The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work.
The Graphic Design/Communications Assistant (GDCA) will support the needs of the OHSU/PSU School of Public Health (SPH) leadership team (LT) by assisting with graphic design and professional communication needs related to the promotion, marketing, and community dissemination of SPH projects, including our partnership projects with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The intended audiences for community dissemination of these SPH projects are varied, but they are primarily internal SPH audiences and community audiences with a direct link to the SPH, including: SPH alumni, other OHSU and PSU academic divisions and offices, public health practice organizations (including OHA, Local Public Health Authorities, eg to inform them of the professional services rendered by SPH under our partnership), public health and health-related nonprofit and business organizations (eg, for hiring and workforce development), current SPH students, and prospective SPH students (eg, for recruitment purposes).
Based on needs identified by the Leadership Team and under their supervision, design professional print and web-based graphics to visually communicate SPH goals, successes, workflows/processes and organizational relationships.
Working with the SPH leadership team and other OHSU/PSU/OHA partners, assist in the creation of written materials that support the promotion of SPH successes and opportunities to OHSU/PSU students and prospective students. This may include duties such as interviewing former or current student workers to capture their stories and experiences related to the SPH/OHA partnership.
Under close supervision of the SPH Leadership Team, liaise with relevant organizations to understand and leverage dissemination channels. These organizations are within and outside of OHSU, PSU, and SPH, including: alumni relations offices, the Oregon Public Health Association, media relations, etc.
Review and suggest revisions to communications and promotional materials to ensure student perspectives are accurately represented.
Enrolled in or on vacation from or is otherwise registered in an Undergraduate Program (minimum 6 credit hours), OR a SPH Graduate Program (minimum 4.5 credit hours).
Experience with graphic design, including print and digital media.
Experience writing and editing professional communications.
Strong teamwork skills
Strong verbal & written communication skills
Responsiveness to feedback
Commitment to the principles of health equity and desire to implement them
1 year of Experience working at a public health department
6 months of experience in public health practice work (e.g., as a student worker on the SPH/OHA COVID team, or prior health department wok)
Experience conducting culturally responsive and equity-informed work
Experience working with SPH/OHAs COVID response team and related systems
How to apply:
To be considered, please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Please upload as an attachment answers to the following questions:
Please list the college/university you attend on your resume. Whats your major? Are you an undergrad or grad student?
Please describe your experience with graphic design. Include both print and digital experience. (200 word limit)
What is your design philosophy when developing graphics meant to communicate organizational relationships and information? (150 word limit)
Please describe your experience assisting with the development of professional communications/messaging, such as high-visibility emails or marketing documents/materials. If none, please share other writing experience that would demonstrate a high level of professionalism. (200 word limit)
Please attach at least one (and no more than three) samples of your graphic design work and a sample of your writing that demonstrates professionalism and clarity.
Working conditions: Most or all work-related duties will be conducted remotely. Hours are somewhat flexible but may require certain times blocked for supervisory and/or work-related meetings.
Physical demands & equipment usage: Ability to work remotely (access to internet, computer and phone)
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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