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Job No: 516547 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications
Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (StratComm) serves as the official voice of San Diego State University and shares the President's vision, values and priorities while articulating a unified message about the university's unique story. Core service areas include crisis and issues management, marketing, news and media relations, social media, web and interactive communications, executive communications and visual communications, and government and community relations. We work together and with our partners across the institution and auxiliaries to promote the transformational diversity and impact of SDSU programs and achievements.
StratComm develops and oversees content for SDSU websites, NewsCenter, flagship social media channels, video productions, photography and the SDSU Magazine. The department also manages presidential communication; projects related to issues management and crisis communications; internal communication to faculty, students and staff; and external communications to the greater campus community, media representatives and the general public.
Another important arm of StratComm is government and community relations, an area responsible for building and maintaining relationships with constituent groups. The area also has responsibility for advising SDSU faculty and administrators on projects, initiatives and strategies designed to support collaborative engagement and dialogue with agencies and community members.
StratComm is also responsible for protecting and managing the SDSU brand through web and brand style guidelines along with graphic design services. StratComm leads the planning, coordination, and implementation of integrated marketing and communication strategies that support the mission of SDSU.
In close collaboration with the Associate Director of Web Design and UX as well as members of the Information Technology department, the Web Designer position will provide support and maintenance for OmniCMS-hosted websites managed or supported by Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (StratComm). The incumbent is responsible for supporting the following areas: maintenance of websites; website content review and updates; and aiding in search engine optimization. To ensure timely and accurate website content, the incumbent will administer necessary content updates for a range of university websites. The Web Designer will remain current on trends and strategies related to user experience, accessibility, design and SEO tactics.
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 SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.
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Education and Experience
Entry to the first level within this classification requires foundation knowledge in the principles and techniques of artistic and graphic design as well as demonstrated design and artistic skills. This knowledge and skill normally is obtained through a college 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 classification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong digital design, interpersonal and creative skills
Excellent eye for balance between functionality and design
Understanding of general website architecture
Willingness to update knowledge with regards to applicable technologies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations, and communicate clearly with co-workers and leadership team
Strong attention to detail and project management
Creative mind to turn challenges into solutions
Ability to meet deadlines and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities
Occasional weekend and evening work required
Self-starter and thrive on teamwork yet able to make decisions and drive a point of view
Ability to work with campus partners as sdsu.edu aligns with the university's mission and deliver measurable results
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Demonstrated experience managing a website across all functions
Comfortable working within various Content Management System (CMS) platforms
Experience using Adobe suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom specifically)
Knowledge of CSS and HTML
Knowledge of WCAG 2.x and Section 508 web accessibility requirements
Familiarity with OmniCMS content management system
Familiarity with web graphic construction
Web UX best practices
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3500 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.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,440 - $5,835 per month.
SDSU Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University system-wide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 26, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by July 25, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
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.
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Advertised: Jul 11, 2022 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education.Join SDSU and make a difference through meaningful work that contributes to knowledge and provides rich opportunities for students. The dynamic synergy between SDSU and the San Diego region furthers SDSU's excellence and global impact. Every member of our team can proudly proclaim, "I Am SDSU."In addition to SDSU, three not-for-profit auxiliary employers operate to provide services for the University. The SDSU Research Foundation furthers the educational, research and community service mission of SDSU. Aztec Shops provides a diverse portfolio of products and services including operation of the SDSU Bookstore, SDSU Dining, and management of commercial and real estate properties surrounding the campus. Associated Students of SDSU is a student-directed organization that manages programs and facilities enjoyed by students, faculty, staff, and the community-at-large.
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