Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a Graphic Designer in University Marketing. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Director of Marketing, University personnel, and external vendors to ensure the University’s image and marketing messages are executed with quality.
May supervise professional and/or support staff.
Develops concepts, designs, layouts and does pre-press production for a variety of University publications such as brochures, posters, booklets, magazines, letterheads, logos, print ads, direct mail pieces, etc.
Art directs photography for publications.
Manipulates images, including digitizing photographs and PhotoShop digital image manipulation.
Maintains electronic files and backs up data.
Meets with campus clients to determine needs and ensures customer satisfaction throughout projects.
Writes printing specifications and solicits bids.
Proofs bluelines, color proofs, and attends press checks.
Assists in the designing and maintaining of official web pages, including participation in strategic planning and overall design for University site.
Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
- Bachelor’s degree in art or graphic design and three years of graphic design experience, preferably in a college or university setting.
- Creative self-starter with strong design and technology skills, a strong commitment to customer service and teamwork, excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Must be equipped to function efficiently in a fast-paced academic environment and manage multiple priorities.
- Advanced experience using PhotoShop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, and other appropriate software/technologies.
- Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.
Application and Appointment: Applications must be received by September 19,2022.
To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select job [C22-063] Graphic Designer and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
- Current resume
- Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
The Graphic Designer is compensated at the Administrator 3 salary level in accordance with the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) Collective Bargaining Union Agreement. For more information, please visit https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/SUOAF%202016-2021%20Contract%20FINAL_06-19-18.suoaf-rev-20180825.pdf
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.
Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Sarah Kaufman Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-1770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.