Graphic Designer I

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC


  • Student Focused



  • Own It



  • Advance Equity



  • Cultivate Community


  • Choose Learning



The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Graphic Designer I u tilizes professional level skills to accomplish assignments within an area of functional specialty. Working independently and with project teams, uses a variety of tools and mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects. Plan s, analyze s and create s solutions for visual communications needs throughout Lone Star College.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Independently and/or as part of a team c onceptualizes, plans and designs a variety of print and non-print materials and layouts for assigned internal publications, advertisements, digital signage, web pieces, etc.
  • Takes part in team/project meetings to assist with larger-project needs analysis, planning, organization, and concept development
  • Uses a variety of tools and mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects to create options for customer selection
  • R esponsible for meeting deadlines and using independent judgment to prioritize assigned work
  • Maintains communications with vendors, requesting bids, providing pre-press and press checks, and helping ensur e print-production timelines are met
  • Graphic Designers in different departments may focus on one or more specific types of projects, including but not limited to catalogs and class schedule productions, web/multi-media design, various publications, posters/fliers/brochures, etc.)
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of professional printing processes, pre-press production, printing techniques, paper selection, coating, etc.
    • Knowledge of PC's (Microsoft Office) and MACs and related graphic design software
    • Knowledge of a variety of design software and tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, DreamWeaver, HTML, Constant contact, etc.
    • Flexibility with prioritizing deadlines and managing expectations
    • Strong attention to accuracy and detail
    • Knowledge of general layout principles and basic aesthetic design concepts
    • Ability to adapt to changing te chnology and acquire new skills
    • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and meet deadlines
    • Excellent customer service skills


    PHYSICAL ABILITIES :

    The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

    WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

    • Equipment used includes, PC/MAC workstations running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows/Apple environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment as well as a variety of graphics-related software, equipment, and design tools (e.g. DSLR cameras, large scale printers, video equipment, scanners, etc.)
    • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
    • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree in Visual Communications
    • Experience with design software


    Salary

    Hiring salary range is $49,770 to $57,236

    Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

    Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

    1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
    2. If the position was full time or part time
    3. If the position was paid or unpaid
    4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


    Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

    Benefits Marketing Statement

    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

    Special Instructions

    Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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