Graphic Designer (506719)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Museum and Arts

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Graphic Designer. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


The salary range for this classification is $3,717 to $6,726 per month.


Graphic Designer II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Graphic Designer to provide support with the production and design of a variety of print and electronic communications projects. This position will work with design staff to produce communications that promote the California State University's (CSU) programs and services.

This position is long-term temporary with benefits.

When applying for this position, please submit: (1) a cover letter and (2) a portfolio at the "Other Documents" option on your application.


Under the general direction of the Art Director, the Graphic Designer will:

-Creates visually effective web and print communications: advertisements, animations, booklets, brochures, certificates, conference materials, electronic invitations, flyers, presentations, printed invitations, posters, promotional items, report covers and reports, social media graphics and stationery using a variety of software (i.e., Acrobat reader, After Effects, Excel, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Premiere, Word and others).

-Communicates with partners about their strategy, objectives, target audience(s) and measurements to produce high quality, cost-effective communications on time and within budget.

-Works collaboratively with the art director, marketing communications manager, web team and design staff from concept to completion through (but not limited to) the selection of graphic elements, typography, papers, inks, colors and production techniques.

-Works with the art director to review designs, implement feedback and adjust strategy as needed.

-Works with accessibility requirements in developing and delivering print and web communications; produces accessible websites, documents and materials. Participates in the CO's accessibility training.

-Understands and utilizes a master brand and sub-brands within graphic standards; effectively communicates the value of preserving the CSU's brand identity to partners and in all communications.

-At the direction of the art director, works with the marketing communications manager to prioritize Academic & Student Affairs workload and records project history and design time in the department's job tracking software (WorkZone).

-May coordinate production processes in collaboration with our Academic & Student Affairs counterparts, the art director, marketing communications manager and print services manager.


This position requires:

-A bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field and 5 or more years of experience.

-Ability to multitask and manage multiple assignments.

-Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

-Proficiency to communicate each step of the project's progress with various personnel (including design staff, partners, vendors and marketing communications manager).

-Ability to oversee and follow-through projects from concept to delivery.

-Knowledgeable on current design trends and industry standards.

-Demonstrates ability to utilize design concepts/principles to Macintosh and PC platforms including Acrobat reader, After Effects, Excel, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Premiere, Word and others.

-Demonstrated knowledge of web design, social media and animations.

-Ability to work with an established brand and apply and educate others on graphic design standards.

-Thorough knowledge of graphic design principles, typography, printing and production methods. (including pre-press, papers and inks)

-Skills to edit photos.

-Experience with Print Services equipment (i.e., copiers, cutter and binder).

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to good presentation and customer service skills.

-Ability to present concepts and design ideas clearly to colleagues and partners in group or one-to-one meetings.

-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to analyze, propose and implement solutions.

-Ability to make sound judgment.

-Adheres to organizational structures and protocol, professional standards and business environments.

-Extreme attention to detail and accuracy.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by December 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

When applying for this position, please submit: (1) a cover letter and (2) a portfolio at the "Other Documents" option on your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map