Senior Graphic Designer

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Posting Number S00275P Position Status Exempt Reporting Relationship(s) Executive Director, Marketing and Communications Supervisory Relationships Job Summary

The senior graphic designer manages print and interactive design projects from concept to implementation, collaborating with campus clients, freelance designers and outside vendors. Attention to detail and organization are key, as this person often develops effective and consistent marketing communications under competing deadlines. The position works with many areas across campus, but their primary focus will be projects supporting the Office of Admission and the President’s Office.

Salary Grade A12 Essential Functions

1. Serves as the lead designer on institutional design projects (ex. online and print advertising, brochures, newsletters, direct mail, web and social media assets, event publicity, Academic Catalog, identity design, environmental graphics, etc.) and also manages outsourced projects.
2. Collaborates with the director of marketing operations on managing print production workflow by identifying cost-effective vendors, partnering with campus clients on creative, tracking and making revisions, and delivering completed projects on time.
3. Brainstorms and develops visual aspects of marketing campaigns.
4. Acts as the University’s brand steward, maintaining an institutional identity guide and promoting campus wide compliance.
5. Works with administrative and academic departments to create content consistent with the University brand; editing is required with most projects and is an important aspect of the position.
6. Functions as a key member of the Office of Marketing and Communications, working with the other staff graphic designers, freelance designers, copywriters and outside agencies.
7. Identities and evaluates strategic improvements, including new technology and software; monitors trends in the design industry.
8. Maintains a digital archive of design projects, photos and video assets.
9. Demonstrates a strong commitment to continual improvement.
10. Supports Elmhurst University’s mission, vision and values.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, marketing or related field and a strong portfolio of work.
2. At least five years of professional graphic design experience; in higher education preferred.
3. Ability to develop and implement effective design concepts for a variety of mediums.
4. Experience working with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office and cloud storage (the office currently uses Box).
5. Excellent multitasking, project management and interpersonal skills.
6. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with a commitment to high standards.
7. A passion for graphic design, content editing and emerging technologies.
8. Ability to manage multiple projects from inception to completion within established deadlines.
9. Ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

Work Hours Posting Date 01/22/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

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Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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