Graphic Designer II (504321)

  • Stanislaus State
  • Turlock, California
  • Sep 11, 2021
Full Time Museum and Arts

Job Description

    • Position Summary

    • Full-time temporary position available on or after November 1, 2021 and ending on or before October 31, 2022 in Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management and Innovation (SPEMI). Appointment will be made for one year from date of hire with the possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

      Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management and Innovation (SPEMI), this position collaborates with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics (IEA) and Admissions and Outreach Services (AOS). Responsible for creating, manipulating and editing the Book of Trends. Plan, manage, develop, and implement a variety of key marketing communications designed to reach and engage Stanislaus State prospective student audiences. Consult with and serve as a resource to various University constituencies to develop appropriate design solutions based on brand standards and constituent needs, efficiently managing and producing projects on or before the deadline. This includes checking design proofs and pre-press proofs for accuracy as well as written instructions on printing specifications for clarity. Create and edit written content for video and digital ads, web and marketing publications, promotional materials, brochures, advertisements, and newsletters targeting prospective audiences. Create, support and coordinate marketing initiatives and materials.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Using Adobe Creative Suite software, prepare, plan, and execute the design and graphic production of single-page and multi-page publications, large format banners and posters, stationery and invitations, and a variety of other printed and promotional materials.
      • Provide creative, artistic direction on proper artistic and graphic concepts, techniques and processes that promote the University's desired brand image and achieve project goals.
      • Coordinate and organize projects including cost analyses and working with vendors.
      • Develop strategic, long-term marketing themes and templates to communicate with key constituents.
      • Exercise appreciable judgment, skill and discretion in managing projects and ongoing coworker and client relations.
      • Provide high-level consultation with clients to determine communication concepts and design.
      • Utilize time management tools and skills to meet established deadlines.
      • Create digital content for web and social platforms adhering to University standards and guidelines.
      • Proactively identify ineffective or problematic graphic/visual content on web pages and in other digital communications and suggest changes or corrective actions.
      • Design and produce digital components or marketing communications that maintain high quality presentation, consistent graphic identity, effective visual communication, and maintain the University's graphic standards.
      • Create digital photos/videos using standard professional photography/videography practices. In response to direction from assigned manager, capture appropriate images/video to illustrate marketing messages and enhance the image of the university.
      • Process new images/video; manipulate, optimize and edit according to specific need. Deliver images/video for inclusion in university photo library and archiving system.
      • Weekly staff meetings.
      • Weekly and monthly report of activities.
      • Maintenance of historical records.
      • Participate in procedural updates.
      • Provide training to work study students and student assistants/volunteers.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.
      • Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: A college degree in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field or through technical experience and/or relevant coursework.

      Experience: Two years of professional work experience in marketing, graphic design, public relations, or communications
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Art, Visual Arts, Communications, Marketing, Management or related field.
      • MA or MFA in graphic design or visual communications.
      • Four years of experience in a related field.
      • Previous experience in a higher education setting.
      • Ability to ensure all jobs adhere to approved Stan State brand and graphics/editorial guidelines.
      • Ability to prepare and package files for print.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Foundation knowledge in the principles and techniques of artistic and graphic design as well as demonstrated design and artistic skills.
      • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to use and maintain currency with applicable computer software packages and systems.
      • Comprehensive knowledge of graphic design and production principles and communication theory including a basic understanding of marketing and promotion concepts.
      • Strong graphic design skills and artistic ability in order to translate communication needs into an artistic design.
      • Solid working knowledge of applicable graphic design software packages and hardware systems and peripherals.
      • Ability to use interactive technologies and to create new methods for combining software and graphic packages to address communication and visual product goals.
      • Ability to understand university level curriculum concepts and convey them graphically.
      • Thorough knowledge of current campus documents and university-wide publication needs.
      • Thorough understanding of printing and other vendor services to prepare specifications for printing and other services.
      • Ability to prepare camera-ready materials and a working knowledge of design and electronic prepress processes used in the production of complex publications.
      • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct graphic art communications projects and handle multiple priorities.
      • Working knowledge of copyright laws applicable to design work and creative properties.
      • Ability to consult and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students and to interpret and translate their needs into effective visual formats.

    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

    • Salary Range
    • $3,717 - $6,726 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Anticipated salary will be $3,717 - $4,089 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area
      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Turlock, California 95382 United States View Map