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Graphic Designer


POSITION: Graphic Designer

REPORTS TO: Managing Director of Communications and Client Services  

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or communications design, plus a minimum of three years experience in print and online publications and graphics, preferably in a nonprofit or university setting.  Excellent communication skills: visual, verbal and written. Experience working directly with clients and managing projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Graphic design, proofing, production and computer publishing experience; proficiency with appropriate computer software to oversee the design aspect of publications and advertisements, both in print and online, including Adobe Creative Suite, is required.  Knowledge of HTML/XML is preferred. Working knowledge of Macintosh platform and OS X, InDesign CS, Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, and Dreamweaver; knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; experience designing short and multipage documents; experience with photography including digital cameras and scanning; knowledge of typography, style guidelines and graphic standards, are all required. Knowledge of best practices for Web design and online graphics as well as experience creating infographics are preferred.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To serve as an active member of the marketing and communications team to implement the design and/or production of marketing, advertising, Web (online) and print publication projects related to operations of University departments and schools and in support of enrollment and fundraising efforts. Will meet directly with some clients and be responsible for some project management.


  1. Develop and execute creative concepts for effective recruitment, retention and fundraising communications. Creative efforts include page layout, design and production of internal/external printed and electronic publications including selection of photographs, prepress production of electronic files for release to printers and press checks.
  2. Collaborate with internal staff and faculty to develop communications (print and online, including art for websites and social media).
  3. Participate in meetings with clients as assigned to discuss communications/design needs.
  4. Manage the production life-cycle of a project from timeline development to delivery of finished materials, including sending proofs and receiving feedback from clients as assigned.
  5. Collaborate with Marketing and Communications staff on assignments as needed.
  6. Effectively manage projects in order to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  7. Communicate with outside vendors on projects as needed.
  8. Other related duties as assigned.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to HROffice@pointpark.edu (preferred) or mail to:  
Point Park University
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When responding via email please reference - GRAPHIC DESIGNER - in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

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  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at www.pointpark.edu for the status of the position and future opportunities. 


Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.