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Job #: F727
Posted Date: September 1, 2017
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Digital and Web Designer
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Special Instructions:

Please include a cover letter that responds to the following inquiries:

  1. Please include links to online properties describing your role in the project(s). If you have an online portfolio, please list it here.
  2. How do you go about continuing to develop your professional skills and knowledge?
Laboratory/Department: Communications
Department's mission is to present the Institute, its research, faculty and staff, and its iconic buildings, to diverse external audiences via print, electronic media and the Internet.
Position Description:

Position provides digital graphic support for email marketing, powerpoint presentations, digital advertising, internal and external websites, and social media. Responsible for managing lists and providing statistics for email marketing campaigns from the email service provider. Designs email Save the Dates, Invitations and Appeals. Creates Institute PowerPoint presentations. Updates internal and external websites with new content. Updates and develops faculty lab websites for the Institute's Principal Investigators. Updates and edits graphic design print collateral. Archives, tags, and inputs assets and keyword descriptions into digital asset management software. Supports the Director of Graphic and Electronic Communications and Web Developer to identify opportunities for spreading the brand message via social media, email, and website development. Must have strong communication skills with both coworkers as well as trustees and donors. Demonstrates a willingness to work well with others, collaborate effectively, and share credit. In this role, the Digital and Web Designer should be highly creative and have a sharp eye for visual detail, passionate about design and eager to learn more through various projects.



  • B.A./B.S. in graphic design, marketing, PR or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • 2-5 years of digital design experience.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign or other visual design.
  • Proven experience with HTML and web design.
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint).


  • Photography
Special Requirements:
  • Must complete Institute background check.
  • Must sign confidentiality agreement.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed based on workload and deadlines.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant seeing, hearing, keying, reading, reasoning, communicating and working inside.