The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University—an interdisciplinary research organization focused on issues of college readiness, access and success, and community college institutional reform—seeks a full-time graphic designer to help communicate our findings to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners through high-quality print and web design. Specific duties include refreshing the look of our publications so they resonate with key audiences, translating research findings into infographics, and developing design concepts for the Center’s website.
The ability to understand qualitative and quantitative social science research findings and accurately render them in visually appealing ways is essential. The position reports to both to the Center’s Managing Editor and its Senior Editor and Web Specialist.
Please include resume, cover letter, and portfolio with application.
• Design and deliver digital and print materials that are consistent with the Center’s brand identity, including research reports, briefs, newsletters, advertisements, brochures and fact sheets, static and interactive infographics, PowerPoint presentations, posters, email campaigns, and social media graphics. • Identify ways to improve the mobile and desktop experiences on the Center’s website, working with communications staff and external developers to guide changes. • Work with the editorial and communications team to shape the overall communications vision for the Center. • Propose ways that graphics can augment the presentation of the Center’s work across platforms. • Partner with researchers to develop evidence-based products that make research findings accessible to a nonacademic audience. • Provide graphic design support to other teams, including researchers and administrative staff. • Assist research, administrative, and communications staff with other project-related and editorial tasks
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.