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Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a Multimedia Designer to join the TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students).

The mission of TRAILS ( is to provide access to evidence-based mental health services for all students in schools. TRAILS partners with a wide variety of community stakeholders throughout Michigan to build capacity within K-12 schools so that their students affected by mental illnesses and mental health challenges are best supported. TRAILS provides clinical resources, training, and implementation support to school and community mental health professionals with the aim of improving student health and social and educational outcomes, as well as, promoting health and healthcare equity. TRAILS has a particular focus with partnering with under-resourced communities with elevated Medicaid enrollment.  We partner with Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) across the state of Michigan, with our largest collaboration occurring with the Detroit Public Schools Community District.


The Multimedia Designer will design and develop strategic resources, materials, and communications (e.g., print, web, multimedia) that visually and contextually communicate the TRAILS 3-Tiered Model. S/he will create and present original concepts and designs for high-end print and multimedia including, but not limited to, booklets, case studies, annual and quarterly reports, brochures, websites, and presentations. S/he will assess the communication needs and make appropriate recommendations to the Communications Specialist based on overall communications strategies. The Multimedia Designer will work with a team of project managers, web developers, and TRAILS leads on several interconnecting initiatives. The work requires invention, imagination, originality, and talent in a recognized field of artistic or creative endeavor. Primary activities involve a high degree of creativity with broad leeway to develop an original work product. This position will report to the TRAILS Manager.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

Learning and working in environments designed for diversity, equity and inclusivity are necessary for TRAILS to address the vast inequities in access to evidence-based mental health care for young people of color.  In addition to collaborating with faculty and staff on projects that explicitly focus on DE&I, TRAILS uses inclusive design and implementation processes in all of our work. Individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit our website:


  • Design and develop strategic resources, materials, and communications (e.g., print, web, multimedia) that visually and contextually communicate the TRAILS 3-Tiered Model
  • Design art that expresses a range of physical and cognitive abilities and emotion
  • Illustrate visuals to clarify and enhance ideas
  • Utilize and maintain a style guide with typography, color, and repeated graphic elements
  • Operate within a project management system (e.g., Trello, AirTable) to gain feedback from the different teams and iterate on drafts and ideas
  • Apply design skills in product, interaction, and visual design to help create and build new features
  • Work within a tight-knit team to rapidly produce a multitude of ideas
  • Seek out creative, design-led solutions to challenging problems
  • Visualize and execute on a project from concept to product completion
  • Supply visual design aspects
  • Develop user flows, journey maps, wireframes and other assets to help facilitate the design process

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital media production or closely related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with graphic design software applications
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and collaborative environment
  • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within deadlines and competing priorities with strong attention to detail
  • Perform work that require invention, imagination, and originality

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher degree with 1-year experience in digital media production or closely related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working in roles supporting faculty
  • Demonstrated experience of work that requires a high degree of creativity to develop an original work product

Additional Information

This is not a remote position, however, due to COVID-19, the responsibilities of this role will be performed remotely until notified.

Excellent benefits are available, for details, see

The salary for this position will be based upon the selected candidate’s education and experience.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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