Graphic Design Project Manager

Washington, DC
Sep 30, 2019
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP Foundation is AARP's 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation's vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation's many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.

Develops a continuous stream of engaging content, including PowerPoints, presentations, icons, videos, graphics, infographics, and data visualization that advances AARP Foundation's mission and objectives.
  1. Partners with internal teams to convey the impact and results of work through compelling graphics, infographics, data visualization, and presentations, with strong and consistent brand identity.

  1. Produces new ideas, concepts, and ways to tell the Foundation story through print, presentations, marketing collateral, promotional materials, and interactive media.

  1. Understands and designs for multiple audiences (including donors, program beneficiaries, and volunteers) and incorporates audience insights into creative concepts.

  1. Designs to increase engagement across multiple and varied communications channels (e.g., print, multimedia, social media, etc.).

  1. Prepares and creates high-quality work by gathering information and materials through the use of graphic design software.

  1. Manages projects by prioritizing, delivering, and fulfilling creative deliverables.

  1. Amends final designs to client comments to deliver projects that are custom to their needs.

  1. Assists the Communications and Marketing team on special projects and assignments, promoting integration across the AARP enterprise.

  1. Develops communications and visual tools that enable programs to share their targeted messages.
  2. Educates staff on how to create visually appealing presentations and materials.

  1. Tracks, collates, and maintains an inventory of all marketing materials, including photos, video, and artwork.

  1. Manages printing and fulfillment of marketing materials.

13. Works closely with external agencies on positioning activities to ensure consistent branding.

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Graphics Design or a related degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience in graphic design or as a graphic artist; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. A portfolio that illustrates digital graphic design work and writing samples will be required.

Creative and innovative thinker, with strong consultation, project management, and writing skills.

Strong experience in a matrix-management environment and ability to manage and direct individuals and teams without direct management responsibilities to such individuals and teams.

Excellent verbal communications skills, with the ability to communicate with the proper level of detail at the appropriate management level and audience.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite design programs, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Tableau, and PowerPoint.

Graphic design skills to create artwork, display data graphically, and write copy to accompany.

Strong proficiency in Mac and PC platforms for file manipulation (Microsoft Office Suite) and Adobe Creative Suites programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Photography and video creation/editing experience.

Deadline oriented and keen ability to multi-task, be highly organized, and able to work independently.

Knowledge of the print production process and appropriate file preparation.

Excellent project management and organizational skills, including proven ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously with multiple audiences.

Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Must be able to learn and retain production requirements and techniques.

Meets immediate and changing deadlines.

Meets the highest standards of work. Consistently provides exceptional design and creative support.

High energy and a strong sense of accountability.

In-depth current knowledge of standards and trends in typography, illustration, photography, color theory, brand development, and identity.
Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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