Graphic Designer

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number
Position Title
Visual Arts Specialist
Working Title
Graphic Designer
Competency Level
Office of University Relations - 25800
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The mission of the Office of University Relations ( OUR ) is to support the strategic goals of the university as outlined by the chancellor; strengthen brand identity and increase local, regional and national awareness of the UNCW mission; enhance internal communications between administration and faculty/students and among cross­ departmental colleagues; and create, implement and maintain effective communications processes for OUR support requests, media relations, campus and crisis communications, etc.

Chancellor - 25000 College
College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Graphic Designer position provides direction for and creation of printed, digital and display materials for programs, events and services emanating from departments and units across campus.

The position is responsible for the conceptual development and creation of printed, digital and display materials using Adobe Creative Cloud. This position is responsible for the planning, design, layout, illustration and preparation of visual media including, but not limited to, advertisements, newsletters, brochures, posters, banners, signs, t-shirts, display boards, web graphics and other materials. Marketing materials are prepared for both internal (on campus) and external (community) audiences, as well as, for departments and programs. The Graphic Design position also provides design and application guidance for units’ visual branding, both individual and overarching, as detailed in UNCW Brand Identity Guide ( BIG ). The position also manages documents and graphics for many departments to ensure a consistent and compliant image.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of visual/graphic arts experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a graphic arts/design or related field and at least two years’ experience in print and digital design, development and production, or completion of a two-year visual arts degree and/or visual arts certification program or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Wide variety of design experience from logos and flyers to high-end multipage printed publications and websites
  • Advanced ­level of knowledge and expertise in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, specifically PowerPoint
    Required Certifications or licensure


    Recruitment Range
    $39,000 - $40,262
    1.0 (40 hours per week)
    Months Per Year
    12 Months
    Work Days
    Monday - Friday
    Work Hours
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Type of Position
    Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

    Position Number
    Job Posting Date
    Posting Close Date
    Special Notes to Applicants

    PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

    For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

    You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

    This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

    EEO Statement

    At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

    External Link to Posting
    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Portfolio/Work Sample
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington (2021)?
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW Facebook Page
    • UNCW Linkedin Page
    • UNCW Twitter Account
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women In Higher Education
    • Other
  2. * Please describe your preferred working environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What software are you proficient with and which programs are used for which functions?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Explain the difference between the following and how they are used in design: a. CMYK, RGB and PMS b. Rastor and Vector

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Discuss your process of preparing files for print.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What is your experience preparing accessible pdf file formats?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What is your experience with branding and how would you handle a request that doesn’t follow branding guidelines?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Describe how you organize, plan and prioritize your workload while being under tight deadlines and pressure and how you would handle an unexpected rush job.

    (Open Ended Question)

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