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  • Overview:

    Requisition Number: 2016-1156Staff
    Job Title: Visual Designer
    Job Location: Main Campus - Hilltop
    Salary Type: Exempt
    Job Type: Full-Time
    Union Type: Non Union
    Travel:  Up to 25%
    Work Environment: Office

    Job Summary

    The University of San Francisco seeks to fill a full-time salaried position for a visual designer with at least five years of professional experience to join our team of creative professionals. As part of the USF Office of Marketing Communications’ creative team, the candidate will produce top tiered marketing materials for both print and digital formats that support student recruitment, fundraising, alumni relations, and other communication efforts, including the university magazine, admission recruitment materials, university events, and advertising.

    Job Responsibilities

    Working under the supervision of the creative director, the ideal candidate will be part of the team that includes two senior graphic designers, another full-time designer, a production manager, design interns as well as partnering with a multimedia team to round out the creative group within the office of marketing communications. The candidate must have a strong design acumen and creative concepting, exceptional attention to detail, keen time management and communications skills, and a robust willingness to collaborate. Candidate will partner closely with the client management, web communications, and writing teams on a multitude of projects. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to develop and effectively pitch creative concepts that appeal to a broad range of constituent groups from 16-year-old prospective students to 80-year-old alumni. We’re a service-oriented office with a large campus-wide client base. We pride ourselves on producing award-winning work within a positive environment. Though the position is housed in a design shop whose work is predominately for print, our work also includes design for multimedia including video, online, mobile, and other digital applications. You will join a group of talented, collaborative peers within a demanding but fun and rewarding community.

    Minimum Requirements
    - Bachelor’s degree
    - At least five years of prior visual design experience
    - Utilize conventional design software Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.) to create concepts and designs for publications (print and digital) as assigned
    - Successfully handle up to 15+ projects simultaneously under deadline pressure and with an exceptional attention to detail - Provide detailed printing and mailing specs to production manager to secure price estimates
    - Strong project management, communication and interpersonal skills
    - Web development skills including HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and a familiarity with Drupal CMS are preferred
    - Editorial design, art direction, and social media design experience a plus
    - Additional creative software expertise (video, audio, etc.) a plus
    - An understanding of usability and user-centric web design a plus
    - Illustration and photography skills a plus
    - Other duties as assigned

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    A cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio showcasing high-quality cross-platform examples.

    Job Open Date: 12/02/2016
    Posted until Filled: Yes

    About USF

    The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

    EEO Policy

    The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

    Fair Chance Ordinance

    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For more information visit:

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  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Starts On: Nov. 23, 2016, 12:29 p.m.

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  • University of San Francisco
    San Francisco CA
    United States of America

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