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Graphic Designer

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Posting Details


Position Title Graphic Designer
Position number SF4008
Hours per week 8am - 4:30pm M-F
Posting date 06/30/2017
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Internal Job Category Staff
Position Purpose

To work within the Creative Services & broader UMPR team to conceptualize, design and execute print and electronic marketing/advertising materials that strategically and creatively support University Marketing efforts while safeguarding, advancing and promoting Belmont’s brand identity. Brings additional value to the University by raising the bar and pushing the boundaries on creative assignments and being highly proficient in print/production management.

Job Functions

Job Function

Consult with internal clients to conceptualize and produce graphic design & marketing collaterals that effectively and creatively support the University’s brand.

Job Function

Work to meet established production schedules and assigned deadlines. Proactively communicate with internal clients on job status.

Job Function

Coordinate all aspects of the production process with external vendors including quoting and providing finished pre-press files. Understand and adhere to all postal regulations & attend press checks as necessary or as directed by supervisor.

Job Function

Safeguard Belmont’s brand identity and messaging through consistent and accurate execution within all mediums.

Job Function

Follow production through to completion as well as satisfactory acceptance by internal clients.

Understand Belmont’s marketing objectives and work collaboratively with team members to meet institutional goals.

Job Function

Recognize, value and work within the Office of University Marketing and Public Relations’ commitment to team effort and team approach.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Proven print design knowledge and experience.

Strong, conceptual thinker who possesses a wide range of design capabilities including a solid background in print, branding, typography and illustration or original art.

Able to collaborate with – and lead when called upon – other members of the Creative Services team and effectively communicate ideas.

Self-driven, proactive and a team player.

Able to problem solve and find multiple design solutions, especially under narrow parameters or strict budget restraints.

Must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and other creative Mac platforms.

Knowledge for preparation of electronic pre-press files.

Must possess knowledge of graphic techniques in the printing industry; ability to work in 4-color and spot-color production of materials.

Color correcting abilities are a plus.

Ability to design and create basic .gif animations for online ad banners and websites, and the ability to translate basic print design components to web-ready formats.

Ability to coordinate text, graphics and photography relating to team members, customers and vendors.

Successfully manages their time, work flow and schedule in order to meet deadlines.

Ability and knowledge necessary to coordinate print jobs with outside vendors, including setting materials specifications, estimating, scheduling, awarding job, press checks and inspection of final product versus pre-determined standards.

Ability and flexibility to work additional hours as necessary to complete a project according to timeline.

Strong work ethic with a keen attention to detail.

Commitment to maintaining the quality image of Belmont University.


3-5 years experience in Graphic Design is required.


Bachelor’s or associates degree in graphic design or the equivalent with extensive course work.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Sedentary work. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision. Dual level office area with open semi-private and wall-less stations. Extensive time at computer/scanner systems and equipment.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

An electronic version of your resume, cover letter, and response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statements must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

All requested documents must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents