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Communication amp Graphic Designer Digital Education

Ann Arbor, MI

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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Job Summary
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
Digital Education is a new strategic priority for Michigan Ross. While Ross faculty have co-created some of the most popular and broad-reaching offerings in the MOOC space, 2018 brings with it a new level of commitment to creating and implementing a digital education strategy that will allow Ross to establish itself as a leader in the digital learning space. Ross’ vision for Digital Education challenges faculty across the school to creatively deploy and purposefully experiment with technology to enable personalized education for future and current Ross students, as well as lifelong learning for the entire Ross alumni community. The Office of Digital Education is responsible for bringing this vision to life through three critical school functions: digital asset creation; digital program development and delivery; and assurance of learning across the school. All members of the Office of Digital Education collaborate to support this vision and these functions.
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is seeking a Communication and Graphic Designer who can work in a multi-disciplinary team to bring to life strategies, stories and ideas. The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in graphic design and significant experience in digital, motion, and/or illustration. The Communication and Graphic Designer will be working within a start-up environment to develop, manage and launch new digital learning initiatives in partnership with the world-class faculty of Michigan Ross. This position will report to and work closely with the Managing Director, Office of Digital Education to create and incubate a collection of new, exciting, and ground-breaking digital offerings.
Communication Design
Collaborate with the Managing Director to execute a digital education strategy that aligns with the strategic priorities of the school
Collaborates with the Managing Director in the definition, design, and development of new digital offerings
Collaborates with researchers in the Office of Digital Education to visually communicate quantitative and qualitative research related to digital education and assurance of learning
Graphic Design
Collaborate with the asset creation team to create a visual identity for all digital assets created
Create unique and compelling animated graphics to illustrate concepts across a variety of digital media
Develop outstanding educational templates for learners around the globe
Collaborate with the asset creation team to translate PowerPoint decks into visual stories that resonate with a global audience
Produce and pitch design ideas for approach
Participate in brainstorming, development and pre-production meetings to determine if presentations and video can be enhanced using motion graphics
Design and develop graphics that strategically enhance teaching and learning
Required Qualifications*
3 or more years of graphic design experience across a variety of digital media
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, New Media, Fine Arts or an equivalent degree
Demonstrated experience in concept ideation, design strategy, art direction and production
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of higher education environment
Demonstrated progressive experience in project management including successful launch and implementation of new initiatives
Experience developing executive-level presentations
Demonstrated initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude
Strong commitment to teamwork and problem solving, as well as the ability to act independently
Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage workload under time constraints and conflicting demands
Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment
Ability to storyboard ideas for approval
Experience with Adobe Cloud and Apple software to create motion graphics
Experience using Cinema 4D, 3D StudioMax, or Maya
Excellent understanding of file formats and codecs used in video production
Ongoing commitment to improving skills, acquiring new technical knowledge, and staying current with innovative design trends
Desired Qualifications*
Master's degree in a related field
Extensive experience across a variety of media including a fluency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; additional skills in Sketch, After Effects, and digital prototyping tools
Evangelist for the value, benefits, and future of digital education
Additional Information
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Requires the ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and deliver materials
The person in this position routinely presents information at events
The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information
May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends
Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

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