Graphic Designer Senior Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Commensurate with experience

Published

11/08/2018

Address

610 Jones Ferry Road
Suite 205
Carrboro
North Carolina
27510
United States

Description

Summary:

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is a global not-for-profit membership organization advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. The Society is dedicated to transformative scientific discoveries and clinical practices, the development of young professionals and the education of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals wherever they may live. At the ISTH, we initiate and promote education and outreach initiatives, research activities, scientific meetings, peer-reviewed publications, expert committees and the development of standards allowing a common language and approach to basic and clinical science all over the world. Our organization is based in Carrboro, North Carolina, near the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus.


The Graphic Design Senior Coordinator is a new position to the Society and will be a key member on the Marketing and Membership team. This role is responsible for implementing the ISTH brand in print and digital assets to convey ISTH messages with high visual impact. This position supports ISTH priorities and programs by developing visual communications and writing copy that help uniquely segmented audiences understand our field.


The position will be responsible for conceptualizing and producing high-quality creative work across a variety of end-user platforms including desktop/mobile, e-mail, web content, advertisements, program booklets, infographics, sponsor manuals, large-scale signage, social media graphics and more – to create an optimal user and design experience for our audiences. With strong project management, communication and organizational skills, the position requires relentless attention to detail and an individual who thrives in an energetic and highly motivated team environment.


Working under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Membership, this talented professional will interface with senior leadership, mid-level managers and subject matter experts. The successful candidate possesses 7-10 years of graphic design experience and ideally has experience working with health-related themes and in a not-for-profit setting.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop concepts and designs for a variety of digital and print projects for the ISTH based on established goals.
  • Manage projects from conceptualization through to design, print and production.
  • Manage and enforce standardized guidelines for ISTH branding across all departments and platforms.
  • Develop an organized pipeline of graphic design projects and clearly communicate with managers through all stages of development.
  • Translate complex written material into coherent editorial and information design for use in digital channels and/or print.
  • Work with project managers by briefing and advising them with regard to design style, format, print production and timescales.
  • Work seamlessly across platforms including digital, print, and multimedia.
  • Liaise with the ISTH Marketing team and other departments to determine the scope of design projects, requirements and budget.
  • Articulate rationale for design approach/work and present work that resonates well with a variety of audiences.
  • Manage and track multiple projects at one time with clear process and ensure timely delivery.
  • Provide creative and artistic direction for visual assets-photography, asset selection, illustration, infographics, data visualization.
  • Stay knowledgeable of emerging software, tools, technologies, and platforms. An interest in the changing landscape of design on the web, mobile devices, social media, etc. is a plus.
  • Use best practices associated with design and typography in both print and digital (including social media channels, web design, and email design)
  • Develop concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, infographics, booklets/manuals, logos, and more.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size using ISTH brand guidelines.
  • Prepare rough drafts of material based on an agreed brief.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements, if required.
  • Liaise with external printers on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality – whether locally or internationally.
  • Ensure that files are saved and sent to our vendors with the necessary specifications. This includes converting fonts to vectors, bleeding, etc.   
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Membership.


Skills, Abilities and Knowledge Required:

  • Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software; video production and html knowledge a plus
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest graphic design trends, technology and their role
  • Possess problem-solving skills and proven resourcefulness
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, logistical, and planning skills. Proven ability to prioritize and attend to multiple assignments
  • Working knowledge of content creation
  • Knowledge of large-scale printing needs and requirements
  • Exceptional creative skills (samples required) , demonstrated innovativeness and proven ability
  • Strong team player, flexible with high energy, enthusiasm and sense of humor
  • Skilled in content management systems and social networking tools
  • Desire to learn and contribute
  • Multicultural sensitivity via all forms of communication, i.e., visual, written, spoken, presentations, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to work additional hours, as required


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from accredited college or university program in fine arts or graphic design preferred.
  • Must have a strong understanding of graphic design and layout skills using a variety of software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Prior experience in a team setting is a must and a knowledge of, or interest in, science and/or health is preferred.
  • Must have prior experience managing multiple, simultaneous complex projects and meeting strict deadlines. Must be able to work independently but cooperatively. Design agency experience is a plus.
  • Requires extensive familiarity with graphic design and desktop publishing software. Ability to work with staff and vendors to design, and implement graphics in support of program objectives. Extensive knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML or other graphic design software preferred.
  • Possess a demonstrated portfolio with best examples of what you are capable of creating.
  • Experience with interactive design and video production a plus.


Position Type:

  • Full-time exempt position (40 hours/week)


Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing 
  • This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary 
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel domestically and internationally as needed


Compensation:

ISTH offers competitive salaries based on the experience and skills of employees. Additionally, ISTH provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 403b match, ancillary benefits, access to Flexible Spending Accounts, and generous leave benefits.


To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter in attachment form to recruiter@nonprofithr.com with the subject line, “ISTH Graphic Designer Senior Coordinator” Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.


Benefits

ISTH offers competitive salaries based on the experience and skills of employees. Additionally, ISTH provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 403b match, ancillary benefits, access to Flexible Spending Accounts, and generous leave benefits. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Recruiter@nonprofithr.com
https://www.isth.org/default.aspx

Please send your resume and cover letter in attachment form to recruiter@nonprofithr.com with the subject line, “ISTH Graphic Designer Senior Coordinator” Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.




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