Graphic Designer I

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Digital Media, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Graphic Designer I manages the design and development of presentations, graphics, and other types of media-based materials consistent with marketing and communications initiatives within Campus Life. Responsible for translating organizational or client goals into strategic media deliverables that reinforce the FGCU brand to internal and external audiences.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Manages the design and development of pictures, illustrations and graphic materials for customers that support Campus Life initiatives and aligns with both SS&EM and University Marketing & Communications initiatives.
  • Provides creative leadership in generating original ideas for graphic design projects that achieve strategic goals and ensures that the designs follow the correct branding.
  • Oversees all facets of production including pre-production meetings, concept development, script development, editing materials, presentation of drafts, and archiving.
  • Develops, presents and gains approval on scope, content and budget for graphic design projects.
  • Communicates artistic themes in flyers, posters, advertising, handbooks, or other presentation mediums.
  • Builds and maintains project management skills in order to set schedules, determine workload allocation etc.
  • Maintains files and records of graphic designs; ensures the timely completion of all work presented to the graphics unit.
  • Develops new techniques, systems, and procedures to enhance the marketing efforts of the university.
  • Reviews progress, evaluates results, implements new processes, and promotes best practices.
  • Responsible for print production and preparing files for vendor use while managing the production process to ensure a quality output.
  • Ensures all content is accessible and following university and national ADA compliance standards.
  • Partners with other designers, marketing coordinators and staff throughout SS&EM to maintain branding consistency throughout content development within Campus Life
Other Duties
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field.
  • One year of professional full-time experience in graphic design or website development.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in special effects, animation and motion graphics
  • Experience producing video for web and social media.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to the position.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies and communication principles.
  • Knowledge and ability to recognize and implement graphic design, branding, and marketing principles.
  • Knowledge and experience designing, implementing and assessing the effectiveness of marketing strategies and promotional materials.
  • Knowledge of and ability to post photographs to various social media sites.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in use of publishing and design software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in utilizing the Adobe Creative Cloud applications (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) to produce content for a multitude of media channels including print and digital.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.
  • Skill in public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and the community in a service-oriented environment.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop creative solutions to complex issues.
  • Ability to design promotional and marketing materials including brochures, newsletters, posters, on-line banners, ads, reports, and news and magazine features.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
Required Application Materials:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Graphic Portfolio (Link or Upload)
Priority Review of Applications begins on August 8th.

Pay Grade: 16, beginning at $41,900

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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