Posting DetailsPosition Information Job CategoryProfessional/AdministrativePosition TitleDesignerFull Time/Part TimeFull TimeDivisionCommunications DivisionDepartmentCommunicationsDepartment StatementAccountabilities
The Designer assists with digital and print design as well as production for the Colgate University Communications department.
Accountable for creating high quality visual communications and accessible designs that engage relevant audiences, including campus students, faculty and staff, as well as prospective students, alumni and University supporters, and the general public.
Accountable for conceptualization, and the design of various print materials, websites, emails, mobile apps, and other communications and marketing initiatives.
Responsible for design and production of cross-platform creative communications, delivering content on time, within budget, and according to established visual standards.
Provides input on visual work of colleagues and works collaboratively as part of a team.Technical Competencies NameContent Creation and ProductionDescription
Demonstrated ability to design and produce high quality visual communications for all communication platforms.
Ability to create data visualization and information graphics.
Demonstrated ability to create sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, page layouts, UI specification deliverables, and designs for handoff to development staff.Technical Competencies NameCommunications Planning and StrategyDescription
Demonstrated ability to take multiple sources of input, combine them into a cohesive package, and deliver prototypes/mockups in a timely manner.
Ability to work within existing brand standards to create best possible digital solutions.
Ability to assist with the maintenance of a strong visual brand identity and brand personality and serve as a campus resource for questions about the visual brand.
Ability to collaborate with IT services and university communications staff to ensure group’s compliance with policies and standards around identity graphics, web content, and online accessibility.
Able to independently assess user requirements and recommend the proper solution for small projects and to work collaboratively for medium-sized projects.Technical Competencies NameCommunications TechnologiesDescription
Demonstrated ability to leverage advanced features of all relevant content creation systems and technologies.
Ability to efficiently create, collaborate, and manage files within content creation and content management tools employed within the communications division.
Demonstrated ability to use content creation software to create content for deployment across multiple platforms and media.
In depth understanding of design and concepts for applications across digital media, including user centered website design, user interface, mobile applications, and responsive design.Behavioral Competencies NamePersonal Accountability for ResultsDescription
Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.Behavioral Competencies NameEffective CommunicationDescription
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.Behavioral Competencies NameProblem Solving and Decision MakingDescription
Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.Behavioral Competencies NameChange ManagementDescription
Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.Behavioral Competencies NameLeadership and TeamworkDescription
Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.Behavioral Competencies NameCreativity and InnovationDescription
Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.Behavioral Competencies NameDiversity and InclusionDescription
Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.Behavioral Competencies NameSustainabilityDescription
Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.Requirements Professional Experience/ Qualifications
Minimum 3–5 years of professional work experience as a designer.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with editors, illustrators, photographers, developers, and campus clients/partners.
Understanding and experience in responsive design principles.
Knowledge of design, user interface, and best practices for digital media, including social media, web, mobile apps, and email.
Knowledge of print production and other print processes.Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
UX/ UI & UX/UA conceptual understanding is preferred.
Knowledge of accessibility practices in web design (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) is preferred.
Knowledge of Drupal a plus.
Knowledge of responsive CSS frameworks (such as Bootstrap), PHP, and HTML5 a plus.
Experience with formal and informal usability testing using design prototypes, and responding to results a plus.
Experience with BaseCamp a plus.
Experience in a college or university communications office a plus.Education
Associates Degree, and a portfolio that demonstrates executed creative communication design.CertificationsPhysical RequirementsOther Information
Applicants are required to include a link in their cover letter or resume to their professional online portfolio.Posting Detail Information Requisition Number2019S110PTemporaryYesWork Schedule
8:00-5:00Job Open Date09/09/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions SummaryEEO Statement
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