Adrian College seeks candidates for the position of GRAPHIC DESIGNER. The timeline for beginning the position will be determined with the successful applicant and may be immediate.
CLASSIFICATION: Administrative Position
EDUCATION: Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s Degree.
FLSA Classification: Exempt
WORK SCHEDULE: 12 Months
The designer is responsible for designing, prototyping, and implementing solutions for visual and print projects for Adrian College, its degree programs, alumni relations, executive programs, and academic centers. The designer will place an emphasis on innovation and creative implementation, while managing the brand standards for the College.
The designer will have the ability to create layouts and designs from development through production deployment. Sample print projects can include brochures/view books, publications, direct mail, identity, signage, flyers, promotional t-shirts and items, or advertising. Digital projects can include e-blasts, newsletter templates, signage and some web content.
Creativity, commercial awareness, imaginative application, and the ability to stay current on trends in visual arts in marketing will be expected. Application of technology, specifically Adobe Suite, CS5, and other current software, will be required. The Designer must have the ability to accept direction, be an active listener, a pro-active problem solver, and to effectively prioritize tasks, while working as a member of the public relations, marketing team.
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or related field
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to design for many audiences with the ability to execute original ideas
Familiarity with preparing files for print, knowledge of and/or experience with print vendors and appropriate media including print material and layout
Comprehensive knowledge of design, design software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator); familiarity with Mac OS preferred
Working knowledge and production of digital photography
Ability to stay current on trends and new developments in IT, particularly design programs
Experience should include work in graphic design, web design and layout, as well as experience with CSS and HTML. Preference for familiarity with CMS.
Ability to create interfaces that are both innovative and functional
Ability to build consensus and cooperation; exhibits discretion and tact effectively with individuals at all levels of the College
Experience with participating in teams working on complex projects
Manages task list effectively and can thrive in a deadline driven position
Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work within deadlines, are key attributes
Within the normal bounds of an office environment.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, professional resume’, a portfolio of creative work (5-10 samples of print and digital design) and a list of (3-5) references to Jennifer Compton, Director of Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and interviews and the selection process will begin immediately.
Purpose of Position: Recruit students to Adrian College
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Supervision Received: General Supervision
Supervision Exercised: May coordinate activities of student assistants
Work Schedule: Twelve months full time
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Example of Duties:
This sales and marketing position involves approximately twelve weeks of travel per year, frequent verbal, written and e-mail correspondence with prospective students and families and approximately eight weekend recruitment events each year. (Not a complete list of all duties).
Highly-motivated professional with extensive sales experience to recruit students. Requires high level of energy and creativity; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills; the capacity to handle multiple tasks at once; and the ability to develop individualized recruitment plans for each student. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in person and over the telephone. Ability to work effectively when faced with frequent interruptions. Ability to plan and organize tasks according to periodic schedules.
Physical Requirements: Within normal bounds of an office environment.
Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to Erin DeSmet at email@example.com by August 1, 2014.