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SHRM Digital Design Manager in Alexandria, Virginia

Digital Design Manager

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #43

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Digital Design Manager will be a fundamental part of managing and leading development efforts within the Creative Services team and will collaborate cross-functionally partnering with all major organization-wide digital stakeholders. The Digital Design Manager is a hands-on professional with strong knowledge of front-end development, content management systems, leading multiple projects, and an ability to translate business needs into strong digital experiences. This high-profile role will be managing a team of passionate developers using multiple technologies who are focused on delivering high-quality projects guided by creative excellence and best practice principles.

Your Day:

  • Lead and drive a high-performing digital team by unlocking potential driving performance management, provide mentoring and coaching, as well as create an engaging environment while participating as an active member of Creative Services and its Leadership Team.

  • Using Agile methodologies, transform business requirements and wireframes into customer-focused, well-designed products utilizing best practices in user experience, responsive design, and trending web design patterns, while staying faithful to SHRM’s brand standards and strategies.

  • Create customer-focused digital designs including; but not limited to: Email visuals, static and animated banners, CMS sites, landing pages, reports, brochures, editorial content, and video.

  • Adhere to timelines and production schedules for deliverables, ensuring issues are appropriately flagged to management and stakeholders.

  • Effectively manage individual and team timelines/schedules to ensure all critical deadlines within our control are met. Multitask several projects simultaneously and prioritize workloads of self and reports based on the business needs.

  • Clearly communicate and present design concepts to stakeholders considering business requirements, crucial to-market timelines, and design best practices. Utilize active listening to better understand stakeholder needs and concerns. Present thoughts in an understandable manner, depending on the audience at hand.

  • Collaborate with coworkers vertically and horizontally across the organization to bring product concepts to life, integrating critical feedback from internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manages external relationships with agencies and providers to ensure alignment with internal strategy and delivery of outcomes.

  • Maintain active familiarity with SHRM’s audience and products and services to ensure designs effectively speak to customer needs and personas.

  • Mentor and assist in training designers across all facets of digital design projects.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Web Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, or related field.

  • At least eight (8) years of progressively extensive experience with digital design delivery with at least 3 years leading digital design initiatives or projects.

  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to provide managerial oversight over the lifecycle of any digital project.

  • Experience managing direct reports that work remotely.

  • Ability to independently manage multiple assigned projects and complete them successfully within project timing, budget, and efficiency.

  • Fluent in HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery and Angular JS. Strong working knowledge of development frameworks like WordPress, BootStrap, and Foundation.

  • Creating and/or understanding user flows, technical capabilities, and limitations of common coding languages, frameworks, and data analysis.

  • Strong proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite products: Adobe Animate CC, Adobe XD CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and Adobe Character Animator CC.

  • Understanding of responsive web design and UX/UI best practices. Ability to teach, coach, and mentor UX/UI, communication, and relationship management skills to direct reports.

  • Strong ability to prioritize projects based on business need and direction from Director, Creative Services and create design concepts efficiently and according to agreed-upon deadlines.

  • Understanding of web language capabilities, limitations of current development frameworks, and the ability to incorporate that knowledge into the design phase to keep projects in scope.

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and active-listening skills for receiving feedback and providing recommendations in a constructive solutions-oriented manner.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare, and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Visual acuity requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Creative Services

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA