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Graphics and Marketing Coordinator - Marketing and Public Relations - Modesto Junior College

Yosemite Community College District
Modesto, CA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Communications & Marketing
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:

Graphics and Marketing Coordinator - Marketing and Public Relations - Modesto Junior College

Site: :

Modesto Junior College

Salary Range / Other:

Range 40 – $5,569 to $7,114 per month (2023-24 Classified Salary Schedule)

Worksite: Modesto Junior College

40 hours per week, 12 months per year.
Monday through Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
8 hours per day, 5 days per week
(May include some evenings & weekends)

Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid. The estimated cost of District provided benefits (health, dental, vision, and life) is $24,408 annually.

Job Description:

DEFINITIONCoordinate Modesto Junior College’s overall marketing strategies and tactics with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Develop, design, and produce a variety of technical artistic and graphic work in the development of marketing publicity materials that advance the brand, mission, and values of Modesto Junior College. Perform related activities including desktop publishing, graphic design, original artwork, logos, illustrations short-form video, and images for publication, advertisements, specialty items, webpages, social media platforms, and other complex production projects.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSPositions in this class are generally allocated to a centralized marketing, public relations or may be allocated within a college executive office. Incumbents in this class are responsible for leading and coordinating the most advanced design projects, complex marketing campaigns and branding. Incumbents may also coordinate information across public domain, such as the College website and all social media, with substantial responsibility for complex publications. Duties require advanced technical knowledge of computer graphics and publications software, website design, and social media platforms.
Receives direction from the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Exercises functional oversight of graphic design staff. Incumbents in this class work under the direction of a manager or senior manager. Incumbents plan and/or determine specific procedures, staffing, or equipment required to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems, referring only unusual matters to a supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successful, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.Knowledge of:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.
  • English usage, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetical calculations.
  • Safe working methods and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
  • Principles and practices of marketing and communications, print production and digital workflow.
  • Project management methods and techniques
  • Complex methods and techniques of graphic arts design and production.
  • Typography, photography and visual layout techniques to create professional marketing materials.
  • Graphic design theory, research methods, website design standards, and production techniques
  • Macintosh and PC Windows platforms, and peripheral hardware including cameras, scanners, and publishing software programs in the performance of graphic design
  • Methods and techniques of webpage design and layout
  • Digital marketing best practices, including social media and content writing.
  • Basic copyright laws related to the publication of written materials

Ability to:
  • Interpret user requirements into appropriate graphic materials.
  • Originate and create artistic designs for marketing and outreach materials.
  • Use computers and related software to design and produce artwork for digital workflow.
  • Arrange, layout and make effective use of visual materials.
  • Develop interest in community college issues and policy, and an understanding of how those issues can be addressed through effective marketing.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, and disabilities of community college students and staff as demonstrated by skills and abilities in cultural responsiveness and cultural humility.
  • Effectively and efficiently plan, organize, participate and assess the effectiveness of the social media campaigns to increase student engagement.
  • Perform skilled and technical website updates with an understanding of user experience and principals of web design.
  • Maintain graphics and file storage systems, including graphic arts copy, production files, photo libraries, and cost records.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Sit for prolonged periods of time; extensive use of a computer keyboard.
  • Respond to requests from faculty, staff and students.

Education and Experience:

Education and Experience:Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:Pattern I

  • Experience: Two years equivalent to a Graphic Arts and Marketing Specialist at YCCD or the equivalent.

OR Pattern II.
  • Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in graphic art, fine art, design, communications, marketing or a closely related field.
  • Experience: Four years performing graphic arts design, layout and setup functions using desktop publication software, including two years coordinating the production of complex technical graphic arts projects and marketing campaigns, and two years of supervisory experience.
  • Education: Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in visual or graphic art, communications, business administration, marketing, or related field;
  • Experience: Six (6) years of experience in graphic art design, layout and setup functions using desktop publication software, including two (2) years coordinating the production of complex technical graphic arts projects and marketing campaigns., and (2) supervisory experience.

Special Requirements:Demonstrated proficiency with social media platforms, campaign performance analytics, specialized graphic and publishing software may be required.

Example of Duties:


  • Assists with conceptualizing and implementing highly complex marketing campaigns, and event coordination including, the development of themes, strategies, and timelines.
  • Research, conceptualize and design marketing graphics and illustrations to support marketing campaigns through publications, announcements, brochures, posters, digital and hard copy advertisements, videos, presentations, large outdoor advertising materials, digital displays, technical graphics, super-graphics and other marketing and information materials.
  • Design typography, graphics, and photo images to support written content and messaging.
  • Create, manipulate, and edit photographs and/or video content for use on websites PowerPoint presentations, marquee screens, printed materials, promotional videos, social media, and other informational and marketing applications.
  • Performs advanced and specialized technical graphic design and publication work using desktop publishing programs, graphics software, and peripheral hardware such as cameras and scanners in the performance of graphic design functions.
  • Gauge the effectiveness of events and marketing campaigns and make adjustments as needed
  • Receives project requests and interprets user concepts into illustration designs; recommends paper, color, estimates material, service, and labor costs and recommends appropriate vendors; communicates cost projections to supervisor or other clients.
  • Coordinate with department staff, contractors, and vendors for the purpose of exchanging creative input and meeting production schedules.
  • Coordinates the production of marketing materials; works closely with user clients, printing personnel and service vendors including design specifications for campus printing, outside printers, pre-press vendors, and traditional and digital advertising vendors.
  • Assists in the development, execution and monitoring of the College’s overall social media strategies and campaigns.
  • Maintains the College’s message across all social media platforms and adheres to the College’s messaging guidelines.
  • Monitors and stays apprised of trends in social media tools, trends and applications using data to inform and shape future strategies.
  • Assists with public relations activities, outreach and events to meet the overall marketing goals of the College.
  • Maintains complex graphics and file storage and retrieval systems, including graphic arts copy, production files, print cost details and other records as needed.
  • Independently responds to various inquiries and correspondence; prepares information and data requested for administrative review; prepares reports, files, correspondence and other documents; attends meetings; serves on committees and task forces.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates:

Licenses and Certificates:

  • Depending upon assignment, a valid license to drive in California may be required.

Physical and Mental Standards:

Physical and Mental Standards:

  • Mobility: ability to sit for long periods, move about an office, stand occasionally, reach above and below desk level.
  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
  • Lifting: frequent lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
  • Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONSWork is generally performed in a standard office environment, but may also include extended exposure to a production-printing environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Additional Applicant Information:

Applications are accepted online only at:
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This is a classified bargaining unit position.

Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed.
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The Yosemite Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Yosemite Community College District (Modesto Junior College and Columbia College) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

Title IX Sexual Harassment regulations define Title IX Sexual Harassment to include four terms “as defined in” the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §§ 100.6(d), 104.8, and 106.9; and 28 C.F.R. § 35.106, the following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504/Title II policies:

District Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Yosemite Community College District
2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto, CA 95358

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On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.


Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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