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The College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH), at the University of Cincinnati, is dedicated to making a difference in our communities through outreach, academic programs, and community partnerships. Our students, faculty and staff work side-by-side with educators, athletic directors, community wellness experts, IT and cybersecurity analysts, and local, state and federal law enforcement officials. We value experiential learning as an important element of our degree programs. Current research is incorporated into every course to ensure our graduates are prepared to address the most urgent challenges of our society.
CECH Marketing Services is seeking a Graphic Designer to create visual text and imagery concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate our targeted audiences. The marketing unit supports the overall mission of CECH by developing and implementing effective promotions, communications and informational pieces in a variety of mediums and formats.
Under general supervision of the Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing, this person is responsible for creating and overseeing all the graphic design needs for the college, and must have strong expertise and experience in Creative Cloud programs, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. In addition, this candidate must possess the competencies of being a team collaborator, have good time management skills, positive work ethic, self-starter, ability to meet deadlines, effective communicator, ability to work with various units and departments, work in a fast-paced environment, and can also work independently and efficiently.
This position has the potential for a hybrid work schedule.
Utilize knowledge of current graphic design software to produce visual material.
Generate, proofread and edit finished product and ensure that all design work follows university branding standards.
Maintain design standards for all material produced; stay abreast of technological advances in the field; recommend alternate approaches to design and production for cost-effective printed materials; maintain records and files.
Consult with clients on requested projects; make recommendations and decisions related to design, ideas, approach, costs, technical specifications, etc.
Liaison with printers, suppliers, etc. for assigned projects; write all specifications for printing, supplies, bids, etc.
Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Experience in graphic design or related field.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Experience creating original content using industry-standard software for a variety of different mediums, including print and digital.
Solid understanding of digital and design technology and willingness to learn new platforms as needed.
Organized, deadline-oriented designer who can work quickly with an excellent eye for detail.
Motivated and accountable self-starter who can tackle challenges with a customer-centric attitude.
Good writing and verbal communication skills.
Experience and proficiency in video and motion graphics production.
Able to manage personal workload and the workload of direct reports.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
This job requires submission of a design portfolio, resume, and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range $50,000 - $55,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.