This position is responsible for creating deliverables in a variety of formats to meet the needs of the CHRISTUS South Texas region, which includes CHRISTUS Spohn Health System and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System.
Designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of created documents. They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects. Utilizing their skills and experience in a number of technology and software programs, the Designer will design and create, coordinate, produce and edit a wide variety of outputs, mostly for internal use. This may include--but is not limited to--flyers, booklets, brochures, posters, internal signage, templates, banners and illustrations along with another visual materials needed to communicate a desired message to reach a target audience.
The Designer will adhere to and help implement CHRISTUS Health's new brand standards, which direct things like image choice, messaging and tone, and font and icon selection, to create a consistent CHRISTUS brand nationally and internationally.
To accomplish this, the Designer will work under the direction of CHRISTUS Health's Creative Services Manager and collaborate closely with the system VP of Communications and Public Affairs as well as key system Marketing/Communications leaders.
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. Customer focus- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. Communicates effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Decision quality- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. Collaborates- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Nimble learning- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES * Work with internal clients to determine their requirements and budget and create outputs to meet their needs. Brief and advise them with regard to design style, format, print production and timetables. * Manage client proposals from concept through to design, print and production. * Use programs such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop to design and create, coordinate, produce and edit a wide variety of outputs, mostly for internal use. This may include--but is not limited to--flyers, booklets, brochures, posters, internal signage, templates, banners and illustrations. * Help implement CHRISTUS Health's new brand standards by adhering to guidelines related to image choice, messaging and tone, and font and icon selection, to create a consistent CHRISTUS brand nationally and internationally. * Coordinate all administrative aspects of production, including creating initial designs and receivng approval; preparing final designs for print or presentation; checking and receiving approval for all color, copy, text, and format selections; and scaling images for print production. Ensures that all parties are informed of and meet deadlines. * Represent regions and CHRISTUS system on various internal committees and task forces, as requested. * Maintain ad agency relationship and vendor relationships, as appropriate to responsibilities. * Work collaboratively with members of the CHRISTUS Health Communications and Marketing Teams to assist in implementing strategies. * Work with designated printer(s) to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality. * Work simultaneously on multiple projects, prioritizing by deadline and importance. * Perform other duties as assigned.
FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES * Ability to organize and prioritize work balancing interruptions, distractions, and fluctuating workload. * Ability to establish and meet critical deadlines. * Self-starter with the ability to accomplish and take appropriate steps to achieve success. * Ability to collaborate with internal and external customers.
Education/Skills * Bachelor's degree in Fine Art Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, or related field or an equivalent of education plus experience required. * Must have working knowledge of two- and four-color print press processes. * Ability to travel occasionally. * Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time, including Microsoft Office tools and various graphics and video programs including but not limited to Macintosh, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop to create designs for digital and print production. * Ability to work extended hours on occasion, including some weekends and evenings. * Must be able to work rapidly, under pressure, and with frequent interruptions. * Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with strong conceptual skills. * Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Experience * 3 - 5 years of direct experience in marketing, communications, or graphic design required. * 3+ years in a health care setting is helpful but not required. * Extensive experience utilizing technology and software tools like Macintosh, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop to create designs for digital and print production.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.