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Pennsylvania State University Graphic Design Specialist in University Park, Pennsylvania


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The Graduate School at Penn State is seeking to hire a Graphic Design Specialist to join the Marketing and Strategic Communications team, which is charged with elevating the profile of the Graduate School, highlighting the graduate education community, and providing marketing and communications support to units within the Graduate School.

This position will be filled at the Professional or Intermediate Professional level depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications.

Responsibilities: As a Graphic Design Specialist, you would:

  • develop a cohesive, consistent look for all Graduate School marketing materials, including flyers, posters, brochures, email templates, slide templates, programs, social media graphics, webpage graphics, and more

  • ensure that all materials adhere to Penn State’s branding and accessibility guidelines

  • serve as photographer at Graduate School events

  • create and edit visual content that showcases the diversity and impact of Penn State’s graduate student community, which includes more than 14,000 students in more than 300 programs

  • assist with the production of promotional videos

  • assist with the promotion of major Graduate School initiatives, including the Graduate Exhibition, Commencement, awards ceremonies, and more

  • provide support and guidance to Graduate School staff related to multimedia solutions

Education and Experience:

  • Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience to be considered for the Professional level; Associate's degree and 2+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, for the Intermediate Professional. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.

  • Candidate must be skilled with both graphic design and photography

  • Must be creative, highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects and priorities independently.

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of respect for individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, and of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their professional work. The Pennsylvania State University and the Graduate School are committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. We advance and build our workforce by assessing inclusive hiring practices and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to tuition discounts (75% discount for spouse and children), and paid holidays. Please visit for more detailed information.

The salary range for this position, including all possible grades is:

$46,400.00 - $74,000.00

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