The Wisconsin Union Marketing/Communications Department supports the operational, administrative and program/service marketing and communication goals of the Student Leadership and Engagement division of Student Affairs. This includes Center for Leadership and Involvement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Affairs Advancement, The Wisconsin Union, and UW Conference Centers.
Conceptualizes, plans, and executes digital and/or print design to support the strategic objectives of the Student Leadership and Engagement division of Student Affairs; creates on-brand, compelling visual assets used to inform, educate, inspire and/or persuade.
The position reports to the Wisconsin Union Creative Services Manager and works collaboratively with student designers, advisors, managers, and other unit personnel within the respective areas.
Conceptualizes, plans, and executes digital and/or print design to support the strategic objectives of the institution; creates on-brand, compelling visual assets used to inform, educate, inspire, and/or persuade.
30% Creates, designs, and produces artwork per project specifications through various mediums
5% Analyzes and identifies cost effective options to meet project requirements
5% Schedules logistics, secures resources, organizes, and monitors art production projects adhering to established timelines and expectations
10% Answers questions and provides information and problem resolution options to clients and stakeholders
20% Applies creative expertise within established brand and style guidelines
10% Works collaboratively with other creative professionals, engages in and responds to creative feedback, manages project workflow and timing, maintains files, and follows established work unit processes
10% Coordinate print projects throughout printing process; reviews orders, sends print-ready files to vendors, and reviews proofs.
5% Schedules logistics, secures resources, organizes, and monitors art production adhering to established timelines and expectations. Help with project logistics and expectations.
5% Train and mentor graphic design students, advising on graphics best practices, evaluating work and providing feedback to ensure designs are within brand guidelines.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Associate's Degree Design, marketing, digital media or related field.
- 3+ years professional graphic design experience in an agency, business, or educational setting - Strong knowledge of graphic design principles and techniques and understanding of typography and font usage - High level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator (Adobe Animate a plus) - Experience with prepress and print production techniques - Strong oral and written communication skills - Advanced design skills and a strong portfolio that demonstrates creativity, originality, and results-driven marketing or advertising projects - Ability to work and independently and cooperatively on complex projects, handling multiple priorities and tight deadlines, in a detail-oriented environment - An understanding of the University community as a unique setting; knowledge and sensitivity to current student concerns and interests - Ability and desire to work with a variety of people including students, employees, volunteers, professional staff, faculty and alumni - Excellent interpersonal skills - Demonstrated achievement in diversity and inclusion goals and a commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding in a diverse campus environment - Desire to learn and grow
Preferred Skills: - Photography skills and experience - HTML coding knowledge and experience - Email marketing and experience and basic knowledge of CRM systems - Animation / Motion graphics knowledge and experience
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
The Wisconsin Union operates two buildings on the UW-Madison campus. The Wisconsin Union is a financially self-supporting division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Financial support for the organization is provided by income earned by twenty-two food service units and a variety of nonfood units such as games, guest rooms, space rentals and campus vending. Substantial support is also provided by student fees. The total annual organizational budget is approximately $45 million dollars.
Student Affairs is led by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please outline your relevant work experience as it relates to the qualifications.
Julie Medenwaldt [email protected] 608-263-3937 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.