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Graphic Designer (OFDA)

JOB from Macfadden
Closing date: 01 Dec 2017
Career Categories: Media/Communication
Country: United States of America
City: WASHINGTON
Years of experience: 0-2 years
Job type: Job

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America’s food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customer’s mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation’s most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

With more than 200 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD with multiple client site operations in the greater Washington, DC region and Tidewater, VA area.

Position Summary:

Macfadden is seeking a Graphic Designer to provide information support to USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance. USAID/OFDA provides humanitarian assistance for the U.S. Government (USG) in response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The Graphic Designer is a key member of USAID/OFDA’s Information Support Unit (ISU) and reports to the ISU manager. The Graphic Designer works very closely with other ISU members, USAID/OFDA’s Strategic Communications Team, and other divisions within USAID/OFDA to produce infographics and charts that visually represent USAID/OFDA’s role in international humanitarian assistance and in specific disaster responses for both internal USG and public audiences.
Sample outputs include:

Responsibilities:

Duties include but not limited to:

  1. In coordination with the ISU and/or the Strategic Communications Team, conceptualize and develop infographics and other visual representations that effectively communicate USAID/OFDA’s work to public and internal USG audiences.
  2. Conceptualize and develop design solutions and templates for a wide variety of projects, including internal and external information products, multimedia and print media materials, the USAID/OFDA annual report, conference and event materials, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, exhibit/signage materials, online products, and USAID/OFDA-related content on the USAID website.
  3. Act as design consultant to staff by collaboratively developing clear visual representations and infographics that communicate humanitarian programs or concepts, as well as current USAID priorities and strategies.
  4. Other duties as assigned, including providing basic training on graphic design software to members of the ISU.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Fine Arts, or a related discipline is required. The Graphic Designer must be motivated to keep up with new or evolving computer graphics and design trends independently.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of work experience in a graphic design role, this is a junior level position.
  • Must demonstrate professional graphic design experience with strong graphic design portfolio, incorporating infographics and data visualization; experience in creating interactive charts and infographics extremely desirable. Experience with developing the layout for sizable reports and familiarity with tagging for 508 compliance is also desirable.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian and disaster relief issues, USG agencies, and strategic messaging is a plus but not required.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated fluency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work and design on Apple iMac, and familiarity working on Windows/PCs
  • Highly creative and innovative artistic talent
  • Strong conceptual-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to self-manage large and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work in high-pressure, time-sensitive situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently but also function effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Macfadden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Macfadden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Macfadden expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Macfadden’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. This policy covers conduct occurring at Macfadden’s offices, client sites, other locations where Macfadden is providing services, and to all work-related activities.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To be considered for this position, you must submit

  1. A resume
  2. A cover letter
  3. A portfolio

Please submit these items as attachments to preserve formatting. Only applications with a resume, cover letter, and portfolio will be considered; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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