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Print Design Specialist (Graphic Designer)

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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Print Design Specialist (Graphic Designer)

Athens State University

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Job Duties:
POSITION SUMMARY: The Print Design Specialist (Graphic Designer) is responsible for designing print and electronic materials, exhibit elements, and/or illustrations for a variety of University publications, displays, and other media. Additional responsibilities include performing design and print-related work orders for external parties, processing monthly charge-out reports, and assisting with mail services for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Produce artwork for a variety of media using computer graphics and design software.
  • Coordinate all aspects of print production, checking and approving color, copy, and text format separations and scaling.
  • Adhere to University brand guidelines for internal University projects; ensure branding is appropriate and follows standards for all requested materials.
  • Assist in managing the University's digital collateral inventory and photo library for print, web, video, and social media.
  • Interpret projects and ensure correct files are produced that meet work order specifications.
  • Work with external vendors, as needed, to develop and facilitate print-related projects whereas the complexity exceeds that of the Printing Services team's capabilities.
  • Keep detailed records of work orders through project management and invoicing system; use system to record labor and materials and process monthly charge-outs.
  • Set-up and operate a variety of production equipment, including printers, copiers, bindery equipment, folders, perforators, postal equipment, scanners, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory, ordering supplies, facilitating annual paper bids, performing inventory year-end reports, etc.
  • Maintain an “open door” to internal and external customers and actively engage in brainstorming sessions to ensure a successful final product

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in graphic design, marketing, public relations, or a related field
  • Minimum of five-year’s experience in graphic design, publications/printing, marketing, communications, public relations, and/or advertising; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Experience designing print-based materials and operating print-making equipment

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite software, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat Professional
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and basic use of office equipment
  • Very strong photography and design skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work with various personality types
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; teamwork mentality
  • Ability to work with a variety of constituents, including outside vendors
  • Ability to oversee and manage numerous projects and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task with exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent proofreader and careful attention to detail
  • Basic mathematical skills to computer print layouts, job costs, etc.

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: P175To view salary schedules, visit: resources/salary-schedule-tables/
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021 and remain “open until filled”.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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