• Designer, Philanthropy Communications

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2019 1:46 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview


    Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 


    Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.



    Resume, cover letter, and portfolio link or PDF of portfolio required with application submission.


    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



    • Collaborate with Creative Director and the design team, Account Management, Production, and Digital Marketing staff and vendors to best meet design and content needs of the Division, helping to raise more than $300 million annually.
    • Work in collaboration with the design and marketing team to design internal and external marketing communications, be it in print and digital that are user-focused, effectively portray information, and meet brand standards. Projects can include, but not limited to flyers, posters, banners, ads, invitations, publications, event collateral, apparel, digital assets, social media visual content, and web layout.
    • Ensure design projects are completed accurately, on time, and on budget.
    • Work efficiently and collaboratively to develop design solutions that will be drive fundraising results for the Division.
    • Complete production work, including preparing mock-ups and presentations.
    • Work simultaneously on multiple projects, managing work and requests from the Division as needed.
    • Assist Design Leaders in the execution of design collateral as needed.



    Reports to Creative Director, Philanthropy Communications. There is no supervisory responsibility for this position. This individual will work with a variety of individuals throughout the Institute.



    Bachelor’s degree in graphic design and 2-5 years of experience required.



    Solid foundation in design thinking, typography, and layout. Strong command of Adobe Creative Suite; fluency in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Fluency in Office software. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and provide quality service to multiple Philanthropy and program offices. Ability to take direction and work independently. Superior communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a wide variety of personalities are necessary. Strong proficiency in icon design and information graphics. Illustration skills a plus. Understanding of web design, UX/UI, and digital marketing and advertising. Knowledge of graphic design trends and best practices.






    Office in typical office setting. Works on deadline. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.


    The above information on this 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 this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


    We’re hiring! Learn more about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions.

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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