Graphic Designer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Portland, OREGON
Deadline: 25 Sep 2022

Apply now Job no:530205
Work type:Classified Staff
Location:Eugene, OR, Portland, OR
Categories:Arts/Theater/Museum, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Development


Department: University Advancement
Classification: Graphic Designer
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $19.72 to $29.96 per hour
FTE: 1.0


Review of Applications Begins

Position closes September 25, 2022.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following with your online application:
A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

Please Note: We may contact applicants who meet the minimum requirements in the job posting to request additional information for the next stage of review.


Department Summary

University Advancement (UA) supports the University of Oregon’s (UO) mission of providing exceptional teaching, discovery, and service by strategically positioning the university to create awareness, build long-term relationships, and secure resources that increase understanding and further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. We are committed to fostering equity and inclusion in a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment that recognizes the value of all members of our community.


Position Summary

The Graphic Designer works as part of the Advancement Communications team, serving multiple units. Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement Communications, this position maintains visual identity and branding within UO Brand Management and Trademark Licensing and University Advancement guidelines and designs high-quality marketing and branding materials for Advancement’s initiatives and unit programs.

The designer works independently and cooperatively on multiple projects with the Advancement marketing team, meeting deadlines and budget constraints, and scheduling project implementation based on workload, which may include multiple projects simultaneously.

The designer examines existing processes, identifies flaws, and creates solutions to improve design capabilities. The designer is also responsible for updating and maintaining internal design, photography, and video libraries.

The position requires thorough knowledge of publication and digital design and an understanding of the proper use of the English language.

Day-to-day work for the graphic designer will include:
• Designing on-brand, creative solutions for a variety of uses publications, brand campaigns, websites, email templates, social media graphics, banners, advertisements, videos, and photography.
• Translating strategic direction and taking ideas from concept to execution, by producing high-quality design within the established UO brand and unit identities.
• Developing concepts by hand or with software, and executing original content determining ideal usage of color, text, font style, imagery, and layout.
• Managing the design and uploading process of all project material; understanding best practices for using a content management system.


Minimum Requirements

• Four years ears of Graphic Design experience OR
• Associates Degree and three years of Graphic Design experience OR
• Bachelor’s degree and two years of Graphic Design experience.

Degree may be in Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Fine Art, or closely related field.


Professional Competencies

• Expert level skills with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
• Ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to proofread.
• Ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and collaborate with colleagues to deliver high-quality designs.
• Strong understanding of design principles for layout, typography, and composition for both print and digital design.
• Proficiency in preparing print documents and assets for multimedia including websites, social and video platforms while following industry standard technical specifications.
• Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Preferred Qualifications

FLSA Exempt: No


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine .

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits .

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination .

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report .


Advertised:Sep 2, 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:Sep 25, 2022 Pacific Daylight Time


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