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Posted: 06/23/2024

Position Summary The Graphic Design Coordinator communicates the CMU College of Business Administration (CBA) story through creative digital and print designs for a diverse set of audiences including prospective students, donors, alumni, and the community. This position also oversees and manages the CBA website and is one of the college’s primary staff photographers for all events and promotions.
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Graphic Design.
One year of experience producing multimedia productions.
Experience with computer graphics tools and still photography.
Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills.
Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and implement.
Understanding and appreciation for the educational needs of students in Business Administration programs.
Ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
Commitment to excellence and customer service.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Prior experience working for a support organization in a technical capacity.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude.
Ability to performs the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications Digital Signage and Graphic Arts capabilities.
HD video experience.
Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut experience.
Other software experience: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, InDesign.
Duties & Responsibilities Serves as the front-line graphic design technician responsible for the production of all visual communications media for the CBA.
Meets with clients to determine project goals such as creating illustrations, logos, brochures, graphics for web pages, and signage.
Serves as the print production expert with responsibilities over print management, including gathering estimates from vendors, paper selection, discussion of print techniques, pre-press communication, reviews of proofs, and press checks.
Collaborates and communicates with University Communications, Admissions, Advancement, and other appropriate stakeholders to achieve college and university strategic initiatives.
Manages and updates the CBA website, including overseeing and approving departmental communication collaborators.
Oversees and mentors the graphic design student assistant.
Advises internal partners on CMU’s brand and design standards and policies provided by University Communications.
Captures and edits photos of events, guests, and classroom activities.
Collaborates with photographers to art direct, coordinate, and schedule photo shoots.
Assists with marketing projects as needed.
Helps with video production projects as needed.
Assists with social media projects as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised None.
Message to Applicants Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

If there is another document you wish to include that is not required, please utilize Other Document (1).

This position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials on or before Friday, July 12th.
Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level  
Pay Range $44,000 - $52,000 per year
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Business Administration - Technology Services
Position Status Regular
Position End Date  
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.00
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as needed
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department  
About CMU Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.
EEO Statement
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE).
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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.
CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Email: titleix@cmich.edu
Posting Ends  
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opportunity? Please list the specific advertising source or indicate if it was word of mouth.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Dispatcher
    • Medical Faculty
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Police
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Sergeant
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have at least a bachelor's degree, preferably in graphic design?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least one year of experience producing multimedia productions?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with computer graphics tools and still photography?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (1)

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