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Associate Graphic Designer

Posted: 02/26/2023

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Job no: 501477
Department: University Communications and Marketing
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Summary:
Established in 1809, Miami University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report for providing students with an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price. Located in the quintessential college town of Oxford, Ohio—with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, a learning center in West Chester, and a European study center in Luxembourg—Miami serves more than 21,600 undergraduates across 120 areas of study, and more than 2,500 graduate students through 70 master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Miami University’s Communications and Marketing department has been charged with building and maintaining the university’s brand on a local, regional, and national stage. This dynamic and award-winning team is comprised of over 60 marketing and communications professionals and is looking to hire an associate graphic designer.

Looking for a creative environment in one of the most beautiful settings you can find? Then look no further and apply to be an associate graphic designer as part of the University Communications and Marketing (UCM) team. You will be an integral creative problem-solver and a visual storyteller of our brand. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Creative Services, you will assist in mapping out the development and implementation of the university’s brand across its core audiences. You’ll visually bring the brand to life through marketing and communications such as brochures, posters, digital ads, video graphics, emails, environmental displays, and more.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of design principles, typography, and a well-formed design aesthetic for effectively implementing a brand across a large, dynamic institution.

They will be expected to meet project timelines and provide detail-oriented feedback to ensure the completion of projects. In addition, the successful candidate will interpret creative input from/to colleagues and will drive results while keeping projects on track.

This position is approved for remote hybrid work: two days on campus, three days remote. Remote work is not a right; it is a work arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason

Duties/Physical Demands:
Collaborate with the operations team, content creators, editors, other designers, photographers, videographers, web and digital teams, and appropriate staff to produce publications and other materials for university marketing and communications, recruiting, and events.


  • Work closely with the Director of Creative Services to ensure that designs align with design principles and brand standards.
  • Communicate innovative brand ideas to stakeholders in straightforward, concise ways to internal stakeholders
  • Brainstorm visual ideas with other members of the creative team
  • Ability to design a wide variety of projects and communicate a clear, strategic design point of view on design projects.

Vendor Management

  • Serve as a design contact for brand work with the university’s marketing and attend press checks as necessary.


  • Assist in the development and implementation of the university’s brand, promotional campaigns, athletics, and academic division sub-brands
  • Maintain the implementation of the university’s brand resources, such as Canva, including working with the design team on the continued development of brand resources
  • Collaborate with photographers and videographers on needs


  • Work with UCM’s interns.
  • Seek out mentorship from marketing and design professionals either internally or externally to ensure that the university’s design team stays up-to-date with current trends.

Perform other related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field by the hire start date
  • At least one (1) completed internship experience in the graphic design field through or other field-related work experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in an in-house or advertising creative agency setting.
  • Highly creative, curious, and imaginative.
  • Knowledgeable of layout for digital and offset printing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A collaborator who works and builds relationships across teams and projects
  • Customer service skills; meets individuals where they are and works to solve problems that will satisfy everyone’s goals while elevating the brand.
  • Comfortable creating and collaborating in the Google Workspace
  • Self-motivated and well organized
  • Ability to show discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and in a team environment
  • High-performer able to meet deadlines and prioritize a range of requests
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft tools (specifically Word and Powerpoint), Adobe XD, or Adobe After - - - Effects are a bonus but not required
  • Knowledge of web email design a bonus but not required
  • Knowledgeable crafting campaigns and brand experiences across digital, print, email, social, experiential, and out-of-home a bonus but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise with the Adobe Creative Suite, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator.
  • Experience presenting design concepts to internal and external stakeholders.


Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 27 Feb 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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