Great Jobs KC

Great Jobs KC

Sr. Designer

About The Role

 

Reports to: Sr. Communications Manager

Location: Kansas City, MO, Hybrid (technology provided)

Status: Exempt, Full-time

Salary: Annual salary based on experience

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, PTO, Holidays, leave program, 401k including employer contribution, and others

Operating hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Increase Workflow Efficiency – Implement workflow optimization strategies to reduce design project turnaround time by 15% within the year, as measured by the time taken from project initiation to final delivery.
  • Boost Website Traffic – Enhance UX design and functionality of the website resulting in a 20% increase in web traffic within the year, tracked through analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
  • Enhance Newsletter Engagement – Implement A/B testing on newsletter designs and messaging to increase engagement by 25% within the year, as measured by click-through rates and open rates.
  • Innovative Communication Solutions – Propose and implement at least two creative solutions to communication challenges identified within the target audience annually, measured by feedback and engagement metrics.
  • Effective Workflow Management – Improve the workflow management process by reducing project delays by 10% this year, as tracked through project management tools like Asana.

 

Overview

As a Sr. Designer at Great Jobs KC, you will be pivotal in creating visually compelling and engaging materials to support our marketing and communications initiatives. You will be responsible for designing web assets, graphics for print and digital media, and other visual content that helps us effectively communicate our mission and engage our diverse audience. You will be responsible for managing the on-staff digital designer as well as any outside design vendors.

 

Responsibilities

  •  Design, update, and manage a Word Press based website including creating new pages, installing pop-ups, and coding design elements to meet the needs of the department.
  • Adapt to evolving priorities and projects, managing multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Ability to use Asana to prioritize tasks and maintain brand and message consistency in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of current design trends and best practices.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to brainstorm and execute creative design concepts that meet project goals and objectives.
  • Supervise and provide constructive feedback on the work of junior designers.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest design software and technology.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, web design, or a related field. In lieu of a degree, the candidate can have 10+ years of applicable and proven experience.

 

Work Experience:

  • At least 6 years of design experience which includes graphic and web design (WordPress and plugins)
  • Minimum of 2 years managing a junior designer or design team.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is essential.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a diverse range of skills and experience.
  • ·Proven experience with web design, WordPress, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience with coding as it pertains to design and functionality of website to meet design and communication needs.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your creative design skills and versatility.
  • Proficiency in graphic design principles, typography, color theory, and layout.

 

Additional Knowledge, skills, and competencies:

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work independently.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in response to changing project needs.
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key projects concurrently.
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”.
  • High energy, maturity, and great organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new marketing ideas and initiatives.
  • Manage the Great Jobs KC brand, including brand integrity and visibility across the organization.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong comfort using technology, including cloud-based apps and software.
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker with good judgment and the ability to make independent decisions in a changing and fast-paced environment.

 

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift to 15 lbs.
  • Ability to work in an office and/or remote environment.
  • Ability to travel from and to work and occasionally to regional sites as the organization grows.
  • Ability to interact with others via technology, face-to-face and collectively.

Great Jobs KC firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.