Graphic Designer/Web Developer AAP

The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD24d ago

General Summary/Purpose


The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) seeks an experienced and dynamic Graphic Designer/Website Developer to create digital and traditional marketing collateral across numerous media platforms.


Each year, AAP enrolls over 5,000 graduate professional students, both part-time and full-time, in more than 40 distinctive professional graduate degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, and non-credit courses. Over 77% of AAP's enrollments are through the online programs, otherwise classes occur on campus, either in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore.


AAP Marketing is also responsible for a significant summer and intersession portfolio of courses and programs offered at the pre-college and undergraduate level. Each year, the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs (OSIP) enrolls more than 4,000 students.


The Marketing division of AAP seeks to implement a vision that integrates and rebrands all marketing initiatives to highlight the value of its offerings and the success of its students. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Marketing, the Graphic Designer/Website Developer is responsible for delivering visuals and collateral that enhance the brand and increase the market presence and share for each AAP program across digital and traditional outlets.


To be successful, the Graphic Designer/Website Developer will build a robust network within Hopkins and across the higher education industry and will achieve strong engagement and outcomes in the following areas: web content, text, graphics, and interactive content.

Please note that this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • 55% -- Graphic Design
  • Develop cohesive communication pieces that speak to the benefits of the Hopkins offerings to specific audiences through text and graphics
  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in composition, typography, image editing, and personal communication skills
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and faculty on design projects, and create mockups or wireframe examples of a print concept
  • Coordinate with photographers, and other external resources for design components
  • Curate brand-compliant designs and adhere to style-guideline specifications
  • Present concepts for review and adjustment
  • Resize and crop images, correct colors, and ensure that images are correctly formatted
  • 45% -- Web Development
  • Develop cohesive communication pieces that speak to the benefits of the Hopkins offerings to specific audiences through text, graphics, and interactive content
  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in composition, typography, image editing, web coding, and personal communication skills
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and faculty on digital design projects, and create mockups or wireframe examples of a concept, whether destined for social media or on the Web
  • Coordinate with photographers, and other external resources for design components
  • Curate brand-compliant designs and adhere to style-guideline specifications
  • Present concepts for review and adjustment
  • Resize and crop images, correct colors, and ensure that images are correctly formatted and optimized for mobile and desktop web browsers.
  • Support Web Manager in website page creation and maintenance
  • Ensure that front-end and back-end Web elements work together as expected
  • Test websites for usability across platforms and device-types and ensure that page elements are present and functional when the site goes live.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory)

  • Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, or related field.
  • Two years experience and a portfolio.


Portfolio: Submit up to three design samples as a PDF with your application, so we can get an idea of your best work; please include the target audience and the objective of the piece. Feel free to include links to your content or portfolio website in your application.A diverse portfolio will feature a variety of media and formats: print ads, search engine optimized (SEO) web content, digital ad banners, infographics, and direct marketing emails.


Special Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Proven experience with graphic design and web design skills
  • Proficiency with writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge of best practices and ensure a coordinated presentation with other marketing elements
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to see other people's points of view and adjust to constructive criticism
  • Highly self-motivated and well-organized
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Able to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively
  • Creativity, attention to detail, adaptability, and marketing knowledge

Technical Qualifications Or Specialized Certifications

  • Strong understanding of standards for web accessibility and knowledge of PDF authoring.
  • Strong proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), the content management system (WordPress), and front-end web development technologies (HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript)
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Siteimprove, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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