Graphic Designer in Proposals for Health Services

Reston, VA
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Full Time
MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and partners with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. We are searching for an experienced graphic designer to reinvigorate our visuals for our US Health proposal efforts. The Graphic Designer will support high-profile submissions and be part of the coordination for the proposal's end-to-end look and feel, including macro needs such as covers, table of contents, and super tabs, as well as targeted micro needs including in-narrative graphics (infographics, process flows, organizational charts, etc.), and recreating standard graphics. The Graphic Designer must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign; Microsoft Office including SharePoint and PowerPoint; and have demonstrated experience in bringing print narratives to life through design. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated success serving as a visual change agent for an organization's division, supporting long-term initiatives, and strategic goals. The Graphic Designer will report to the Senior Manager, and Technical Writing Team. The Graphic Designer will be required to complete a strategic graphic exercise Forges and executes innovative, forward thinking visuals to enhance readability, draw the reader into the content, and distinguish MAXIMUS in the marketplace;Coordinates design efforts for each proposal and ensures coherency across fonts/typography, layout, coloring, kerning, shading, saturation, sizing, etc.;Works with Capture team and proposal writers during storyboarding sessions and review cycles to assist in developing and refining conceptual designs including: infographics, data visualization, process flows/architectures, timelines, transitions/transformation approaches, value propositions/win themes, etc.;Participates in graphic review calls with writers, with the goal to lead calls in the future;Clearly communicates in-person and in writing design concepts with clear reasoning behind proposed solutions;Collaborates across the group to raise standards of creativity;Reviews RFP and supporting documents to verify that graphics are in brand and compliant with all RFP requirements (font sizing, file sizes, etc.);Involved in the production and delivery of materials by working closely with internal stakeholders (Technical Writing team, Capture Manager, Proposal Operations, and Desktop Publishing) ;Stays up-to-date with industry trends and professional development opportunities to differentiate MAXIMUS from competitors;Completes other initiatives and duties as assigned or requestedHighly preferred: experience and understanding of desktop publishingBachelor's Degree or equivalent experience;1 - 2 years of graphic design experience;Current, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop;Current, working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint SharePoint;Professional client service manner and ability to interact with all levels of management; experience working with teams in a large matrixed organization a plus;Demonstrated the understanding of how to manage complex projects, tight deadlines, and synthesize direction from multiple stakeholders;Self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to manage own time and take initiative;Demonstrates creativity, oral and written communication, listening, and decision-making skills;Outstanding attention to detail and quality;Excellent writing and editing skills;Ability to travel as required (< 20%). A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

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