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Harvard University Junior Graphic Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65746BRAuto req ID:65746BRJob Code:405004 Comm Professional (N) Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Junior Graphic DesignerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years working experience in design or agency environment

  • 3+ years of professional experience in Adobe CS

  • Experience with project management tools and software, knowledge of Workfront a plus

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal

  • Highly organized, collaborative, able to prioritize workload and deadline oriented

  • Ability to complete assignments independently with minimum supervision

  • Comfortable working on several projects simultaneously while adhering to internal processes in an agile environment

  • Willingness to work extra hours during peak periods, including occasional evenings and weekends

  • A desire to explore new skills and new technologies

  • An excellent eye for design

  • A sense of humor and enjoy working in a collegial and deadline-driven environment

Additional Information:

  • This position requires a 3 month orientation and review period.

  • Please include a cover letter with your application.

To learn more about the AA&D team, please visit our Careers site at

To learn more about how Harvard supports diversity and inclusion throughout the University please visit the Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at

Accommodations: Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please let your recruiter know.

COVID 19 Vaccination Information: The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.Department:Alumni Affairs and DevelopmentPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Alumni Affairs and Development, CommunicationsPosition Description:

  • Incorporating requested edits to creative files adhering to AA&D production processes

  • Preparing final files to approved specs, pre-flighting, packaging and uploading to vendor for print

  • Assembling Microsoft PowerPoint presentations

  • Naming and organizing a variety of asset types based on predetermined nomenclature in an organized manner to be accessed and easily modified by others

  • Assisting with the maintenance of the asset management system as directed

  • Employing and mastering the internal communication workflow management tools to expedite multiple projects while maintaining a professional presence

  • Repurposing existing design collateral into other formats or media

  • Collaborating in a professional, productive, and positive way with all Communications team members and the larger AA&D business groups

  • Supporting the Creative Services group in its goal of being an innovative, creative, high-quality, and service-oriented organization

  • Learning new design-related software and techniques through professional seminars or Harvard training, as appropriate and necessary

  • Managing framing for projects as needed

  • Managing production on smaller projects in the absence of the production manager

  • Other duties that would be in conformity with the level of the position.

School/Unit:Alumni Affairs and Development EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:

  • Expectation for being on-site once a week, and as needed. Advance notice will be provided for instances where additional on-site presence is expected.

Job Summary:Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D)

Alumni Affairs and Development is a dedicated team supporting Harvard’s advancement activity through front-line fundraising, alumni and volunteer engagement, technology, prospect management and research, business process, events, communications, and many other areas.

Our goal is to create an environment of respect that leverages the many talents, perspectives, and experiences of our employees; to deliver the strongest possible results by incorporating diverse perspectives into our daily work; and to make AA&D a great place to work for everyone. We strive to live our values of respect, inclusion, trust, collaboration, continuous improvement and innovation; and open communication and effective information sharing in our daily interactions and our work.

AA&D is comprised of the University Development Office (UDO), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Development, AA&D Resources, the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), and the Office of the Vice President (OVP).

The Creative Services team within Alumni Affairs & Development is in search of an experienced Junior Graphic Designer to fill this full-time, non-exempt position. This junior-level position reports to the Associate Design Director, Creative Services, and is responsible for the design edits and pre-production of a variety of print and digital communications materials. This person should possess strong production skills in print and digital, extraordinary attention to detail and adherence to processes, be able to juggle multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment and have experience with industry-standard design software. The Junior Graphic Designer will also review and update assets consistent with Harvard University’s brand standards while working closely with the creative director, designers, project managers, and production staff.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-JP1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.