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
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
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.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND
- 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
- 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
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, or related
- Two years experience and a portfolio.
- 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
- Solid proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs (InDesign,
- Meticulous attention to detail.
- Comprehensive knowledge of graphic design principles and
- 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
- 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.