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Associate Director, Digital Designer

Bentley University
Waltham, MA 02452
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Job Description Summary
The Marketing and Communications Division at Bentley University seeks an Associate Director, Digital Designer to join its Creative Services team, reporting to the Creative Director. The Digital Designer's primary "client" will be the University Advancement team, and their extensive engagement and fundraising efforts. This versatile designer will play a critical role by designing digital content on a variety of platforms (Anthology, Drupal 8, WordPress and more). This design profession will be expected to work on several projects simultaneously, meeting high design standards, following established brand guidelines and keeping up with design and development delivery schedules. The digital designer will work both independently as well as with other designers as well as advancement communications professionals, project managers and developers.

Essential Duties
  • Build, edit and maintain all advancement division web pages in Drupal 8
  • Oversee design for emails, digital invites, registration forms and confirmation emails in Anthology
  • Edit and maintain the university's capital campaign site in WordPress
  • Lead the redesign of advancement division's Support website in Drupal 8 and provide design direction to third party vendor platforms to ensure a visually consistent user experience.
  • Design all digital initiatives such as annual reports, e-newsletters, email campaigns, giving days, social media graphics and more
  • Serve on Bentley Magazine team and design online issue (2x per year), bring best practices to the online reader's experience.
  • Serve as key contact/collaborator with digital engagement team
  • Ensure responsive, mobile-first design
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and all applicable technologies, including security issues, authoring tools, graphic design tools, and new languages
  • Provide additional digital design capacity and expertise to creative services team as bandwidth permits

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree: required
  • Five + years of work experience in digital marketing and design.
  • Digital/online portfolio is required
  • Proven time management and client relations experience, ability to translate client needs into executable web designs and e-communication tools
  • Ability to create wireframes, recommend navigation and monitor user experience on all pages.Must be able to handle multiple projects in a high-volume environment
  • Ability to project manage multiple assignments concurrently
  • Detail-oriented, with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency with Excel, CSS, Drupal/CMS, Photoshop, and HTML preferred

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Higher ed/fundraising work expereince preferred
  • Understanding of modern UX principles and component-based design
  • Prototyping in Adobe XD
  • Knowledge of Canva, Adobe Express for social media and branded templates
  • Ensure alignment with established university brand standards
  • Good sense of typography, design principles and visual trends

  • Work Environment
  • Typical office setting with extensive sitting and computer work
  • Ability to travel around campus for meetings and other work related events

  • Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


    Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

    Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


    Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-10

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