Graphic Designer - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 2027 - Unclassified- Full-time

The graphic designer is responsible for maintaining graphic standards in internal and external print and web publishing. This position is part of the Advancement Communications & Marketing staff within the Division of University Advancement and reports to the Associate Director, Creative Services under the direction of the Senior Director Advancement Communications, Marketing and Events. 


  • Serves as in-house graphic designer for the Division of University Advancement, serving the areas of alumni relations, development, and stewardship and donor relations.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Director and Senior Director, create engaging design for websites, email templates, social media, videos, and multimedia graphics; design, layout and package for production print materials. Print materials include but are not limited to: newsletters, invitations, brochures and other promotional materials, print advertising, mailings, event collateral (signs, name badges, programs, etc…) and event displays.
  • Create original artwork, as needed, for University Advancement publications, while working within both the division and university brand frameworks and guidelines.
  • Adhere to a fast-paced, multi-client production schedule to ensure timely delivery of creative for client deadlines.
  • Work with outside vendors to complete University Advancement projects, including printing and mailing vendors, marketing and graphic design vendors, and freelance artists.
  • Art direct photography and video production shoots as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A.: 1 year graphic design experience. A combination of education and experience (including internships, co-ops and freelance work) may be considered.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suites (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Creativity, organization, deadline-driven, enthusiasm, and an ability to articulate the mission of Miami University in print and online graphic design.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, especially in relation to clients and bringing their ideas to life through design.
  • Strong typography, layout design, and production skills.
  • Fine art, drawing, photography or other specialized skill expected.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Ability to handle constructive criticism and client preference in a professional manner.
  • Provide a online portfolio of samples indicated above.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Power Point.
  • Willingness to work on weekends and/or extended hours as necessary. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Fine Arts
  • Letter press experience.
  • Professional experience as an in-house graphic designer for ad agency, marketing firm, or printer. 

Special Instructions to Applicant

Must provide a link to an online portfolio. Please include that link in your cover letter.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Graphic Designer
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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