The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is seeking a design fellow to lead and provide creative and graphic support on projects related to state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid managed care, health disparities, and health equity. This position offers an excellent opportunity to be a part of an organization focused on uniting key stakeholders to perform research analyses, develop quality improvement initiatives, and provide education and training that impacts Medicaid programs, managed care, and promotes access to quality care for low-income people, families and children, pregnant people, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Successful candidates have an opportunity to create, design, and prepare reports, presentations, and data visualizations materials that inform public health and Medicaid agencies. Candidates would receive the support and guidance of IMI staff. The position requires excellent graphic design, written, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Successful candidates must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in small groups.
Design fellows will work directly with the graphic designer and media specialist and will be responsible for:
• performing design-related activities that intersect quantitative and qualitative research in health policy and services;
• collaborating with staff to identify topics of interest and relevant design projects that support the mission of IMI;
• drafting materials that creatively coincide with the IMI brand;
• actively participating in draft reviews and critiques and adapting feedback into subsequent materials;
• attending meetings with national policy and health experts through IMI’s collaborations and committees;
• researching design trends in the public health sphere in published materials and on social media platforms;
• communicating effectively and on a frequent basis with colleagues and members.
To be eligible for the design fellowship, applicants should possess (or be within a semester of attaining) a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in a design-related field, such as graphic design, data visualization, or digital illustration. In addition, applicants should possess and be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of design principles, design programs (including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), and an ability to communicate information orally and in writing. While applicants do not need an in-depth understanding of the Medicaid program, an interest in learning about public health is strongly encouraged.