Digital Media and Graphic Designer

State Center Community College District

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Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Digital Media and Graphic Designer

Salary: $54,983.00 - $67,621.00 Annually
Location: Districtwide, CA
Job Type: $ATS$JobTypeJobType
Division: DO District Office
Job Number: 2022005
Closing: 2/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

General Purpose
Under general supervision, designs and produces a wide variety of graphic designs and digital content for instructional, display, informational and promotional purposes; provides photography and video services to support various campus programs and campaigns; creates print-ready and digital files; updates exist­ing documents to conform with ADA standards; and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  • Creates, designs, lays out and produces a variety of visual communication pieces including course catalogs and schedules, stationery and forms, promotional mailers and folders, special-event flyers and invitations, performance programs and posters, handbooks, banners, temporary signage, campus maps, textile graphics and electronic media.
  • Consults with staff to determine the best methods for specialized print graphics; serves as an expert resource to faculty and staff on a variety of design, layout and printing processes; supports and responds to software and design-based inquiries from the college community.
  • Creates original layouts as requested; assists in the overall production of specialized and original graphics; designs and produces screen printing and dye sublimation projects using various media.
  • Coordinates with District and outside print shops regarding printing and finishing work.
  • Produces original photographic and/or video content for use in projects; coordinates with District or outside photographers and videographers, and/or purchases stock photography and art when required; collects, organizes and maintains model, photo and video releases or proper content licenses.
  • Maintains library files of college logos, bulletins, past projects, designs, displays and related items available for future projects; maintains charts and graphs related to documents, surveys and reports useful for routine publication; orders and maintains inventory of graphic materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in producing social media, portal content and other traditional and new media communication images and content.
  • Produces email designs for mass marketing to targeted audiences.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in graphic design and print production including design and production software, and all types of paper, media and ink used in the print and web industry; utilizes current design and technology trends to recommend the most effective style, technique and medium for production within budget and time constraints.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.

  • May serve on District or college committees as a technical resource.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, materials and techniques used in print design and preparation of files for a variety of print processes.
  • Type fonts/families and colors, inks and paper stock used in printing.
  • Artistic sensibility mixed with technical skills.
  • Digital cameras and photographic techniques.
  • Methods to create Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant files and electronic content.
  • Industry standard graphic design software including page layout, photo manipulation and enhance­ment, vector illustration, web page layout, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Email marketing and social media trends, platforms, publishing and tracking procedures.
  • Principles and practices of sound business communication including correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • District policies and procedures regarding branding guidelines and consistency.

Skills and Abilities to:
  • Exercise artistic skill in conceptualizing, designing and laying out visually appealing graphic materials.
  • Interpret information and situations, create artistic designs and make recommendations in accor­dance with sound design, layout and composition principles and applicable policies and guidelines.
  • Apply graphic design style and techniques appropriate for differing audiences and purposes.
  • Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
  • Complete large and small projects to meet customer needs and deadlines.
  • Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform basic cost-benefit analysis in determining work processes and materials.
  • Work collaboratively with a wide variety of internal customers simultaneously.
  • Operate a computer, standard business software and advanced graphics, design, presentation and desktop publishing software.
  • Understand copyright law and privacy issues.
  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

An associate degree in graphic arts, visual communication, digital media or a related field, and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in professional commercial visual communication design and produc­tion; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

A bachelor's degree in graphic arts, visual communication or digital media is preferred.

A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk and hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment or certain print shop equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to walk and stand; and lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with District managers, staff, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employees usually work in typical office conditions where the noise level is quiet, and occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions. Employees occasionally work in a print shop environment around large, high-speed copiers, offset printers and related equipment where the noise level is generally loud. Employees may be exposed to fumes and airborne particles.

The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site and to adjust to work schedule changes and requirements to work overtime.

Assessment Process
All SCCCD employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Vaccine Mandate information page or go to

To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site at Please attach to your application a copy of your transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

The application review process includes an evaluation of training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.

The assessment process will include a competency assessment (40% weight) and an oral interview assessment (60% weight). Of those achieving a passing score on the competency assessment, the most qualified scoring candidates, plus ties, will be invited to the oral interview assessment. Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each assessment section.


The assessment process / assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.

Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on a districtwide Open-Competitive List. Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently. The eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies in this classification Districtwide for six months. The current vacancy is at Clovis Community College.


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

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State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera counties and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the fall semester 2012 is over 34,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2012-13 is $168 million. 

Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 22,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 6,200 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,300 students. The Willow International, Madera and Oakhurst centers offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees. In addition, the district offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center and the Training Institute.

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