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Sr Graphic Designer

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Sr Graphic Designer

Job no: 532623

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Arts/Theater/Museum, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Journalism/Communication, Planning/Project Management

Department: CAS Business Office
Classification: Senior Graphic Designer
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $22.62 - $34.57 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes October 4, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications should include:
1. A current, updated resume; and
2. Names and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the hub of learning, research, and academic excellence at the University of Oregon. With nearly 50 departments and programs representing the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the high quality of our programs is the main reason why the University of Oregon is one of only 65 universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Our faculty and advisors work directly with students to help them think analytically, question critically, and communicate clearly about how to find solutions to real-world issues in the world we live in. Our staff and managers play critical and dynamic roles in supporting and advancing the academic mission of the University and of CAS.

The mission of the CAS Business Office (CBO) is to provide consistency through centralized services, providing expertise in a wide variety of business operation areas of budget and finance, human resources, purchasing and contracting, grant administration, donor stewardship, and event and creative services. We are committed to providing superior customer service while creating strong partnerships with our customers and campus partners. The CBO acts as a liaison to the central offices, Business Affairs Office, Purchasing and Contracting Services, University Human Resources, Payroll Administration, Budget and Resource Planning, and Grant Administration.

Position Summary

The Sr. Graphic Designer reports to the Associate Director of Operations and Creative Services and is responsible for designing high-quality marketing and branding materials for the College of Arts and Sciences in compliance with brand standards as set by University Communications. This position works in conjunction with the CAS Sr Director of Communications. The senior graphic designer's responsibilities include managing all graphic design tasks, refining projects and drafts, and generating creative ideas. This work includes designing for digital, social, web, video, print, and environmental. The Senior Graphic Designer will serve as a brand ambassador, working closely with the UO and CAS communications teams.

Additional responsibilities include the following:
  • Keep current in both digital and print design trends, technology, and platforms; consider how and when it would be beneficial to experiment and integrate them into specific deliverables and/or the visual brand.
  • Develop timelines and production schedules through a project management system.
  • Educate and provide solutions for assigned clients to follow UO style guidelines.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.

    The Senior Graphic Designer will have responsibility for independently developing concepts or projects and supervising student employees. This position regularly requires exercising independent judgment and building a comprehensive knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs, and personnel, as well as the ability to take initiative and work flexibly. This position will promote a culture of mutual respect and collegiality, while incorporating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Six years of Graphic Design experience; OR
  • Associates Degree and five years of Graphic Design experience; OR
  • Bachelor's Degree and four years of Graphic Design experience.

    The degree may be in Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Fine Art, or a closely related field.

    Professional Competencies

  • Full knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. CSS and HTML skills are also desired.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Creative skills, such as Illustration, motion graphics and web design.
  • Ability to use a project management system.
  • Ability to take creative feedback, execute, and iterate quickly and efficiently.
  • Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills including the ability to meet independent and team deadlines within defined budgets.
  • Strong attention to detail.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced appreciation for the difference between digital and print communications related to content delivery, artwork preparation, production, and graphic design considerations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Experience working on quick-turn projects.
  • Experience working independently with budget restrictions.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


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