San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on July 31, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by July 30, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end six months and one day from the date of the appointment with the possibility for reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The Graphic Designer serves as a staff member in the Fowler College of Business assigned to the Marketing & Communications area in the Dean’s Office. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Marketing Officer and lead the college’s creative efforts. The incumbent is responsible for artistic and graphic design and creation of print and multimedia materials. The incumbent will use both design and production elements to organize ideas visually to convey the desired impact and message to the target audience. The incumbent will conceptualize, design and create a wide range of materials including: printed materials; exhibits; training sessions; videos; web sites; and public information projects. This work will be used to reach a variety of internal and external audiences. In addition to aesthetic judgment and project management skills, the incumbent provides expertise in the development and evaluation of effective communication strategies and techniques. The incumbent will keep updated with UX, IA, Wireframes, and advertising trends as well as keep updated with competitor advertising and campaigns.
Interested candidates must include links to their portfolios within their resumes.
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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,089 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,717 - $6,034 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
Position requires foundation knowledge in the principles and techniques of artistic and graphic design as well as demonstrated design and artistic skills. This knowledge and skill normally is obtained through a college degree in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field or through technical experience and/or relevant coursework. In addition, strong communication skills and the ability to use and maintain currency with applicable computer software packages and systems are essential to entering this classification.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university in graphic design or a related field
Three years of professional web design experience
comprehensive knowledge of graphic design
basic understanding of marketing and promotion concepts
superior skills in Adobe Creative Suite
Dependable and organized
work independently and with a team
plan, coordinate and direct graphic art communications projects
handle multiple priorities
consult and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students
interpret and translate needs into effective visual formats
understanding and experience in UX Design
3+ years designing as part of a marketing or creative team
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and a sound understanding of InDesign / desktop publishing
Ability to create vector illustrations with different styles
Ability to interpret and translate needs into effective visual formats
Experience prototyping with CSS and HTML
Familiarity with current design trends, consumer platforms, with a keen understanding of how the two intersect
The ability to work across platforms and mediums
The work ethic to meet tight deadlines
The ability to think conceptually and execute efficiently
Openness to constructive feedback and a desire to constantly improve
An upbeat can-do attitude, eye for detail, and flexibility
A collaborative spirit and the ability to learn new skills as needed
Experience with UX a plus
Excellent communications skills plus strong attention to detail and proofing skills
Ability to prioritize a multitude of projects and complete them in a set time frame
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The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to t...he state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.