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Type of Position:
Day Shift (United States of America)
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized
public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold
by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every
student. From high school seniors to senior professionals,
first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to
provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each
student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered
approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree
plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's,
and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse
workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse
population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the
university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines,
Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of
lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and
features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and
entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment
district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the
city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s
lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away
from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number
one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the
nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy
driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and
Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you
will find details for the position including any supplementary
documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting
your application. For general application assistance or if you have
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If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring
process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants
are required to submit a request for each position to which they
Marketing Graphic Design
Summary of Job Duties:
The Creative Services Specialist is
responsible for researching, conceptualizing, and creating print
and digital images that promote the University of Arkansas – Fort
Additionally, this position is responsible for managing multiple
projects while adhering to designated production schedules,
budgets, and deadlines. This position reports to the Director of
Creative Services to ensure objectives are being advanced in
accordance with the goals of the Office of Marketing and, moreover,
the goals of UAFS.
Required Education and Work Experience:
Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:
- Minimum of an associate degree in graphic design or equivalent
formal training program
- Moderate amount of experience working in graphic design, print
production, or other related experience.
- Finalist must provide portfolio of digital and print materials
that demonstrate applied knowledge of type, color, and layout.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent formal
- 1-3 years of professional experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Develop and execute design solutions for assigned client
projects that meet client communication/marketing objectives and
maintain strong visual appearance, usability, and brand
- Participate in client meetings and coordinate client needs,
including documenting client suggestions, preparing design drafts,
and presenting solutions to clients.
- Coordinating administrative aspects of production.
- Coordinate projects with copywriters to meet client needs and
- Other duties as assigned.
To perform the job
successfully, the following competencies are required for the
essential functions of this position:
- Proficiency in current version of Adobe Create Cloud, including
InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; and ability to learn new
- Understanding and familiarity with typography
- Ability to design for traditional and digital media.
- Interpersonal skills including a high level of
- Excellent oral and writing communication skills.
- Individual drive for productivity, execution, and high
standards for all graphic design pieces.
- Excellent organization, time management, customer service
skills, and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume
- Ability to edit work for accuracy and quality.
Work as a part of a dynamic team that
positively impacts campus and community.
Special Job Dimensions:
Routine work schedule is Monday –
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in-person. Occasional evening and weekend
work is required.
Up to $29,800/year, commensurate with education and
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional
References (name, email, business title), Other (see special
instructions for details), Resume
Proof of Veteran Status
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please also include a
link to online portfolio or PDF portfolio. For full consideration,
please apply by October 27, 2023.
Recruitment Contact Information:
Human Resources 479-788-7080
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of
Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal
background check, sex offender registry check, financial history
background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or
arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone
shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship
to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug
screening information will be used in a confidential,
non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution. The University does not discriminate in its
education programs or activities (including in admission and
employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin,
disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran
status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law
prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases.
Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the
University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of
Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United
States on the first day of employment.
All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity:
Manipulate items with fingers,
including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting
Frequent Physical Activity:
Hearing, Pulling, Pushing,
Reaching, Talking, Walking
Occasional Physical Activity:
Crouching, Kneeling, Pulling,
Pushing, Reaching, Talking, Walking