Starting Salary: $6,543.34 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-62 Full Salary Range: $6,543.34 - $8,778.41 (per month) NOTE: The salary advertised with this position is based on the 2017-2018 salary schedule. Effective July 1,2018 through June 30, 2019, the position will receive an additional temporary 5% increase. On July 1, 2019 salaries will revert to the 2017-2018 salary schedule unless another agreement is reached.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.
De Anza College Mission Statement: De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
Communication and expression
Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
JOB SUMMARY: The Web and Print Communications Design Coordinator in the Office of Communications is the graphic designer for the college, responsible for overall visual branding and the creation of cohesive digital and print marketing materials for various audiences, but chiefly targeted toward current and prospective students. Responsibilities include developing underlying conceptual frameworks and creatively executing the design of materials such as major publications, brochures, website and social media graphics, and logos, as well as marketing projects and special events. Projects include designs that combine text, images and animation for emails, invitations, electronic billboards and other types of advertising, presentations, and multimedia. The graphic designer is also responsible for maintaining an archive system for photos and past design work. The designer will develop specifications, obtain informal bids and coordinate with vendors for printing and other services, monitor production quality and collaborate with on-campus clients. The graphic designer must stay current in new design technologies and in visual design trends appealing to various audiences, especially college-going populations. The designer must be able to balance a heavy workload with competing priorities, track multiple projects with various deadlines, and work collaboratively in and across Office of Communications teams including the Web Team and Multimedia Team, and particularly closely with the Writer/Editor and Communications Associate.
DEFINITION: Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications, directs the visual identity and visual communications for the college. Oversees and creates the design and visual identity standards for the college and implements a consistent visual image and presence for all college Web, electronic and print communications. Directs other designers in the production of college Web, electronic and print publications and marketing materials. Coordinates the design of all college Web and print materials; directs and oversees the work of independent contractors for Web and print design and production; works directly with off-campus production vendors; works directly with college and district faculty, staff and administrators to initiate projects and provide design guidance; provides training and work direction to assigned staff.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Directs and oversees the visual identity and visual image of the college. Develops and implements a consistent visual image for all college communications materials including print, Web, and electronic media.
Creates design standards and directs the image and creative strategy for college communications materials. Oversees other designers in directing the design standards for the production of print materials, Web pages and marketing materials.
Oversees the design of all college publications, Web pages, publicity materials, advertising and marketing materials and official college documents.
Directs the design standards and templates for the college Web site. In conjunction with the Web Coordinator, maintains, troubleshoots, updates and places Web pages on the server.
Creates, designs and executes high-quality major publications, promotional materials and comprehensive Web sites. Designs and authors multimedia projects, integrating elements of text, image, animation, video and sound; develops concepts for major publication, marketing and promotional projects.
Plans, coordinates, designs, and creates illustrations for Web sites, major publications, brochures, maps, logos, catalogs and other publications utilizing computers and software suitable for graphic design illustration.
Create templates and style sheets for publications, newsletters, and Web pages.
Develops bid specifications for major publications such as the schedule and catalog. Oversees production process, performs press-checks and evaluates print bids. Organizes and prepares correspondence and final electronic files to be sent out to vendors.
Coordinates and maintains a database of Marketing & Communications Services projects using computer database software for job tracking, information retrieval and archiving purposes.
Coordinates and implements a computer-based photography retrieval and archive system. Oversees student workers and others in the development and maintenance of this project. Coordinates the scanning and inventory of images for use in college publications and Web pages. Scans photography for digital image manipulations for print use and Web specifications.
Trains and provides creative work direction to assigned staff; determines and delegates work priorities; establishes work assignments and schedules and delegates appropriate projects to assigned staff; hires and coordinates the work of free-lance designers, photographers and contract workers as necessary.
Operates computers and a variety of graphic arts tools, equipment and machines involved in the development of page lay-out, text editing, digital image manipulations, 3-D and 2-D illustrations and multimedia software.
Maintains current knowledge of emerging technologies and trends on computer graphic design and publishing, and Web technologies through coursework, demonstrations, trade journals, seminars, trade shows, workshops, professional organizations and other user groups.
Assists the Director with determining graphic needs.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Expert knowledge of current graphic design technologies.
4-color printing processes, techniques and procedures.
Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in direct impression, offset printing and plate preparation.
Advanced graphic design software programs including professional page layout, text editing, digital image manipulation, 3-D and 2-D illustrations.
Preparation and administration of printing specification sheets and press schedules.
Office methods, practices and procedures.
Technical aspects of field of specialty, including HTML language and Internet design and publishing.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles of training and providing work direction.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Coordinate the design and production of College and District print, Web and other media publication materials.
Keep pace with changing Web and Internet technologies and coding languages.
Design and produce College and District projects through final production/publishing.
Train and provide work direction to assigned staff.
Provide technical information concerning reproduction and printing of materials to others.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Prioritize, assign, plan and organize work.
Prepare and maintain records and reports.
Meet and track schedules and time lines.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and specialized graphic art equipment.
Seeing to read various materials.
Standing for extended periods of time.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 30 lbs.
Extended viewing of a computer monitor.
Extended use on computer.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in visual arts, design or related field AND three (3) years experience in graphic design field involving the computer graphic design and production of Web, presentation and print materials.
Experience serving in a leadership role within a design or creative team.
A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
A link to an online portfolio (preferred), or three (3) links to graphic design samples.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact: Employment Services Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022 Email: email@example.com http://hr.fhda.edu/
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 64,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.