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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, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

ABOUT THE STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse 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 build a better world through business. 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 BBA, MBA, part-time MBA (Evening, Weekend, and Online formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, Master of Business Analytics 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

The Office of Marketing and Communications houses brand management, communications and creative teams that develop and execute marketing strategies across an array of marketing communications channels - including print, direct marketing, websites, email, blogs, social media, mobile, events  and video - to reach the school’s primary external audiences (prospective students, alumni, donors and prospective donors, corporate partners, and the media) and internal audiences (faculty, staff, students and the wider University community).

Purpose

The web designer will design and develop strategic communications (web, digital media) that connect and engage with Michigan Ross’ internal and external audiences.  The designer’s responsibilities will include making informed decisions by leveraging best practices and feedback to develop intelligent, successful communication solutions.  The designer will create and present original concepts and designs that demonstrate a clear, innovative understanding of complex marketing goals, recognizing both organizational objectives and the needs of the end user.  This position reports to the Creative Director of the Marketing and Communications department.

Responsibilities*

Creative

  • Create enhancements and modifications to the Ross School of Business website.
  • Design effective online marketing campaigns, including web pages, mobile, and digital advertising.
  • Conceptualize, design, build webpages and digital assets. Work with the brand management team and partners/clients to understand overall and specific objectives.
  • Contribute to the Ross School of Business brand, including identity and voice.

 

 

 

 

Strategic 

  • Work closely with all members of the marketing organization (creative and editorial directors, other designers, writers, social media, PR, etc.) to ensure an integrated marketing communications to achieve the specified objectives.
  • Work with project managers to ensure quality, including development of online specifications; inspect & proof for accuracy.
  • Design digital materials to adhere with brand guidelines.

 

 

General 

  • Contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the school, continually learning, creating impactful experiences, and working with a sense of ownership for outcomes.  Approaches this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treating others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.
  • Organize, categorize and archive web assets
  • Sharpen job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations, etc.

Required Qualifications*

Education/Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills 

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2-4 years of experience
  • Extensive experience in design and layout
  • Demonstrable proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS),  and Front-end development
  • Strong HTML, CSS, and photo editing skills
  • Strong working knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery,browser standards, responsive design, and SEO
  • Working knowledge of personas, scenarios, wireframes, paper prototypes, high fidelity prototypes, and mockups.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with daily deadlines.

 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Working knowledge of Drupal a plus.

Additional Information

Skills Testing

Skills may be required.

Physical Demands/Work Environment 

  • May be required occasionally to work from home, providing a dedicated location for work to be done
  • Requires the ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and deliver materials
  • The person in this position may occasionally move through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information
  • May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends
  • May require on-call hours

Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

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.

Application Deadline

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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