Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are seeking a highly skilled and proven Graphic Designer to be an integral part in the success of advancing endocrinology and improving public health within an innovative global community. Under the direct supervision of the Associate Art Director of Creative Services, the incumbent creates, develops, and produces high level designs for both print and online marketing collateral. This is a highly collaborative role working across functional areas to create highly visible graphics and content which aim to impact external engagement. Our ideal candidate will possess the ability to understand the vision of diverse cross-functional stakeholders and translate into creative outputs. This individual’s passion for graphic design should be reflected through their approach to collaboration, design conceptualization, creative outputs, and dedicated work ethic.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in graphic design, fine arts, or related field.
3-5 years of professional graphic design experience in either an agency or in-house environment. Association experience highly preferred.
Strong aesthetic sense and awareness of brand identity; solid understanding of design principles and tools while demonstrating a sharp attention to detail.
Must possess mastery skills in design, typography, negative space, color theory, proper layout techniques using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Bridge), MS Office Suite and SharePoint.
Strong project management skills and ability to work independently.
Enthusiasm about having opportunities to drive multiple projects and priorities forward simultaneously and possess the ability to effectively prioritize.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service skills, organizational skills, and conceptual creativity.
Excellent interpersonal, consensus building, and conflict resolution skills required to work collaboratively in a team environment, with peers, stakeholders, and vendors.
Experience with both print and online design, as well as working with printers and other vendors.
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
Serve as the primary designer for Clinical Endocrinology Update and Endocrine Board Review (CEU/EBR), EndoCares, ad hoc requests, and other assignments as needed.
Under the direction of the Associate Art Director of Creative Services, act as a gatekeeper of the Endocrine Society’s brand standards, both internally and externally, ensuring that all marketing content is effective, engaging, and on brand.
Develop and design layouts within the scope of our products. Product responsibilities include programs, exhibitor prospectus, direct mail, flyers, posters, print ads, publication covers, catalogs, brochures, outserts, signage, infographics, email template graphics, web banner ads, website graphics, social media graphics, logos, etc.
Conceptualize, design, illustrate, and implement compelling creative graphics and content.
Collaborate cross-functionally to produce marketing designs that are aligned with the project’s vision. Facilitate creative briefings with stakeholder’s to thoroughly understand goals, expectations, vision, and audience. Projects include the following areas, but are not limited to:
Meetings and Education
Sponsorship and Development
Create production schedules for assigned projects and manage time to ensure first draft, edits, second draft, final, etc. are completed before due date to ensure deadline is met.
Manage and adhere to delegated assignments and workflows within our Creative Service Work Request Form process. Efficiently work within the stated applications to ensure project completion meets specifications and deadlines.
Ensure project milestones are met and communicate updates to Associate Director, Creative Services and stakeholders.
Manage and coordinate work with outside agencies, art services, printers (etc.) to meet expect deadlines of deliverables.
Prepare and package final artwork to be submitted to print vendor.
Maintain technical knowledge by attending design workshops and reviewing professional training opportunities to stay up to date with the best practices, new technologies, and the design community.
What you’ll do well:
Look at situations from multiple perspectives. Do or create something new. Create solutions to problems using novel methods and processes. As a contributor, develop a new product, service, method, or approach. Sponsor the development of new products, services, methods, or procedures. Propose new approaches, methods, or techniques. Develop better, faster, or less expensive ways to do things. Work cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions.
Consider the ability to plan and organize the work of a group, department or project and to establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
Recognize and respect the value of individual differences at all levels of the organization. Seek information from others who have different personalities, backgrounds, and styles, and include them in decision-making and problem solving. Make it easy for others to feel valuable. Communicate and cooperate with others who have a diversity of cultural and demographic backgrounds.
Ensure that one's own and other's work, information, and reports are complete and accurate. Carefully prepare for meetings and presentations. Follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Develop and use systems to organize and keep track of information or progress. Set up and monitor procedures to ensure high quality of work.
Be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of responsibility are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Monitor programs and/or activities and take corrective action when necessary. Realize and own up to one’s mistakes and find a solution to correct or improve and prevent from future repetition.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
Proof of Vaccination:
The Endocrine Society values the safety of our employees, our members, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to an HR partner or you must request an exemption before your actual start date. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Endocrine Society.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations.As of November 1, 2021, Endocrine Society employees are invited to work in the DC office one day week. The Endocrine Society offers a flexible, hybrid work environment. Once a date is identified, it will be expected that employees will work form the office at least 2 days per week to foster our collaborative culture and support cross functional interaction. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.