Graphics Designer Level 2 (Provisional) - Marketing & Communications


This class of positions encompasses the performance of technical and/or artistic work necessary for the visual presentation of information and data. There are two assignment levels within this class of positions. The following are typical assignments within this class of positions. All employees perform other related duties.

Assignment Level I - under general supervision, with some latitude for independent action, performs moderately complex artistic work such as:

  • Prepares and designs comprehensive photomechanical layouts of jobs composed of typed material, line, and halftone art to be printed in house or by an outside vendor.
  • Designs all forms of printed materials, consulting with originating departments in order to produce camera-ready copy for printing.
  • Designs and produces internal working forms for various departments, as requested.
  • Estimates costs and production time for publications, as necessary: also, deals with outside vendors on specifications and bids, as required.
  • On occasion, utilizes phototypesetting or phototypesetter systems to produce high quality, typographically pleasing type matter; produces such head material from press type and enlarged photo type, as necessary.
  • Utilizes Photostat camera and processing machine to prepare enlargements or reductions of materials for layouts.
  • Prepare art materials, freehand or mechanically, for various art layouts.
  • May supervise lower ranking personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Assignment Level II - under general supervision, with some latitude for independent action, performs work of advanced level complex work such as:

  • Performs creative services for college publications.
  • Coordinates design projects for the college.
  • Estimates costs and production time for publications; also, deals with outside vendors on specifications and bids, as required.
  • Designs college advertisements and special programs advertisements.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises college graphics designers, and/or other personnel as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Graphics Designer




Reporting to the Department's Director in addition to general duties the incumbent will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Develop, design and distribute web-based e-communications, including Constant Contact emails.
  • Develop, design and produce college publications, promotional displays, and direct mail.
  • Work with web team to prepare layouts and adapt print materials to web formatting. Prepare electronic design files for various digital formats.
  • Prepare and design layouts with copy and images to produce print-ready digital files.
  • Consult and coordinate with college departments to complete requested materials for printing by in-house or outside vendors.
  • Coordinate with production manager on timelines for graphic projects to assure work is on schedule.
  • Help supervise freelance and College assistants when necessary.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelor's and master's degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings.


  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in fine arts, commercial art, or similar, and two (2) years full-time experience or the freelance equivalent in graphics, drafting, or industrial design, or
  2. Possession of an associate degree in an appropriate field and three (3) years full-time experience or the freelance equivalent in graphics, drafting, or industrial design, or
  3. Possession of a high school diploma and four (4) years full-time experience or the freelance equivalent in graphics, drafting, or industrial design.


  • Advanced level knowledge of print and digital design systems and processes, including the Adobe Creative Suite, Indesign, Photoshop, etc. Experience with HTML, CSS and motion graphics is a plus.
  • Advanced level knowledge of e-communications systems and processes, including Constant Contact, FTP and photo sharing tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of typography and principles of good design and layout; knowledge of graphic production processes, quality control, costs, best practices.
  • Must be adaptable and a quick learner, with up-to-date knowledge of design trends and tools, and ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.


Level 2:

New hire rate: $52,718

Incumbent rate: $59,572

This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months for employment only.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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July 7, 2017

Review of the resumes to begin on June 21, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Graphics Designer Level 2 (Provisional) - Marketing & Communications

Job ID: 16915

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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