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Senior Graphic Designer

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 28, 2023

Job Description

The Senior Graphic Designer will art direct beautiful printed materials, presentations, and web pages in support of high-dollar fundraising and other engagement efforts. Successful candidates will be able to produce visually arresting content efficiently, often on tight deadlines, by integrating words, photographs, infographics, illustrations, video, and other content in a clear and compelling way. In addition to producing material, the Senior Graphic Designer will help to set up processes and tools for repeatable design products, ensuring that our fundraising effort can be beautiful and clean, but also responsible and timely. This person will create templates for colleagues to use, will set up fonts, colors, information hierarchies, and other visual systems to help organize our content.
Ideal candidates will be expert graphic designers with a mastery of InDesign who also have familiarity with web content management systems and other digital and common digital platforms. This is a highly collaborative environment. We’re looking for a Senior Graphic Designer who can not only create exquisite work, but also listen well, adjust and respond to feedback, and bring ideas to the table.
Candidates for the position will be required to submit a portfolio of five work samples produced within the past five years. These must be provided with the initial application (and can be in the form of links to websites or in attachments), and can consist of materials that were printed, displayed online, delivered in presentations, or produced for other purposes. Each sample should include a short explanation of the rationale for its design, a short explanation of its intended purpose and audience, and a short summary of results of the project.

Required Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
● Progressive experience in design teams, with added responsibility
● Experience in the communications, marketing, or creative field(s).
● Demonstrated experience in a collaborative, team environment.
● Demonstrated strength/s in both print and digital design.
● Strong portfolio of design projects, including web content and other visual materials.
● Strong experience working in Adobe Creative Suite programs, particularly InDesign, Photoshop, and video creation software programs, such as premier or aftereffects.

Preferred Qualifications

● Experience with fundraising writing for state and/or higher education or another nonprofit sector.
● Experience interacting with major donors, key volunteers, and external stakeholders of an organization.
● Experience working in a web content management system.
● Experience in gathering or capturing photographs to incorporate visuals within communications
● Experience working in PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, and video-creation software programs, such as iMovie.

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Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

*In addition to your application: please include a portfolio of work samples completed in the last 5 years of select design projects. Use the additional documents link in the application process.

*The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

* Unable to Sponsor Work Visas

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Advancement HR at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 28, 2023
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