Opportunity

Graphic Designer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Must be proficient with current design software (Adobe Creative Suite CS6)
• Understand basic design concepts: layout, type, color, balance, form, value, shape, and line
• Assist the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator in completing promotional and exhibit
materials, collateral, and signage
• Develop and design materials for print and web for various events and programs
• Have the ability to research and make appropriate design decisions
• Utilize typography, layout and illustration skills to create original design materials
• Use photographs thoughtfully and appropriately in design concepts
• Practice proper file management/formatting and have high standard for organization
• Properly format files for output to print vendors
• Contribute and assist in overall marketing efforts
• Attend weekly marketing meetings
• Email regular progress updates to Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
• Maintain email account with a 24-hour response to staff inquiries
• Attend all-staff meetings and trainings when necessary

EXPECTATIONS
• Work quickly and be able to finish projects under assigned time constraints and deadlines
• Conceptualize design campaigns
• Keep open channels of communication with supervisor, coworkers, and staff
• Demonstrate an invested interest in expanding all forms of design
• Hold and adhere to regularly scheduled office hours
• Work with a largely diverse group and multiple program areas
• Demonstrate the ability to be adaptable, flexible and willing to receive feedback
• Knowledge of proper color use, printing practices and layout
This position is an important branch of the Campus Rec marketing team and requires someone
with cutting edge initiatives. For example, we are constantly moving forward with the concept of
using less paper, utilizing more interactive forms of communication, and changing traditional
forms of media into more efficient structures.

TYPICAL WORKING HOURS
The Campus Rec office is typically open from 8AM – 5PM Monday through Friday. Office hours
will be constructed by term with the input and preference of all members of the marketing team
and department needs. Office hours will be decided at the end of each term for the following
term. Work may be completed from outside the office as long as scheduled in-office hours are
met. Campus Rec | 210 ASRC – 1800 SW Sixth Avenue | Portland, OR 97201
www.pdx.edu/recreation

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Office environment
• Working from outside the office
• Friendly disposition

MINIMUM QUALIFICAITONS
• Maintain minimum enrollment (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits for graduate) for three
out of four terms in the year
• Minimum 2.0 (3.0 for graduate) grade point average and maintain good academic standing
throughout employment
• Proficiency with current design software (Adobe Creative Suite CS6)
• Commitment to Campus Rec’s mission statement
• Positive attitude
• Proficiency with typography and layout

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Thorough understanding of various forms of social media
• Strong typographic and layout skills
• Framing your design with your own original style
• Ability to complete projects quickly (when necessary)
• Be able to apply your knowledge of design in an efficient manner

To Apply:

TO APPLY
1. Complete the Campus Rec application, a one page cover letter describing your interest in
the open position and any related experience, and a link to your portfolio OR copies of 3-5
examples of your work. Application can be found here:
http://www.pdx.edu/recreation/sites/www.pdx.edu.recreation/files/CREC_Application_201
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o See http://www.pdx.edu/careers/writing-cover-letters for tips on how to write your
cover letter.
2. Email application, cover letter, and scanned certifications to crecjobs@pdx.edu with the
subject line Application for Graphic Designer – last name.
3. You will receive a confirmation email within one week of receipt.
If you need accommodations in filling out this application, or if you do not receive an
email confirmation within five business days, please contact the Administrative Suite
front desk at 503-725-5127, or campusrec@pdx.edu.
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes
applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, February 18th, 2015 by 5:00pm