GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Location
Pasadena
Posted
Sep 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Strategic Communications & Marketing

Classified Represented Position
72.5% - 12 Months

FINAL DATE TO SUBMIT THE DISTRICT APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 AT 4 P.M.


Monthly Salary Range: 72.5% of $4,755.90 - $6,069.87
Hours/Days to be worked: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

DEFINITION:
Under direction of the Publications Supervisor, to perform a variety of graphic design work in the creation and preparation of materials for publications, reports, displays, the web, and promotional information or instructional projects; and to do related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
  • Creates original designs and layouts for printed publications, including brochures, flyers, postcards, posters, banners, and handbooks.
  • Pre-flights digital files and prepares them for both offset and digital press.
  • Resizes and retouches digital photos.
  • Suggests printing stock and works out budget considerations.
  • Designs banners, advertisements, and artwork for the web.
  • Works closely with Publications Supervisor to conceptualize original artwork for promotional material.
  • At the request of a supervisor, shall perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Graphic Designer

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    A four-year degree or equivalent from an accredited trade, art school, college or university and three years of graphic design professional experience. Additional experience in commercial graphic design may be substituted for the college work on a year-for-year basis.

    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator
  • Demonstrated experience with publication production workflow
  • Working knowledge of QuarkXPress
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of pre-flighting process
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of four-color printing process
  • Demonstrated ability to work on both Mac and PC platforms
  • Organizational skills with close attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and juggle multiple projects with tight deadlines

    PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
    Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.

    PROBATIONARY PERIOD:
    One year

    SALARY:
    Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is at Range 50 on the District Classified Represented Salary Schedule which is available online at http://www.pasadena.edu/hr/docs/compensation/PasadenaCity-College-CFT.pdf

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Successful completion of background and fingerprint clearance and TB screening.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109.
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member.
  • Board of Trustees approval.

    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
    For full application instructions and position description, visit https://pasadena.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=345

    Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS) at https://pasadena.csod.com/ats/careersite/search. aspx?site=1&c=pasadena. Applications completed and received by Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. will receive full consideration

    Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.

  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Talent Applicant System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.

  • Positions are full-time (100%) and “open until filled,” unless otherwise stated.

    Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626-585-7388. Applicants may expect to be notified approximately 4 - 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.

    SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:
    For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.

    1. Cover letter
    2. Professional resume
    3. Portfolio of graphic design work. Print copies and/or links to online portfolio are acceptable.
    4. Other information considered pertinent to the application (optional)

    Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. Materials, including USB flash drives, compact disks and slides, will NOT be returned, copied or considered for other openings.

    ABOUT THE DISTRICT:
    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College has been serving the San Gabriel Valley for more than 90 years. PCC enrolls more than 30,000 students each semester and offers 60 academic and 72 Career and Technical Education programs. The main college campus occupies an idyllic 53-acre site, while the Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate facilities. The college is renowned for its high student transfer rate, national mathematics and forensic honors, and extensive study abroad offerings. 80% of our students receive the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver which is based upon the federal poverty guidelines. PCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. For more information, go to www.pasadena.edu.

    MISSION:
    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens. Any employee who is unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed.

    Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.

    If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.

    It is the policy of the PACCD that all candidates for employment need to be cleared for employment through the process of background check and verification of prior employment, references and credentials.

    Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101- 542)

    The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District, or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District Office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.

    The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time. The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.

    PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
    Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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