Lead Graphic Designer (Graphic Designer III)

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Job no: 500948
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time

Position SummaryTHIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT SDSU EMPLOYEES ONLYThe Lead Graphics Designer leads Facilities Services’ Sign Shop staff and operations. The incumbent provides artistic and technical vision and direction to graphic designers and staff engaged in the design, fabrication and installation of campus wayfinding, signage and graphic elements. Serves as the public face of Facilities Services Sign Shop, educating the campus community about the importance of effective environmental graphics, and advocating for excellence in graphic design. Sets customer service standards and guides staff in addressing customer requests and concerns and maintaining good customer relationships. Leads staff who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the sign shop, including maintaining equipment, a safe and clean working environment, and accurate accounting of materials and supplies. Staff under incumbent’s direction are also responsible for scheduling and coordinating graphic project design and production work (both in the shop and through contracted services) and reviewing work for accuracy, craft and adherence to established standards.The incumbent also oversees overall work for the Sign Shop including work assignments, decisions about capacity and in-house production vs. outsourcing. The Lead Graphic Designer sets expectations for timely completion of work, meeting deadlines, and the highest quality work product. The incumbent provides consultation and graphic design services (and leads staff who do the same) for a variety of campus customers including academic, administrative and auxiliary units, such as Athletics, BFA, Housing, Parking Services, Student Ability Services, URAD, etc. Examples include but are not limited to graphic visualization, signage, maps, branding, donor recognition, exhibits, web presents, campus digital map, etc. As part of the duties, the incumbent will train, develop and mentor staff and may continue to oversee high-profile, complex projects as overall workload or visibility dictates.For more information regarding the Facilities Services department, click here.This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.Education and ExperienceCollege degree in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field or through technical experience and/or relevant coursework. In addition, strong communication skills and the ability to use and maintain currency with applicable computer software packages and systems are essential to entering this classificationLicense/Certification RequiredValid California Driver’s LicensePreferred QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in graphic design, applied design, fine arts or a related fieldExperience in a lead and/or supervisory capacity of a graphic design studio or sign shopExperience with ADA wayfinding and signageExperience utilizing a computerized maintenance management systemExperience in a higher education environment, military or a large multi-building facility environmentExperience with Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop and other image-editing packagesCompensation and BenefitsStarting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,806 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,104 - $7,425 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.Supplemental InformationInitial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 16, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 15, 2021.The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at [email protected]

Advertised: Jun 01, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 15, 2021 (11:55 PM) Pacific Daylight Time




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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time