University of Utah Graphic Artist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/21/2017

Requisition Number PRN06768N

Job Title Graphic Artist

Working Title Graphic Design/Social Media Intern

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

12-19 per week (flexible schedule to accommodate your work/class schedule)

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00326 - Alumni Association

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 15.00

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

As an up-and-coming graphic artist, you understand the importance of dynamic visual design. You also understand the importance of social media in communicating and engaging with an audience. We’re offering you the opportunity to further develop your creative talent with a paid internship at the Alumni Association, which is dedicated to forging and preserving lifelong relationships with alumni, students and the community.


•Create graphics for print and web, including: logos, posters, flyers, branded promotional items, brochures, programs, T-shirts, direct mail pieces, social media graphics and other marketing materials

•Interpret and transform concepts and ideas developed by our staff into descriptive visual and graphic materials in varying formats

•Collaborate with our communications team on developing and fine-tuning emails and web copy

•Work closely with our senior graphic designer and director of marketing to develop marketing materials to promote our programs, fundraising efforts and numerous events

•Help set and achieve theUUAAgoals for social media engagement

•Planning and publish posts for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Twitter – including writing captions, creating graphics and taking photos and videos

•Proposing strategies and campaigns

•Tracking analytics and compiling reports

•Meeting amazing U of U alumni and helping tell their stories

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) required. Two years professional graphics experience (or equivalency) and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required. Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Illustration or a related field preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Current U student pursuing a degree in a graphic design, communications, marketing or a related area

•Moderate to extensive experience using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign; some experience with Adobe Premiere would be helpful

•Demonstrable skills and history with social media, particularly Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


•Knowledge of computer software, including Word and Excel

•Effective organizational and communication skills

•Outstanding people skills and experience collaborating and working with a team

Special Instructions Summary

Please send your resume and four samples of your graphic design work.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.