Creative and Design Specialist

The Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is hiring a Creative and Design Specialist to join the Communications Team. GovEx works with leaders to build a data-driven public sector that fairly and justly uses data, research, and analytics to better understand complex issues, engage residents, and implement policy interventions that lead to equitable outcomes and transforms the standard of living for underserved residents.

Reporting to the Communications Director, you will contribute to the strategic conception and lead the development of visually compelling creative content, including webpages, social media content, digital campaigns, presentations, print materials, programmatic guides, case studies, stories about grantee work, graphics, infographics, and animations. The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing communications for world-class and mission-focused organizations.

The Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for candidates committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, both as we build our organization and advance this work in communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, layout, illustration, and pre-production for all communication materials for the Centers print and digital platforms, including website, social media, learning platforms, email marketing, presentations, case studies, and annual reports.
  • Promote brand recognition for the Center through brand development, management, and asset development activities.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to conceive and develop strategic communications campaigns and content.
  • Develop new tools, collateral, and resources to support programmatic needs, including digital courses and presentations.
  • Help to define requirements and meet delivery timelines for a growing library of tools and resources, including print and digital materials.
  • Support the Director of Communications to continually assess and improve the Centers public and online presence.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change.
  • Expert-level experience with image editing and design software (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Proficiency in social media and other digital marketing tools.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports.
  • Excellent content creation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.
  • A commitment to a collegial workplace.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Classified Title: Communications Specialist
Working Title: Creative and Design Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB
Starting Salary Range: $44,850 – $61,600 – $78,360 Annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: Ctrs for Govt Excellence & Public Innova
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees’ health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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