Senior Graphic Designer

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Graphic Designer

Job no: 527524
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department: University Communications
Classification: Senior Graphic Designer
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $21.40 - $32.71 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes June 21, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include the following with your online application:
  • A cover letter that clearly describes why you would be a good choice for this job. Please include how your knowledge, skills, and abilities have prepared you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in this announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
  • A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

    Department Summary
    The department of University Communications is charged with telling the University of Oregon's (UO) stories to a broad range of audiences and positioning the university to succeed and thrive. The department utilizes and manages a comprehensive suite of communications tools, including public relations, branding, advertising, licensing, digital media, and more for the benefit of the university.

    Position Summary
    Reporting to the Associate Director of Web Design in University Communications, the Graphic Designer works as part of a team of designers to design marketing and branding materials for campus partners. The graphic designer will maintain visual identity and branding and participate in the overall planning of university-wide and campus partner marketing plans. The primary partners for this position are the School of Journalism and Communication and the College of Education.

    The graphic designer works with University Communications team coworkers, university faculty, administrative staff, and communications teams across campus. This position requires thorough knowledge of publication and digital design and an understanding of the proper use of the English language.

    Essential functions include:
  • Create high-quality materials for University Communications and internal campus client partners.
  • Maintain visual identity and branding for overall school and unit-specific materials.
  • Work within the UO guidelines and be responsive to competitive pressures for distinct disciplines, departments, and units.
  • Plan and design appropriate materials according to agreed-upon goals and strategies.
  • Develop design projects and timelines with campus client-partners, and design policy and procedures of marketing to support the success of their programs and initiatives.
  • Offer design and marketing advice on how best to deliver the program's message.
  • Help integrate unit and departmental materials into other university-wide marketing and electronic materials as appropriate.
  • Design publications and web pages, and oversee their production, that inform selected audiences about University of Oregon programs.
  • Participate in the overall planning of client-partners' marketing programs, offering advice that will ensure the proper delivery of their messages.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Six years of Graphic Design experience; OR
  • Associates Degree and five years of Graphic Design experience; OR
  • Bachelors Degree and four years of Graphic Design experience.

    Degree may be in Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Fine Art, or closely related field.

    Professional Competencies
  • Mastery of graphic design computer programs (Adobe Creative Suite). Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Macintosh platform
  • Mastery of prepress print production
  • Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with brand management and brand implementation
  • Experience working independently with budget restrictions

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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