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Information Technology
Social, Statistical, & Environmental Sciences
190CX Requisition #

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Experts in our Education and Workforce Development practice area advance equitable, high-quality learning for people of all ages around the globe. We take an integrated approach to research—combining deep expertise in education and workforce development with broad capabilities in quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation studies, and data visualization and decision support tools. We lead large-scale, multiyear studies that investigate the relationships between student characteristics, education programs and practices, and academic and career success.

Job Description

The Education and Workforce Development business unit has an immediate opening for a Junior Digital Designer who will design products that aim to improve educational outcomes through digital initiatives such as learning management systems, data-rich microsites, mobile applications, and complex data management systems. The Junior Digital Designer will execute a variety of visual design tasks in support of the work of the Center for Technology and will work closely with the Creative Director to create high-quality user experiences across digital platforms. Experience with print design is a plus but not a requirement. Critical to success in this position are creative problem-solving skills, strong design skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Develop sitemaps, wireframes, visual mock-ups, and interactive prototypes
  • Create innovative user interfaces and visual designs
  • Design with an awareness and understanding of browser sizes, device capabilities, and product functionality
  • Provide quality control reviews of all work
  • Work within existing brands to apply designs across a broad range of collateral
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director and developers to ensure that designs are implemented to the highest standard
  • Assist with usability activities such as persona creation, user testing, and research
  • Design presentations, format reports, and source images and illustrations
  • Design marketing collateral for external clients
  • Provide clear, concise, and accurate communication to clients
  • Effectively prioritize project deliverables and assignments
  • Articulate design decisions thoughtfully with an openness to feedback
  • Ensure designs meet 508 accessibility requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1–2 years of experience as a digital producer, user interface designer, visual designer, or equivalent
  • An online portfolio that demonstrates proven success with digital work
  • Strong knowledge of user interface and user experience best practices and standards
  • Understanding of design principles including layout, typography, and color theory
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and capable of self-managing and multitasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. To apply, applicants must submit an online portfolio or work samples.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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