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Requisition ID: req2504
Job Title: Senior Designer
Department: Marketing & Communications Ops
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Board Approved
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation Type: Annual
Compensation Range: 63,137.00 – 63,137.00
Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; overtime as necessary
End Date(if applicable):

The Senior Designer will be involved in all phases of design from concept to execution within the Marketing and Communication team. The ideal candidate will have a diverse portfolio that demonstrates the ability to excel in all phases of design work and an ability to work with collaboratively with a creative team. This role will encompass the ability to juggle multiple complex projects, manage tight timelines/deadlines, give and receive feedback objectively and have a passion for creative work. The ideal individual will have a proven track record of visualizing and communicating the College’s image in clear, informative and engaging ways, and enjoy working on an in house team, partnering with internal peers and external partners and clients.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIREDProfessionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Orientation, Building Partnerships, Building High-Impact Presentations, Continuous Learning, Innovation, Adaptability.
Design Project Management: Creates high-quality, on-brand designs for a variety of communication materials, including print and digital deliverables. Creates concepts for campaigns as well as handles day-to-day projects including direct mail, ads, brochures, flyers, posters, logos and event materials for both College and public audiences. Designs for website, or partners with other designers, to ensure consistency in creative work across print and interactive channels. Ensures College name and image is projected positively by external teams and vendors in accordance with brand standards. Prepares budget estimates for print projects, develops printing specifications and obtains quotes to award projects to vendors. Tracks work accurately in project management system and adopts established project management methods and versioning protocols to ensure efficient collaboration among team members. Keeps abreast of industry trends as it relates to design, communication channels, and associated tools and platforms.
Marketing and College Events Support: Develops advertising and marketing strategies for College departments and coordinates placement of advertising in general electronic, media, high school publications and special events. Participates in creation of promotional strategies for College-sponsored events.
Building Partnerships: Collaborates with designers, writers, project coordinators, videographers, photographers and other marketing team members as well as cross-functional partners. Assists Director in coordinating and soliciting designs created by third parties including freelance designers and designers at the College print shop. Possess and exhibit leadership and critical thinking skills necessary to meet with cross-functional partners to gather information needed for requested projects and fill out creative briefs. Exhibits creativity in incorporating partner, team member and self-contributed ideas and strategies and can articulate thought process behind launching designs created. May serve as liaison on College committees to provide expertise on marketing and branding. Video/Photo editing: Design/development of motion graphics for use online and in video. Shoots and edits photographs occasionally for use on website and in publications. Perform other related duties as required.
Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity and meets tight timelines and deadlines with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners.
Hours may include working outside of a normal workweek schedule as needed to meet workload demands.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Knowledge of: principles of graphic design; methods and techniques of illustration; elements and stages of design; preparation of exhibits and presentations; and use of graphic tools, equipment and software such as Adobe Photo Shop, InDesign, Illustrator, ect.
Skills in: design of high-quality multi-media output; applying color theory and typography; maintaining project files; preparing materials for presentations; capturing images and taking photographs; present ideas in front of audiences and troubleshoot issues through resolution; excellent verbal and written communication; project management; organization; software such as Excel, PowerPoint, etc.; customer service; conflict resolution; general typing.
Ability to: be creative; lead projects; communicate effectively; multi-task; meet deadlines; collaborate; organize; create and contribute content swiftly; keep track of details while maintaining a holistic overview; accomplish results through collaboration and influence; effectively communicate research in oral, written, and graphic form; excellent listening skills and participant in collaborative work; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, or closely related field.Five (5) years of experience working on an in-house creative team or in an agency setting.
State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Usual Physical Demands: While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.
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