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  • Overview:

    Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university, is a very special place to work. Comprised of a diverse, global group of individuals from local and worldwide communities, the quality of our staff is critical to preserving our high standards of education. To ensure that quality, we nurture an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff virtually free opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits, and even a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our diverse, friendly staff can be found kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Moraine, participating in outdoor recreation cooking or bouldering events, attending lectures and working out together at our state of the art gym facilities.

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  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Starts On: Sept. 2, 2016, 8 a.m.

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  • Job Description:

    JOB CATEGORY: Professional/Administrative


    WORKING HOURS: Monday-Friday, Days

    JOB DESCRIPTION: The Junior Designer assists with the digital and print design as well as production for the Colgate University Communications department. Accountable for creating high-quality visual communications and accessible designs that engage relevant audiences, including campus students, staff, and faculty as well as prospective students, alumni and university supporters, and the general public. Accountable for conceptualization, and the design of various print materials, websites, e-mails, mobile apps, and other communications and marketing initiatives. Responsible for design and production of cross-platform creative communications, delivering content on time, within budget, and according to established visual standards. Provides input on visual work of colleagues and works collaboratively as part of a team.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Technical Competencies include:

Content Creation and Production:

    -Demonstrated ability to design and produce high-quality visual communications for all communication platforms. 
-Ability to create data visualization and information graphics -
Demonstrated ability to create sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, page layouts, UI specification deliverables, and designs for hand-off to development staff. 

    -Communications Planning and Strategy: 
Demonstrated ability to take multiple sources of input, combine them into a cohesive package, and deliver prototypes/mock-ups in a timely manner.
Ability to work within existing brand standards to create best possible digital solutions. 

    -Ability to collaborate with IT services and university communications staff to ensure group's compliance with policies and standards around identity graphics, web content, and online accessibility. 

    -Able to independently assess user requirements and recommend the proper solution for small projects and to work collaboratively for medium-sized projects. 

    Communications Technologies: 

    -Demonstrated ability to leverage advanced features of all relevant content creation systems and technologies. 

    -Ability to efficiently create, collaborate, and manage files within content creation and content management tools employed within the communications division. 

    -Demonstrated ability to use content creation software to create content for deployment across multiple platforms and media. 

    -In-depth understanding of design and concepts for applications across digital media, including user-centered website design, user interface, mobile applications, and responsive design.

    QUALIFICATIONS(Education and Experience):
- A minimumm of an Associates Degree, and a portfolio that demonstrates executed creative communication design
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with editors, illustrators, photographers, developers, and campus clients/partners.
- Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Google Drive, Microsoft Office.
- Understanding and experience in responsive design principles.
- Knowledge of design, user interface, and best practices for digital media, including social media, web, mobile apps, and e-mail. 

    - Knowledge of print production and other print processes.

- A Bachelor's degree is preferred. 
- Knowledge of PHP and HTML5 a plus.
- Experience with formal and informal usability testing using design prototypes, and responding to results a plus. 

    - Experience with BaseCamp a plus.
- Knowledge of accessibility practices in web design a plus. 
- Experience in a college or university communications office a plus.
- UX/UI & UX/UA conceptual understanding is preferred.

Job Open Date: 08-29-2016


    CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled

    APPLICATION TYPES ACCEPTED: Professional/Administrative

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Applicants are required to include a link in their cover letter or resume to their professional online portfolio. 

    It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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  • Colgate University
    Hamilton, New York

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