Sr. Graphic Designer

Overview

This position provides graphic design services to the Sorenson Impact Center’s internal operations and external projects. This includes evaluating client needs, conceptualizing ideas, and creating advanced and visually compelling designs.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • May keep department computer hardware and software running and up-to-date by troubleshooting problems and reviewing new programs

  • May mentor or act as a supervisor to students, junior designers, and contract designers

  • Meets with clients initially to determine needs, budget and deadlines; meets subsequently to discuss changes and finalize the project

  • Researches and studies ideas related to each project; conceptualizes original work to communicate the intent of the project

  • Develops cost estimates for clients by balancing the needs of the project with the available budget

  • Designs a range of artistic material, e.g. catalog, poster, brochure, billboard, etc. using sophisticated computer equipment and software programs

  • Produces art for the assigned project by following a pasteboard technique on the computer, and finalizes in a manner that is ready for printing

  • Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, chooses color/s, and arranges layout based upon available space

  • Completes pre-press check by ensuring colors and saturation are exact, overlap properly and do not leave gaps, and ensures inks are solid and in the correct place

  • May hire outside vendors including photographers, illustrators, and/or production artists to meet particular styles of photography, or illustration

Skills Necessary for Success

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work with tight deadlines and manage various timelines

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

  • Ability to effectively work with colleagues, clients, and management while communicating effectively

  • Must have a deep passion for design and visual communication

  • An understanding of the latest trends in the design world to stay relevant

  • Proficient in Adobe creative cloud

  • Leadership skills including the ability to give and receive feedback and delegate tasks when necessary

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

 

Problem Solving

Often selects from a predetermined list of alternatives and sometimes recommends or changes policy and procedure based upon the amount of discretion given by the department. Problems would be referred to superior based upon predetermined guidelines set by the department.

The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked / underestimated communities.

Read more and apply HERE.

Graphic Design Student Associate

Overview

The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student applicants to join the impact storytelling team as a graphic design student associate. Students have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients and develop as designers and storytellers while building their portfolio. Students will work with all focus areas in the Center to connect with impact investors, governments, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and students. We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join our team that is able to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

 

Duties Include:

  • Creating and working collaboratively on

  • Print & Web Design

  • Editorial Design

  • Branding & System design

  • Environmental Design

  • Social Media & Marketing Materials

  • Data Visualization and Information Graphics

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Familiarity with Google Suite

  • Team player who is able to work independently and collaboratively

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to juggle multiple projects at a time

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Able to communicate ideas effectively 

 

Students must commit to working 20 hours per week for a minimum of two semesters. The position is paid.

 

About Sorenson Impact Center

The Sorenson Impact Center is a think-and-do tank housed in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. We catalyze social change through impact investing, policy innovation, performance management, data science, and strategic communications. To learn more about the Center and the Student program, please visit https://www.sorensonimpact.com/student-program

 

Read more and apply HERE.
 

If you have any questions, reach out to: max.seawright@sorensonimpact.com

 

Data Scientist

Overview

Conducts advanced statistical analyses of qualitative and quantitative data and interprets results. Works on independent projects as part of the data team and applies appropriate data science techniques to provide insights and answers to social impact issues. Effectively communicates data analyses to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversees/conducts statistical analyses, employing methods of descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis, regression analysis, and other statistical modeling techniques appropriate for client needs.

  • Formats data for statistical analysis.

  • Presents statistical findings to a lay audience.

  • Writes reports and creates dashboards and data visualizations for clients.

  • May devise methods and procedures for collecting data.

  • May travel to a variety of sites within and outside the University to coordinate projects.

  • May supervise junior staff/students.

 

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus four years related research experience, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

 

A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

 

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

  • Experience in managing projects among diverse stakeholders.

  • A degree in data science, statistics, business, public policy, or a related field. Master’s or PhD preferred.

  • Data engineering or analysis experience required.

  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in a programming language, such as R or Python (R preferred).

The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked / underestimated communities.

Read more and apply HERE.