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llegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Graphic Designer in the Office of Marketing and Communications. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications.
The Designer will produce graphic design work for a variety of mediums for partners across campus, including Admissions, Institutional Advancement, Athletics and Recreation, and Student Life areas.
The Graphic Designer will:
Be the contributing or lead designer for projects including collateral, environmental graphics, event promotion, and social media for client projects across campus.
Support photo shoots, installation, and project management as needed.
Attend planning meetings and communicate throughout a project’s lifespan in order to meet client goals and expectations.
Work with and prioritize within multiple deadlines for multiple clients simultaneously
Perform daily project tracking, timeline management, and coordination with colleagues in the Marketing and Communications office.
Bachelor’s degree in design or related field – or equivalent experience
1-3 years of experience in design and production
Higher education experience is a plus
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
A commitment to continual learning and self-education
Collaborative spirit, ready and excited to work with a skilled team both virtually and in-person
Understanding of effective client communication; ability to collaborate with a variety of constituencies, including various College departments and stakeholders, such as students, faculty, staff, and alumni
The design of and importance of branding systems, and a working knowledge of design history through current trends
Application of visual design standards, and awareness and/or knowledge of design requirements for a variety of mediums
Experience with editing and optimizing images for use in various media
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with strong interpersonal and communication (oral, presentation, written) skills and the ability to use tact and sound judgment in all activities
Ability to work under pressure and prioritize within multiple deadlines, and to work independently when necessary
Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.
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