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Creative Services Specialist

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2023

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Type of Position:Press, Journalism

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: 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, and perspectives.

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 Memphis.

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 questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

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 have applied.

Department:Marketing Graphic Design

Department's Website:

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 Smith.

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:
  • 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.
Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent formal training program
  • 1-3 years of professional experience
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute design solutions for assigned client projects that meet client communication/marketing objectives and maintain strong visual appearance, usability, and brand continuity.
  • 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 production schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 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 software techniques/updates.
  • Understanding and familiarity with typography
  • Ability to design for traditional and digital media.
  • Interpersonal skills including a high level of professionalism.
  • 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 environment.
  • Ability to edit work for accuracy and quality.
Additional Information:

Working Relationships: 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.

Salary Information:

Up to $29,800/year, commensurate with education and experience.

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

Optional Documents:

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

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, 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 law.

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

Benefits Eligible:Yes

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