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Job Description - On-Campus Graphic Design Assistant

Category: Student employee

Responsibilities: Assists with marketing projects, specifically in graphic design; Participates in various stages of developing marketing programs and advertising materials to promote the student union; Solely responsible for at least one larger project and will assist with several others; Become familiar with graphic design strategies best utilized by college unions. Assist with several key projects, such as the quarterly newsletter, direct mail materials, press releases, marketing posters/paraphernalia, and public outreach efforts/events. Assist with customer service: return inquiry calls, send relevant materials, maintain database of callers for direct mail purposes. Assist with research and application for grant opportunities; participate in meetings with design vendors, media sales contacts, and program committees; Assist with administration, as required.

Special qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with general graphic design skills; Ability to organize and prioritize work while juggling several projects at once; Ability to establish effective relationships with outside organizations and contacts; Some experience with public relations; Basic knowledge of the student union is desired; Previous internship experience preferred

Education: Those working toward a degree in graphic design, which gives them the broadest base of knowledge and experience with general design principles. However, design classes alone are not a guarantee of success for this job, and all computer art/marketing majors are encouraged to apply, as this position utilizes many of the skills and concepts incorporated in a general education. Junior or senior level status at time of application.

Skill development areas: Communication, Human resource development, Intercultural proficiency, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Planning, Student learning, Technology

Primary outcome domain: Cognitive complexity

Secondary outcome domain dimensions: Critical thinking, Reflective thinking, Effective reasoning, Creativity, Global perspective, Technological competence, Managing career development

Updated Aug. 12, 2010