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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Director of Graphic Design - Content and Creative Strategy - Advancement and Alumni Engagement in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Content and Creative Strategy team consists of writers, designers, strategists, creators, and content marketers with a passion to engage and persuade donors to invest in the work of Emory. This position will report to the Senior Director of Content and Creative Strategy.


  • Directs and implements the strategic planning, design, and production of marketing and communications materials in Advancement and Alumni Engagement.

  • Develops and designs content for fundraising proposals, strategic communications to donors and alumni, publications, web content, and other marketing collateral.

  • Uses software to create and manipulate photographs and images.

  • Develops visual components and branding standards consistent with overall division communications strategy.

  • Manages client relationships.

  • Develops departmental goals for production timelines.

  • Introduces new best practices from researching audience, trends, and the latest technology and design styles.

  • May manage relationships with external vendors and manage contracts.

  • Makes recommendations for needed software, hardware and other resources.

  • Ensures a team approach to project completion.

  • Monitors design budgets.

  • Manages a team of graphic designers.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in graphic design or a related field and five years of experience/advanced skills utilizing appropriate software including at least two years of supervisory or management experience.

  • Cover letter required for consideration.


  • Successful candidates will possess strong design skills and experience in offset and digital printing as well as electronic communications.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, navigate a complex work environment, and comfort working with ambiguity.

  • Experience leading teams, working independently as well as collaboratively to achieve goals, with a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.

  • Possess a high level of professionalism and commitment to confidentiality with sound judgment and discretion.

  • Experience working with various technologies including design, audio and video editing software, advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, mass email applications, database and project management software, web reporting/analysis, and CRM systems.

  • Prior experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni engagement, non-profit, or a university setting.

  • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and deadlines.

The role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 68791

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Advancement &Alumni Engagement

Department ADV: Eng, Comm, and Marketing

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Advancement & Fundraising

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta