For the global Duke community, the name “Duke” represents more
than just a university. It means family. Duke’s Office of Alumni
Engagement and Development is here to keep more than 200,000
alumni, donors, students, parents, and friends connected to the
programs, people and places that mean the most at every stage of
their lives. When you join the Duke Alumni Engagement and
Development team, you join a team of high-achievers who are
committed to deepening relationships, enabling connections, and
helping the community make world-changing impact.
As a member of the creative team, the graphic designer will
conceptualize, strategize, and design for the print and digital
marketing and communications needs of Duke Alumni Engagement and
Development, whose constituency includes more than 200,000 alumni,
donors, parents and friends of the university. This position works
in close collaboration with colleagues within the Marketing,
Communications, and Stewardship team to bring marketing and digital
strategies to life visually.
Reporting to the Sr. Designer in Marketing, Communications, and
Stewardship, the graphic designer will support Duke Alumni
Engagement and Development’s activities, programs, major
initiatives and projects as a part of a highly integrated,
cross-functional team. Most of the creative design work is for
online platforms—including fundraising campaigns, emails, event
invitations, reports, website elements and social media. A strong
background in digital design is preferred.
- Design print and digital assets to support the goals of Duke
Alumni Engagement and Development programs and initiatives in
partnership with marketing strategists, writers, video producers,
and digital team members.
- Act as a brand ambassador, ensuring consistency of style across
the organization. Elevate and expand a digital assets library to
empower Duke partners to keep their communications on brand.
- Work with the Sr. Designer and Sr. Director of the Creative
Team to assess short-term and long-term design strategies and goals
that will enable Duke Alumni Engagement and Development to meet its
overall mission to provide an excellent public presence online and
- Collaborate with Duke partners to assess their needs, elevate
their projects and provide on-brand design. This role requires good
listening skills and the ability to represent the department as a
- Utilize contemporary practices, trends and technologies in
layout, design and production of text and graphics for both online
- Keep abreast of current design technologies and platforms to
determine which practices and purchases are most appropriate for
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described
Required Qualifications at this Level:
- Bachelor’s degree required in graphic design or related field
or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or
- Work requires two years of directly related design experience,
with considerable knowledge of design platforms or related
- Ability to design across multiple mediums including digital,
print, video, animations, etc.
- Considerable knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
- Strong hands-on skills, and a portfolio that showcases a
variety of projects
- Ability to set schedules and manage deadlines effectively.
- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively.
Required Qualifications at this Level Education/Training
Work requires the ability to perform creative writing and
related activities such as conducting interviews and research, and
copy editing normally acquired through attainment of a bachelor's
degree in Journalism, English or a related discipline.
Work requires two years of directly related writing
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration,
innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success
depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best
when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and
experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential
that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the
contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices
are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to
uphold these values.
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University and Duke University Health System may include essential
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reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring