A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Health System is home to multiple Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQIs) coordinating centers which seek to address some of the most common, complex, and costly areas of surgical and medical care. With funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), the CQIs work collaboratively with health care providers throughout Michigan to collect data to a centralized registry. The data are analyzed and shared to identify processes that lead to improved delivery of care and outcomes, and guide quality improvement interventions.
Healthy Behavior Optimization for Michigan (HBOM) is a newly established CQI focused on addressing health behaviors of high-risk medical and surgical patients related to tobacco, nutrition, and exercise. Our goal is to partner with all CQIs to engage in health behavior interventions around tobacco cessation, healthy diet, and physical activity for patients around major health events like surgery, disease diagnosis, and cancer care.
Remote Work Policy
This department adopts a hybrid, remote-flexible work policy. This position will be required to work at our Ann Arbor-based office one to two days per week, with the ability to work remotely three to four days per week.
As HBOM establishes partnerships with hospitals, health systems, and statewide health programs across the state, we have an ever-present demand for compelling and thoughtfully-designed slide decks, as well as health promotion and health behavior posters, brochures, handouts, reports, infographics, and media assets that are responsive to the unique needs and environmental context of our partnering organizations. Successful designs drive home our key messages, provide an element of visual surprise, and inspire our stakeholders to act. Understanding the mechanisms of communications and marketing, design and media, and human behavior are all key to this effort. This is why we need you.
In this position, you will primarily be responsible for creating clear and captivating communications campaigns, graphics, and visual media presentations, as part of our small-but-mighty Informatics and Design team and supporting the production and dissemination of the designs and campaigns.
a 3’ x 5’ magnet that is distributed to a network of bariatric surgery offices across the state, reinforcing efforts to document each patient’s smoking status in the electronic medical record OR
a presentation slide deck for a five-minute lightning talk to a group of emergency department physicians on how to personalize brief clinical conversations about smoking status and tobacco cessation support.
You will be a key member of our Informatics & Design team, joined by our senior designer, clinical informatics design lead, clinical informatics specialist, and web developer. We bring skills in graphic design, user experience research and design thinking approaches, healthcare marketing, illustration and video documentary production, IT management, and full stack development. You will contribute your talents in imagination, creativity, and original artistic endeavors.
Tools we use everyday include: Adobe Illustrator (and other Creative Suite products), Figma, Mural and Miro, Trello, and of course PowerPoint. You would be our PowerPoint jedi, with the ability to navigate and create in Adobe Illustrator and Canva, and whatever tool is needed to get the job done.
A successful candidate will be both individually driven and adept at collaboration. We will expect you to ask lots of questions, learn and improve on the fly, ask for support and clarification (and expect our support and clarification), and strive to create the most effective designs and campaigns for a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders across medical specialties.
The position will administratively report to HBOM's Program Manager and functionally report to the Clinical Informatics Design Lead. This position will work closely with the program’s informatics team as well as physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, dieticians, health services researchers, and CQI program managers and administrators.
70% Provide multimedia design and communications support for HBOM
Design engaging, effective, and collaboratively-driven digital and print communications materials across multiple forms of media, such as print, web, PowerPoint, and social media
Listen and synthesize health and business information rapidly, translating ideas and goals into design assets like slide decks, infographics, and web media assets
Simultaneously manage multiple design requests; communicate with the team and our internal and external clients to understand project timelines/deadlines
Ensure adherence of all projects to CQI image and brand standards, maintaining consistency across communication platforms
Conduct visual research and stay well-informed around graphic design best practices to find the best approaches for health and healthcare storytelling in multiple communication channels
Regularly research best practices for graphics outreach in health and healthcare
Review layouts for design and grammatical accuracy as well as prepare files for a variety of uses prior to publication
20% Provide design and communications administrative support to the HBOM and CQI Informatics & Design Team
Preparation of print materials and physical design assets for conferences, meetings, and events, including coordination of printing, quality control, and mailing/shipping
Managing a small budget for design production needs, things like conference promotional materials and commercially printed materials and documenting ordering and shipping process and communicate processes and budget updates to Program Manager
Organization and retrieval of design working files and projects and internal working library of design assets
10% Other duties as assigned
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse clientele to independently create effective and efficient communications, marketing, and design deliverables
Proficiency with industry-standard design concepts and software including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Cloud including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, PowerPoint and Google Slides
Experience creating design projects for distribution across multiple communications platforms.
Attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, a collaborative working style, and flexibility involving having work edited by stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, take initiative, and work effectively under tight deadlines and changing project requirements.
Ability to reliably attend virtual and in-person meetings and work from our Ann Arbor-based office as part of a hybrid role.
Bachelor's Degree in Design, Fine Arts, Media Arts, Communications, Public Health, Health Communications, Health Education, or related field, or equivalent amount of education and experiences
Experience working with clients or collaborators in health care, medicine, or public health
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