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Graphic Designer-Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Company:
Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Category:
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
Graphic Designer-Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Job ID: 237752
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and third-largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission. Find your wings at KSU.

Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for the design, development and administration of graphics for advertising campaigns for both print and digital media. Ensures that the development of graphics meets the University's visual identity (brand) standards and client preferences across multiple platforms.

Responsibilities
1. Creates designs, concepts, and sample layouts that meets the university's visual identity (brand) standards

2. Maintains current knowledge of branding requirements of the university and incorporates them in projects accordingly

3. Researches and recommends new technologies and approaches to help achieve client/project goals

4. Exhibits functional knowledge of all phases of pre-press and print production, including graphic design and layout, proofing, multi-color printing, and finishing

5. Maintains electronic files of projects

6. Provides photography support if required

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provides visual communication in support of Radow College and academic units

2. Produces high-quality, creative, impactful, and effective graphic design as a part of the college's communication and marketing team

3. Responsible for college visual communication and messaging to internal and external audiences, including magazines, brochures, posters, flyers, digital signage, branding, and banners

4. Responsible for compliance with strategic communication and marketing standards

5. Collaborates with RCHSS Communication and Marketing team and others; supports the college communication and marketing plan

6. Provides support for website and social media management, special events, Maker Space, and photography, as needed

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in Communication, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism or English

Preferred Experience
Previous higher education experience preferred

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Three (3) years of experience in a public relations/communication position or comparable experience working with digital content creation/content strategy and SEO

  • Bachelor's degree in Communication/Mass Communication/Public Relations/Graphic Design or related field

  • Portfolio samples of published design artifacts (brochures, newsletters, magazines, signage, posters)

  • Experience with Microsoft and Adobe Creative Campus products (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)

  • Writing and photography experience

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    ABILITIES
    Ability to visually communicate the intended message to various audiences through advertising campaigns, booklets, magazines, posters, fliers, etc.
    Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

    KNOWLEDGE
    Extensive knowledge of graphic design systems
    Familiarity with a wide variety of mediums and their differences to achieve marketing goals
    Knowledge of proofing blue lines and match prints

    SKILLS
    Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
    Proficient with computer applications and programs (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
    Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
    Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES*:
  • Functional knowledge of all phases of pre-press and print production, including graphic design and layout, proofing, multi-color printing, and finishing; experience working with print vendors Ability to work in a high-energy environment under pressure
  • Working knowledge of Associated Press writing style
  • Deadline and detail oriented, a self-starter
  • Good researcher to familiarize oneself with educational programs and initiatives
  • Strong writing and design skills
  • Good verbal communication skills

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced + Education
    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

    https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf

    To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=43000&JobOpeningId=237752&PostingSeq=1

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