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Graphic Designer (Part-Time)

Formed in May 2007, the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and is located on the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Campus.

The Institute is led by Jacques Ravel, Ph.D., and a team of faculty investigators. Members of the IGS team have helped to revolutionize genomic discoveries in medicine, agriculture, environmental science, and biodefense. By applying genomic tools to clinical research, these investigators are creating new dynamics for understanding individual differences in our susceptibility to disease, for understanding the role of our body’s microorganisms in health and disease, and for exploring new personalized therapeutics.

The Institute is currently recruiting for a part-time (.50% FTE) Graphic Designer position.


UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous PAID leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, 15 paid holidays, 3 personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

Primary Duties:
  • Design, develop, and produce graphic material to facilitate departmental promotional and educational projects. Interact with internal clients on a regular basis to facilitate the timely delivery of quality graphical material, including newsletters, marketing and sales collateral, and front-end website design and updates.
  • Meet with customers to determine needs and timeframe, develop design concepts, and review work from design inception through the delivery of finished products.
  • Formulate manual and computer designs, layouts, and formatting for the publication of instructional, promotional, web-based, or other graphical materials.
  • Reviews and recommends new software and hardware requirements and learns new approaches and technological solutions to improve current performance and stronger analytics.
  • Examine project requirements and identify/interface with the proper technological support and outside vendors needed to produce results.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications :

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts, or related field.

Experience: Three (3) years' experience in graphic design or visual design.

Other: Related experience may be substituted for education.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to design, develop, and maintain websites using content management systems such as WordPress or Drupal a plus. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with the following skills:
    • Assist in the development of new websites in an incremental manner (sketches, mockups, and treatments to working markup)
    • Ability to create and use HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
    • Experience in using Adobe Suite of tools including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
Hiring Range Pro-Rated (@ .50% FTE): $32,000 - $35,000 (Commensurate with education and experience)

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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