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Specialist, Graphic Email Design

Job Location

Chicago, IL

General Summary

The Specialist will execute the creative production of cross-departmental e-mail communications within the Direct Marketing Department, creating and coding keeping within the creative strategies relevant to branding guidelines within the Association.  Will also support the DM team in representing Brand and Design guidelines with the external vendor for all of Direct Marketing.

Essential Job Functions

Develop email design for cross-departmental email campaigns.

  • Work with supervisor and internal staff from various departments (including copywriters) to create original email designs, constantly evaluating and making changes to layout to bring cohesiveness to the email program. 
  • Works as the design liaison for the start of many external email projects, working to make sure the needs of the external department are met and are conveyed back to the digital team.
  • Works to design emails that render accurately within many email clients.
  • Identifies new creative techniques and email best practices to enhance email program - while following recommended email campaign strategy
  • Handles print and web ad design projects to meet specifications provided.

Assist in additional email support within Direct Marketing Department

  • Shares coding responsibilities with other team member in creation of national e-outreach campaigns.
  • Tests emails for rendering issues, then loads into Convio for review, executing changes as needed.Sends emails unassisted - able to set up campaigns, messages, and a/b tests.

Identify new creative techniques and email best practices

  • Work to uncover email best practices and share ideas with team about new designs, tests, etc. 
  • Represent Alzheimer's brand and design guidelines in DM strategy meetings and planning.

-Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in design or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years design/HTML development experience, preferably in a not-for-profit environment
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills
  • Extreme attention to detail

Please include a link to your portfolio.

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  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Home Office
    225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
    Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.