Career Opportunities

Graphics Designer

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Vice President of Marketing

Job Summary
DAN is seeking an experienced graphic designer responsible for the development and execution of visual creative concepts and production design to join our marketing department. The ideal candidate should be highly organized and deadline driven, motivated to collaborate across departments and have an integrated portfolio demonstrating conceptual thinking and proficiency in both modern print and digital design.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Digital Media, Visual Communications, or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of experience in related field (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Superb grasp of relevant Adobe Creative Cloud software applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver/Edge, etc., and online production techniques
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Mac systems
  • Knowledge of typography, color, print and digital production
  • Advanced digital skills: UX, web and banner design
  • Demonstrated knowledge of campaign executions across various media environments
  • Strong conceptualization and storytelling skills, including bringing concepts to life
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as continuous improvement process skills; ability to skillfully adapt to changes
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management and communication skills

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Photography, video editing, infographics creation and motion graphic skills
  • Deep understanding of strategic branding and marketing
  • Knowledge of the scuba diving industry

  • Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with VP of Marketing to create a global brand identity. Apply to all output — to include print and digital advertising, marketing and mission campaigns, product brochures, promotional booklets, catalogs, presentation tools, direct mail pieces, show graphics and more — and execute through all marketing and communication channels.
  • Work with marketing and business development team members on strategies and designs to reach targeted audiences. Lead overall layout and production design for project-related production work utilizing knowledge of printing specs and materials. Work with third-party printers/vendors to execute.
  • Create compelling on-brand ideas and generate original conceptual work, including illustration, iconography, and infographic design for new initiatives and DAN alliance partners.
  • Deliver high-quality creative content while maintaining consistently high standards throughout the production process. Balance multiple projects with tight deadlines to ensure work is delivered on time.
  • Develop a global DAN brand style guide and maintain existing logo use guidelines.
  • Stay up-to-date with and, to the degree possible, apply the latest design and technology trends and tools to create required digital assets for user-friendly and interactive experiences. Ensure DAN's brand message and identity is reflected throughout the new corporate website.
  • Manage existing design projects as well as the organization's digital assets including photos, videos, infographics, ads, logos, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Posted December 5, 2018

    Member Relations Specialist

    Department: Member Services
    FLSA: Non-Exempt, Full Time

    Occupational Summary
    Assist members by answering questions from incoming calls, voicemails and emails. Problem-solve, troubleshoot and provide support to members while providing a high level of customer service. As a member of the team, you are the frontline of the organization.

    Work Performed
  • Accurately and clearly explain membership and insurance policy benefits.
  • Enroll and/or renew membership, complete product orders, track member orders, and update member records.
  • Respond to daily incoming mail, fax, voicemail and email correspondence.
  • Provide data-entry support for DAN membership, including entry of new and renewal membership information, processing of internet applications and product orders, and problem-solving/troubleshooting data-entry processing.
  • Provide data for internal reports that track department and individual productivity.
  • Represent the organization at trade shows, conventions and symposiums as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements
  • Certified scuba diver is required
  • BS, BA or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year university or college required
  • Previous insurance agency sales experience preferred with Life, Health, Property and Casualty, Surplus insurance lines
  • Three or more years of providing customer service within a call center environment or other relevant customer service experience
  • Three or more years of working with confidential information and/or processing check, credit card and cash transactions
  • Professional telephone etiquette and skills
  • Familiarity with Divers Alert Network and the diving industry
  • Good business-writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Superior problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player

  • Posted September 20, 2018

    Director of Injury Monitoring and Prevention

    FLSA: Exempt
    Department: Injury Monitoring and Prevention
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Mission

    Occupational Summary
    The DAN Director of Injury Monitoring and Prevention will be responsible for monitoring the incidence and trends of dive injuries; studying causes of injuries; developing, evaluating and implementing preventive interventions and advising industry leaders regarding the prevention of dive injuries. Responsibilities include directing daily activities regarding incidence, injuries and fatalities data collection and exploring additional sources of data. The position, based in Durham, North Carolina, will require supporting DAN initiatives, publishing scientific papers, writing articles for lay publications and lecturing at scientific and professional conferences, dive shows and other public events for divers and related professionals.

  • Direct collection of dive accident data
  • Conduct epidemiological analysis of dive injuries
  • Assist with epidemiological analysis of insurance-loss data
  • Identify the most common causes of dive injuries
  • Conduct data analysis and write chapters for the DAN Annual Diving Report
  • Design and develop epidemiological studies and preventive interventions
  • Provide a plan and documentation for project implementation
  • Monitor project progress, compile annual reports, and publish scientific papers
  • Participate in companywide initiatives and public education efforts

  • Education/Training
  • MD or doctoral degree in population health, epidemiology or maritime safety, with the appropriate research background in dive safety, dive physiology and dive injuries
  • Advanced diving experience

  • Skills
  • Project management
  • Research design and implementation
  • Epidemiological and statistical methods
  • Scientific writing
  • Writing for lay publications
  • Public speaking

  • Posted June 18, 2018


    FLSA: Exempt
    Department: Information Technology
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Information Technology

    Occupational Summary
    Customize, maintain and develop solutions to meet the company needs, and work on building our proprietary software built on the .Net/MS SQL framework. Understand the functionality of all existing program structure as well as independently develop new features and integrations into the existing platform.

  • Translate storyboards, and use cases into functional web-based applications
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Integrate data storage solutions
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of web applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

  • Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong knowledge of .NET web framework 2.0 and higher
  • Highly proficient in C# and VB.NET
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP), UML and Design Patterns
  • Skilled at writing reusable libraries
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns, and understanding of fundamental design principles for building a scalable application
  • Highly proficient with relational database design that represents and supports business processes, and experience with MSSQL 2000-2012
  • Experience with popular web application client-side frameworks such as JQuery, Angular, Bootstrap
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient is using Visual Studio 2015, and Visual Studio Team Services or TFS for code versioning
  • 4+ years of demonstrated ability in design, development and implementation of Internet, multitier client/server applications and intranet applications using .Net framework and its components including Asp.Net, C#, VB, MVC, Web forms and AJAX
  • Results oriented and committed to meeting goals
  • Must have experience in working with tight schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent work ethics, self-motivated, quick learner and team oriented
  • Ability to produce code using approved coding libraries, practices, standards and disciplines

  • Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of scuba diving industry and/or be a certified diver

  • Submit Your Résumé

    If you enjoy working with people and share a passion for scuba diving, we would like to hear from you. To submit a résumé for consideration, please do one of the following:

  • Email it:
  • Fax it: +1-919-493-3456, Attn: HR/Personnel Department.
  • Mail it: HR Department, Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705 USA

  • DAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.