University of Utah Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/18/2018

Requisition Number PRN18709B

Job Title Graphic Designer

Working Title Graphic Designer

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Flexible.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00006 - Associate VP for Diversity

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range up to 30,000 at .75 FTE (3/4 time)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Office for Equity and Diversity is seeking a Graphic Designer with experience in both print and electronic media, who will work in a creative, innovative, fast-paced environment with an intimate, tight-knit marketing team to address communication needs, conceptualize ideas, and create visual designs using sophisticated computer equipment and software programs to produce artwork for marketing materials within established budgets.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of and experience with social justice work. We are looking for someone who is an avid learner keen on keeping up with changes in the digital and design industry and anxious to share with your peers. The candidate should have an eye for detail and a strong understanding of design principles.

The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. We recognize that a diverse and inclusive University enriches the educational experiences of all students, and enhances our excellence as a world-class institution for twenty-first century learners. The Office for Equity and Diversity is proud to lead the University’s efforts to support the success and achievement of faculty, students, and staff who self-identify as African American/Black, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, American Indian, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and women in underrepresented fields.

Please note that this is a ¾ time (.75FTE), benefits eligible position.


• Researches and studies ideas related to each project; conceptualizes original work to communicate intent of project

• Designs a wide range of artistic material such as signs, banners, posters, brochures, and web graphics using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, and/or Microsoft Office Suite in the Macintosh environment.

• Creates various marketing materials related to the office’s annual events, including poster designs, digital flyers, banners, etc.

• Meets with Brand Manager and leadership team to conceptualize projects and ensure that brand is maintained

• Manages and maintains all social media accounts. Stays current with affiliated departments’ topics/events for sharing and relationship building

• Produces artwork for all electronic outlets, such as the blog, newsletter, and social media

• Writes and edits pieces for the blog/newsletter

• Manages web calendar for office’s and affiliates’ events

• Other duties as assigned

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

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, or a related area plus 3 years of related experience and a portfolio at the time of the interview required; demonstrated effective communication skills; the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required.

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


• Active interest in design trends, color theory, and modern aesthetics

• Writing and editing experience

• Experience working with creative teams and designing with other professionals

• Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients

• Very strong preference for experience working with students, staff and faculty from historically underrepresented backgrounds in a higher education setting

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

In addition to attaching a resume and cover letter, please attach examples of previous design work combined in one pdf in area indicated as Other Document. Please attach an example of your writing work to attach in area indicated as Writing Sample #1.

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 qualified applicants, upon request and 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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, 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 for information.

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