About the Company
ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.
They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.
Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world.
Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organizations in the world and the most innovative endeavor in Africa; and The New York Times recognized ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.” Join us.
HOW WE WORK
As a high-growth start-up, the ALU Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.
About the Role
One paragraph about the role. For Example: We are seeking a User Experience Designer with service design experience to join ALU’s Mauritius campus (full time or as a contractor). We are looking for an individual who will support teams by uncovering meaningful human-centered insights that drive great design and innovation for our students. As part of a small team that is growing, this person must demonstrate a collaborative working style, great communication and self-directed learning skills.
ABOUT THE ROLE
ALU is looking for a purpose-driven multimedia designer to create and manage digital and print designs for our branding and marketing needs as we acquire, engage, and convert leads into students and the future change-makers tackling Africa’s biggest challenges and seizing its biggest opportunities.
As a Multimedia Designer at ALU, you should be a creative and communicative multitasker with exceptional project and time management skills. you should also have extensive knowledge of multimedia design, styles, techniques and tools.
Principal brand identity custodian ensuring brand consistency throughout various marketing projects and manifestations
Plan, conceptualise and implement all creative executions needed to support brand and marketing initiatives
Troubleshooting and addressing design challenges as they arise within ALU.
Website management and landing page creation
Video and motion graphics content creation
Coordinating with outside agencies, art services, web designer, marketing, printers, and colleagues as necessary.
Keeping up-to-date with new industry trends and developments.
5+ years of experience working as an in-house graphic designer or within an advertising or design agency
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field.
Portfolio with design projects and proven work experience as a Graphic Designer.
Working experience with image design tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite).
Good understanding of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, advertisements, and multimedia design
A keen eye for visual details and well developed aesthetic skills.
Understands conversion and persuasion copy to influence leads, prospects, and customers
Working well under pressure and is capable of remaining focused despite rapidly changing priorities and competing deadlines
Able to analyze project requirements and provide accurate turnaround timelines, manages time well and thrives with autonomy
Knowledge about paid social media
Advertising agency and development communications experience is preferred.