Graphic Designer

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Vacancy Type SHRA Is Internal Transfer Only No Time Limited? No Time-Limited Appointment Length Title Visual Arts Specialist Band Level Journey Working Title Graphic Designer Salary Range $31,200 - $69,511 Anticipated Hiring Range $45,000-$50,000 (starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience) Salary Grade Equivalency 65 Position Number 00107496 Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Infrequent weekend or after-hours work may occasionally be necessary to meet business needs. Does the regular and recurring schedule of this position result in the employee working more than ½ of their hours between 4 pm and 8 am? (Meal periods do not count). No Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 060101 - Ofc of Research & Innovation Department Ofc of Research & Innovation Job City & State Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Office of Research Operations and Communications provides strategic leadership and support to the Office of Research and Innovation. The office consists of three units: Strategic Initiatives, Education and Training, and Marketing and Outreach. The Education and Training unit develops and implements education and training programs to serve the research community. Education and Training supports campus initiatives by linking educational activities directly to long term strategic goals and applies various techniques to improve the quality and relevance of education and training for the research and innovation community across NC State University. The unit works closely with all of the offices housed within Research and Innovation, including Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance (SPARCS), and partners with the Office of Contracts and Grants and all of the College/Institute/Center Research Offices.

Essential Job Duties

The Graphic Designer reports to the Associate Director of Marketing and Outreach with a dotted line to the Director of the Proposal Development Unit. The Graphic Designer will primarily work on a wide array of design tasks to support the Proposal Development Unit (PDU) team’s effort to create top-tier grant proposals. They may also work on a variety of Research and Innovation Office projects and reinforcement of the brand of the university.

Design tasks could include the creation of graphs and charts utilizing data visualization, designing PowerPoints, high-level and complex reports, web graphics and webpage layouts, UX elements and various other visuals.

The Graphic Designer must be comfortable working in a team environment and will be responsible for executing projects from concept through final production and implementation.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of visual/graphic arts experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Departmental Required Skills

The right candidate will have a background in a broad variety of design mediums including creating innovative print collateral as a thoughtful component of digital-first marketing campaigns.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint and Word)

Working knowledge of WordPress environment

Knowledge of printing processes and preproduction skills to ensure print readiness

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work both independently and in teams; strong time-management and work prioritization skills necessary to manage complex, dynamic workflow

Strong portfolio of professional design work

Strong attention to detail

Positive desire to expand skills and consistently learn

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Bachelor’s degree and three years’ work experience or equivalent degree/work experience

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and names and complete contact information of three professional references, including email addresses and phone numbers.

In addition, it is required for applicants to provide a link to their digital portfolio in their resume or cover letter. PDF only portfolios will not be accepted.

Job Open Date 03/20/2019 Must Be Open Until---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.) 03/26/2019 Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 05/01/2019 Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Visual Arts Specialist position.
    • High school diploma/GED and at least two years of visual/graphic arts experience
    • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in visual/graphic arts or related field
    • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least two years of visual/graphic arts experience
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least two years of visual/graphic arts experience (ex. 1 year of college and 1 year of related experience)
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal at least six years of visual/graphic arts experience (ex. 1 year of high school and 5 years of experience)
    • None of the above
  4. * Are you proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you provided a link to an online portfolio in your resume or cover letter?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 3/21/2019
    Application Due: 4/24/2019
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