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Designer

Washington, D.C. · Information Technology
Clearance Requirement -   SECRET  **Must hold active SECRET clearance at time of application

Job Description:
Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Designer at The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in Washington, DC. As a member of the professional services team, the Designer will provide human centered design efforts and develop partnerships with private sector and civil society design organizations. 
 
Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
 
Partnership and Initiative Development:  Develops, implements, and evaluates new programs and initiatives that improve the effectiveness of international exchange programs and Department operations.  Draws on extensive expertise with design and design-related disciplines. Maintains effective working relationships with grantee and partner organizations.  Identifies new organizations with the potential for collaborating with ECA in establishing meaningful international exchange programs and other education diplomacy efforts. Typical tasks include the following:
  • Coordinates and creates activities that expand the human-centered design and public policy community within the Department, across the interagency, and in partnership with the private sector and civil society.  Develops events, projects, and programs that foster stronger collaboration on human-centered design across the interagency
  • Shares the Collaboratory’s human-centered design work with the design community, including the private sector, academia, and civil society.  Stays up to date on current design literature and concepts relevant the work of the Collaboratory


Visual Design:  Develops original designs, concepts, or visual styles for publications, exhibits, or presentation materials that present to the public the ideas or image desired by the organization, that evoke certain responses from viewers (e.g., humor, excitement, pride).  Transforms spoken or written descriptions of items, processes, issues, or events into visual representations.  Plans and implements visual arts projects; resolves most differences of opinion or interpretation with clients or contractors; and coordinates the work with clients, contractors, and others. Typical tasks include the following:
  • Creates visual solutions for communicating information about the Collaboratory, including documents, maps, and data visualizations.  Provides guidance and feedback on visual form and content of existing documents for the Collaboratory
  • Develops and maintains Collaboratory’s visual identity and brand guidelines, maintaining a consistent look and feel across print and digital properties. Ensures that the Collaboratory’s visual assets are consistent with existing Bureau brand guidelines


Training:  Develops and facilitates learning opportunities for Bureau employees and partner offices to understand new concepts, such as human-centered design, and apply them to their work.  Determine the learning objectives, organizes course content, and develops instructional plans.  Identifies appropriate training models and develops course plans using this information.  Select suitable performance measures or develop new measures required to document effectiveness. Typical tasks include the following:
  • Develops and facilitates learning opportunities for Bureau employees to understand human-centered design and apply it in their work


Strategic Planning and Facilitation: Organizes and facilitates strategic planning meetings and processes for partner offices across the Bureau and Department.  Identifies client objectives, selects appropriate meeting models, and proposes schedules and meeting plans.  Utilizes facilitation techniques that allow participants to identify and solve complex management and program challenges.  Works with Bureau offices to identify and analyze workflow and management issues and identify processes to resolve them. Typical tasks include the following:
  • Serves as an expert for human-centered design methods and practice. Develops proposals for integrating design thinking and human-centered design into existing and future ECA programs and workflows
  • Occasional CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required


Required Experience:
  • Two or more years of experience in visual design
  • Demonstrable experience in using human centered design processes to improve project, service, or policy design
  • Professional contacts within design organizations in the private sector and civil society
  • Knowledge of U.S. Public Diplomacy programs and U.S. Government exchange programs


Minimum Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a design field with a degree in international affairs or related disciplines preferable

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!
 
The Kenjya-Trusant Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
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