Graphic Designer & Production Artist
Graphic Designer I - 12 Month
Job #: MB2013-TA1816
Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.
CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.PURPOSE:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Graphic Designer and Production Artist handles design, layout, and prepress for a full range of fundraising, student recruitment and general print and web publications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Develops the design and visual content of web pages, websites, HTML e-newsletters, brochures, posters and other marketing and information materials. Develops project assignments into clearly thought-out designs. Conceptualizes and designs web pages, e-newsletters and other communications materials.
- Understands and applies the concepts of web best practices, user interface usability and information architecture. Sketches, creates, and designs new web pages.
- Utilizes existing standards and visual identity guidelines to reinforce CSU Monterey Bay's brand identity, themes, messages and brand image.
- Works as a team member and collaborates with others to achieve required results.
- Makes recommendations to enhance/improve site and product designs. Keeps abreast of new web design practices, technologies and trends. Ensures websites and products comply with ADA standards and guidelines.
- Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of: the principles of art, graphic design and illustration; the use of color, tone, shading, adaptation of photography and other graphics to specific print, digital social media; the principles of print design, typeface, color, layout, and production techniques; techniques and processes used in web design, photography and other applicable industry laws, especially relating to creative properties.
Ability to: design, layout and prepare finished artwork to develop a visual product using design programs such as Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Photoshop) content management systems and email blasts web sites (Constant Contact); maintain photo libraries (Flickr); be proficient using Flash, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (mailing lists), Google docs and all other common design programs.
Keep current on emerging trends and best practices; effectively communicate verbally and in writing; consult and communicate effectively with students and campus employees, and to interpret and translate their needs into effective graphic formats; use negotiation and persuasion skills to achieve results with appropriate teams and expedite user projects; handle multiple priorities with limited supervision and produce high-quality deliverables on time.
Entry to the first level within this classification requires foundation knowledge in the principles and techniques of artistic and graphic design, as well as demonstrated design and artistic skills. This knowledge and skill normally is obtained through a college degree in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field or through technical experience and/or relevant coursework. In addition, strong communication skills and the ability to use and maintain currency with applicable computer software packages and systems are essential to entering this classification.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS REQUIRED:
Proficient in the use of PCs and Macs, including word processing, spreadsheets, database and graphic design software. Strong communication skills and a thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified above.
Experience with marketing and publications operations in a university, commercial print operations, and website design and maintenance.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. This position also requires sitting, standing, bending, pushing, pulling, talking and using manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and ability to lift 20-30 lbs.
$3,181 - $4,774 per month, with the anticipated hiring salary being at or near entry level. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R09. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
All candidates must complete and sign a Background Check Consent Form specific to this position when interviewed at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). A Background Check includes an education verification (if applicable), confirmation of dates of employment/salaries and a criminal history check. A Background Check will be performed if you are a finalist for this position. The criminal history check will be conducted by a third-party agency prior to making the job offer to the successful candidate. Internal CSUMB Applicants: Finalists who are currently employed as a state employee at CSUMB are not required to undergo a criminal history background check.
A completed online application and resume must be received by Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building – first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
CSUMB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.