Digital Graphic Designer, Marketing and Communications

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Marketing / Communications / Media

The Division of Marketing & Communications (MarComm) speaks with a unified, authentic and resonant voice to strategically advance the University of Denver's brand with four goals in mind:

  1. To promote and protect DU's reputation
  2. To inspire students to enroll and engage
  3. To increase inclusion
  4. To strengthen the University

MarComm aims to strengthen DU's strategic position locally, regionally and nationally through data-driven and authentic storytelling across multiple channels with focused support on the university's value drivers: academics and research; enrollment and admissions, athletics and advancement. Whether through public or media relations, digital strategies, social media, print, podcast, issues or crisis management, community relations or thought leadership and training, MarComm drives results through narratives that involve words, pictures and design. With true understanding of and connection with our diverse audiences, we aim to foster collaborative problem solving, creativity and innovation. 

Position Summary

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Art Director and will lend their experience in digital design and energy towards, Web UI, advertising, email, landing pages, publications and signage, typically under tight deadlines. The incumbent must clearly demonstrate the ability to define and analyze complex problems and make sound decisions independently and/or under minimal supervision, as well as the ability to anticipate the needs of the project/department and show proactive leadership in planning to meet specified goals and deadlines. The incumbent will be required to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The incumbent must be able to adapt to quickly to changing priorities, and must uphold a commitment to the highest standards of journalism, marketing and public relations. Finally, as an employee of the University of Denver, the incumbent must uphold the highest standards regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.

Essential Functions 

  • Provide digital graphic design development and support of design projects for the University.
  • Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings.
  • Work with art director and project managers, serving internal clients on various branded projects; manage design from beginning to end.
  • Generate concepts and design options under the supervision of the Art Director and/or Director of Creative Services.
  • Other projects as needed and/or assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities 

  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills and the ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.
  • Positive outlook and professional demeanor.
  • Understanding and experience in user-centered design process.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, calculator, phone, printer, copier and fax.
  • Solid competency in Adobe CC design and wireframing programs, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD.
  • Working knowledge of front-end digital production; HTML/CSS.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Commitment to organizational priorities.
  • Ability to be flexible with assignments and multiple priorities; creative thinker who can effectively innovate big ideas and also work out all the details.
  • A team player who is adept at building relationships and strengthening ties across multiple departments.
  • Ability to travel to other buildings on campus on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers, campus partners/clients and senior leaders in achieving objectives.
  • Track record of success in a highly matrixed environment with multiple constituents; able to integrate thinking across divergent points of view.
  • Ability to generate creative ideas and also lead execution of these ideas.
  • Superb design skills and a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Able to take feedback constructively from multiple stakeholders with differing opinions and iterate on designs and ideas to achieve a positive solution to further a brand.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated career success with supporting design portfolio. Five (5) or more years’ experience in the graphic arts, with at least three (3) years client relations experience managing art, creative and working with multiple clients with disparate needs simultaneously.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military training in graphic design, or other related fields.
  • Proficiency with design software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience with front-end digital production (HTML/CSS) as reflected in provided portfolio.
  • Excellent interaction design skills.
  • Experience working with vendors to complete work.
  • Demonstrable collaboration with technical team members (developers/web support) to complete complex digital projects.
  • Experience designing for websites managed through a content management system (CMS)/emails managed in a customer relationship management (CRM) tool.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on June 21, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 10.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $75,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Link to Portfolio

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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