Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Training (CQEL) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and provides training and research on the quality of child care and early learning in Washington State. Currently, CQEL is involved in the Washington State QRIS initiative, Early Achievers. CQEL disseminates products centered on effective practices in early learning and care programs. These products include: teacher training webcasts and materials; teacher training suites; videos of exemplary practices; as well as other materials for professional development of Child Care Aware (CCA) and Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) staff. The development of CQEL products is a joint effort across multiple teams and locations.
EarlyEdU Alliance within the College of Education is a higher education collaborative for Head Start and Early Childhood Teaching. The EarlyEdU Alliance brings together higher education, government, and non-profit stakeholders to strengthen the nation's early care and education workforce by increasing access to higher-education programs preparing these professionals. We work together to improve child outcomes by transforming early childhood teacher development. The EarlyEdU Alliance offers a set of competency-based courses in early childhood education, delivered in conjunction with students' field-based learning. These courses were developed by national experts led by faculty at the University of Washington.
Early Edu has an outstanding opportunity for a Graphic Designer. The Early Education Alliance is funded by the Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services. This multi-faceted Center is leading the national effort to put evidence-based early childhood practices into everyday practice in Head Start programs by developing print and multimedia products, developing and delivering training and professional development, providing support to the successful transition of Head Start students and families to elementary school, and developing a higher education strategy to help Head Start teachers meet their educational requirements.
Reporting to the Creative Manager of the Early Education Alliance, the Graphic Designer will work collaboratively with members of the Design Team, Curriculum Team, and Media Team to independently design and develop the Center's products, publicity, and communication materials.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
Design and layout of files for digital media and print, including curriculum products, publications, brochures, promotional flyers, posters, templates, forms, on-screen overlays, titles, and large-scale graphics for events, while conveying a consistent message and image of the Center.
Create and edit large and complex InDesign documents for presenter guides, one-pages, posters, programs, agendas, etc.
Create and use existing PPT templates for training material for multiple products and courses. PPT is the primary tool that is used for training band course development.
Create graphics including illustrations, diagrams, and charts, while adhering to Center message and standards.
Convert complex conceptual information and written material into persuasive, functional, and informative visuals that effectively and simply convey key information and messages.
Translate concepts into visual representations at meetings and brainstorming sessions.
Review and edit print and digital material prepared by Center staff for accuracy of information and adherence to design standards.
Ensure that print and digital content meets established communication, branding, and accessibility guidelines (i.e., 508-compliancy).
Evaluate creative work being developed for the Center, offering recommendations for improving quality, consistency and usability.
Stay current on the latest trends, issues, and advances in print and media design. Learn and apply new methods, processes, and technologies as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual communication, information design, communication, or a similar field.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working on a design team.
Exceptional visual design and creative skills.
Strong understanding of design principles for presentation design.
Demonstrated experience with the Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
Ability to design documents in Microsoft Office applications with an emphasis on Power Point and Word.
Familiarity with WordPress back end.
Experience working directly with content developers and clients for implementation of designs.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as an individual contributor and member of multiple internal and external teams and organizations.
Ability to take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects and exercise good judgment in a fast paced, dynamic and deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
Ability to think strategically, problem solve, and suggest creative solutions in line with EarlyEdU objectives.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to articulate creative ideas clearly and for client communication via email and video.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Proven typography expertise.
Accuracy with high volume of edits and template work.
Familiarity with higher ed course development.
Experience in a higher-ed setting.
Familiarity with early learning in Washington State and/or nationally.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.