Concord University

Concord University

Creative Services (Graphic Design) Manager

United States

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Job Category Staff

Position Title Creative Services (Graphic Design) Manager Working Title Creative Services (Graphic Design) Manager Scheduled Hours Per Week 37.5 FLSA Status Exempt

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Creative Services Manager serves as media specialist and project manager. This position is responsible for researching, conceptualizing, and creating artwork and digital images that promote Concord University to local, national and global audiences, and among campus constituencies.

Qualified applicants must be able to create, design, layout, and prepare publications, advertisements and materials and select portions of the website targeted for use by faculty, staff, students, prospective students and/or donors. This position is responsible for designing and maintaining a professional and uniform appearance/brand of all printed and web-based publications and materials according to styles and guides established by the university. Acts as a consultant for other departments for style and continuity of the Concord style and brand.

This position requires the ability to produce multiple projects and tasks under strict deadlines. Copywriting and content management skills are necessary to insure a fluid workflow. Create and maintain content as necessary for programs, reports and publications as requested. Assists with reviewing final creative output/drafts to insure quality standards are met, branding is consistent and message is clearly communicated. Provide input and creative for any marketing campaigns, logo designs, and branding opportunities as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Create/design/layout/manage publications, advertisements and materials for Concord University. Work with immediate supervisor and the unit requester/supervisors to establish a finished product which provides the best possible visual appearance for each printed piece based on audience, purpose and goals determined by the requesting unit.
  • Create electronic or printed proofs for approval of all printed projects.
  • Send packaged artwork for output by email/mail/FTP/link to printers and/or employees of the University.
  • Design special University logos, stationery, ads, recruiting publications, programs, invitations, certificates, awards and plaques, etc. as determined necessary by appropriate University officials.
  • Organize printed and digital publications, projects and advertisements for the University as directed. Archive all digital publications, advertisements, photos and materials.
  • Create and monitor publication, web, University representation and design guidelines.
  • Create graphics/design for electronic and vinyl billboards. Works cooperatively with other divisions, constituents and departments who have web content.
  • Provide creative and design services in cooperation with the Web Master in maintaining a dynamic and purposeful web resource.
  • Create and maintain design content on the Advancement portion of the University website.
  • Produce annually as scheduled, three 80-page Concord University Magazines, the Foundation Annual Report and one issue of Noteworthy magazine. Assist with content on request.
  • Work with photographers, videographers, webmaster, editors, copywriters, content managers, content writers, and student interns as necessary.
  • Report any issues/concerns to immediate supervisor. Keep supervisor up-to- date on progress of assignments and completion of deadlines.
  • Provide a weekly To-Do List to immediate supervisor and report completed items on next reported to-do list.
  • Develop and maintain a list of appropriate resources for facilitating creative and promotional development.
  • Responsible for maintaining a University Style Guide and insuring all published materials adhere to the guide.
  • Ability to deal with high-volume, past-paced, demanding workload.
  • % of Time 85% Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide photography services for Advancement Office events and other University events as directed.
  • Photography for publications as is necessary.
  • Maintain an organized library of photographs to be used in publications.
  • Attend University functions as directed. May include some evenings and weekend work.
  • Maintain an archive of graphic files, photos and artwork used in publications.
  • Assist with creation of University videos and social media graphics.
  • Work with professional photographers when necessary in order to achieve this goal.
  • Stay current with computer programs, printing techniques, inks and papers.
  • Work with printing vendors to insure accuracy and quality of finished products and to approve printer's proofs.
  • Responsible for maintaining office printer and paper supplies/inventory.
  • % of Time 10% Duty/Responsibility

  • Assist the Advancement Office with project execution and in meeting established mission and objectives of the University.
  • Provide design/photography services in support of the University Foundation and Alumni Association as assigned.
  • Maintain a daily log of all projects and tasks assigned and completed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • % of Time 5%


    Minimum Education Bachelor's

    Required Licenses/Certification

    Bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts, Multimedia or related discipline from an accredited college or University

    Required Skills

  • Excellent skills in the area of mathematics, publication design and photography.
  • Must have strong computer graphic design skills.
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills are needed.
  • Strong communication skills and creativity
  • Ability to work under multiple deadlines to complete several projects within a specific time frame.
  • Knowledge of In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe and Bridge, and Microsoft Office suite software is a must.
  • Thorough understanding of printing technologies and terminologies.
  • Must keep up-to-date on current design trends, fonts.
  • Ability to create templates, where appropriate to allow for efficiencies.
  • Knowledge and ability to work on Mac, PC and web platforms.
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and software as it becomes available.
  • Ability to design within defined printing specifications.
  • Ability to take raw information and transform into charts, graphs, infomercials, etc.
  • Ability to deal with high-volume, fast-paced, demanding workload.
  • Required Experience

    Type of experience Needed Computer Graphic Design

    Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 3 years Type of experience Needed General Graphic Arts including photography, Mac and PC

    Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 3 years Type of experience Needed Candidate must have experience with Photography/computer photo retouching

    Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 3 years

    Posting Detail Information

    Close Date

    Open Until Filled Yes Additional Information

    Required Documents: 1) Resume, 2) Cover Letter, 3) Current portfolio of design work, and 4) Include three references and their contact information (including a current address, phone number and e-mail address) Finalists may be asked to submit a specific project from specifications prior to interview.

    Concord University is a public comprehensive university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Founded in 1872 as a state Normal School to prepare teachers, Concord University (CU) is a public, career focused liberal arts institution located in rural southern West Virginia.

    Concord University (CU) offers talented individuals a wide array of fulfilling career opportunities from entry through academic or administrative professional levels. To maintain an outstanding talent pool, we employ individuals regionally, nationally, and internationally to attract top candidates.

    If you are looking for more than just a job, then I encourage you to browse our website and visit our job opportunities regularly. Learn more about Concord University and why it should be your first choice, not only for quality educational opportunities but also for exemplary employment.

    Applications will only be accepted through Concord University's online application site at https: // . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Concord University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

    We are committed to attracting and retaining quality faculty and staff. In doing so, Concord University offers outstanding benefit packages including:

  • Work week of 37.5 hrs.
  • Holidays – Employees receive 13-14 Paid Holidays Annually
  • Annual and Sick Leave –Staff earn up to 24 days of annual leave per year (max 360 hours) and up to 18 days of sick leave per year.
  • Health Insurance – Concord University offers health insurance through West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA).
  • Tuition and Fee Waivers- Professional development and education opportunities including tuition waiver program for employees, spouse, and eligible dependents.
  • Retirement Plans – TIAA's automatic retirement plan is a 401(a) plan into which six (6) percent of the employee's total salary is automatically withheld pre-tax and deposited into the employee's TIAA retirement account. The university matches the employees 6% contribution
  • Life Insurance – Basic term life insurance ($10,000) at no cost and may purchase optional life insurance coverage with pre-tax earnings.
  • Mountaineer Flexible Benefits. This is an IRS approved, tax free account that saves money on eligible health, medical, dental, and dependent care expenses.
  • Annual Increment Pay
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    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Other Document
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    Job details


    Creative Services (Graphic Design) Manager


    Concord University


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture,Computer Science

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