Senior Graphic Designer

Position Type Permanent Staff (SPA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Visual Arts Specialist - Advanced
Working Title Senior Graphic Designer
Position Number 20005314
Vacancy ID P003449
Budgeted Hiring Range $45,000 - $55,000
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 67
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm
Department Name and Number Carolina Population Center-631100
Date First Posted 05/07/2015
Closing Date 05/27/2015
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Department Description

The MEASURE Evaluation Project in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a large international project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that focuses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of population, health and nutrition programs and improving health sector decision making. The MEASURE Evaluation Project is the largest social science project ever awarded to UNC and has a budget of $180 million and associate awards totaling $60 million. The project consists of five subcontractors serving as major partners including John Snow Inc., ICF International, Futures Group, Tulane University, and Management Sciences for Health and over sixty minor subcontractors. The project has a headquarters at UNC-CH, partner organizations and seven country offices, and works in over thirty-seven countries at a time. There are over 180 active scopes of work taking place at any given time throughout the world. There have been over 200 project activities during the life of the project.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Position Description

The Senior Graphic Designer will work with the Communications and Knowledge Management team at UNC’s $180M MEASURE Evaluation project to conceive, design, and produce a new look and feel for project technical, informational, and marketing publications and electronic materials used in field offices in more than 20 countries, as well as globally; implement the graphic design approach in a broad range of publications for high-level governmental decision makers, researchers, donor agencies, and health professionals; and will develop interactive data visualizations and static infographics based on project research and publications. S/he will also create graphics and illustrations for online promotional use, events, and for publications (online and print).

Full-time senior graphic designer, artist/illustrator, and creative team manager/director with experience supporting USAID-funded global health and research projects, conceptualizing and implementing compelling visual approaches for suites of materials across print and electronic platforms, and managing high-volume workload for U.S. and international audiences.

Education and Experience 

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of visual/graphic arts experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Proven track record developing original graphic “look and feel” for broad range of materials and formats for major organizations or institutions.

Excellent track record designing high volume of high-quality, high-end publications on tight deadlines.

Experience designing high-quality original graphics and illustrations for publications for U.S. and developing country audiences, including modifications needed for cultural appropriateness.

Portfolio demonstrating experience with contemporary science-related data visualizations and infographics in various formats for online use.

Ability to generate original art illustrations, including for graphic “harvesting” in real time at major conferences.

Ability to provide creative direction/ art direction through technical assistance to less experienced designers.

Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle demanding workload and meet tight deadlines.

Experience conducting photo research and managing photo databases.

Successful experience with print coordination, management, and related budget estimates.

Proven experience accurately and rapidly formatting and laying out documents in MS Word and InDesign, as well as PowerPoint presentations.

Experience designing graphic user interfaces for websites.

Familiarity with optimizing graphics for online use and for a variety of mobile devices.

Strategic understanding of social networks like Facebook, blogs, and YouTube.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, fine arts, or related field or equivalent, and 7-10 years of experience in graphic design, including art direction and management of vendors and production teams.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, particularly Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office with experience in document formatting (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Experience developing templates in InDesign and Word, and in developing style sheets.

Commitment to quality and excellence in design.

Position/Schedule Requirements

Evening work occasionally, Night work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

More Information and Application Instructions

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to

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