Giving to Yale

Graphic Designer, Communications

Reporting to the deputy director, graphic design & online engagement, Marketing & Communications, designs and produces a variety of print and electronic publications and other materials to support the Office of Development’s fundraising and relationship-building efforts.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Independently conceptualizes, designs, and produces materials in support of special events, including invitations, postcards, programs, agendas, menu cards, honor rolls, HTML e-mails, online registration sites, and other materials as necessary.
  2. Independently conceptualizes designs and produces materials in support of specific fundraising units, including, but not limited to, case statements, brochures, stationery, branding/identity/logos, print and e-newsletters, mailers, postcards, forms, envelopes, HTML e-mails, and other materials.
  3. Designs and updates web pages, sections, and microsites; develops material for web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects as assigned.
  4. Maintains and updates online Gift Guide
  5. Takes photographs and sources photography and other images for print and electronic publications, using both internal and external sources.
  6. Designs and produces donor recognition items such as framed mementos, scrapbooks, and plaques.
  7. Conceptualizes shoots, edits and/or oversees video projects.
  8. Act as liaison with and oversees the work of printers and other vendors as assigned.
  9. Develops, maintains, and adheres to project schedules.
  10. Perform other graphic design and production tasks as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat). Creative thinker with excellent and proven graphic design and website development skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, ability to work diplomatically and gracefully with internal clients and external vendors.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously under significant deadline pressure.
  • Self-motivated and dedicated worker, able to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

Proficiency with Drupal, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Experience with videography. Prior experience in a university and/or development setting and knowledge of Yale strongly preferred.