Communications Designer

Date: July 8, 2014

Title: Communications Designer

Description: Hartwick College is seeking a Communications Designer. As a member of the Office of Marketing & Communications, the ideal candidate will be responsible for cross-platform design creation and support for print, electronic, and web communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design marketing and communications material, including newsletters, brochures, print ads, postcards, invitations, broadcast e-mail templates, campus electronic message board posts, and other publications as assigned.
  • Create and update designs/elements for webpages within according to marketing campaign/project plans and strategies.
  • Be knowledgeable about the College brand and implement it appropriately to ensure it clearly and consistently delivers the Hartwick market message.
  • Create and develop content for use in social media according to marketing campaign/project plans and strategies.
  • Manage business card and nametag orders.
  • Solicit bids as needed for projects.
  • Work with Marketing & Communications staff and clients in advance to establish project deadlines, including needs, responsibilities, steps, and deliverables.
  • Maintain library of photography and project design files.
  • Complete minor photography assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Applied experience with print/graphic design production.
  • Applied experience with webpage design, including responsive design.
  • Applied experience with In-Design, Adobe CS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, LightRoom, CSS, html, html5.
  • Applied experience with web content management systems (Ingeniux, Word Press).
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media in a professional/creative manner.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skill.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
  • Strong process and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor's degree in design. A minimum of 2 years' experience in communications production required. Experience with print, electronic, and website design required. Experience using social media for professional purposes required. Photography and/or videography experience is a plus.

Founded in 1797, Hartwick College is a selective, private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Kimberley Lindsley, Human Resources Coordinator, at Applications may also be mailed to The Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329.