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University of Oregon Graphic Design and Multimedia Content Specialist in Eugene, Oregon

Graphic Design and Multimedia Content Specialist

Apply nowJob no:523941

Work type:Classified Staff

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:International Affairs, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department:University Communications

Classification:Graphic Designer

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$17.75 - $26.96 per hour


Review of Applications Begins

Position closes May 29, 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following with your online application:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

• Link to online portfolio, or 3 to 5 recent work samples (work samples can be uploaded in one PDF file to the supplemental questions area of the application).

Department Summary

The department of University Communications is charged with telling the University of Oregon’s (UO) stories to a broad range of audiences and positioning the University to succeed and thrive. The department utilizes and manages a comprehensive suite of communications tools, including public relations, branding, advertising, licensing, digital media, and more for the benefit of the University.

Position Summary

The Graphic Design and Multimedia Content Specialist (“Specialist”) is responsible for providing design and multimedia content support primarily to the Office of International Affairs (OIA), including Global Education Oregon (GEO), at the direction of University Communications.

The Specialist is supervised by the Director of Communications, Student Success and Experience (Director), and works closely with communicators within OIA and the Office of the Provost (OtP) communications team to help develop and execute multimedia content that may include graphics for digital or print use, videos, and other written or visual content in support of the Provost's and President’s priorities and initiatives, and to position the University to succeed and thrive.

This position provides design and communications support, coordination, and project management for OIA, including designing or developing multimedia content that may include graphics for digital or print use, videos, and other written or visual content, web content management, and social media and e-communications. It regularly requires independent judgment, confidentiality, and knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs, personnel, and current issues.

The Specialist provides supervision, guidance, and work coordination for student staff.

Minimum Requirements

• Four years of Graphic Design experience; OR

• Associates Degree plus three years of Graphic Design experience; OR

• Bachelors Degree plus two years of Graphic Design experience.

Degree may be in Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Fine Art, or closely related field.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated ability to design and execute content for a variety of communications, including websites, social media platforms, stories, marketing and communications print and digital collateral materials, displays, charts, graphics, and other web files.

• Ability to efficiently and effectively prepare electronic files for print or digital publication; update previously designed pieces or existing templates; participate in brainstorming/project planning meetings with team members.

• Design and build web interfaces for sites, social networks, and applications.

• Create animation or motion graphics for videos; create illustrations and technical graphics using various media for varied uses; prepare visual displays and exhibits such as posters and tradeshow materials.

• Demonstrated proficiency with web content management, social media platforms, and information architecture.

• Proficiency in information data management such as customer relationship management or other email software systems.

• Demonstrated high-functioning organizational skills, including an ability to manage time and projects efficiently in an environment of shifting priorities.

• Commitment and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

• Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment with multiple persons and projects.

• Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in higher education.

• Experience working in international education and/or with international audiences.

• Experience with digital content strategy, information architecture, and analytics.

• Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or other content management systems.

FLSA Exempt:No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:15 May 2019Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close:29 May 2019Pacific Daylight Time