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Admission Communication Graphic Designer

Date Opened: 7-10-2013
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University invites applications for the position of Admission Communication Graphic Designer.  This position involves creating communications that effectively describe and promote the Southwestern Experience. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits which reports to the Director of Admission Communication within the Enrollment Services department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conceptualize and design key digital properties and print solutions with the goal of enhancing appeal and functionality to the end-user and to support strategic university goals in the areas of recruitment and financial aid; work with the Director of Admission Communication to develop a comprehensive, multi-channel, communication plan, while working within a palette of elements to facilitate brand consistency; work closely with Director of Admission Communication and Director of University Relations-Creative Services to develop the overall creative vision for the Enrollment Services division; research and develop content for production of promotional materials (print and electronic); multi-task and meet proposed project deadlines; and work with third-party vendors in the areas of photography, mail services, printers and related services.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to: Bachelor’s degree in design, marketing, communication, advertising, or related field; two to three years of experience in design or communications fields; thorough understanding of design principles, including typography; knowledge of all aspects of the printing process; strong proficiency in Adobe products, MS Office, Final Cut Pro, and other design software; experience with digital photography; demonstrated project management skills; strong work ethic; understanding and commitment to a liberal arts education, including the ability to relate to a liberal arts faculty; possess excellent interaction and communication skills (verbal and written); have knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community; ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial and/or personal transportation as well as work an occasional Saturday or Sunday.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to wellness facilities, and free parking.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  Southwestern currently enrolls 1,250 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.  The University’s endowment ranks among the highest per student of undergraduate institutions in the country.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our web site at

Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the names, and phone numbers of three professional references, three professional work samples, and salary history and expectation to:  Admission Communication Graphic Designer, Job #542, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or fax to 512-863-1880, or email to  Resumes will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Only application packets which include all requested information listed above will be considered. Please no third party submissions. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE/M/F.

Posted July 10, 2013.