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Graphic Designer

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 15, 2022

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

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Vice President for Alumni Affairs

Division Name

Vice President for Alumni Affairs

Position Title

Graphic Designer

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University and the Office of Advancement is currently accepting applications for the position of Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer plans, designs, produces and/or creates printed and electronic artwork and graphic designs for the Auburn Alumni Association.

It is an exciting time to join Auburn Advancement which includes Operations and Strategy, Talent and Culture, Engagement, Philanthropy, and Communication. Led by Senior Vice President John Morris, an energetic, experienced, and respected advancement leader, this newly formed organization has a vision to lead and shape the future of advancement. It will embrace purpose, collaboration, innovation, and production as core values. Auburn Advancement is committed to a culture that fosters mutual respect, inclusion, accountability, and professional development. It offers a modern work environment where employees are trusted to realize their full potential and earn their pinnacle career experience.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Advises and consults with faculty and staff of departments and external entities concerning design projects and expected deliverables.
  • Demonstrates use and knowledge of the creative process.
  • Provides original creative ideas and artwork to support preconceived project requests.
  • Manages multiple projects and changing deadlines.
  • Works collaboratively with team advising on strategic objectives and marketing solutions using print, email, web and social media tools.
  • Designs features for Auburn Magazine as well as print and online advertisements for the alumni association.
  • Provides frequent design and UX updates to the website ensuring the content stays updated and on brand.
  • Works with print and web vendors to complete projects.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Communication, or other visual art subject.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Design experience with increasing levels of responsibility; must be able to produce a well-rounded portfolio of client work that demonstrates a strong understanding of client objectives and strategies. Must have high level experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge and understanding of digital and print graphic design production and printing processes. Knowledge of print production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective use of print and web materials. Thorough knowledge of appropriate software including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Prior experience with editorial and marketing print collateral materials; strong digital design, a demonstrated knowledge of web design including social media and direct digital marketing; knowledge of print and production principles and best practices of the creative process; proficient with Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite and Mac OS; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; an ability to remain flexible through a collaborative design process; experience working with a team in a fast-paced setting; the ability to multitask and transition easily among projects with little to no notice.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$39,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Portfolio
  2. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Communication, or other visual art subjects?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you possess in graphic design?

    (Open Ended Question)

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