Graphic Designer-Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw

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Graphic Designer-Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job ID: 237752
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and third-largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission. Find your wings at KSU.

Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for the design, development and administration of graphics for advertising campaigns for both print and digital media. Ensures that the development of graphics meets the University's visual identity (brand) standards and client preferences across multiple platforms.

Responsibilities
1. Creates designs, concepts, and sample layouts that meets the university's visual identity (brand) standards

2. Maintains current knowledge of branding requirements of the university and incorporates them in projects accordingly

3. Researches and recommends new technologies and approaches to help achieve client/project goals

4. Exhibits functional knowledge of all phases of pre-press and print production, including graphic design and layout, proofing, multi-color printing, and finishing

5. Maintains electronic files of projects

6. Provides photography support if required

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provides visual communication in support of Radow College and academic units

2. Produces high-quality, creative, impactful, and effective graphic design as a part of the college's communication and marketing team

3. Responsible for college visual communication and messaging to internal and external audiences, including magazines, brochures, posters, flyers, digital signage, branding, and banners

4. Responsible for compliance with strategic communication and marketing standards

5. Collaborates with RCHSS Communication and Marketing team and others; supports the college communication and marketing plan

6. Provides support for website and social media management, special events, Maker Space, and photography, as needed

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in Communication, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism or English

Preferred Experience
Previous higher education experience preferred

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Three (3) years of experience in a public relations/communication position or comparable experience working with digital content creation/content strategy and SEO

  • Bachelor's degree in Communication/Mass Communication/Public Relations/Graphic Design or related field

  • Portfolio samples of published design artifacts (brochures, newsletters, magazines, signage, posters)

  • Experience with Microsoft and Adobe Creative Campus products (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)

  • Writing and photography experience

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    ABILITIES
    Ability to visually communicate the intended message to various audiences through advertising campaigns, booklets, magazines, posters, fliers, etc.
    Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

    KNOWLEDGE
    Extensive knowledge of graphic design systems
    Familiarity with a wide variety of mediums and their differences to achieve marketing goals
    Knowledge of proofing blue lines and match prints

    SKILLS
    Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
    Proficient with computer applications and programs (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
    Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
    Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES*:
  • Functional knowledge of all phases of pre-press and print production, including graphic design and layout, proofing, multi-color printing, and finishing; experience working with print vendors Ability to work in a high-energy environment under pressure
  • Working knowledge of Associated Press writing style
  • Deadline and detail oriented, a self-starter
  • Good researcher to familiarize oneself with educational programs and initiatives
  • Strong writing and design skills
  • Good verbal communication skills

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced + Education

    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

    https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf



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  • Organization

    Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

    KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

    Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

    Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

    kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

    The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

    As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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    In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

    Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

    Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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    Telephone
    470-578-6000
    Location
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw
    GA
    30144
    US

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