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The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center seeks to hire a design strategist to support the creative and design needs of the organization. The design strategist will work collaboratively with the PAIR Center’s Senior Manager for Communications on digital (web, social, presentations, publications) and print materials.
The Design Strategist will contribute to the creation of clear, engaging, and professional communications tools and visual templates including but not limited to: 1) print collateral such as flyers, letterhead, conference programs and annual/executive reports; and 2) digital assets such as Center websites, logos, infographics, presentations, social media content and figures, tables, and conceptual diagrams for publications and proposals.
He or she will design and implement original and existing templates based on graphic standards to maintain consistent branding within the Center. The graphic designer will actively participate in meetings with communications professionals and researchers to translate innovative and conceptual ideas into visual and experiential mediums. S/he will work collaboratively to determine visual strategies and production plans and be responsible for reviewing designs and proofs for errors before printing or publishing them. S/he will be instrumental in the redesign of the PAIR Center website – taking the lead on user experience testing. S/he will help plan, implement, monitor, and update the site website once launched. Additional tasks will include capturing website analytics and working with the Senior Manager of Communications to improve organization and content. Auditing and removing outdated or duplicate information, and completing tests to ensure website efficiency and quality, are also important parts of the role.
The design and content strategist will be tasked with curating and maintaining a visual asset library that will include style guides, logos, templates, photographs, stock images, and videos. S/he will also be responsible for uploading videos and organizing the PAIR Center’s video repository on YouTube.
Finally, he or she will play a key role in co-managing PAIR's social media presence including building out and updating social media channels. He or she will be results-oriented with an ability to share and manage digital analytics to further promote and strengthen the PAIR brand online.
***Contingent upon funding***
Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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