Graphic Design and Web Services Specialist

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 13224 University Title Senior Communications Specialist 1 University Job Family Communications ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Graphic Design and Web Services Specialist Position Number 593380 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department SOESpecEd&DP: PPD Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The Partnership for People with Disabilities, a grant funded University Center in the School of Education, is seeking a dynamic candidate for the role of Graphic Design and Web Services Specialist. This position leads and manages the support and optimization of websites and other digital media for the Partnership. Responsibilities include layout and content design, user experience, digital accessibility, and content management system implementation. Tasks include, but are not limited to the following:
Design new pages, sites and user interfaces as needed
Develop, design, and maintain templates using the university approved T4 web content
management system
Perform front-end web development
Oversee and manage all website projects from concept to implementation and long-term success Including, among other aspects, collecting requirements, determining project timelines, and developing graphics
Maintain continuity of themes and design layout
Provide primary day-to-day support and maintenance for the Partnership for People with Disabilities sub-websites; work with leadership and stakeholders to ensure content is effectively communicated in a timely manner
Meet VCU’s Web Standards and Guidelines which include requirements for accessibility, branding, captioning content, content management, design, mobile and security to ensure visual consistency between web and print publications in the Division
Participate on the eLearning Team and attend meetings with project staff and funders as needed
Use Siteimprove (ensuring all websites are accessible)
Convert documents to accessible PDFs
Create visual text and imagery concepts, software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers
Develop the layout and production design for websites, logos, brochures, flyers, posters, eLearning presentations, infographic, etc.
Determine size and arrangement of copy and illustrative material, as well as font style and size
Prepare rough drafts of material based on an agreed brief. Review final layouts and suggest improvements if necessary
Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand
Provide excellent customer service skills
Supervise part-time workers as needed
Provide training to other staff
Present at meetings upon request

Other Duties as assigned Minimum Hiring Standards
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Proficiency with design software and technologies (such as Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat) and Dreamweaver
Extensive knowledge of TerminalFour (T4) Content Management Systems or similar systems
Proficiency with video and audio editing using Kaltura or similar software
Proficiency providing technical expertise and support
A keen eye for aesthetics and details
Instructional design skills (note: engaging, interactive, etc.)
Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and priorities independently and with a team
Self-initiation with ability to make decisions with minimal supervision
Excellent problem solving and client service skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
Excellent customer service skills
Supervise part-time workers as needed
Must be able to train other staff
Present at meetings upon request
Must be a self-starter and have the ability to find professional development opportunities to support growth in the position
Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU Preferred Hiring Standards
Knowledge of adult learning principles
Ability to perform front-end web development requiring skilled knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
It’s a plus to have experience with developing graphic products for culturally diverse audiences in preferred cultural formats (for ex. fotonovela for LatinX Community) Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Salary will commensurate with experience Application Process/Additional Information
Applicants must be able to work in multiple locations in the Richmond area (700 E. Franklin Street and 3600 E. Broad). Parking is at the expense of the employee, and may be purchased through the VCU Parking office. Salary will commensurate with experience. Campus Off-site Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F; Evenings and Weekends as necessary Job Open Date 07/30/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Miscellaneous Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/108257 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our well-being as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of experience do you have with web services?
    • 1-3 yrs
    • 3-5 yrs
    • 5- 10 yrs
  3. * Please describe your experience working as a team player within an office environment in dealing with employees of various levels.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines, and working independently and on teams? If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience using T4 or a similar web content management system.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your training or experience in graphic design for both print and digital purposes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What type of digital media products have you designed?

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume


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