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Graphic Designer (id:50630)

Statement of the Job :
The primary purpose of the Graphic Designer is to serve as a designer for the University of Maine as a member of the Creative Services Unit within the Division of Marketing and Communications. The Creative Services Unit provides the official graphic design and branding expertise and authority to the University of Maine. Under the direction and management of the Manager of Creative Services, this position creates graphic communication and marketing materials reflecting UMaine?s brand standards within the administration?s strategic messaging, Marketing and Communications Strategic Plan, UMaine Web Standards, and the day-to-day institutional marketing and visual identity. Typical hiring range for this position is $31,000-$35,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction and management of the Manager of Creative Services, creates and coordinates graphic communication and marketing materials that implement and promote UMaine?s strategic plan, Marketing and Communications Strategic Plan, UMaine Web Standards, UMaine brand standards initiative and day-to-day institutional marketing and visual identity (including colleges/departments).
Collaborates with Creative Service Unit to facilitate design development (interviewing clients, translating creative vision into proofs, receiving feedback from clients, providing a finished product) of official visual communication projects for UMaine faculty, administrators and staff consistent with Marketing and Communications policy and procedure, UMaine brand standards, and official institutional marketing objectives.
Communicates both verbally and visually with clients to develop content structure, explain design concepts and rationale for incorporating various elements of style, color, format and consistency, with special attention to Marketing and Communications policy and procedure, UMaine brand standards and official institutional marketing objectives.
Provides expert and superior quality designs and illustrations for UMaine Today magazine.
As a Division of Marketing and Communication team member, collaborates to develop and present design concepts and projects on an institutional level. Emphasis is given to student recruitment publications and UMaine Today magazine under the Marketing and Communication Strategic Plan.
Chooses methods and materials to match the needs of the client both visually and economically. Meets deadlines.
Prepares digital files for a wide variety of formats.
Maintains detailed knowledge of, and experience with, software applications used in graphic design for printing and web design, including InDesign, Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator and WordPress.
Works effectively and cooperatively with members of the Marketing and Communications team, UMaine administration, the campus community, and other external clients and customers. Develops and maintains professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility and mutual respect.
About the University :
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System?s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
Qualifications :
Typically has the education associated with a bachelor?s degree and minimum of 3 years of professional experience or an equivalent combination of academic and directly related professional work experience.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan and perform involved or technical work presenting new or regularly changing design challenges, work from broad instruction and deal with complex factors.
Strong attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Other Information :
Work Schedule: Normal University of Maine business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work outside regular hours (to include evenings and weekends) may be necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position. The employee shall establish regular office hours and in consultation with the Manager of Creative Services adjust the work schedule as appropriate.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references.
You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: September 17, 2018
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: September 24, 2018
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 1, 2018
Tentative start date: October 15, 2018
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Valerie Ireland - val.ireland@maine.edu.
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran?s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Position Title: Graphic Designer (id:50630)
Campus: Orono
Department: Marketing and Communications
Bargaining Unit: UMPSA
Salary Band/Wage Band: 2
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: Orono, ME
Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV


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