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AS Publicity Center Lead Graphic Designer 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS Publicity Center Lead Graphic Designer 2020-2021
About the Department The Associated Students Publicity Center provides promotional services such as graphic design, printing, reproduction, media coordination, distribution, photography, and coverage in The AS Review to students, student organizations, and some campus departments. 
About the Position

The Lead Graphic Designer is responsible for completing graphic design projects as assigned by their supervisor, organizational design and branding consultation, as well as advising and assisting the Publicity Center graphic designers with art direction, required elements and graphic design processes. 

Terms of Position This is a four quarter position. This position starts the Monday before summer classes begin and ends the Friday of finals week the following spring quarter. This position works an average of 15 hours per week. The position holder may work more some weeks and less other weeks depending on the office’s needs. The position holder is neither required nor expected to work during intersession, winter break or spring break.   
Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates. Enrollment in summer courses is not mandatory.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong client communication skills. 
  • Experience successfully leading volunteers, peers, or employees. 
  • Knowledge or experience with Budget Management. 
  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner that is welcoming to wide variety of people. 
  • Experience mediating or resolving interpersonal conflict. 
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly. 
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve. 
  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions. 
  • Ability to use office productivity software and to assist others in using programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Knowledge of department and the position’s responsibilities. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours. 
  • Working knowledge of and interest in publicity, communications, graphic reproduction, branding and advertising. 
  • Extensive experience in the design and layout of posters, table tents, banners, logos, etc. 
  • Extensive experience in Adobe Creative Suite specifically Adobe Illustrator, the standard software that Publicity Center designers use. 
  • Knowledge of PC based computer-generated graphics. 
AS Employment Responsibilities

Serve the membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:

  • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Personnel Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
  • Attending all AS staff development events: pre-fall orientation, pre-winter, and pre-spring staff developments.
  • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
  • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director

Ensure the legacy of this position by:

  • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
  • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder.
  • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Personnel Policy.
Position Responsibilities
  • Provide professional design services to Publicity Center clients by:
    • Designing and preparing electronic and print promotional campaign materials, which may include posters, newspaper advertisements, table tents, tickets, banners, handbills, logo design etc.
    • Recording all interactions with clients by utilizing the Basecamp software.
    • Discussing design specifics with clients whose projects this position has been assigned to.
    • Proofing all content prior to production for the presence of required elements as well as graphic design quality, in coordination with the Account Executives.
  • Ensure the smooth, effective operations of the Publicity Center by:
    • Attend staff meetings and trainings as requested by the PC Coordinator or Account Executive supervisor.
    • Recording all interactions with clients by utilizing the Basecamp software.
    • Serving as a design resource, advisor, and ‘art director’ for all Publicity Center Graphic Designers.Assist in mediation for conflicts between designers and clients when appropriate and requested by PC Coordinator
    • Completing other tasks as assigned by the PC Coordinator.
  • Provide organizational consultation and leadership by:
    • Coordinating organizational and office branding initiatives in collaboration with the Communications Office Director.
    • Providing design consultation and advice for student fee based initiatives.
    • Attending and participating in meetings addressing the visual design of organizational initiatives.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply.

Starting hourly wage of $16.35.

Application Instructions A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions: 

1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students? 
2. Why are you interested in working in this position? 
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position? 
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training on June 22nd, Fall Training between September 7th – September 18th, Winter training on Jan 4th, and Spring training on March 29th? 
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?  
Closing Date Notes Application open until April 10th.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


Job no: 497824
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