Careers at the MDS

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) is a professional association dedicated to improving the oral health of the public and the professional development of its membership through initiatives in education, advocacy, and promotion of the highest professional standards. To accomplish these goals, the MDS engages in political advocacy, access to care, various communications—including publications, website, and social networking—and produces an annual dental conference in Boston. The MDS delivers continuing education onsite and throughout the Commonwealth. It also includes a Foundation focused on improving access to care for the underserved in Massachusetts.

Employee benefits include:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Graphic Designer

We are seeking an energetic graphic designer to improve our member experience by bringing our brand to life visually and keeping it consistent across all our various touch points. The Graphic Designer must be a team player capable of building strong relationships with the other members of the team to execute all of the organization’s design needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with teammates to create all brochures, journals, presentations, signage, event collateral and any other projects requiring design and layout
  • Help bring new ideas for design and content creation to the team using your expertise and eye for great design.
  • Illustrate concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Review final layouts to make needed suggestions for improvement
  • Relate with external printers or contractors on a regular basis to ensure highest quality and deadline are met
  • Proofread designs for errors before final printing or publishing
  • Perform research for new software or design tools
  • Develop new business idea and contacts
  • Incorporate recommended changes from staff into the final design
  • Develop unique ways to visually communicate ideas to our members
  • Manage demanding schedule to meet tight deadlines for all project

Qualifications:
*All software used is PC Based
  • BS or BA degree
  • 2+ years of experience in graphic design
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Solid proofing skills
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Proficient using: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office
  • Proactive, self-motivated, highly organized
  • Flexibility to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with enthusiasm
  • Customer service approach

Job Type: Full-time