UMKC Graphic Designer

Job Description


The Collaborative to Advance Health Services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies seeks an outstanding candidate whose primary role will be to serve as a Graphic Designer on one or more federally funded projects. The person in this position will work with grant teams on multiple projects to develop and design materials for outreach and marketing of many programs and training activities.

We are looking for a self-directed critical thinker willing to learn the ropes before taking the reins. Our environment is fast-paced and ever-changing. Strong candidates will be quick learners and nimble multi-taskers. Our team members expand their creative, problem-solving wings as they grow in their roles; however, the fun, creative, thinking work is often times paired with the nitty gritty logistics and coordination jobs. Our most successful and satisfied team members are well-rounded and able to embrace a range of work responsibilities. We believe all people deserve access to high-quality health services. If you are passionate about this vision too, you will fit in here!

This professional will work under the direction of our Associate Director of Communications, Design and Production to support a portfolio of federal, state and local grant programs in the following ways:

The Graphic Designer will design and produce art for publications, media graphics, and instructional tools or materials that enhance marketing and communications. This position will provide design support in the development of products and material that conform to professional standards and represent cultural competency. The Graphic Designer will provide support to grant project teams working on a range of subject matter.

Key roles and responsibilities:

·Attend meetings with key subject matter experts to learn about product needs and inform design work.

·Communicate a point of view on visual, industry-specific trends and actively bring those references and trends to the team.

·Work in collaboration with design and content development team to ensure cultural competency of materials and variances in how imagery is utilized and interpreted by different audiences.

·Build and maintain a deep understanding of high-quality health services to ensure that the work is cohesive and pushes the brand forward.

·Design and produce art for publications, media graphics, and instructional tools to enhance communications.

·Create promotional materials to market grant initiatives (brochures, e-mail blasts, folders, newsletters, etc.).

·Consult team members on the planning, illustration, printing, and viewing of art layouts for publications and educational materials.

·Manage multiple projects at a time.

Minimum Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 3-5 years’ experience doing design work in a professional organization.

·       Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

·       Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word

·       Strong communication, conceptual thinking, typography skill and design skills

Preferred Qualifications

Five or more years’ experience in graphic design. Bachelor’s degree in design.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, temporary, non-benefit eligible

This position is available up to nine months


$47,500 - $52,000 annual

Application Deadline

October 17, 2021 or until position filled