Kettering University

Kettering University

Graphic Designer

United States

Closing in 6 days

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Position Information

Job Title Graphic Designer

Position Class Type Regular Position Type Professional Other Position Information

About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Flint Michigan: A storied past and an innovative approach to the future drives Flint forward. No other city of Flint's size can boast similar cultural and social resources; the Flint Institute of Art, Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Institute of Music, the Sloan Museum, the Flint Farmers' Market, and several colleges and universities contribute to a rich social fabric. A vibrant array of dining, entertainment, and lodging options now enliven the walkable Flint city center. Kettering University is an important partner in the renaissance of Flint.

Our Mission and Vision: Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics and business. Kettering University will be the first choice for students and all our partners seeking to make a better world through technological innovation, leadership and service.

Position Status Full-time If Part Time, hours per week

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Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working in higher education or a highly technical environment is a plus.

Job Specific Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in graphic design or a relevant area with at least 2 years of relevant professional experience OR a minimum 5 years of commercial experience.
  • Must be able to manage projects from concept, layout and design, to final production, including ability to conduct necessary research, and ability to self-edit with proficiency.
  • Must be able to work independently, quickly, and on deadline.
  • Must be ready to share a graphic design portfolio that shows a breadth of skills and materials.
  • Posting Information

    Posting Number SP00373

    Posting Date 05/05/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Job Duties

    Job Duties

    Percent of total time 100


    Organize, prepare, coordinate, and provide graphic design services for Kettering University. The successful candidate must be highly creative while working under tight deadlines, often working on several projects at once. Maintain quality and consistency of visual images using University style guides and brand standards.

  • Collaborate with Marketing Manager to facilitate accurate project management for all projects, including ensuring accurate information and coordinated process especially for printed and digital materials.
  • Manage projects from concept, layout and design, to final production.
  • Meet with colleagues in UMC as well as campus partners to determine strategy, audience, methods, direction, and finalization of projects.
  • Support and facilitate campus-wide instruction and observations of the proper use of the University brand and identity.
  • On occasion, the position requires art coordination and collaboration with photographers and videographers (in-house team members, or freelancers.)
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of illustration and typography, color, and artistic composition to produce print and digital media.
  • Advanced skill in the use of most sophisticated desktop tools used in illustrations, layout and design, in particular the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as broader use tools that can be utilized by colleagues, such as Canva, following template development and training.
  • Must be able to clearly and concisely express ideas through verbal and visual medium.
  • Must fully understand print production; how publications are packaged, printed, bound, folded, including full knowledge of paper as it pertains to printing: weight, coatings, textures, etc.
  • Create and maintain professional working relations, campus-wide, with administration, departmental leadership, and staff.
  • Ability to develop effective training programs and materials for self- service tools and systems.
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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Media Portfolio
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    Graphic Designer


    Kettering University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture

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