach to work; openness to feedback; and a common commitment to doing excellent work.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51845BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.