Harvard Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D) is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible multimedia designer.
The Multimedia Designer develops and produces creative concepts in conjunction with the managing creative director and design team. Harvard seeks a professional with a strong design background who is comfortable working in presentation, video, digital and print software to create stunning content across mediums. The Multimedia Designer will help in the development, improvement, and/or maintenance of video projects, multimedia presentations, and other efforts on behalf of AA&D priorities. The ideal candidate has a strong desire to partner with a team of creative professionals and project managers on compelling projects. This person will be organized and proactive, have excellent attention to detail, and work both quickly and creatively.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Can execute on print, digital and video process and tools
Under direction of the Managing Creative Director, design and develop multimedia projects
Be able to both self-generate creative projects and work with restrictions to meet very specific client needs
Work with a creative team to integrate design deliverables into Harvard Alumni Affairs & Development communications
Work closely with members of the AA&D communications team serving the University Development Office, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Harvard Alumni Association
Edit video and media for presentations as needed
Maintain and catalog assets
Contribute to efforts to make content social media-friendly
Additional duties as assigned.
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Skills testing may be a component of the interview process for this position.
The department of Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University is committed to diversity. We welcome applicants who bring varied experience, thought, and practice to the department's mission to maintain and enhance an engaged community of alumni and friends worldwide and to lead the University's fundraising efforts.
Harvard University Benefits Package Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year. Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia/Visual Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field preferred.
3-5 years' experience
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
Strong creative portfolio
Experience in and an understanding of mission-based organizations
Must be able to work on multiple projects and complete high-quality work against strict and conflicting deadlines that are dictated by clients and management
Excellent content judgment
Strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities; a self-starter
Exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication
A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism are essential
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48468BR
About Harvard University Alumni Affairs and Development
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.