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Inspire some of the world's most influential people to help Stanford Medicine create a healthier future. Our Office of Medical Center Development (MCD) is seeking a mission-driven individual with a passion for philanthropy and a background in design to work out of our new state-of-the-art campus in Redwood City, CA.
You will be a highly versatile and organized creative professional who works collaboratively with a team of writers, designers, web and social media staff, and production managers to effectively engage donors. Your specific duties include the design of print and digital communications such as invitations, brochures, whitepapers, solicitations, and newsletters. You will also attend and/or advise on press checks, and help ensure the high quality and visual consistency of materials produced.
Reporting to, and working closely as a thought partner with the assistant director of design, you will be part of a top-notch creative services team that works collaboratively to advance the mission of supporting education for tomorrow's medical leaders, creating new standards in health-care delivery, and advancing some of the most promising and creative medical research underway in America today.
You are an organized, self-starter and creative designer with excellent interpersonal, project and people management skills. You have experience working for nonprofits or in the fields of medicine and/or science.
Additionally, you have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, serving as a lead on projects that require input from fundraisers, faculty, and various other internal stakeholders.
Your responsibilities include:
Taking responsibility for projects from client contact through delivery and under general creative direction.
Producing complex illustrations, graphics, images, and typography for design assignments.
Creating the artwork and design for a variety of platforms, including layout for digital and print projects, starting from an initial concept and thinking in terms of broader solutions.
Maintaining quality control of content, and supporting design strategy and execution.
Inspecting proofs for accuracy and adherence to appropriate production standards.
May coordinate with multiple internal and external clients to develop themes and designs to achieve desired results.
Coordinating workflow between design development and vendors and print shops to evaluate quality and process, obtain quotes, and select a vendor/printer.
Maintaining knowledge of industry standards, best practices, trends, and state-of-the-art technology to provide and enhance services.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree in related field and three years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated understanding of graphic design principles and typography.Professional portfolio or work samples required to be considered for the role.
Demonstrated experience in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
Familiarity with WorkFront or other project management platforms a plus.
Ability to manage projects using pre-established specifications.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities, deadlines, and client needs. Comfortable with a level of ambiguity.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team. Highly effective collaborator, open to input and constructive critique from multiple sources.
Ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong knowledge in industry standards, trends, and technical knowledge
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speaker.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
*Only candidates that submit a resume and cover letter will be reviewed.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
Location: Office of Development, Redwood City, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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