The Graphic Designer is a key member of the Office of Institutional Advancement, helping to build relationships, engage the community and share ASIJ’s stories through effective digital and interactive communication. As a skilled communicator, the Graphic Designer makes informed decisions on the content and tools required in each circumstance to best convey an impactful message about ASIJ.
The Graphic Designer plays a key role in helping to develop and implement communications strategy, brand development and brand management across print and digital channels in cooperation with the Director of Communications. They are responsible for the design and production of creative, professional print and digital pieces for school divisions, summer programs, PTA and other members of the ASIJ community.
As a member of a small, highly collaborative creative team, the Graphic Designer ensures that each colleague’s ideas and expertise are used to maximum advantage. Like their teammates, they have high standards for themselves and others and aspire to create exemplary work that reflects the School’s reputation for excellence. Their content is of the highest quality.
The Graphic Designer has the cultural competencies to understand diverse perspectives and the empathy and compassion to positively impact team functioning. They have a growth mindset and are solution-focused with the ability to leverage their skills and a range of strategies to propose and implement action.
The Graphic Designer is part of ASIJ’s Institutional Advancement Office, which is led by the Director of Institutional Advancement and includes the Director of Giving, Director of Communications, Data Specialist, Alumni Coordinator, and Digital Communications Officer.
This position does not directly supervise any other school employees. However, the role has some responsibility for training colleagues on design-related matters. The Graphic Designer may at times oversee the work of temp or freelance designers and illustrators.
This position has no direct budget responsibilities but is responsible for tracking costs and submitting receipts and invoices.
Work is assigned by the Director of Communications and other senior leadership team staff. Although work is guided by ASIJ policies and procedures, this role requires the ability to work independently when required and make informed, well-judged, ethically sound decisions when called upon. The majority of work will be conducted collaboratively with team members from within the office as well as from related school-wide systems.
Successful candidate should:
Founded in 1902, The American School in Japan (ASIJ) is one of the oldest and most well-regarded international schools in the world. Our award-winning communications team produces a wide range of content from animations and videos to magazines and print publications.
ASIJ is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship and disability.
ASIJ is committed to ensuring that all students are safeguarded and protected from all forms of violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Upon employment, all faculty and staff members are required to sign a student protection agreement, and undergo a background check.