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Graphic Designer and Print Shop Specialist

Sunnyside Unified School District
Tucson, AZ, US
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  • Position Type:
    Professional Non-Teaching/Central District Administration

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  • Location:
    Human Resources

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  • DEFINITION: Assists the fast-paced Communications & Public Relations Department with creative, effective, original and aesthetically-pleasing graphic design, branding and high-quality materials for a variety of media.

    (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).

    • Establishes and maintains organizational design and brand standards.
    • Creates original visual elements of graphic design materials, logos, images and advertising by following the district's vision and brand standards.
    • Recommends strategies and delivery methods for the purpose of ensuring the consistency of high-quality school district images and messaging to enhance the district's public relations programs.
    • Provides creative and graphics-related assistance for campaigns, events and projects, including the layout selection of colors, images and typefaces for the purpose of providing support in successfully reaching the individual goals of each project and/or the district strategic plan.
    • Uses digital illustration, photo editing and layout software to create designs for the purpose of marketing and communicating a variety of information, services, and opportunities in a professionally presented manner.
    • Produces error-free work and presents final work in appropriate format(s).
    • Assist the Communications & Public Relations team with projects in a timely manner, being respectful of deadlines and print requirements.
    • Work cooperatively with schools and other district departments on projects, following district brand standards, project deadlines and print requirements.
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of special events.
    • Maintains graphics documents, files, and records for the department for the purpose of retaining electronic files and providing access to public relations and district staff,
    • Oversee the visual aspects of the district's social media, electronic newsletters, print documents and other communication materials, ensuring content is current and visually appealing
    • Edits internal and external communication information
    • Reviews materials for content and clarity
    • Assists in logistics for special events
    • Serves as a resource using multiple communication tools and web-based technologies.
    • Frequently engages and collaborates with fellow department staff to ensure cohesiveness of department's communications and branding efforts
    • Operates offset and pre-press printing equipment to produce print job
    • Operates high volume copiers; cuts, laminates, assembles, and binds materials
    • Prices all jobs generated within the district copy center
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Knowledge of District policies and procedures
    • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
    • Ability to apply design principles in order to produce quality publications and marketing materials and graphics
    • Ability to lead and initiate communication and work closely with other departments, schools, administrators, employees, students and the public
    • Proficient in both MAC and PC platforms
    • Ability to manage multiple projects independently and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to design charts, graphics, artwork, calendars, PowerPoint templates and other multi-page publications and materials that support the brand standards of the district
    • Working knowledge of print and online production requirements
    • Strong understanding of graphic design, marketing and customer service principles
    • Commercial print experience preferred

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, bending, repetitive motion, attention to detail, and may require some lifting.

    Associate's or bachelor's degree in graphic design, communications or related field; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
    Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
    Proven Graphic Design experience.
    Proficiency in layout and the pre-production process of preparing files for print.

    Experience in creating marketing campaigns
    Experience in operating pre-press equipment
    Experience in operating copy machines
    Strong alignment with the mission and vision of the organization, positive work culture and public education in general
    Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.

    Salary Grade: PNT Grade 6; $45,484 - $63,689 FTE: 1.0Days: 260 Start Date: 2021/2022 School Year

    Application Procedure:
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