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Graphic Designer, Health Sciences Office of Communications

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Posting Number: req19894

Department: UAHS Communications

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The UArizona Health Sciences Office of Communications invites applicants for the position of Graphic Designer to develop and maintain a multitude of digital and print editorial design projects. The graphic designer is tasked with creating assets for web, email, events, and a variety of print media applications to support the Health Sciences' strategic priorities. They will maintain the Health Sciences brand across all projects while also establishing a compelling aesthetic. Working closely with internal and external partners, the graphic designer will manage all incoming design projects, including communications, timelines, concept and development, and dissemination. The graphic designer will also work closely with the University's Central Marketing department to develop and maintain branded University of Arizona logos for applicable Health Sciences colleges, centers and units.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders to gather information to create a variety of graphic assets and applies design fundamentals to create overall concept, design, look and feel of each project across all related material in print and digital media for events, presentations, lectures and newsletters in a way that clearly advances the UArizona Health Sciences brand messaging and is highly effective in visually appealing to the appropriate intended audience. 
  • Executes multimedia and graphics projects requiring the use of communication and multimedia technology, graphic design concepts and programs, and/or photography and videography. Develops and builds logos, and a variety of other design assets based the Health Sciences strategic priorities. 
  • Processes and edits photographs and videos using digital editing systems, ensures adherence to media inventory storage standards and coordinates these efforts based on predetermined best practices for the University and Health Sciences Office of Communications Creative Area.
  • Manages and communicates all workflows to the Senior Manager and through shared task management software and may coordinate with outside vendors, as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Understands and works within the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Able to communicate clearly all aspects of any design project utilizing industry accepted terminology with internal clients and outside vendors.
  • Familiar with digital asset management systems and shared content storage.
  • Basic knowledge and use of graphic design principles, theories and concepts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education and research environments experience.
  • Experience using design concepts to originate and create design projects.
  • Experience in a setting where detailed instruction to perform work is delivered and work is reviewed closely for accuracy.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Communication and Marketing

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,039 - $66,299

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Communications & Marketing

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Lisa Black |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: If invited to interview, please be prepared to provide three (3) professional references.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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