Bulletin #180136; 12/11/18
Graphic Designer III
Communications and Public Affairs
Salary Range: $4,104 - $7,209/Monthly
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; non-exempt classification.
Essential Job Functions: Under the general supervision of the Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs, the incumbent is responsible for the artistic and graphic design and creation of print and multimedia materials. The incumbent will use both design and production elements to organize ideas visually to convey the desired impact and message to target audience; conceptualize, design and create a wide range of materials including, but not limited to, printed materials, exhibits, training sessions, television broadcasts, videos, web sites and public information projects. The work will be used to reach a variety of internal and external audiences. Along with aesthetic judgement and project management skills, the incumbent provides expertise in the development and evaluation of effective communication strategies and techniques. In addition, the incumbent will serve as a magazine design editor and design and layout the Cal State LA magazine, and enhance the magazine’s presentation through the use of graphics, illustrations and photography. The incumbent will also serve as an electronic newsletter designer and create templates for electronic and print newsletters to be used by departments and divisions University-wide to ensure brand consistency when delivering information to internal and external audiences; perform the role of a graphic design peer mentor and lead workshops for staff and faculty who produce newsletters, flyers, invites, brochures and other such collaterals for their respective colleges and divisions; serve as a brand rollout advocate and assess the needs of the University community based on requests from colleges and departments, and assist with the creation of templates, processes and other such tools; will support social media operations, including University Athletics with such duties as producing customized graphic designs. The incumbent will also prepare print specifications for the University printers and off-sire printers, such as choosing inks, paper stock, sizing and formatting, as well as selecting binding and special coatings; help ensure quality control by attempting press checks with outside vendors, when necessary; and promptly troubleshoot any pre-press issues.
Required Qualifications and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or accredited university in fine arts, graphic design, or a job-related field. The incumbent must have a minimum of two years of professional design and production experience. The incumbent must also have comprehensive knowledge of graphic design as well as production principles, communication theory, basic understanding of marketing and promotion concepts, working knowledge of copyright laws applicable to photo and design work and creative properties. The incumbent must have superior skills in Adobe Creative Suite and strong copy editing and proofreading skills. The incumbent must have the ability to plan, coordinate and direct graphic art communications projects and handle multiple priorities; work in a team environment, operate under deadline conditions, and consult and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students to interpret and translate their needs into effective visual formats; work on multiple projects; and have demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of University guidelines and standards as well as knowledge of University branding and style guidelines.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on December 25, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.
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 July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.