Assistant Director, Design

Jun 29, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: About the Unit Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) team during a time of exciting momentum under the leadership of seasoned, dedicated, and talented professionals. This is a unique career opportunity to work with a dynamic organization driving the visionary and fundraising themes for the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. Of the $4.5B Campaign, $1.2B will support medicine and biological sciences in research, patient care, and education and training programs, including several transformational initiatives. MBSD's mission is to inspire and facilitate philanthropy at the University of Chicago Medicine by building relationships with those who share its goals of advancing excellence in research, education, community, and patient care. We accomplish this mission through expertise, integrity, creativity, and collaboration. Be part of a team of colleagues whose commitment and contributions enable success and global impact in a bold Campaign.

Unit Job Summary: The Assistant Director, Design conceptualizes, plans, designs, and produces a wide range of specialized graphic and/or illustrative materials that enhance current fundraising efforts during Medicine & Biological Sciences Development's (MBSD) $1B-plus fundraising campaign. S/he will collaborate with MBSD colleagues for whose programs these materials are being created. To support and enhance MBSD fundraising, s/he conceptualizes, plans, designs, and produces design products that enable and support MBSD colleagues in identifying, educating, engaging, and recognizing prospective donors, donors, faculty, trustees, and alumni. S/he is responsible for delivering on deadline and within an established budget. S/he cultivates and manages relationships with staff across MBSD as well as with outside print and paper vendors. S/he works with vendors and/or other contractors to meet the project schedule. S/he creates and manages an electronic or web-based filing system of all desktop publishing, and graphic image files. S/he gathers all necessary information to produce thorough and complete artwork and to maintain manual and electronic files of this artwork. (S/he performs some scanning and transmitting of digital files.) Examples of the Development Marketing and Communication team products on which the Assistant Director, Design will work are as follows: - Electronic newsletters - Event Invitations, including events hosted by Trustees, both print and web - Discovery and Impact Materials, including preview books, invitations, collateral - Event materials - Campaign materials and brochures (e.g., case statements) - Unique items for Principal Gift donors (e.g., customize, design, and/or assemble) - Websites that support philanthropy for UCM - Infographic design - HTML-designed email blasts - Fundraising proposals, customized to appeal to donors - Multimedia and PowerPoint presentations for Trustee presentations and meetings, solicitations, donor recognition, and the work of the Vice President and Associate Dean

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in graphic design, art or a related field required.

Unit Experience: A minimum of four years of experience in graphic design is required. A minimum of 1-2 years of experience designing for digital media is required. A minimum of 3 years of Corporate Communications or agency experience is preferred. Experience working with printers including providing accurate production specifications, obtaining quotes, and accurately approving press checks is required. A high comfort level using Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat; and Microsoft Office Suite with high proficiency in PowerPoint is required. Creativity and design sensibility -including the proven ability to tailor ideas to the client's needs and culture - are required. Experience with branding and graphic identity development is preferred. Experience in web design and knowledge of Flash, Dreamweaver, and video production is preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to coordinate the work of others required. Ability to train others required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Interpersonal skills required. Creativity required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Proficiency with computers required. Knowledge of graphic design software required. Negotiation skills preferred.