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Graphic Design Manager

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Company- Virginia Tech

Job Description- 

Here’s what you need to know about the role:

• You’ll be joining the Student Affairs Communications team; a department of creative professionals who enjoy enhancing the student experience through various marketing and communication mediums.

• You’ll be reporting to the Associate Director of Student Affairs Communications in a Regular twelve-month, staff appointment. 

• You’ll be responsible for interpreting divisional design needs and turning them into creative solutions, delivering high-quality products, overseeing the design teams, and troubleshooting design problems.

• You’ll have to adhere to deadlines and manage divisional partners’ expectations in order to deliver effective creative assets.

• You’ll be expected to steward the Student Affairs’ brand as well as its sub-brands and assets to ensure brand alignment, use, and compliance.

• You’ll be offered a base compensation package between $55,000 -$62,000 along with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

Here’s what you need to know about the university:

1) THE UNIVERSITY: Virginia Tech as an employer is committed to developing well-rounded employees who are active members of the university community as well as the community at-large. From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a variety of benefits and perks to help team members build a fuller and more balanced life.

2) THE DIVISION: For our students and ourselves, the Division of Student Affairs believes that changing the world requires courageous leadership and commitment to curiosity, integrity, civility, and service to others. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations for Student Learning.

3) THE TEAM: You’ll be joining the Student Affairs Communications team; a department of creative professionals who enjoy enhancing the student experience through various marketing and communication mediums.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in art/graphic design and/or equivalent training and work experience.

• Previous experience in graphic art production, web ¡based design, proofreading, and illustrations.

• Experience using Apple hardware and software for design and desktop publishing+ designing high-quality publications, marketing fliers, informational signs, logos, and promotions.

• Demonstrated computer skills using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated knowledge of printing processes and techniques.

• Previous experience with photography and photo¡ editing.

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with diverse student and staff populations.

• Demonstrated experience providing quality customer service to internal and external clients.

• Ability to work both independently and as a team, prioritize work, solve problems, and perform multiple functions simultaneously in a work environment with periods of high stress.

• Demonstrated ability to handle many projects simultaneously with evidence of meeting deadlines.

• Previous experience supervising and directing the work of others and managing associated personnel documents.

• Previous experience stewarding an employer’s brand as well as its sub-brands and assets to ensure brand alignment, use, and compliance.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with user experience design.

• Experience with designing for responsive websites.

• Comfortable creating social media content in a professional setting, keeping up-to-date with latest platforms, trends, and features.

• Previous experience with project management systems.

• Experience creating, using, and following a style guide.

• Demonstrated knowledge of shooting and editing photo and video using DSLR cameras.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

* For full consideration for this job, applicants must provide a link that presents samples of their work. The link can be included on their resume.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Stacey Duncan at [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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