Multimedia Designer

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How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are important submissions for the hiring team to get a sense of your experience. In the cover letter, in two pages or less, please let us know how this role aligns with your career aspirations and skills. Submit both a cover letter and resume as one file (because of system limitations).

What You'll Do

Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing & Market Strategy, as Multimedia Designer you will contribute to the center's mission by developing visually engaging traditional and digital marketing materials. You will oversee the Center for Academic Innovation visual brand identity, and contribute to the design language of a growing and dynamic field.

Who We Are

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is where creativity and the University of Michigan's aspirations for societal impact combine to reimagine the future of higher education. Through curricular innovation, educational data and research, and educational technology, we position U-M as a global leader in academic innovation to create and inspire change in higher education and to promote an engaged and informed society.

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.


Marketing material design

  • Design digital posters, paid and organic social media elements, and other marketing collateral to support CAI's marketing and communications goals
  • Maintain a digital asset library to support CAI team members
  • Consult with CAI colleagues, and develop, graphic design elements for marketing CAI's online courses, products, and services
  • Develop identity treatments for new projects

Website design

  • Maintain overall design approach for CAI and Teaching Online websites
  • Maintain web pages in collaboration with marketing and communications team members
  • Collaborate with CAI UX designers and external web developers to develop CAI and Teaching Online websites

Brand identity stewardship

  • Maintain style guide for the CAI and Teaching Online brands
  • Collaborate with CAI UX designers responsible for Michigan Online brand to maintain identity standards
  • Maintain current knowledge of University of Michigan style guide and identity standards

Other responsibilities as assigned

  • May include work with student fellows, external partners

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three years of relevant marketing and communications design experience
  • Experience with web design, WordPress sites
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud applications

Additional Information

The general salary range for this position is $55,000-$70,000. You can expect to be paid a great compensation package. Factors used to determine salary include experience for the position and internal equity within the unit. You are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor understanding and transparency throughout the recruiting process.

Please Note: This is a 5 year term limited position with the possibility of renewal depending on funding.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

This is not a remote position and any adjustments to a standard in-person schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses Excellent benefits are available, for details, see

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is committed to inclusion in our organizational work, culture, climate, and the products we create. We aim to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse team as a reflection of our commitment to our work designing equitable and inclusive learning and work environments that are necessary for the university community to make progress on solving societal challenges. CAI draws on each of our team member's unique backgrounds and experiences to guide our everyday work in the center, and our team collaborates with students, staff, and faculty on projects that center our commitment to DEIJ work. All interested applicants, including those from groups historically marginalized by educational privilege, are encouraged to apply.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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