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"When I was still in college and working at RTI as an intern, I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to work full-time one day. RTI holds its employees to the highest standards, which allows for continuous growth both professionally and personally. I love being able to walk around campus and be immersed in a community of knowledgeable, hard-working innovators who all have a primary goal of improving the human condition." Lily Duchesneau Financial Analyst- SSES Strategic Pricing Group
"It is a pleasure to be part of a company that has such a positive outreach and works to improve the human condition. With a great reputation in the local community and abroad, it is easy to feel proud of the products and services produced by RTI. I like the variation of my role and that I get to work with a wide variety of people across the globe. I enjoy working at RTI because it is a place that demands excellence while still allowing a healthy work-life balance." Tierra Vazquez Sr. Administrative Assistant-International Education
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Information Technology
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Social, Statistical, & Environmental Sciences
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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.

 
Responsibilities
  • 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

Qualifications
  • 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.
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