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Part-time Graphic Design and Web Specialist

Date: Jun 30, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

About the Department/Unit

The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) is American University's catalyst for inspiring, mentoring, and celebrating faculty in their roles as teachers and researchers.


The Graphic Design and Web Specialist is the principal graphic artist/designer for all CTRL publications and outreach materials (print and on the CTRL website). Promotional materials include posters, brochures, flyers, bulletin board displays, AU Shuttle Advertisements, giveaways, and digital graphics for electronic media. Since CTRL’s reach is university-wide, materials must be prepared for faculty, students and other members of the community. Intended audiences span many age cohorts, interests, and levels of computing, information technology and multimedia sophistication. Thus, this position requires a creative understanding of methods and styles that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. This position also serves as a back-up for web maintenance and advising for consistent web design.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • The position is a part-year, 30-week position at 15-20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, with variable hourly work during spring, summer, and winter breaks

Salary Range

  • $18 - $20/hr

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • The position requires previous design experience in a variety of media, including print and online. There must be strong design skills with a variety of software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite (in particular Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator) and other relevant design and editing programs. Previous experience with a content management system is required, preferably CommonSpot and WordPress. 
  • The position requires an ability to communicate detailed information, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work collegially under firm deadlines, with a variety of project managers, is vital

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A major in communications, art, design, or marketing
  • MA/MFA candidate or degree holder
  • Prior experience in a university and/or in an executive-level office setting
  • Experience using a Digital SLR Camera and basic image editing knowledge
  • Basic video-editing experience

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC