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Design Resident

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This position is a 12-month term position. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Design Resident
Department Computer Science
Position Number 1125612
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Position Purpose

To provide design for the lab as a whole along with instruction and mentorship for projects and oversees student (undergraduate and graduate) design teams. Work closely with the Executive Director and Technical Director, work with student teams and serve as an advisor and liaison with our outside partners. Oversees web and mobile UI/UX of DALI Lab projects and DALI brand identity and materials. Educates the teams on design best practices and creating design resources for the lab. Promotes experiential learning, mindful design, and lab design methodology. Facilitates the success of many multi-disciplinary teams working on diverse projects in a collaborative startup-like environment.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong portfolio of design work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Capable of presenting designs and workshops clearly and effectively to both internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with faculty, students, and external partners.
  • Understanding of web standards/web browser capabilities and ability to create pages that work with different browsers and platforms.
  • Ability to conceive and execute compelling, informative designs for print, web, and mobile.
  • Ability to actively inspire and motivate and promote a creative and supportive work culture for students.
  • High level of creativity with strong visual and content sensibility.
  • Solid knowledge of typography, color, UI design, and layout principles for print and web.
  • Ability to provide guidance to others and set direction for teams/projects.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • Two years of experience in a design capacity.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelors or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Degree in graphic or digital arts, design or related discipline preferred.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Lorie Loeb
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is a 12-month term position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Design Leadership

  • Works with the DALI leadership team and student members on design vision.
  • Leads DALI Lab’s design processes (including Human-Centered design, UI/UX, graphic and product design).
  • Develops design standards, guidelines, and training resources.
  • Collaborates with the Executive and Technical Directors and other lab staff to establish lab policies, expectations, methodologies, and culture.
  • Identifies growth opportunities and facilitates a process for improvement that is design focused and inclusive in areas that need design improvement and oversees corrective action.
  • Manages multiple projects, with multiple colleagues, in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Keeps current on design trends and research in order to bring best practices into the DALI Lab.
  • Helps design and develop DALI Lab marketing and communication materials.

Design UI/UX

  • Inspires users and audiences with compelling designs while maintaining visual consistency and brand identity and conveying the personality of DALI.
  • Conceptualizes and designs graphics for web, mobile and print.
  • Drives the further development of the DALI UI/UX and HCD design process.

Training and Team Supervision

  • Mentors over twenty teams per term, ensuring quality of design work and consistent design vision efficacy of results.
  • Provides in-person training, training materials, and onboarding for new team members.
  • Meets with groups and partners to determine appropriate design solutions for projects.
  • Help student teams determine the best design approach for each project.
  • Helps students develop and enhance design/artwork by gathering information and data to clarify design requirements.
  • Develops testing methodologies and helps students implement user testing.
  • Empowers others to take ownership of their work and communicate their design decisions confidently and effectively.

Communication and professional development

  • Facilitates clear technical communication between and among design teams, project managers, and external partners.
  • Communicates respectfully to a diverse community.
  • Maintains current knowledge of design UI/UX best practices and design trends for software solutions.
  • Maintains industry connections for recruiting and workshops.
  • Works with student teams and Lab staff to write papers/journal articles and submit work to design conferences and competitions.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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