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Contra Costa Community College District
  • Position Number: 3550609
  • Location: Pittsburg, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Graphic Design Specialist

Posting Number: 0001740
Location: Los Medanos College
Salary: $5,907 - $7,194 per month (see special instruction for step placement)

Position Definition:
To design, develop, and produce marketing and communication materials for college faculty and staff; to coordinate and schedule the print production and delivery of graphic services; and to provide technical staff assistance.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Designs, develops, and produces graphic materials which are used for instructional purposes by faculty and staff.
Produces graphic materials for non-instructional uses by the District.
Designs, configures the lay out, and produces original publicity and advertising materials such as posters, brochures, programs, flyers, postcards, advertisements, signs and tickets; works closely with faculty and staff to determine graphics needs and appropriate methods to be applied.
Produces and uploads graphics, photos, schedules and catalogs on the college website, creating interactive linking as necessary.
Determines appropriate media, materials, and design of graphics to be produced; schedules, coordinates and prioritizes projects to ensure effective and efficient results.
Troubleshoots, maintains, and performs minor repair on equipment used.
Prepares purchase orders and reviews material needs with vendors and suppliers.
Provides assistance with budget preparation, providing input as to what materials, supplies, and equipment are needed.
Operates wide production and recording equipment, including cameras, computers, and related control equipment.
Works collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications Director on college projects and marketing campaigns.
Manages projects assigned to interns; helps develop artwork pieces and monitors to ensure successful completions.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible work experience performing media designer functions.

Possession of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Graphic Design, Illustration/Design, Art/Design or a related field, or the equivalent.

Knowledge Of:
Knowledge of:
A wide variety of state-of-the-art graphics media, materials, supplies, and equipment, and their uses and applications.
Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of graphics design.
Uses and operation of photographic equipment and materials.
Applications of graphics to a variety of instructional and learning programs.
Effective communication methods, both oral and written.
Modern practices and procedures used in purchasing, budgeting, and personnel management.
Copyright and Fair Use Laws.

Skill To:

Ability To:
Skill/Ability to:
Design, lay out, and produce original artwork for instructional, informational and marketing purposes.
Schedule and prioritize work to accomplish expected results in an effective, efficient, and timely manner.
Operate and maintain photographic equipment and supplies.
Perform assigned responsibilities with a significant degree of independence and judgment.
Learn, interpret, and apply District policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • High proficiency of graphic design skills and strong working knowledge of graphic design creative suites, software, and emerging technologies.
  • Experience with photo-shoot production, editing, managing image retouching.
  • Experience with print production, including reviewing proofs with a critical eye.
  • Demonstrated success applying an equity approach to work and service.
  • Experience working in higher education and/or ability to understand and support the community college mission.

Special Instructions:
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $5,907.00 per month, second step $6,205.00 per month or third step at $6,519.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $7,194.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date: 11/14/2022
Open Until Filled: No

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