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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Office of Academic Innovation is seeking a talented, energetic, and inquisitive Graphic Designer to join our Marketing Communications Team. This position will play a role in creating effective and engaging graphic design elements for a variety of Academic Innovation marketing and communications efforts. Projects may include social media asset design, digital advertising design, print handout/collateral design and other efforts that support the mission and activities of the Office of Academic Innovation. Additional opportunities are available to strategize, create, and analyze social media in support of the broad portfolio of initiatives across Academic Innovation.


  • Creating graphic assets for the web, including but not limited to, Twitter images, digital advertisements, infographics, email newsletter graphics, etc.
  • Designing print deliverables for events, including but not limited to, posters, flyers, pamphlets, wayfinding signage
  • Crafting copy to be used on social media platforms.

Required Qualifications*

  • Experience in graphic design with a strong portfolio of high-quality ideation and design.
  • Demonstrated ability in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and/or other Adobe Creative Suite programs.
  • Comfort working fast-paced with cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with web design and marketing communications.
  • Prior social media management for an organization or nonprofit.
  • Understanding of Web Standards Compliance.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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