Marketing & Design Assistant

Advising & Career Services (ACS), provides career development services for all PSU students & alumni and academic advising for students who are exploring or changing majors. ACS also takes a leadership role in regard to academic advising and career development across the University.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for implementing marketing and outreach activities for Advising & Career Services. The position would produce digital and print promotional materials (i.e. flyers, posters), update calendars and websites, and may manage marketing and social media campaigns for the unit.


Organize, design, and deliver digital and printed creative projects using ACS brand design standards, including but not limited to: branded collateral, event materials, promotional items, signage, logos, eNewsletters, etc.

Develop creative concepts and innovative design solutions that communicate ACS’ positioning at every touch point

Prepare print files for vendors and approve proofs (strong working knowledge of print production and buying process is preferred)

Create and execute compelling visuals/assets for digital communications and social media platforms

Update and maintain ACS, Careers, and Advising websites

Use social media to promote ACS activities and resources; engage with students, alumni, and other PSU departments

Prepare promotional materials for events (i.e. resource fairs, tabling at other events) 

Additional duties may include

With help from staff, lead an annual marketing/outreach plan and implement promotional activities for all marketing campaigns sponsored by ACS

Minimum Qualifications

Enrolled in and completing at least 6 credits for undergraduate student or 5 credits for graduate student for three out of four terms in the year

Intermediate-level skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)

Experience with and knowledge of content management systems, HTML, and CSS

Familiarity with various forms of social media (i.e. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Publisher

Ability to maintain PSU Web Standards and best practices of usability, accessibility, and user experience

Ability to write (and proofread) clearly and concisely with accurate spelling and punctuation

Ability to be self-directed, prioritize and manage multiple projects while working under tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Drupal and PSU website architecture

Working knowledge of advertising campaigns, marketing strategies, and best practices

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Ability to work as part of large, diverse team

Familiarity with social media scheduling platforms (TweetDeck and similar)

Hours and Compensation:
18–20 hours per week
$12.00 per hour
Long term commitment preferred

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three writing samples to Carri Hutchens, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at carri2@pdx.edu