Senior Design Manager
Creating a high visual impact that evokes just the right emotion while maintaining brand standards is key to every successful organization. If that sentence got your attention, I’d like to invite you to apply for the senior design manager role at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA). Established in 1895, PSBA is the nation’s longest operating school boards association in the United States. With that comes a strong brand identity, culture of belonging and a passion for public education. If you have the desire to see your design skills reach the masses, not only across the commonwealth but the United States, then look no further. PSBA needs a designer that can take basic ideas and concepts to full artistic, attention-grabbing solutions for all the association’s publications, websites, social media, events video, other multimedia and facilities. In addition, the senior design manager should be a person that contributes to the overall strategy and discussions that help support association-wide goals.

Additional responsibilities include:

  1. Support process improvements and the implementation of innovative solutions for all design projects including, but not limited to, print, video, website, social media and other multimedia.
  2. Manage the project schedule and priorities for all design projects. Collaborate with internal and external print service teams to meet production timelines, monitor quality control and maintain the brand standards of the association’s publications, communications, websites, events, multimedia and facilities.
  3. Strategize and execute design layouts for all visually impacted products or outcomes of the organization, working with internal and external stakeholders as defined by the project.
  4. Contribute to strategy discussions, as may be required by the parameters of a project.
  5. Perform prepress layout and support for all print projects, using recognized industry standards, best practices and PSBA branding guidelines. Prepare electronic files, including print-ready PDFs, for all print jobs and review final designs and printing files to verify accuracy.
  6. Support the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference design needs, including, but not limited to, signage, décor, swag, billboards, banners, videos, website design and more.
  7. Recommend selections, upgrades and maintenance of graphic design software, stock photography sources and more necessary for successful execution of all design work.
  8. Collaborate with other design staff to create impactful videos and website design whenever necessary.
  9. Maintain PSBA’s brand by offering opportunities for improvement as design trends change and there are advances in technology, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in commercial design, graphic design or related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of design experience that includes all areas of visual design, graphic design, publishing and prepress operations, as well as websites, social media, video and other multimedia applications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress required.
  • Experience with establishing and meeting timelines, bidding and purchasing print jobs, and working with and managing outside vendor relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent creativity, time management, customer service, and oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills for dealing with staff and membership.

Join our team

PSBA is always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you are interested in the role outlined above and believe you meet the requirements, please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch. 

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