AS Publicity Center Lead Graphic Designer 2013-2014
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

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The Lead Graphic Designer is responsible for completing graphic design projects as assigned by their supervisor as well as advising and assisting the Publicity Center graphic designers on required elements and graphic design processes.

Position Classification: Assistant Coordinators provide programming support to the Associated Students as a whole and facilitate events, offices and groups throughout the Western and Bellingham community. Assistant Coordinators report to department coordinators. Specific duties include but are not limited to assisting with event programming, coordinating specific office functions, performing administrative work and maintaining and updating programming resources for the department.

Term of Position: This is a four quarter position. This position starts the Monday before summer classes begin and ends the Friday of finals week the following spring quarter. This position works an average of 15 hours per week. The position holder may work more some weeks and less other weeks depending on the office’s needs. The position holder is neither required nor expected to work during intersession, winter break or spring break.

About the Department: The Associated Students Publicity Center provides promotional services such as graphic design, printing, reproduction, media coordination, distribution, photography, and coverage in The AS Review to students, student organizations, and some campus departments.

Reportage: This position reports directly to Publicity Center Account Executive (4 Quarter).

Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide professional design services to Publicity Center clients by:
    • Designing and preparing electronic and print promotional campaign materials, which may include posters, newspaper advertisements, table tents, tickets, banners, handbills, logo design etc.
    • Recording all interactions with clients by utilizing the Basecamp software.
    • Discussing design specifics with clients whose projects this position has been assigned to.
    • Proofing all content prior to production for the presence of required elements as well as graphic design quality, in coordination with the Account Executives.
  • Ensure the smooth, effective operations of the Publicity Center by:
    • Attending staff meetings and trainings as requested by the PC Coordinator or Account Executive supervisor.
    • Recording all interactions with clients by utilizing the Basecamp software.
    • Serving as a design resource, advisor, and ‘art director’ for all Publicity Center Graphic Designers.
    • Completing other tasks as assigned by the position supervisor or the PC Coordinator.
AS Employment Responsibilities:
  • Serve the membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Attending all AS staff development events: pre-fall orientation, pre-winter, pre-spring, and mid-quarter staff developments.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director.
  • Ensure the legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
    • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder.
    • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Employment Policy.
Required Qualifications:
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and organizations.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Basic knowledge of department and position specific responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of and interest in publicity, communications, graphic reproduction and advertising.
  • Extensive experience in the design and layout of posters, table tents, banners, logos, etc.
  • Knowledge of PC based computer-generated graphics. Client communication skills.

Academic Emphasis: All majors encouraged to apply.

Job Location: Western Washington University - Viking Union 411

Salary: This position will receive $6,478.95 over term of position.

Bargaining Union: Not applicable

Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Please log in below and submit your application via Western's Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?
  • Why are you interested in working in this position?
  • What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
  • Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development events (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training June 24th and Fall Training between September 9th – September 24th?
  • What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?
  • You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application. Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of two professional references.

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