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Assistant Director, Graphic Design

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, 02467
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Design & Brand Management, the Assistant Director, Graphic Design is a key member of the Design and Brand Management Team in the Office of University Communications at Boston College.

The Assistant Director, Graphic Design will focus on digital, print, and web projects while working as a brand ambassador with school and department partners across the University. The Assistant Director assists the Director of Design and Brand Management and the design team in producing a variety of projects, from conception to design and production. The Assistant Director also helps manage the graphic identity system for those around the University and offers consultation on the application of the graphic identity on projects produced outside of the department. S/he is also charged with keeping abreast of new production processes, technologies, and tools that can aid the Design and Brand Management Team and the Office of University Communications in its marketing and communications work on behalf of the University. 

The assistant director will design, conceptualize, produce, and simultaneously manage multiple projects of varying degrees of complexity; develop appropriate priorities; create production specifications; obtain and organize vendor quotes and/or consult with the Procurement Department, and meet project deadlines. S/he will collaborate with design, editorial, photography, marketing, and project management colleagues to develop creative marketing strategies supporting the University's goals and mission. will S/he will also provide oversight of digital marketing projects as well as on-site, on-press supervision of print materials to ensure quality standards are met. S/he will also devise and create graphic systems and templates for campus partner's use. Projects can span the areas of digital advertising, web design, print collateral (brochures, viewbooks, magazines and posters, etc.), signage & display materials, video graphics & animation, graphics, email design, presentations, and social media graphics.

Some projects have a duration of several months while others will be completed in a matter of days or weeks. The position requires the ability to be agile and flexible across multiple platforms of communication.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $68,750 to $85,950; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in graphic design or visual arts.

  • 5+ years of experience in graphic design and production in print and digital media, with a strong preference for several years working in higher education or an in-house department. 

  • Must possess a strong and sophisticated sense of design, typography, photography, and creativity while adhering to university brand standards.

  • Must have extensive knowledge of industry standard design software including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD, Acrobat, etc.), Google Workspace, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint on a Mac platform.

  • Knowledge of and experience in UI/UX design, HTML, Adobe Experience Manager, BeeFree, and illustration a plus

  • A high level of proficiency is required in decision making/problem solving, time management, applying technology, attention to detail, working within a team and independently, quality control, and openness to change.

  • Must possess the ability to develop strong collaborative partnerships and to earn trust within an organization, ability to disseminate and present complex information, manage responsibilities, develop appropriate priorities, and meet deadlines.

  • An understanding of higher education communications issues and appreciation of academic culture is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of creativity and ambition.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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