$45,000.00 - $55,000.00 Annually
Permanent Full Time
Michigan State Senate
WHO WE ARE:
The Senate Democratic Majority Office offers a dynamic and fast-paced environment dedicated to advancing the interests and values of the people of Michigan. We work tirelessly to promote our agenda, engage with constituents, and drive positive change for our communities.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
Under the direction of the Senate Majority Leader and supervised by the Information Systems Director, the Digital Designer is responsible for delivering a comprehensive range of digital services to member offices. Responsibilities encompass graphic design development, creation of creative content for digital purposes, content curation from external sources, and other design management tasks as requested. The Digital Designer is also responsible for collaborating with web developers to design website and web-based application layouts, as well as contributing to the development, maintenance, and execution of a strategic design plan.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Develops and maintains visually appealing and user-friendly website designs consistent with Senate Majority Leadership's brand image and messaging
Collaborates with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, understand project goals, and create design concepts
Develops design graphics, web designs, web layouts, templates, and other design elements
Optimizes website designs for responsive and mobile-friendly experiences across different devices and platforms. Conducts website audits to test usability and identify areas of improvement, implementing changes as necessary
Creates, manages, and produces branded digital design solutions for various purposes, including websites, Senator event graphics, email templates, social media graphics, and communication campaigns
Designs, edits, and builds WordPress page layouts with a theme builder
Collaborates with other designers or web developers to deliver high-quality digital output
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the Senate Majority member offices with design as requested
Provides content and editing assistance for all digital media as requested
Performs all other duties as assigned by the Information Systems Director
Required Education and Experience
A bachelor's degree is preferred
Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite required
Experience with content management systems (CMS) and web development frameworks preferred
Other combinations of education and experience evaluated on an individual basis
Alternate Education and Experience
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Knowledge of multiple design concepts including motion graphics and animation
Experience in web design, with a strong portfolio showcasing creative and innovative design concepts.
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of user experience (UX) principles and best practices
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, legislators and staff, lobbyists, and other interest groups
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain strict attention to detail
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Knowledge of the legislative process and of the structure and policies of state government
Ability to use basic computer applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work outside of normal work schedule, as necessary
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines that may be rigid or subject to change on short notice
Ability to use diplomacy, discretion, and good judgment when disseminating information
Additional Requirements and Information
This job description is not intended as a comprehensive list of all of the duties required of this position. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time, and the listed duties are subject to change at any time, with or without notice.
STATUS: Full-time, with a standard benefits package
SALARIED: $45,000 - $55,000, based on experience
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; evenings & weekends as necessary
GOVERNING CAUCUS: Democrat
This is a non-civil service, at-will position.
Interested applicants, please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Michigan Senate considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, height, weight, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. If you are a person with a qualified disability, you may request any needed reasonable accommodation to participate in the application, testing, and/or interview process by contacting the Senate ADA Coordinator at 517-373-1675.
The Michigan Senate employment benefits include an array of options from health insurance to retirement programs. This page gives a brief explanation of some of the benefits that are offered by the Michigan Senate.
Insurance and Other Benefits
Insurances include medical, dental, vision and life. Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, long term disability, long term care insurance, and legal services. Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and child care are also available.
Full time/salaried employees receive 16 hours of personal time upon hire and accrue 8 hours of leave time per pay period.
State employees receive 13 scheduled holidays each year, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day, just to name a few. State employees also receive Election Day off every other year.
Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). The employee decides the amount deducted from their paycheck.
Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match that percentage (up to 5%).
State of Michigan
400 South Pine Street
Lansing, Michigan, 48909
State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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