Assistant Director of Graphic Communications

Pennsylvania, United States
29 Oct 2018
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29 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Development and Alumni Relations organization at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the premier development organizations in the world.

Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation’s first university.

We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Penn’s commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our employees will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Development and Alumni Relations Marketing and Communications (DARMAX) Department is responsible for conceiving and executing communications strategies to advance the goals of Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations office (DAR) and the mission of the University.

The Assistant Director of Graphic Communications provides a range of graphic design services within the Development and Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications unit (DARMAX). This position also plays a role in digital asset management. Expert graphic design abilities are crucial. Photographic abilities are beneficial. An understanding of nonprofit development and alumni relations is beneficial. This position reports to the Senior Art Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Designs print collateral including event invitations, programs, proposals, and brochures, following graphic guidelines as appropriate for Penn and the Power of Penn Campaign.
  • Creates graphic elements as requested by DAR colleagues in schools, centers and central units including logos, letterhead, infographics, and other branding elements with oversight from the Director of Graphic Communications.
  • Designs emails for mass-email event promotions
  • Completes web updates as needed for the Campaign website.
  • Responsible for curating photographic and video material created through DARMAX, with overall responsibility for managing the shared (DAR-wide) digital asset management system DARIL.

Please include online Portfolio on resume.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.