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Company: Colgate University
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position InformationJob Category - Professional/Administrative
Position Title - Designer
Full Time/Part Time - Full Time
Division - Office of University Communications
Department - Office of University Communications
Department Statement - The Office of Communications tells the Colgate story. We strengthen the Universitys presence and reputation among external and internal audiences through our strategic direction of the Colgate identity and its core messaging platforms. Our office oversees all official University integrated marketing programs and communications and is responsible for curating and creating content for Colgate Magazine; for digital outlets including the Universitys website, mobile apps, and social media; for admission and advancement publications; and media relations campaigns.
Accountabilities - The Designer assists with print and digital design initiatives, executing the production of visual materials for the Colgate University communications department. They create high-quality, accessible designs that engage relevant audiences, including current and prospective students, faculty and staff, alumni, and general University supporters. They conceptualize and design various print materials, websites, emails, mobile apps, and other assigned marketing initiatives. They maintain consistency across the Colgate University identity through cross-platform creative efforts, delivering content on time, within budget, and according to the established visual standards. Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications and working collaboratively within the Colgate University Office of Communications, the Designer contributes as a valuable member of a high-performance team, working collaboratively, and implementing feedback.Technical CompetenciesName - Visual Communications
Description - Able to demonstrate foundational design principles, theories of communication, and problem-solving strategies.Able to demonstrate how art direction, design, and conceptual ideas can tell a story on behalf of a brand and within a product.Able to assess and translate communications requirements using multiple art forms.Name - Brand Management
Description - Able to consistently reflect and represent the Colgate identity in all aspects of design and creative content creation.Able to work within existing brand standards to create the best possible solutions.Able to collaborate with clients and University departments to ensure compliance with policies and standards around identity graphics, web content, and online accessibility.Name - Content Creation and Production
Description - Able to design and produce high-quality visual communications for all communication platforms.Able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the print production process.Able to create data visualization and information graphics.Able to create sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, page layouts, UI specification deliverables, and hand-off designs for development staff.Name - Communications Planning and Strategy
Description - Able to take multiple sources of input, combine them into a cohesive package, and promptly deliver prototypes/mockups.Able to independently assess user requirements and recommend the proper solution for small projects and to work collaboratively for medium-sized projects.Able to build relationships with multiple media channels and across the university.Name - Visual Communications Technologies
Description - Able to leverage the advanced features of all relevant content creation systems and technologies.Able to create, collaborate, and manage files within content creation and content management tools employed within the communications division.Able to use content creation software for deployment across multiple platforms and media.Able to design and concept for applications across digital media, including user-centered website design, user interface, mobile applications, and responsive design.Name - Vendor Management
Description - Able to demonstrate knowledge of key markets and vendors within the specific areas of the visual communications domain.Able to negotiate favorable terms with vendors of the communications division and ensure vendors perform to expectations.Behavioral CompetenciesName - Personal Accountability for Results
Description - Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.Name - Effective Communication
Description - Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.Name - Problem Solving and Decision Making
Description - Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.Name - Change Management
Description - Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.Name - Leadership and Teamwork
Description - Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.Name - Creativity and Innovation
Description - Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.Name - Diversity and Inclusion
Description - Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.Name - Sustainability
Description - Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the universitys commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the universitys sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.RequirementsProfessional Experience/ Qualifications - A digital portfolio that demonstrates executed creative communication designMinimum of 3 years of professional work experience as a designer or jr. designerDemonstrated ability to collaborate with editors, illustrators, photographers, developers, and campus clients/partnersFunctional knowledge of design, user interface, and best practices for digital media, including social media, web, mobile apps, and emailFunctional knowledge of print production and other print processesFunctional knowledge of Apple operating systems, Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Google Drive, and Microsoft OfficeFundamental knowledge of HTML, CSS, and WordpressFundamental understanding and experience in responsive design principles
Preferred Qualifications - UX/ UI & UX/UA conceptual understanding is preferredKnowledge of accessibility practices in web design (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) is preferredKnowledge of Drupal a plusKnowledge of responsive CSS frameworks (such as Bootstrap), PHP, and HTML5 a plusExperience with formal and informal usability testing using design prototypes, and responding to results a plusExperience with BaseCamp a plusExperience in a college, university or sophisticated organization communications offices a plus
Education - An Associates degree is required.

A Bachelors degree is preferred.
Certifications -
Physical Requirements -
Other Information - Cover Letter Special Instructions:
Applicants are required to include a link in their cover letter or resume to their professional online portfolio.

Diversity Statement Instructions:
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.Posting Detail InformationRequisition Number - 2022S065Posting
Temporary - No
Work Schedule - Weekdays
Job Open Date - 05/06/2022
Job Close Date -
Open Until Filled - Yes
Special Instructions Summary -
EEO Statement - 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, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

Keywords: Colgate University, New Rochelle , Designer, Other , Bronx, New York

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