Posting Number: 0600777 Position Title: Senior Graphic Designer (October 2018) Posting Date: 11-28-2018 Closing Date: 12-18-2018 Department/Division: DEV (Extrnl Relations) Funding: District Funded Job Category: Classified Assignment: Full-Time Percentage Employee: 100% Months per Year: 12 months Work Days per Week: Five - Monday through Friday Work Schedule per Day: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work Shift for this Position (select all that apply): Days FLSA: Nonexempt Placement/Range: 50-1 (Starting salary for a new classified hire at Citrus College is fixed at Step 1.) Pay Rate: $5,606.73/month ($32.35/hour) Benefits:The District provides a fully-paid, comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for employee only. A Complete Application Packet Includes:
Cover Letter Optional Applicant Documents
Licenses and Certificates
Position Summary: Recruitment to fill one full-time position in the District's External Relations area.
Serves as a lead graphic designer using graphic design principles and knowledge to create complex, original graphic designs and comprehensive layout concepts for print, web, display and digital communication. In addition, provides direction to graphic designers and publication specialists and provides technical advice to employees and customers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceptualizes, designs, and produces marketing, outreach, training, and promotional materials such as brochures, programs, catalogs, letterheads, newsletters, charts, magazines, journals, mailers, fliers, invitations, advertisements, schedules, logos, web designs, email communications, online interfaces, presentations, signage, maps, exhibits, and displays.
Produces strategic, innovative, and complex illustrations, charts, images, and layouts; incorporates information, data, and statistics from various sources to enhance theme or message of graphic media.
Establishes production time lines and directs the graphic design work to ensure timely completion.
Integrates and manipulates typographic, photographic, illustrative, and other elements.
Provides ideas and advice on publication design, feasibility, internal costs and production schedules. Collaborates with writers, editors, photographers, designers, and consultants to meet strategic objectives and goals from college clients.
May photograph College functions and environment to support graphic and web production, institutional publications, and marketing campaigns.
Compiles and maintains a digital graphic and photo archive.
Serves as a liaison between the client and outside vendors and consultants to ensure quality and customer satisfaction.
Provides input in the printing production process to ensure quality, including the selection of ink, paper, and print quality; inspects proofs for accuracy; recommends contractors (typesetters, printers, illustrators, photographers, cartographers).
Utilizes applications related to graphic, web, and multimedia design.
Utilizes web tools including HTML, XHTML, CSS and other XML in the design and construction of College web pages; integrates basic video and audio into College web pages.
May perform editing of digital video such as trimming clips, adding audio or text, and inserting transitions.
Writes, edits, and proofs basic copy.
Researches and make suggestions of supplies, software, and equipment for the department.
Provides technical computer support; maintains and installs software programs as needed.
Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working relationship with clients, colleagues, students, consultants, and vendors.
May direct the work of employees and student employees. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Requires specialized and advanced knowledge of graphic design, illustration, graphics, and layout concepts and principles.
Requires a working knowledge of typography concepts and techniques.
Requires knowledge of and skill at using computer-aided applications for design, desktop publication, word processing, and Internet navigation.
Requires well-developed skills using personal computers, specialized software, and peripherals to accomplish work.
Requires an advanced knowledge of multimedia concepts and techniques, including assembly of various elements into cross-platform projects.
Requires an advanced knowledge of the use of photography in publications, and marketing/public relation's concepts and techniques.
Requires well-developed skills in copy editing, proper American English language composition, usage, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.
Requires knowledge of standard office procedures.
Requires sufficient human relations skill to work cooperatively as part of a team and with staff and others outside the department.
Requires the ability to produce graphic and multimedia artwork using computer-aided applications and manual skills.
Requires the ability to edit copy for scripts and advertisements.
Requires the ability to apply desktop publishing and word processing to import, export, and manipulate text, graphic, photographic, and other files in various software programs.
Requires the ability to learn relationships between various computer platforms and operating systems and convert computer files from one platform to another.
Must be able to operate SLR and digital cameras and video equipment.
Must be able to learn web page editing software and tools, and write basic (Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) code.
Requires the ability to learn and apply video editing software.
Requires the ability to complete pre-press processes.
Must be able to function effectively under pressure and meet deadlines and timetables.
Must be able to type/keyboard accurately at a level sufficient to maintain production.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Refer to Education and Experience below.
Experience editing photos in Adobe Photoshop.
Experience creating graphics in Adobe Illustrator.
Experience with layout/design in Adobe InDesign.
Experience with basic video editing in Adobe Premiere.
Experience with web-based design.
Experience taking photos with a DSLR camera.
Experience working in a graphic design or external relations department in a community college or university environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIRENCE:
An associate degree, or the completion of at least sixty (60) college-level semester units, and four years of graphic design experience; OR, in the absence of an associate degree, or the completion of at least sixty (60) college-level semester units, six years of graphic design experience.
Requires the ability to function effectively indoors in an office/studio environment and occasionally outdoors, engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature.
Requires the ability to use vision (near and far) to write, draw, paint, observe work in progress, use tools, and to read printed materials and computer screens.
Requires the ability to use hearing and speech for ordinary and telephonic conversation and to hear sound prompts from equipment.
Requires the ability to use manual and finger dexterity to write, draw, paint, and type/keyboard to operate computers, peripherals, and office equipment.
Requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time and move to various campus locations.
About Citrus College: Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.
Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.
Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.
Mission Statement Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.
Accreditation Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at https://accjc.org.
'CITRUS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.' It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use 'NA' (not applicable), do not use terms such as 'see resume' or 'see attached'. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming. It is advisable to attach 'Optional' documents first, and then 'Required' documents once you are ready to click on the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming.
Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on 'Finished Attaching Documents' and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on 'Finish Attaching Documents Later'. Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected 'Finished Attaching Documents' and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.
Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.
About Transcripts: --Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position. --Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer. --Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year. --Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position. --All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position. --Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
Selection Procedure: --A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview. --Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled. --Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview. --Travel costs must be borne by the applicant. --Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President. --If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.
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