University of Denver | Coordinator, Graphic Design & Production

Digital Production

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Type Of Work:
Denver, CO
Date Posted:
May 9, 2023


About the University of Denver

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About DU Advancement

In preparation for the most ambitious philanthropic campaign in the University’s history, the University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision and prepare for a fundraising campaign with a bold and courageous goal.

The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. You can learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession.

Position Summary

The Advancement and Campaign Communications team within the University of Denver’s Advancement division is seeking a driven and talented marketing and communications professional to fill the position of Graphic Design and Production Coordinator. Reporting to the Associate Director of Creative and Brand this position will provide forward-thinking creativity and strong design skills to execute a wide variety of print and digital assets, typically under tight deadlines. This role will also assist in facilitating project management and print production, tracking project schedules and managing communications with external vendors and internal partners.

The coordinator position must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with many ongoing projects and competing deadlines. They will be efficient working within Adobe Creative Cloud programs, and have an understanding of the various aspects that go into the print production process. A strong candidate will have excellent organizational skills, the ability to define and analyze complex problems, and be able to make sound decisions independently and/or under minimal supervision. They will also demonstrate the ability to anticipate the needs of the project/department and show proactive leadership in planning to meet specified goals and deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required, as well as the ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities. The person in this role will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence, exemplary stewardship, and be excited to help prepare and launch the most ambitious fundraising campaign in DU’s history.

Essential Functions

Design and Production

-Design and edit a wide range of print and digital marketing materials such as invitations, print publications, event fliers, signage, direct mailers, digital advertisements, website and social media assets, etc., utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud products.
-Input project tasks and track timelines to ensure department goals and deadlines are being met.
-Serve as primary point of contact for production vendors.
-Oversee bid process with vendors and advise internal partners on printing projects.
Stay up to date on design and production best practices.

Content Strategy

-Contribute to creative brainstorming and strategy development for new projects, marketing campaigns and storytelling.
-Generate creative concepts and work with the Associate Director of Creative and Brand to lead the execution of those ideas.

Relationship Building

-Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with peers, campus colleagues, senior leaders and external vendors.
-Receive feedback from many sources, with divergent points of view, and synthesize into creative, on-brand solutions.

Brand Ambassador

-Ensure all DU Advancement communications adhere to University brand standards.
-Proof approved design files to ensure appropriate brand guidelines and quality standards are being achieved.

University Citizenship

-Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based advancement functions and campus colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative advancement practices.
-Model “One DU” leadership.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Creative thinker with meticulous attention to detail
-Strong problem-solving skills
-Ability to honor the history of a 150-year-old institution while making it feel fresh
-Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud programs, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
-Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
-Proficient in handling multiple projects within tight deadlines
-Willingness to take initiative, keep a positive attitude and maintain a professional demeanor
-Solid competency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
-Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, verbal, written) and organizational skills; manages time efficiently and is self-motivated
-Working knowledge of web design and HTML/CSS

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in design or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
-2 years of professional experience in graphic design experience and vendor management and/or project management

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working with project management platforms
-Experience working in a creative agency or on a creative team in a non-profit organization
-Experience using Asana or similar project management software
-Experience creating animated graphics
-Experience with the printing process, including print specifications and final files service skills

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Noise level is quiet to moderate.
3. Eligible for hybrid work.

Physical Activities

-Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period
-Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., some nights and weekends as required

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) May 18, 2023.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $20.43-$25.50.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.