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Graphic Artist / Photographer
San Diego Community College District
Closing Date: 9/24/2018
Position Number: 008236
Location: San Diego Mesa College
From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for classified positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the Leading College of Equity & Excellence, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and work together to create successful pathways for all of our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 55 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer in 2016.
We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.
Applications are currently being accepted for Graphic Artist / Photographer in the Office of Communications, located at San Diego Mesa College. Hours are Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department's needs.
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
The Graphic Artist/Photographer is responsible for developing and producing effective, original and innovative design solutions and strategies for a broad range of print and electronic communications, and marketing projects that strategically drive concepts that support the College's branding and marketing initiatives. Through planning, coordination and teamwork, the GAP works with the Office of Communications creative team and/or campus clients to create marketing and informational materials supporting the college's mission and goals. Projects include, but are not limited to: brochures, posters, annual reports, newsletters, class schedules, banners, print and digital ads, logos, apparel design, social media, promotions, and presentation materials. The successful candidate will also be responsible for digital photography in support of campus events, materials, web and social media functions, and will also have primary responsibility for maintaining the college's photo library.
Expertise in graphic design and photography techniques, standards and principles, including advanced skills using current industry standard software (Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.) Established photography skills; expertise in digital asset management for editing, sharing, cataloguing, and archiving large numbers of photos. Exhibits proven aptitude for selecting format, typography, photography and/or illustrations for the most effective means of communicating a message; ability to produce a broad range of materials, e.g. layouts, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, multimedia presentations, display visuals, imagery for presentations, T-shirts, banners, posters, advertisements. Takes the lead in project development, including originating concept and choosing media, preparing and presenting creative proposals, tracking progress, facilitating print process, and setting realistic timelines for completing multiple projects on deadline. Strong multi-tasking skills; must be highly organized and detail oriented, with practiced time management, record keeping and calendaring skills. A positive attitude ability to work hard, have fun, and operate efficiently in a fast-paced, work environment with changing requests and urgent priorities. Ability to work with campus clients, take project direction and accommodate external requests that may alter your design; can work independently, as well as part of a team. Experience interviewing clients to determine target audience, objectives, message, deadline, budget, etc. Expertise in preparing artwork for press checks and printing; facilitating communication with vendors. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading, grammar, and spelling. Expert knowledge on Mac and PC platforms. Some evening and weekend hours may occasionally be necessary.
Range 21 ($3,452.19 $5,510.47) per month based on the current AFT Classified Unit Office Technical Salary Schedule
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt and may accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
To apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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