Graphic Designer - The Hope Center

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

Job Details

The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, at Temple University is seeking a Graphic Designer to join our growing team. As a mission-driven organization we take seriously the importance of rigorous research, engagement, communication activities, and advocacy. Our diverse team is committed to communities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school through higher education and beyond. Our teammates demonstrate why #RealCollege matters: We have collectively lived the challenges of navigating government bureaucracy and cash-strapped colleges, experienced the trauma and perils of living without financial stability, and experienced marginalization along nearly every possible line.

The Hope Center seeks a graphic designer who is passionate about addressing structural inequality and racial disparities and committed to joining a team that gets into what John Lewis called “good trouble” on a regular basis.

The graphic designer will report to the Manager of Marketing to support The Hope Center Communications Team’s goals for marketing, development, public relations, and policy analysis projects to promote a comprehensive understanding of the higher education policy and the legislative landscape. The designer will work with the Manager of Marketing on the development, management, and advancement of The Hope Center’s mission, agenda and challenges affecting students. The position chiefly will involve a mix of designing print and digital materials, proofreading, data visualization and review, and assistance with key visual projects.

It is an exciting and difficult time to be working on creating significant social change. We seek teammates who are committed to our mission, committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and are capable and comfortable with working effectively in a fast-paced environment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of directly related experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in graphic design or a related field. Proficiency in producing graphics for marketing and communications projects. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Knowledge of national higher education policy

*Production of visuals for general audiences

*Strong data visualization skills

*Ability to coordinate, manage, and be accountable for multiple tasks

*Ability to work in fast-paced environment and multi-task

*Ability to work with individuals across a wide range of expertise (e.g., faculty, researchers, *Executive Assistants, undergraduate students)

*Strong attention to detail

*Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

*Maturity, professionalism and poise and excellent judgment

*Open to feedback and professional development

*Capable of “managing up” to ensure deadlines are met.

*Integrity; respect for confidential information

*Excellent skills in InDesign, Canva and other visual and creative platforms

*Experience with WordPress and content management systems

*Experience with Slack or other electronic communications system, preferred.

*Commitment to The Hope Center’s mission


*Master’s degree

This is a grant-funded position.

Please note this position will temporarily work remotely, the duration of remote work will be at the discretion of Temple University and the department.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Jones Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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