Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Designer

Working Title Designer Department 401915-University Relations Pay Rate $45,969.63/annually FTE 1.0 FLSA Nonexempt Position Number 999691 Classification CJS13 Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM.

A complete UCM application for employment, cover letter, and resume are required. Applicants MUST include a link in their cover letter or resume to 3 samples/publications of their design work. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday; 8 am to 5 pm Some evenings/weekends as scheduled.

Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 05/09/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose

Serve as designer for materials to be produced in digital and print formats.

Collaborate with writers and designers to conceptualize and design materials used in recruitment and retention.

Work collaboratively with senior designer and brand manager, director and other team members in the execution of university branding initiatives, campaigns and events.

Conduct photo shoots and serve as photographer as needed for high-impact initiatives.

Work with the Integrated Marketing & Communications (IMC) web team and integrated marketing specialist to provide photos, icons, infographics and other design items for the UCM website.

Attend meetings with clients from various university units.

Education & Formal Training Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training

Bachelor's degree in commercial art, graphic design or related field.

Education may be substituted for experience or experience substituted for education based on the following equivalencies: AA = 2 years; BA/BS = 4 years; MA/MA = 6 years; PhD = 8 years.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation, Desktop Publishing, Other - Internet search, social media Experience

Two (2) years of designing four-color publications required.

Two (2) years of using design software including at least two of these three: InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator.

Knowledge of using Mac computer hardware required

Knowledge of printing pre-flighting required.

Knowledge of digital printing process and equipment preferred

Supervisory experience managing creative professionals preferred.

Knowledge of branding guidelines preferred.

Agency experience preferred.

Licensing experience preferred.

Photography experience preferred.

Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, email marketing campaigns, and web responsive design preferred.

Must submit portfolio and publication/web samples as a part of the application process.

Other Experience Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Driver's license Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Sensory abilities: special vision and/or hearing requirements (specify), Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Must have full-spectrum color vision correctable to 20/20 including being able to distinguish varying shades of gray and amounts of contrast.

Excellent command of English language, grammar, spelling and usage.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of writing styles to a range of audiences.

Mental skills, including concerntration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Understanding of print, digital and electronic media.

Understanding of protocol and social expectations.

Exceptional creative layout, design and art skills; must have the ability to conceptualize and visualize.

Understanding of postal rules and mailing specifications.

Specify sensory abilities: Physical & Environmental Factors: Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Long periods working at a computer with a mouse and keyboard and viewing a computer monitor.

Lifting weight Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions Other Special Working Conditions

Limited travel required.

Irregular work hours – requires some nights and weekends.

Work in conditions that are sometimes stressful relative to deadlines and quick turnarounds.

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required. Special Qualifications: Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you understand that you must include a link for 3 samples of your design/publication work in your cover letter?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you understand that if selected for an interview, you may be asked to bring samples for your writings/publications to the interview?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

    Job details




    University of Central Missouri


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture

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