Digital Designer #000084

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IT Web Designer/Developer I

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Digital Designer #000084



Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

Western Carolina University is looking for Digital Designer with an impeccable visual eye and design sensibility. This position is responsible for supporting the overall design and visual elements of the university website,, including the digital spaces for the university magazine and brand campaign.

They’ll spin up custom websites and applications to support marketing, communication, branding, and advancement goals and partner with other UCM teams for work in email marketing, paid media, and social media campaigns.

Reporting to the Director of Content and Digital Strategy, the Digital Designer will be a part of the Web Team. They will collaborate closely with the Senior Web Developer, CMS Administrator + Developer, Media Planning Specialist, and Social Media Strategist.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment, or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, web design, computer science or a related field or equivalent training and experience and one (1) to three (3) years’ related work experience.
- Experience designing websites, applications, digital ads and social media graphics to support marketing and communication goals.
- Understanding of accessible design, or willingness to learn, including designing W3C standards-compliant HTML and CSS, and WAI-ARIA.
- Strong portfolio showcasing successful design work for a range of audiences, channels, and industries – including multiple examples of websites and other digital work.
- Ability to clearly articulate design solutions developed for nontechnical stakeholders.
- Knowledge and interest in emerging technologies; openness to new approaches in design; solid understanding of latest graphic and web design principles and aesthetics.
- A creative thinker who enjoys work independently and as a collaborative member in a diverse team of creative individuals.

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be made on line.
Please submit the following with your application: cover letter, resume, portfolio and a list of three to four references with complete contact information.

For more information, please contact Amelia Bryan, Search chair at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time