Senior Graphic Designer (Graphic Designer II) (516335)
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.
Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.
Under general direction of the Executive Director and the Senior Graphic Designer, the incumbent identifies and develops project-based and long-term concepts and strategies to promote the University brand by using research, experience and consensus, reaching targeted audiences through print and/or digital media. Examples of design work includes, but is not limited to: Chico Statements, Inside Chico State, Annual Report, Web, Marketing and Promotional pieces in addition to advancement and campaign related publications and web sites, as well as Tower Society and Chico Experience Week collateral. This position is also responsible for assisting in the daily activities of University Communications, as well as managing design and monitoring the existing and emerging visual communications projects in the department.
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
- Bilingual in Spanish
- Chico State Alum
- Experience working in Higher Education
- Experience working in fundraising
Required Education and Experience:
The above knowledge and skills is normally obtained through a college degree in graphic design, fine arts or a related field or through technical experience and/or relevant coursework, equivalent to four years of professional web design experience.
Two years of graphic design and visual communications for print and web publications or related experience. Evidence of this will be demonstrated by a strong portfolio. Experience should also include directing original photography as well as web and multimedia design.
Time Base: Full-time (This position requires occasional travel, evening, and weekend time commitments.)
Pay Plan: 12/12
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm (Remote Work may be available)
Salary and Benefits Information:
$3,717 - $6,726 per month / $44,604 - $80,712 annually (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range)
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf
California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.
This position requires occasional travel, evening, and weekend time commitments.
About Chico State:
Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.
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.
Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).
Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 08/10/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled