Graphics Designer, Level 1 (Provisional)

Job ID: 9021

Contract Title: Graphics Designer

Location: Queensborough Community College

Department: Communications and Marketing

Category: Information Technology/Technical

Issue Date: September 06 2013

Closing Date: October 18 2013

Job Type: Full TimeRegular

FLSA: Non-exempt

General Duties:

 This class of positions encompasses the performance of technical and/or artistic work necessary for the visual presentation of information and data. There are two assignment levels within this class of positions. The following are typical assignments within this class of positions. All employees perform other related duties.

 Assignment Level I - under general supervision, with some latitude for independent action, performs moderately complex artistic work such as:

 - Prepares and designs comprehensive photomechanical layouts of jobs composed of typed material, line, and halftone art to be printed in house or by an outside vendor.

 - Designs all forms of printed materials, consulting with originating departments in order to produce camera-ready copy for printing. 

- Designs and produces internal working forms for various departments, as requested.

 - Estimates costs and production time for publications, as necessary: also, deals with outside vendors on specifications and bids, as required.

 - On occasion, utilizes phototypesetting or phototypesetter systems to produce high quality, typographically pleasing type matter; produces such head material from press type and enlarged photo type, as necessary.

 - Utilizes Photostat camera and processing machine to prepare enlargements or reductions of materials for layouts.

 - Prepare art materials, freehand or mechanically, for various art layouts.

 - May supervise lower ranking personnel.

 - Performs other related duties as required.  

Assignment Level II - under general supervision, with some latitude for independent action, performs work of advanced level complex work such as:

 - Performs creative services for college publications.

 - Coordinates design projects for the college.

 - Estimates costs and production time for publications; also, deals with outside vendors on specifications and bids, as required.

 - Designs college advertisements and special programs advertisements.

 - Recruits, trains, and supervises college graphics designers, and/or other personnel as necessary.

 - Performs other related duties as required.  

Minimum Qualifications:

 1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in fine arts, commercial art, or similar, and two (2) years full-time experience or the freelance equivalent in graphics, drafting, or industrial design, or

 2. Possession of an associate degree in an appropriate field and three (3) years full-time  experience or the freelance equivalent in graphics, drafting, or industrial design, or

 3. Possession of a high school diploma and four (4) years full-time experience or the freelance equivalent in graphics, drafting, or industrial design.  

Other Qualifications:

 Preferred qualifications include:

- Experience in Adobe Creative Suite Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

- Experience designing marketing collateral (brochures, flyers, forms, booklets, news ads, etc.).

- Experience working with Dreamweaver, Flash or other web-related products

- Photography experience

- Strong Photoshop retouching skills  

Compensation:

New Hire:  $41,516*

Incumbent:  $46,914

*This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.  

Benefits:

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.  

How To Apply:

 To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

 Submission of a cover letter, resume, and graphic design portfolio is required at the time of application.  

To Apply:
http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.  

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