Graphic Designer

Wayne State College   Wayne, NE   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on June 6, 2024
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Wayne State College is seeking a Graphic Designer within the College Relations Department.

Wayne State College serves as a model of success for regional public higher education. Investments in infrastructure and facilities, expanded academic programs and partnerships, a whole-campus approach to recruitment and retention, and a commitment to strategic planning position the College as a strong member of the Nebraska State College System. More than 4,500 students rely on Wayne State for access to graduate and undergraduate degree programs in more than 130 programs of study each year, a role the College has proudly filled since its founding in 1891. Our goals are clear: continually improve retention and graduation rates, provide high-quality academic programs and campus facilities, support workforce and economic development in the region, maintain affordability and access, and manage resources for sustainability. We invite qualified applicants to join us in our important work.

Nature of Work             

Designs and produces printed and online brochures, magazines, publications, advertisements and other informational and marketing material for offices, departments and schools at Wayne State College and the Wayne State Foundation. Conceptualizes design layout of finished art and text for reproduction and coordinates print timeline and final production of finished product with print vendors. Oversees the bidding and award process for project needs.

Examples of Work Performed              

  1. Design and produce printed and online brochures, magazines, publications, advertisements and other informational and marketing material for offices, departments, schools, programs, and special events for Wayne State College and the Wayne State Foundation.
  2. Maintain production schedules and timelines of multiple projects at the same time.
  3. Design visual projects such as banners, posters, background displays and photo backdrops.
  4. Work with college personnel in the planning and production of above items.
  5. Write bid specifications and secure bids when required for printing projects and serve as liaison with printing company representatives and other vendors regarding publication projects.

Required Qualifications          

  • Bachelor’s degree in art, commercial art, communications, or related field and one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications            

  • Graphic design experience, including publication production, and proficiency with Adobe suite of software, including InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Current technological skills related to MS Office products (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher).
  • Layout and design skills are essential, as well as ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Three to five years of experience preferred.  

Other Requirements 

Criminal Background Check


Salary Information     

Competitive, commensurate with qualifications & experience. Attractive & comprehensive fringe benefit package. Annual salary range is $43,972-$54,965.





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Open Date       


Open Until Filled          



EEO Statement              

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.


Veteran Statement      

This position is subject to Veterans Preference.


Documents Needed To Apply

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