Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full time
Schedule (hours/days): M-F, 37.5
Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Non-exempt
Department name: Development and Alumni Relations
Personnel area (School): University Administration
The Design Specialist in the Office of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Content Marketing for the central Office of Annual Giving (OAG) at Johns Hopkins. The Design Specialist serves as a strategic partner, and service provider in a decentralized university and development environment. The Office of Annual Giving is comprised of twenty-five employees and provides annual giving services to the nine divisions of the university, multiple departments of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and several centers and institutes, totaling 35 development units in all. These annual giving services comprise providing strategy and execution planning around securing current use, expendable funds as well as building and retaining a long term pipeline of support for each of these units.
With a background in graphic design, the design specialist will create and manage a variety of marketing efforts including WordPress websites, digital marketing materials, direct mail materials and other marketing assets as needed. Create and format design work utilizing current design trends included but not limited to: disjointed text, glitch, color channel, sliced text, integration, and font as illustration.
In addition to creating design elements for all annual giving solicitations, the designer will work in conjunction with development units and OAG to create design elements for key pan-institutional giving days, as well as create enhanced graphics for acknowledgement and stewardship materials.
Bachelor's degree or higher with some related experience and a portfolio required.
At least one year of full-time experience in graphic design strongly preferred.
Comfortable working in a complex, multi-divisional, results-oriented environment. Ability to establish priorities, set objectives, and achieve goals.
Strong visual design portfolio that is innovative, reflects current design trends and showcases a broad range of clients/challenges/solutions.
Advanced skills in WordPress, Adobe CS Suite. Knowledge of digital file formats (tif, gif, eps, pdf, jpg) and a comprehensive knowledge of graphic design principles and production methods.
Ability to think out of the box and find creative, unorthodox solutions when needed.
Design and develop collateral materials, logos, program and event materials, direct mail, invitations, business cards, publications, e-mail marketing, ads, reports, folders, and tradeshow displays.
A discerning eye for branding aesthetics and meticulous attention to detail.
Thrive in high-energy environments that often have short deadlines and shifting priorities.
Have the ability to work independently as well as a team.
Internal Number: 11526-en_US
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.