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Job Summary

ABOUT THE STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
 
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
 
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Entrepreneurship, Master of Management, BBA, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
 
About the Department/Program/Center/Institute
 
The Executive Education Center originated in Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 1935 and by the 1940’s was offering an array of courses, workshops, and conferences with an overwhelming response from corporations. Today, the Center offers approximately 30 different public program offerings and a variety of custom programs annually serving over 4,000 business executives around the world.  Since the early 90’s we have had a presence in Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Barcelona.  We deliver programs globally, wherever our corporate clients request.
We are proud that both our open enrollment and custom programs for Executive Development are highly regarded.  Leadership Excellence Magazine has consistently rated Michigan’s Executive Education Leadership Development programs #1 from 2008-2013.
 
Purpose
 
This position produces a portfolio of creative assets that can be used to support the various goals of the department. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
 

Responsibilities*

Design
  • Produce a portfolio of high-end multimedia creative assets that can be used in various channels including display, email, newsletters, social media, website, video, and presentations
  • Provide graphic design expertise in the creation of various program-related materials including presentations, websites, incorporation of logos for custom programs, creating participant profile books, photographs, program and Certificate Program certificates and other graphic requirements as needed
  • Assist in the production of promotional materials, flyers, letters, e-mails, and web asset, and copywriting
  • Design visual identities and infographics using a strong sense of craft and typographical sensibility
  • Involvement as member of department web and marketing team 
  • Produce customer program related business proposals in response to RFP’s from Sales and Leadership teams. This will include layout assistance, logos, diagrams, PowerPoint/Word/Excel assistance, templates and document assembly
  • Produce and/or edit faculty and sales presentations working closely with faculty, Sales and Leadership teams to ensure consistent quality of content, image and EE prescribed formats are used
  • Support and promote Ross and Executive Education brand and messaging
  • Remain current with respect to technology, assessing new technologies, standards and trends, and contribute to strategy formulation for the most effective message delivery
Administrative
  • Administrative duties will include providing support for department as well as handling the sourcing of promotional items, inventory control of digital assets
  • Special projects and research duties include, electronic file management and photography
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Serve as an Organizational Contributor
  • Participate in project relevant to the promotion and improvement of Executive Education/Ross School of Business including special project assignments
 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Experience and proficiency working with the standard Adobe Creative Suite tools—Adobe Premiere, Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Corel Draw; Visio; Filemaker Pro; Adobe Acrobat Professional, Audacity, and MS Office Suite on a daily basis
  • Website design and development experience, knowledge of basic HTML
  • Ability to stay on task and meet deadlines in a fast moving environment
  • Strong multimedia design skills; layout, style, color selection, motion, graphics, audio, etc.
  • Able to prioritize and work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong eye for detail as well as superb proofreading skills are critical
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills are necessary.  Demonstrated ability to participate effectively in team-oriented office; flexibility and ‘can-do’ attitude; ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines on time
 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Project management experience is desired.
  • Experience with Drupal and Crystal Reports Designer software are desired.
  • Culturally sensitive due to EE’s international audience
  • M-Pathways experience and considerable knowledge of university policies and procedures is desired
  • 2-3 year’s experience is desired
 

Additional Information

Skills testing (may be) required.
Portfolio review required
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment  
 
  • Requires the ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and deliver materials
  • The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information
  • The person in this position routinely moves books and class materials weighing up to 40 pounds to class locations or other venues for student residencies or other events
  • Will require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends
  • Will require on-call hours
 
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.
 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.