The Communications Office at Johnson University invites applications for the full-time position of Graphic Designer on the Tennessee Campus. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, portfolio with examples of both electronic and print work, and the names and contact information of three professional references via email to the Chief Communications Officer, Jennifer Johnson . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
About Johnson University:
For over 125 years, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally responsible universities. Johnson is #57 on Forbes “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges,” and #3 on Best Value Christian Colleges. The university offers over 80 associates, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs on our Kissimmee, FL, Knoxville, TN, and online campuses. Johnson’s vision to bring glory to God and hope to the world is rooted in our deep historic commitment to the values of Christian community. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and whole-hearted embrace of the University’s mission, vision, and statement of faith.
General Job Description:
The Graphic Designer works closely with the Johnson University Communications staff as well as the JU faculty, staff, and administration to develop creative, innovative, and high-quality communications and marketing materials.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Design and production
With Chief Communications Officer, develop concepts for major campaigns and collateral pieces including the Johnson University magazine, brochures, displays, banners, logos, viewbooks, postcards, ads, programs, and digital graphics.
With Chief Communications Officer, consult with and advise faculty and staff concerning their marketing needs.
Create and design camera-ready art or electronic files, managing the quality of design throughout all project phases.
Work with vendors to coordinate bidding process, production, and delivery.
Ensure quality control of print projects.
Provide photography services as needed.
Support college web and digital design needs.
Ensure consistency with Johnson’s branding and identity standards.
Work cooperatively with key team members, clients, and vendors to ensure quality expectations, deadlines, and project goals are met.
Maintain and supervise an organized graphic filing, retrieval, and archiving system for digital and print images and respond to requests.
Supervise freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers.
With Chief Communications Officer, prepare and manage graphics budget.
Supervise Printshop Coordinator and oversee daily and weekly prioritization.
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2-3 or more years of design experience
A strong commitment to and whole-hearted embrace of the University’s mission, vision, and statement of faith
Experience managing a budget
Experience in a Printshop environment
Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Keynote
The ideal candidate will also:
enjoy collaborating with and serving a wide constituency of “customers” on and off campus
produce good work quickly – there is lots to do here!
identify areas for process improvement and product improvement
stay organized while managing multiple projects, competing priorities, and tight deadlines
welcome a style guide and work well within it
accept feedback with a smile
be able to express disagreement in constructive ways
enjoy being part of a small team that likes each other and shares common goals
have a sense of humor
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience and skill set.
About Johnson University
Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally responsible universities. Johnson is listed on Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges” (2nd among CCCU member and affiliate institutions), USA Today’s “Least Expensive Colleges to Get Your Degree,” (1st among SACSCOC accredited schools), and Niche’s “Top Christian Colleges,” (15th among CCCU institutions.) The university offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in Knoxville, Florida, and online. Johnson faculty strive to prepare promising students for excellence in Christian ministry and other strategic vocations through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education.