Athletics and Recreation Department Designer – Graduate Assistant

The Athletics and Recreation Department has an open Graduate Assistant position for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Title: Graphic Designer, Videographer, Web Designer
Reports to: Associate Athletic Director – External Relations
Appointment: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
Compensation: Graduate degree tuition (18 credits per year) plus room and board stipend

Responsibilities:
■ General graphic design of logos, posters, table tents, booklets, publications, brochures, credentials, web ads, and promotional items for departmental programs, initiatives, and services.
■ Create overall theme, look, and feel of publications and promotions.
■ Maintain and update all departmental and program specific websites inside the content management system.
■ Create exciting video projects to help communicate to our students, faculty, and staff by working through the entire video process.
■ Photograph events and requested University photos for use in publications.
■ Ensure adherence to the University Identity Standards.
■ Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
■ Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
■ Creativity, initiative, motivation, integrity, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn.
■ Effective written and oral communication skills, problem solving abilities, and decision-making skills.
■ Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines.
■ Ability to represent department and Michigan Tech in a professional manner.
■ Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours as needed.
■ Must be enrolled as a graduate student for the academic year.
■ Must maintain good academic standing as a student in a graduate program.
■ Must be free of any disciplinary sanctions imposed through Student Conduct Services at time of appointment and remain free while employed.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
■ Working knowledge of design software, including the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
■ Demonstrated experience with content management systems.
■ Demonstrated experience in graphic design of posters, brochures, and websites.
■ Demonstrated experience in video projects and production.
■ The desire to create publications that are meaningful to students and other audiences.
■ Is willing to go above and beyond the minimum requirements.
■ Ability to work well on a team and also individually with little supervision.
■ Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to take initiative.

Please contact Joel Isaacson, Associate Athletic Director – External Relations, jdisaacs@mtu.edu for more information.


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