The Office of Communications and Marketing supports the mission and goals of SUNY Oswego by building awareness (of people, place, and programs/facilities) among targeted audiences, and telling the story of SUNY Oswego through our students, faculty, staff and alumni to internal and external audiences. The office performs this communications and marketing work in its effort to enhance Oswego's reputation through its three core functions: Marketing; News/Media; and Design & Print Services. A staff of professionals serves colleagues all across campus in an integrated approach to deliver targeted marketing strategies and communication tactics, generate positive publicity in traditional and new media, develop website, digital and e-communication products, and/or produce engaging print communication. SUNY Oswego's Office of Communications and Marketing has been recognized for its work, receiving awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Educational Digital Marketing.
The Office of Communications and Marketing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill the position of Graphic Designer.
Posting Date: March 29, 2023
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation:Salary Level , commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an outstanding benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff.
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible
Description of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Design and Print, the Graphic Designer/Publications Associate will support the marketing needs of the Office of Communications and Marketing and internal departments, with a focus on creative content development, layout, design, and editing. The successful candidate executes the production of print and digital pieces in a timely fashion and in alignment with university identity guidelines. The Graphic Designer will:
Design creative assets for use on all marketing channels, including but not limited to email, social media, and print.
Assist with proofing copy for all designed pieces, including but not limited to, posters, brochures, flyers, digital ads and print advertisements.
Delivers images, logos, or other assets managed by the Office of Communications and Marketing to clients as needed.
Assists in managing the department's digital asset library and relationships with media accounts such as SmugMug.
Work with faculty, staff, and students on project correspondence, specifications, proofing, record keeping, and customer service. The Graphic Designer will also liaise with external print vendors, SUNY Oswego's Chief Communication Officer and members of the communications and marketing staff as needed.
The Graphic Designer must be able to take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into layouts and other designs. They must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the Graphic Designer will be expected to contribute to these efforts; display a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field at time of application
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat) on a Mac OSX workstation
Proficient with basic hardware and software troubleshooting
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
Sound attention to detail and problem-solving capability
Ability to use feedback as an opportunity for improvement
Diverse experience in design for digital and print production.
Working knowledge of digital accessibility principles and Section 508 standards
Ability to identify, catalog and manage digital assets.
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego