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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:13 AM

American River College

Graphic Designer
Job Posting Number: C00344P
Salary: $3,780.20 per month
Closing Date: 09/12/2017

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Position Summary

Under supervision of the assigned administrator, plans, designs, prepares, and produces graphic arts for production, web applications, printing, and special projects. For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here].

This position is assigned to the Public Information Office/Ranch House.

Assignment Responsibilities

● Carries production from concept to delivery including the design of materials such as class schedules, catalogs, reports, student guides, handbooks, manuals, directories, newsletters, brochures, programs, invitations, advertisements, posters, letterhead, logos, business cards, presentation slides, forms and charts in support of instructional, student services, and campus-related activities.
● Uses computer-based, photomechanical, and traditional methods to implement and maintain print production standards; oversees photo shoots and/or selects appropriate photos for projects; performs all computer based layout and preparation for printer and/or directly to film; and prepares all files on a computer.
● Trains staff on various graphics software products.
● Gathers, refines, and enhances information required to develop campus website.
● Analyzes website’s structural foundation and functional specifications.
● Evaluates digital design software for use with web page development.
● Designs site including home page, college services pages, department and division page.
● Creates, develops and maintains website using design strategy, information design, interactive design, information architecture, and user interface design.
● Uses computer based and traditional methods to implement and maintain high quality digital design production.
● Oversees photo shoots and/or selects appropriate photos for projects.
● Ensures the pages are communicated effectively and efficiently to target audiences with appropriate navigational hierarchies, integrated multiple media, and dynamic/interactive components.
● Creates, manipulates, and stores images for optimal usage in web publications; and creates database of images that can be sourced, both for print and web imaging.
● Maintains skills in the field of digital design/technology including web page design, raster imaging, page composition, multimedia, site management application, Internet browsers, social media and file compression formats.
● Performs related duties as required.

Special Requirements
Portfolio, to be submitted at the time of interview showing samples of work in all areas of competency. Show demonstrated skills in design, layout, typography, printing, and use of photographs.

Minimum Qualifications
EXPERIENCE: Two years successful experience in graphic design production; freelance work in graphic design production desirable in business, industry, design firm, advertising agency or college setting. Must possess a solid production background. Experience using computer graphics software and related equipment.

EDUCATION: Minimum of two years of college with a concentration in art and design, including emphasis in illustration, layout, and production. Additional successful experience in graphic design may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.

• Location: Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

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