Miami University's Division of University Advancement (UA) has
an opening for digitally-focused designer to create and build
engaging digital touchpoints that resonate emotionally with
alumni/donors and drive results. This design position assists with
the development and implementation of digital platforms for
University Advancement, including email marketing, social media and
web. You'll work closely with writers and other content creators to
bring the Miami experience to life in a way that inspires
alumni/donor engagement and giving. This position reports to the
director of digital services within the University Advancement
Marketing, Communications and Technology team.
University Advancement is the fundraising and alumni relations
division for the university, and our in-house marcom team helps
engage Miami's alumni/donors through a variety of in-person events
and virtual experiences, digital and social media channels, content
creation, publications and promotional marketing materials. It’s a
fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment in a
quintessential college campus setting in Oxford, Ohio.
In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and
Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully
embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is
among an institution's greatest strengths. The Division of
University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work
environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To
view our full statement including our specific commitments, please
visit our website: miamialum.org/DEI_statement.
• Under direction of the director of digital services and the
associate director, design, strategizes visual content and design,
along with the implementation of these designs, for websites,
email, social media, videos, and multimedia graphics.
• Works in collaboration with the associate director, design to
ensure consistency of brand guidelines across all platforms.
• Serves as the main point-of-contact for all day-to-day website
• Collaborates with the digital engagement team to strategize and
create engaging visual assets for social media channels, including
Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and twitter.
• Designs within the parameters of the Anthology Encompass CMS tool
and other digital channels and platforms, including Emma and the
WordPress blog platform, among others.
• Depending on work volume and overlapping project needs with the
brand experience team, may also be assigned to projects for print
collateral, video and multimedia graphics and may also create
original artwork, as needed, for University Advancement
publications, while working within both the division and university
brand frameworks and guidelines.
• Adhere to a fast-paced, multi-client production schedule to
ensure timely delivery of creative for client deadlines.
• Work with outside vendors to complete lead special projects
related to digital design and implementation as needed (e.g.
• Art direct photography and video production shoots as needed.
Bachelor’s degree or three years of graphic design
Degree in graphic design, visual communications,
advertising, interactive media or related fields.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Expertise in Adobe Creative Suites (InDesign, Photoshop,
• Working knowledge of HTML, WordPress
• Creativity, organization, deadline-driven, enthusiasm, and an
ability to articulate the mission of Miami University in print and
online graphic design.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team,
especially in relation to clients and bringing their ideas to life
• Strong typography, layout design, and production skills.
• Fine art, drawing, photography or other specialized skill
• Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, problem-solving, and
organizational skills. Ability to handle constructive criticism and
client preference in a professional manner.
• Willingness to work on weekends and/or extended hours as
Please provide an online portfolio of samples indicated above.
EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer,
encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans
and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits
harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40
years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression,
genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry),
pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster
parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its
application and admission processes, educational programs and
activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests
for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to
employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu
513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to
maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working
environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual
Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html
which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics,
and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to
prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and
alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This
report also contains information on programs and policies designed
to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating
violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this
website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students.
Written notification is also provided to prospective students and
employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety
Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department
at (513) 529-2223.