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Fordham University
  • Position Number: 2811013
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Senior Graphic Designer

Fordham University

About Fordham
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Department: Marketing and Communications

Campus/Location: Lincoln Center (LC) - NYC

Position Summary
Fordham University's Senior Graphic Designer will bring the Fordham brand voice to life using print and digital media platforms.

The Senior Graphic Designer works closely with Development and University Relations staff members, editors, and project managers to conceive, layout, and produce designs for recruitment campaigns, alumni events, appeal packages, proposals, brochures, newsletters, event collateral, websites, web support graphics, emails, and other collateral materials used throughout the University.

The Senior Graphic Designer must be skilled at designing print and digital templates for recurring products, and then implementing those templates. The Senior Graphic Designer must also be flexible and creative enough to develop "one-off" products to advance cultivation and stewardship initiatives.

The Senior Graphic Designer reports to the Director of Creative Services and consults with other members of the Marketing team about design issues.

Essential Functions
  • Conceptualizes and designs visually compelling communication pieces, in print and digital formats, that help DAUR colleagues meet the Universitys recruiting, fundraising and alumni engagement goals. This includes research; brainstorming with clients, writers, and other designers; communicating with outside vendors; photo research; layout; and revision.
  • Produces multiple projects ranging in size and scope simultaneously.
  • Assists in the creation of visual aspects of marketing materials including emails, banners, landing pages.
  • Brands events and programs and applies that branding to multichannel communications meant to attract engagement and support.
  • Oversees printing and production processes to ensure optimal quality.
  • Ability to create animation sequences, edit videos, and create motion graphics.

Required Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma or Equivalent.
  • 4-7 years of directly related experience.
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, visual); ability to propose ideas across teams, and contextualize multiple ideas in relation to one another.
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Keynote) and Powerpoint.
  • Strong print design skills, from conception to execution.
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress, HTML, and CSS.
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in print design and production and their application to communication strategies.
  • A self-starter with the ability to meet deadlines and handle a high volume of work, taking ownership and following up on projects through to completion.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing projects on deadline.
  • Creativity, collaboration, and excellent organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Willingness to learn and champion Fordhams Jesuit and Catholic mission and identity.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in graphic design or related field.

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Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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