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Iowa State University Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Master’s Degree in Graphic DesignUI/UX (User Interface/User Experience) designer with coding experienceBrand and identity development experienceAdobe Create Suite - illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro experienceGUI (Graphical user interface builder) experienceVideo production and editing experienceCollege bookstore or retail graphic and marketing experienceSupervisory experience as it relates to graphic design and marketing

Job Description:

The Iowa State University Book Store is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist. The Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist will plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communicate products or services. In addition, the Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist will prepare a variety of skilled graphic design and layout work in preparation of various posters, exhibits, advertisements, slides, brochures, books, newsletters, flyers, etc. using various production techniques and computer graphic systems and software. This position will supervise a team of graphic design and marketing employees.

The Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist will possess professional, technical, and extensive knowledge of the following responsibilities in the program specific duties:

  • Extensive knowledge of current graphic design equipment, tools, and techniques

  • Use HTML, website design, and graphic computer programs like UI/UX and entire Adobe Creative Suite and experience with Word Press, Java, and CorelDraw

  • User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) to deliver the best online user experience by utilizing the latest technology

  • Investigates user experience design requirements of digital assets; develops and conceptualizes a comprehensive UI/UX design strategy for the brand

  • Produces high quality UX design solutions

  • Designs and tests UI elements and tools

  • Provides guidance on UX research methodologies

  • Develops high quality design work including graphic arts, copywriting, photography, videography, web design, automation, and sound

  • Contributes to marketing, strategic and business planning

  • Coordinate, prepare and administer departmental design budget

  • Develop and maintain business relationships with ISU faculty, staff, administration, and external contacts when working on design initiatives

  • Designs and schedules marketing, website, and publicity materials

  • Oversee adherence to Trademark Licensing compliance and other relevant Federal, State, and University regulations when creating design images

  • Manages different marketing design strategies and how they may be best used to increase sales

  • Develop multifaceted reports of complex data and methods

  • Develop a reporting interface between bookstore system provider and bookstore staff to deliver cutting edge reporting tools (SEO, email marketing)

  • Creation and oversight of graphic design marketing department

  • Assists with designing of social media marketing

  • Meets with, plans, reviews changes, and presents final designs to the University Book Store Director

This position will be responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating, disciplining, and dismissal as it relates graphic design and marketing staff. The Iowa State University Book Store is open 7 days a week, therefore duties of this position require the ability to work nights and weekends on a rotating schedule as Manager on Duty. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of retail business and proven experience as a Product Designer, UX Designer, UI Designer, or similar role.

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:May 10, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS808

Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: April 6, 2021

Posting Close Date:April 25, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4627

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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