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Manager, Visual Design

Company: NCARB
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:Manager, Visual Design Department:Marketing & CommunicationsReports To:Assistant Vice President, Marketing & CommunicationsFLSA Status:Exempt Salary: Minimum $92,962, Mid-point $116,200, Maximum $139,496*Salary is dependent upon experience*
Work Location
This is a hybrid role, based at NCARB's office in Washington, D.C. This is subject to change

Application Requirement: All applicants should include a link to a design portfolio with their resume or cover letter.


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is a nonprofit organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of 55 U.S. states and territories. NCARB, in collaboration with licensing boards, facilitates the licensure and credentialing of architects to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Learn more about NCARB and how we achieve our mission by clicking here.

About the Marketing & Communications Team

We are an agile team that provides the organization with full in-house marketing and communications support. This includes everything from graphics and videos to web content and digital communications. Whether we are working on event branding, a marketing campaign, or an interactive data publication, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our fun, friendly team dynamic. You will be joining a team that values collaboration and work-life balance, and always looks to explore new opportunities and support personal growth.

About the Position

The Manager, Visual Design is primarily responsible for overseeing a team of designers and ensuring consistency of the NCARB brand. This role:

  • Leads a team of three visual designers
  • Helps set the artistic direction for the organization and oversees visual brand and sub-brand guidelines
  • Ensures design deliverables are developed and delivered on time and to a high standard
    This Job is Right for You If You Enjoy:
    • Collaborating with a full-service, in-house marketing and communications team
    • Working on a variety of digital and printed campaign deliverables
    • Creative problem solving
      It Would Be Great If You Have Experience:
      • Mentoring design professionals
      • Managing projects and deliverables
      • Providing design feedback to peers

        • Manage NCARB's design team to help them meet goals and deadlines, demonstrate the highest level of expertise in their work, identify and address gaps, and continually challenge themselves to expand their skills and expertise.
        • Manage brand guidelines, including sub-brands, to ensure consistent use of assets internally and externally and ensure appropriate materials are brand compliant.
        • Lead design team critiques to provide feedback on designs and videos during the development process and assist in determining next steps.
        • Ensure quality, accessibility, and visual brand consistency across multiple communication channels and messages.
        • Manage the planning, design, production, and delivery aspects of major NCARB initiatives and campaigns, including developing and sharing strategy and graphics with relevant stakeholders, and effectively meet deadlines.
        • Assist with the design and create visual solutions for various publications and communications materials as needed.
        • Consult with and keep the M&C leadership team informed of the development and implementation of all design and production work.
        • Help the team's workflow process run smoothly and find ways to improve the process and procedures.
        • Continually monitor the horizon for the latest content innovation, best practices, and trends, and assess feasibility and relevance for NCARB.

          • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Communications, or related field; or a combination of substantial related experience, training, and education may substitute.
          • Seven (7) or more years of relevant graphic design experience in digital and print design production or related fields, including collaborating with other design professionals.
          • Proven problem-solving skills; and superior communication skills.
          • Ability to think big picture and strategically while maintaining exceptional attention to detail.
          • Demonstrated proficiency using technology and a wide variety of software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, and Acrobat) and Microsoft Office, (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint).
          • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro a bonus.
          • Experience with front-end web design, motion graphics, and video production is preferred.
          • Familiarity with Agile Processes, project planning, and oversight at the team level is a bonus.
          • Photography skills preferred.
          • Some minimal travel including weekends may occasionally be required. Benefits

            NCARB's employees enjoy a comprehensive set of benefits that include strong support for health and wellness, some nice perks, and professional development. Some highlights include:
            • NCARB is a family-friendly organization
              • Competitive pay
              • Medical, vision, and dental Benefits
              • Paid parental leave
                • Annual Leave
                  • Three Personal days
                  • Wellness leave (aka sick leave)
                  • Volunteer leave
                  • Employee Assistance Program
                  • Life and disability insurance
                  • 401k
                  • Tuition assistance
                  • All-staff outings and retreats
                  • Full access to LinkedIn Learning, supporting self- directed/curated professional development
                  • ASAE (American Society of Association Executives Membership)
                    • Paid Professional Development
                      • Paid professional association and membership dues
                        COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

                        As of November 1, 2021, all employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. NCARB will provide an exception to this vaccination requirement only for employees with an approved medical or religious exemption.


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