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AS Publicity Center Graphic Designer 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS Publicity Center Graphic Designer 2020-2021
About the Department

The Publicity Center provides high quality and personalized promotional services, products and support to the Associated Students organization and students of Western Washington University. We offer excellence in graphic design, print and electronic media, and distribution services while providing unique educational opportunities and leadership experience to student employees.  

About the Position

The Publicity Center Graphic Designer is responsible for completing assigned design projects for clients of the PC. 

Terms of Position

Position begins after a qualified student is interviewed, selected and submits their employment paperwork to the AS Personnel Office. The term of position will generally begin at the start of Fall quarter and end the Friday of the following Spring quarter. Position holder should not work any hours during finals week of each quarter unless an exception to this condition is granted by the Director. Position holder is required to attend any trainings or orientations as required by the office coordinators or Director. Position may begin later in the year or at any point in which a position becomes vacant. Position works an average of 10 hours a week.  

Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates. 

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.  

  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of and interest in publicity, communications, graphic design and advertising. 

  • Experience in the design and layout of posters, table tents, banners, logos, etc. 

  • Knowledge of, and experience using, Adobe design software. 

  • Professional communication skills, pertaining to client services. 

  • Ability to make good judgments and timely decisions related to design. 

  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and responsibly. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions.  

  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve. 

  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner that is welcoming to wide variety of people. 

  • Knowledge of department and the position’s responsibilities. 

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. 

    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations. 

  • Ensure the continuity and legacy of this position by: 

    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description. 

Position Responsibilities
  • Provide professional design services to Publicity Center clients by: 

    • Designing, preparing, and proofing electronic and print promotional campaign materials, which may include posters, newspaper advertisements, table tents, tickets, banners, handbills, web graphics, logo design etc. 

    • Recording all interactions with clients by utilizing the project management software. 

    • Discussing design specifics with clients for projects assigned. 

    • Ensuring continual progress on projects toward completion by punctually completing tasks and working collaboratively with client 

    • Ensuring inclusivity and accessibility in design content 

  • Ensure the smooth, effective operations of the Publicity Center by: 

    • Attending staff meetings and trainings as requested by the PC Coordinator or Project Managers.  

    • Maintaining regular communication with Project Managers about assigned projects. 

    • Recording all interactions with clients by utilizing project management software for all internal and client communication. 

Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. 
Wage Starting hourly rate of $14.85.
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 Fall Training between September 7th – 18thWinter 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.


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