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Assistant Director - Publications & Design

Company: Western Connecticut State University
Location: Danbury
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for an Assistant Director of Publications & Design. WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, members of LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. Position Summary: The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of Communication & Marketing and works under his/her supervision. Works as a graphic designer managing design and production of projects as required for the development of WCSU informational and marketing publications, including website design, program brochures, event posters & signs, special projects, etc. Duties include: Develops concepts, designs, layouts and manage pre-press production of university publications including website design, magazines, program brochures, logos, special event & university marketing posters, announcements, booklets, presentations, and direct mail pieces for a variety of university purposes, most exclusively enrollment management. Works collaboratively with faculty and staff in developing program-specific publications such as brochures, posters, handouts and more; all following university design standards. Works in conjunction with IT&I web services staff, develops design and style of University SEO website; extensive website building in WordPress, including plugins Site Origin and Elementor; use HTML and CSS for front end web design and development. Web design and navigation for WCSU website. (or similar special projects requiring electronic distribution) which may include photographic and illustrative images including interactive PDFs. As a member of a design team, provides advice and guidance to student employees and interns on current design techniques and principles as well as proper and efficient use of professional-level design software and production equipment. Maintains extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of printing and pre-press procedures (including four-color process and spot-color knowledge). Utilizes various in-house printing and production equipment including multi-function color printers, scanners, folders, scorers, foam board mounting equipment and various cutters. Possess a basic understanding of photo editing and retouching as needed for web and print publications. Assists with maintaining office standards for file storage and archiving. Possess specific knowledge of working with print vendors (in-person representatives as well as online resources) to request bids for and produce print materials. Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level and responsibilities of the position. May supervise Graduate Assistants & Student Employees. Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design is required; Three (3) years of professional graphic design experience in developing and producing website design and publications for direct mail, electronic distribution, etc.; Must be able to efficiently produce complex publications using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Must have experience with four-color process publications as well as commercial printing practices; Must understand theoretical and practical requirements for developing image files for electronic distribution, be it for wide distribution via the web or direct distribution through e-mail, for instance; Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment; Must possess the ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse academic administrative units. Salary & Benefits: The hiring salary range is $63,798 - $84,573 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience. WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. WSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, employment verifications, and a criminal history record check. Application Process: Prospective candidates must submit a cover letter, which includes the names and contact information for three (3) professional references and a resume. Email your application materials as one PDF or Word format only to Ms. Peggy Boyle, University HR Administrator - Recruitment & Labor Relations. In subject line of email reference: Your Last Name - Assistant Director Publication & Design. Please name your application packet in the same format. Application materials must be emailed to: and must be received no later than Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at . Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

Keywords: Western Connecticut State University, Danbury , Assistant Director - Publications & Design, Executive , Danbury, Connecticut

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