Mar 28, 2024

Graphic Design & Media Specialist (Hybrid)

$39,289 - $41,253 yearly
  • Aims Community College
  • Hybrid (Aims Community College, West 20th Street, Greeley, CO, USA)
Full-Time Design Education

Job Description

Minimum Hiring Annual Salary:



Maximum Hiring Annual Salary:



To attain the maximum annual salary, employee must meet all minimum qualifications plus:

  • 5 (five) years of additional applicable work experience and/or degrees higher than minimum qualification degree. Degrees higher than the minimum qualification degree can be used in combination with additional work experience.


The stated salary amounts are not guaranteed in the event employment ends with Aims during any fiscal year.


Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Benefits are effective immediately
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
  • 17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
  • Summer schedule: 4 day work week - Fridays Off
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums  
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
  • Tuition waiver for dependents
  • PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Free parking on all campuses


Job Description:

Aims Community College actively supports an environment that embraces the College’s Mission, Vision, Values, B a JEDI (Belonging, Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), and Innovation. The College embraces and seeks to hire individuals who want to be a part of this environment and have the skillsets necessary to be successful in this position.

*May be eligible for hybrid (remote/in-person) work schedule after a probationary period.

The Graphic Design & Media Specialist is responsible for developing, designing, and creating graphics and publications (including digital/social media) for the Student Life Office that inform and educate diverse audiences about Student Life programs, services, and involvement opportunities. Additionally, this position advises and consults student leaders in the Student Government Association (SGA), Campus Activities Programming (CAP) Board, 15+ Student Clubs & Organizations, and Student Life employees on designing effective, inclusive, and accessible campaigns. The person in this position must be able to work independently and as part of a team, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of graphic design and media trends, including the use of various social media platforms. This position is responsible for utilizing a content management system to create, manage, modify, and update web content.


Graphic Design & Media Production:

  • Create professionally designed, creative, inclusive, and accessible marketing for events, programs, and initiatives to a diverse student audience.
  • Create professionally designed, creative, inclusive, and accessible informational/educational media in support of Student Life's learning and programmatic objectives (i.e. social norming wellness campaigns, voter education, etc.)
  • Write compelling, concise, professional content highlighting, marketing, and reporting on Student Life initiatives; copy edit writing produced for similar purposes by Student Life department colleagues.
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications department’s graphic designer(s), social media manager, and other content creators.
  • Ensure Student Life marketing materials, publications, and promotional materials are in compliance with copyright law and Marketing & Communications’ brand requirements and style guides.
  • Research and stay up-to-date with how social media channels work and change, including how to apply new social media trends and technology as appropriate.
  • Increase visibility of Student Life, SGA, CAP, and club events, programs, and initiatives by creating interesting content as well as interacting with followers on social media accounts.
  • Develop and implement strategies to assess the effectiveness of various forms of marketing and communications.


Advising & Supervision:

  • Supervise at least one student Graphic Design intern/employee
  • Advise SGA Vice President for Public Relations.
  • Advise and consult SGA and CAP and Student Club leaders as well as Student Life colleagues on designing effective, inclusive, & accessible campaigns.


Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Attend and support Student Life meetings and events
  • May sit on College-wide committees or councils
  • Serve as liaison between Student Life Department and outside agencies engaged to promote Student Life events and activities (i.e. vendors of promotional items, marketing tools, etc.).




Minimum Hiring Annual Salary: $39,289.00

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Communications, Marketing, or other related field; Plus,
  • Two (2) years of work experience in graphic design and/or managing or posting to social media platforms for organizations, businesses, or other entities (does not include personal social media use) or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
  • Experience creating infographics, flyers, posters, logos, videos, advertisements and more for print and digital/social media consumption.
  • Experience with laying out publications, such as reports, guides, fact sheets and more.
  • A strong command of design principles and effective visual communication for a variety of audiences and communication tools, including print, digital, and multimedia.
  • Strong project management skills and understanding of the production process.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite apps (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work with and design for a diverse student population.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Communications, Marketing, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to distill complex information or conceptual ideas to create a variety of graphics and illustrations for print and digital formats.
  • Experience with branding and maintaining a brand’s integrity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in a community college setting.
  • Ability to adapt to emerging trends and best practices in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of media design and production.
  • Strong understanding of copyright law and ability to stay up to date with changes.


Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Diversity Statement
  • Personal Portfolio


All Applicants:

  • Compare your previous work experience to the job duties listed on the job positing under job description. Enter the job duties you have preformed under the "Work Experience" section on your job application. We evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Please make sure you state whether work experience (aka work history) is part time or full time employment by listing the average number of hours worked per week. This information is used to determine your new annual salary.
  • Be sure to upload all the required documents listed at the above in "Additional Job Description" section. This can be uploaded as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section.  If there are missing documents, your incomplete application will not be considered.


Diversity Statement Instructions

Aims Community College recognizes and celebrates diversity within our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to equity and inclusion to improve the learning experiences of all students and the working conditions of all employees.

  • In your diversity statement, please provide your interpretation of what it means to serve a diverse community and work in an inclusive environment.

  • Please include specific examples for how your background, education, and/or professional experience have prepared you to fulfill those responsibilities in this position.

  • As you consider what to put in your statement, please note Aims Community College is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, or any other protected class.


Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or veteran's status.  All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted and become the property of Aims Community College. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews. The goal of Aims Community College is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired, you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

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