St. Mary's University
  • 09-Jul-2019 to 09-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • University Communications
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay; Generous vacation, sick, & holiday benefits; Excellent health & welfare benefits with 100% tuition assistance available.

The Graphic Designer is responsible for the developing of highly creative and effective print and digital/electronic marketing and communication solutions for the internal and external constituents of the University. The scope of work includes original design conception, implementation and execution of design concepts for the University's magazine, advertising campaigns and marketing collateral pieces that support various areas of the University: academics, athletics, advancement, enrollment management, the Office of the President and others. The graphic designer works collaboratively with the other Graphic Designer, as well as all members of the University Communications team. This person is an active participant in project planning meetings, and also interpreting client needs and making recommendations.


The Graphic Designer is responsible for performing the duties of the position, as well as working in coordination with others in the Office of University Communications to achieve the departmental and University strategic goals. In addition, this person must be committed to the educational Mission of the University.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the second Graphic Designer and project managers within University Communications to ensure the graphic identity and branding standards of the institution are updated and maintained in all communications.
  • Implement design and production of communications, advertising, web and publication projects in support of the University's programs, events and outreach.
  • Perform graphic design, photography and production related to University publications, websites, events, marketing materials, environmental graphics and other projects.
  • Take projects from the design concept through production, print and distribution process.
  • Perform photography duties and coordinate and art direct professional photographers as needed.
  • Responsible for coordinating the brokering and management of print publications with printers, including preparing bid specifications, gathering quotes, performing pre-press production to files, delivery to vendors, and attending press checks as needed.
  • Oversee the intake of design projects, and work with the Director of University Communications to ensure projects are assessed and prioritized effectively.
  • Oversee licensing requests and brand standards.



  • Bachelor's degree (preferred) or Associate's degree in graphic design or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in graphic design and layout, specifically in print and digital, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Photography and/or videography experience preferred.
  • Experience using video-editing software such as Final Cut Pro preferred.
  • Experience working with printing vendors and understanding of printing standards preferred.



  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, primarily InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
  • Ability to approach print and electronic design projects creatively and collaboratively, while maintaining the graphic design and editorial standards of the University.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and clients in a positive and team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to absorb and apply, as well as offer, constructive criticism.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


***cover letter, resume, list of references, and a portfolio of work are required. Applications lacking any of these will not be considered.


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