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Assistant Director of Graphic Design for Annual Giving

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Maryland, United States
$44,850.00 - $78,360.00
Closing date
Oct 20, 2023

Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) supports Johns Hopkins’ focus on research, teaching and patient care, and its role as a national and global leader in higher education. We create and foster enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for Johns Hopkins University & Medicine; strengthening the institution through partnerships with donors, alumni, volunteer leaders, faculty, students, staff, and patients.


Johns Hopkins University supports a flexible work model which includes four different work modalities. This role has a hybrid work arrangement with an onsite presence of 3 days per week. The manager will confirm the team’s core onsite days where the majority/all team members will work in the office. Employees who travel on university business can count those days towards their onsite days.


The Office of Annual Giving is a growing team that currently consists of fifteen colleagues who provide annual giving services to the nine schools of the university, various departments of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and several centers and institutes, totaling over 25 partners. These annual giving services include developing comprehensive and integrated direct response solicitation strategies that are optimal for each unit.



The Junior Graphic Designer supports the design and production needs of the Office of Annual Giving and the Division of Development & Alumni Relations, and serves as a key partner in the creation of annual giving solicitation and stewardship content. The Junior Graphic Designer will design artwork and content for multi-channel, multi-unit solicitation and stewardship campaigns. The position will contribute to the strategy and design of over 100 unique solicitations for various schools and units of Johns Hopkins annually, with a special emphasis on creating materials for the undergraduate alumni audience.



  • Create and update graphics for OAG’s direct response services, which include visual assets for direct mail, mass email, videos, social media, print and digital ads, websites, external and internal toolkits, infographics, crowdfunding campaigns, and other marketing assets as needed
  • Ensures that OAG’s visual assets are within the brand guidelines and brand vision of both the University as well as the individual schools and divisions
  • Work closely with print vendors to execute direct mail solicitations
  • Maintain regular communication with OAG team members and DAR partners to fulfill ongoing design needs
  • Ability to learn new tools and do self-guided work within a fast-paced environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communications, or related artistic discipline.
  • Strong visual design portfolio that reflects current design trends and showcases a broad range of clients/challenges/solutions.
  • Solid proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of graphic design principles and production methods.
  • Strong typography, layout, and composition skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Advanced skills in HTML and email design.
  • Ability to create short, branded videos.
  • Experience in producing creative assets for higher education institutions or a closely related industry.
  • Ability to establish priorities, set objectives, and achieve goals.
  • Ability to thrive in high-energy environments that often have short deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to incorporate feedback into designs.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.

All applicants are expected to uphold the university’s core values which includes diversity and inclusion. All staff treat people with dignity and respect by being fair and consistent. We demonstrate an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their race, gender, age, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status or other characteristics. We show respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourage and promote practices that support cultural diversity; and discourage behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds.

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