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Senior Product Communication Designer

We Are Hiring

The newly formed Ascension Design team is looking for a Senior Product Communication Designer to join us in designing the future of people-centered healthcare! This role will be part of the early formation of the interdisciplinary Design team at Ascension, the largest non-profit healthcare system in the United States, and is based out of Ascension’s new design studio, located at the Cortex in the heart of St. Louis.
As a Senior Product Communication Designer, you will collaborate in designing our patient-facing products and services, with an emphasis on all communicative aspects of those experiences. This could include the conversational experience of our call centers, the visual design of our digital interfaces, integrated digital/physical wayfinding systems within our facilities, and communications that support patient familiarity and use of our services.


Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.
Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

Your work will range across many different forms of media including digital interfaces, websites, videos, product and architectural graphics, and printed collateral. The work of the team will be anchored in human-centered design methodology and include research and synthesis to understand latent user needs, design explorations to iteratively generate design options, ample prototyping to bring ideas to life, and collaboration with product, marketing, and clinical colleagues.
The role will also support the creation of Consumer Products team communications such as presentations, videos, websites, and events, primarily for internal audiences including executive leadership, internal project teams, and business partners.
Please include a link to your portfolio in your application.
  • Serve as lead Product Communication Designer on multiple Consumer Products teams
  • Support Consumer Products team communications
  • Establish communications design best practices, support communications design team development, and educate collaborators on communications design techniques.
  • Collaborate with counterparts in Marketing and Communications to ensure proper integration of the Ascension brand experience, brand voice, language research, and editorial and style guidelines in our product experiences, and in service of having the Marketing and Communications team and the Consumer Products team insights mutually informing each other in the creation of new product experiences and their go-to-market campaigns.
  • Expert capability in visual and written communication design
  • An inspiring portfolio that includes a diverse range of media, including digital interfaces
  • Experience applying human-centered design methods to the creation of communication experiences, including exploratory research, synthesis, and prototyping
  • Proficiency with design management and the experience to advance the communication design discipline
  • Experience visualizing complex frameworks such as infographics, user journey maps, or data visualizations is highly preferred
  • An understanding of how communications connect to and are shaped by service design, digital UX design, technology, brand, and marketing strategies is highly valued

What You Will Need

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required
  • Degree in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Visual Design, or other relevant design field preferred
Work Experience:
  • 3 years of Professional Design experience required.
  • 5 years of Professional Design experience preferred.
  • 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 350965
Category: Business Administration
Facility: MOSTL Clinical Informatics
Ministry: Ascension
Location: St. Louis, MO

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