Graphic Designer

Portland, OR, US
Sep 19, 2019
Graphic Designer, Professional Learning Design

About This Role...
NWEA is looking for a sharp, passionate designer who believes in the power of education and wants to use their visual design talents to make the world a better place by helping teachers. This is a temporary position expected to last until July 1, 2020. As part of our team-Professional Learning Design-you'll play a key role in creating best-in-class learning experiences for K-12 educators. In close collaboration with content writers, subject matter experts, UX researchers, UX designers and instructional designers, you wil l create learning materials to support face-to-face workshops and self-directed digital learning experiences.
Who You Are...
  • A strong systems thinker who also has a keen eye for detail, you will be involved at all stages of the design process-from inception through final production. You'll research, brainstorm, and storyboard. You'll sketch, pitch, prototype, test, and iterate. You'll lay out collateral, work on presentation decks, edit photos, and design infographics. You'll also pitch in on video production, motion graphics, and eLearning development. Most importantly, you'll be you: a human-centered designer who grounds their work in empathy, shows up with positivity, and thrives on creative collaboration.
Skills and Abilities...
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • A portfolio that showcases creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, and a strong user-centered design process
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign®, Illustrator®, and Photoshop® and with impeccably organized digital files
  • Proven ability to transform complex, data-heavy text into clear and compelling visuals
  • Respect for the written word, a passion for unifying visual and written messages, and a knack for storytelling
  • An eye for balance, visual harmony, and simplicity; with a flare for creating dynamic, energetic compositions
  • Practiced in gracefully giving and receiving constructive creative feedback

Traits for Success...

  • Proclivity for diving in, getting your hands dirty, and figuring it out with others
  • A Passion for learning
  • Ability to support your design choices with data and user research
  • Humility
  • Interpersonal savvy when working with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change

Your Education and Experience...

  • Three+ years of graphic and digital design experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field

Preferred but Not Required...

  • Experience designing adult learning
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and practices
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and practice applying them
  • Video editing skills
  • Experience using Sketch and InVision
  • Experience using instructional design software (e.g., Adobe Captivate®, Articulate Storyline)

About Us...
NWEA®, a not-for-profit organization, supports students and educators worldwide through assessment solutions and insightful data. Driven by our mission- "Partnering to help all kids learn"-we're transforming the way teachers teach and students learn.
For over 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K-12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9.500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.
NWEA endeavors to make accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please call us at (503) 624-1951 or email us at and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information. This is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
NWEA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please visit our website. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please visit the EEOC website.

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