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Responsible for the overall presentation of The Director magazine, official publication of the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as in-house ads, collateral materials and other related Association materials as assigned.
1. Concept, design, format, select and purchase or create photographs and illustrations and, using creative design abilities, lays out the monthly Association publication The Director. Must be able to work collaboratively with editor and managing editor. Must obtain required page approvals from Editorial and Business Development departments and meet predetermined monthly deadlines for print.
2. Must be able to communicate a vision to colleagues and advise them on its execution.
3. Works closely with Business Development department to receive outside vendor advertisements for magazine; follow placement requests; and lay out, flight check and package all ads for print outsourcing. Works directly with advertisers, when necessary, to obtain ads that follow magazine specifications.
4. Responsible for preflighting all magazine pages, color correcting and FTPing to printer, as well as organizing, maintaining and archiving electronic computer files.
5. Responsible for creating online Director files monthly for IT department placement on NFDA website.
6. Responsible for design, layout and illustration of various collateral materials, including brochures, Convention & Expo materials, promotions, advertising sponsorships, etc., as assigned. Must obtain all necessary approvals and meet various deadlines.
7. Organize and maintain electronic computer files.
8. Download and package all materials for printing.
9. Responsible for being NFDA liaison between Business Development and outside printing vendor.
10. Photograph NFDA products, staff events, special presentations, etc., as assigned.
11. Required to promote and assist in carrying out the Association's mission, vision and goals in a manner consistent with the Association's stated values.
12. Expected to exhibit flexible and innovative approaches while performing essential responsibilities and assignments and participating in strategic leadership, management and special team projects.
13. All other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic arts, visual communications or fine art, with a minimum of two years of publication design experience. Must be proficient in Macintosh-based desktop publishing, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and photography scanning. Photography skills a plus. Must have exceptional organization skills, a proven ability to follow instructions and the ability to meet monthly and as-needed deadlines. Must be able to work cross-departmentally and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Association experience helpful. Some travel may be required.
Must exhibit via portfolio an expertise in design and illustration concepts, typography principles and photography techniques.
Responsible for the daily operation of NFDA’s servers and network operations. Responsibilities include managing and maintaining multiple critical systems. Responsible for the maintenance and administration of user security, secure server transactions, database/system backups, record keeping, complex reports, end user training for database/application usage and troubleshooting database/network related problems. Must be able to maintain strong intra-personal relationships with NFDA staff.
Associate’s Degree in Management Information Systems or similar degree with focus on Network Administration or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a medium sized business.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long time periods, use hands/fingers to manipulate an adding machine/computer keyboard, effective communication skills both written and oral, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Some standing and walking is required. Lifting up to 35 lbs. and bending, lifting, and twisting is required for this position.
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