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Job Title
Graphic Designer II

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

Marketing and Communications

Job Summary

The incumbent will provide senior-level graphic design in the Division of Marketing and Communication to enhance marketing, advancement, student recruitment, alumni relations, and campus activities of the institution by producing publications and original artwork in a timely manner, adhering to established brand and graphic standards, in support of the University’s internal and external marketing efforts.
The incumbent will develop leading digital and print design for the University community including but not limited to brochures, publications, advertisements, posters, postcards, newsletters, invitations, flyers, PowerPoint templates, and stationary systems; takes projects from the initial concept stage and coordinates steps through the completion of the projects.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of web production and the capabilities within digital channels
  • Knowledge of print process and production
  • High level of experience in Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Keen attention to visual details
  • Ability to combine various colors, fonts and layouts
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team
  • Ability to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • Ability to apply style guides creatively while upholding brand identity for Alcorn State University
  • Strong art direction, project planning, and project management skills. Advanced organizational skills and experience in graphic design or publishing. Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to execute the institution’s creative strategy.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct graphic art communication projects and handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse campus community.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience designing for ADA accessibility requirements preferred.
  • Experience in a higher education environment or marketing/agency is preferred.
Essential Job Functions
  • Takes a leadership role in conceptualizing and designing the University’s highly visible marketing and communication initiatives.
  • Organizes, creates, designs, and executes a variety of visually compelling print and digital projects including viewbooks, brochures, illustrations, catalogs, logos, booklets, flyers, original designs, newsletters, etc.
  • Receives incoming projects; schedules and assigns projects to designers and student artists/design interns based on project type and individual designer strengths and skills
  • Provides experienced guidance and feedback to designers to ensure the highest possible quality product and creative/artistic standards are met.
  • Prepares bid specifications and quote requests for various printed pieces and publications
  • Responsible for proofreading and design review of creative projects to ensure quality design and accuracy that meets the University’s brand and style guidelines.
  • Meet and consult with the campus and external personnel as needed to coordinate the production of graphic/digital materials from concept to delivery consistent with the university’s established brand and graphic identity standards.
  • Work independently on assigned projects or as a member of a project team.
  • Work on strategic projects related to developing marketing and communication themes and templates.
  • Provide creative, artistic, and lead work direction to others on proper graphic concepts, techniques, and processes to produce art, web, and other multimedia materials.
  • Help steward the University’s visual identity system and monitor its usage on publications and promotional items produced throughout the campus as needed.
  • Provide requested images and artwork as needed for all print/digital needs.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other constituents.
  • Track and communicate job progress in production management software and meet production schedules and deadlines.
  • Oversee and maintain digital archives and image resource files.
  • Stays abreast of new techniques related to print and digital design.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or related field.
  • Five (5) years of related professional or technical experience as a graphic designer and Web designer, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds
Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Multi Media
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  7. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents
  1. License


Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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