Graphic Design Specialist

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7103895 (Ref.No. ta221070)
Posted: June 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


The Graphic Design Specialist performs desktop publishing and graphic design of professional marketing materials including logos, brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, annual reports, and web design. This position provides graphic design for communication pieces from concept to completion, to include but not limited to copy-editing, layout, and design. This position coordinates with the Professional Development Approval System (PDAS) curriculum team to develop materials for online and classroom curricula. This position will produce other publications as needed. Occasional travel may be required requiring reliable transportation and a valid driver's license. The Graphic Design Specialist reports to the PDAS Project Director.




  • Apply design principles and technical processes to produce both printed and online materials.
  • Create a layout for curriculum materials including training manuals, participant guides, and tests.
  • Coordinate with Project Director and other leadership team members to review design and concepts for new materials.
  • Create, design, and format PowerPoint presentations and apply accessibility principles.  
  • Review and edit materials prior to printing or online publication.  
  • Adhere to a CECPD’s brand identity and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with staff, partner agencies, and others as needed for publication design and format.  
  • Design other CECPD materials including reports, marketing materials and brochures.
  • Complete reports as requested
  • Participate in scheduled team and center-wide meetings and required OU Outreach events
  • Submit time certification and distribution forms monthly
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Art, Fine Arts, Marketing, or related field, AND: 

  • 12 months of Graphic Arts or Desktop Publishing experience

Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months related experience in lieu of the Bachelor¿s degree for a total of 60 months related experience



  • Ability to meet deadlines without direct supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with coworkers, the pubic, and the university community
  • Excellent communication skills demonstrated both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficient in programs for design and publication 
  • Ability to perform highly detailed work


  • Valid Driver's License

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Crouch, pull, push, reach, move, feel, touch, engage in repetitive motions
  • Communicate, including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others
  • See, including color, depth perception, and clarity
  • Hear including receiving detailed information orally
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to work effectively with pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods 

Department Preferences:

  • 12-24 months experience in graphic design/publication 
  • Certification in Adobe® Creative Suite® 


  • None

Special Instructions:

Diversity Statement: 
  • The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 
  • The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.