Job Details

University of Nevada, Reno
  • Position Number: 1727154
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Communications


Graphic Designer and Communications Professional


R0119237
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
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If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu.

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Job Description
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for the position of Graphic Designer and Communications Professional. The Graphic Designer and Communications Professional conceptualizes, plans, models, and designs print and electronic media within established university branding standards. The position also serves in an account executive role, meeting with clients to assess communications needs, discuss options, and provide advice about possible solutions. Additionally, it is this individual's role to research and develop design solutions for digital communications projects; to understand and convey in print, digital, visual, and electronic media the mission, values, and projects of the College of Liberal Arts and its constituent units; and to mentor student interns as needed. Until such time as the college is able to hire a Communications Director, this individual will report to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts with a secondary reporting line to the Director of the School of the Arts, where the needs for design work are extensive.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree and two years of related work experience, OR Master's Degree and one year of related work experience.
Related experience: Graphic design, fine arts, multimedia production or a similar field of study in the creative arts

Preferred Qualifications
Evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion

Schedule or Travel Requirements
Typical schedule is Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Occasional evenings and weekends
Travel to conferences and other travel as relates to position

Compensation Grade
B

Total Compensation
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Contact Information for this position
Search Chair - Tamara Scronce, tamaras@unr.edu
Search Coordinator - Spencer Schultz, spencerschultz@unr.edu

College Information
The College of Liberal Arts is central to the intellectual and artistic life of the University of Nevada, Reno and is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusivity. The college contributes to the University's efforts to provide undergraduate students with general and specialized education that will prepare them for advanced study, careers and citizenship in a diverse world. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives, and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences and arts.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a Research 1 land-grant campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 22,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. Nearly half of incoming students identify as being from an underrepresented group. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a pluralistic environment.

The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene along the Truckee River. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of 450,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and for outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com


Exempt
Yes

Full-Time Equivalent
100.0%

Required Attachment(s)
Attach the following attachments to your application:
1) Resume
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
5) A document listing samples of your digital portfolio. Examples would be short videos created for social media, graphic design, photography, illustrations, animations, links to websites and/or social media accounts you manage, etc.

This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.



University of Nevada, Reno



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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a Top Tier Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.






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