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About Fordham

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program ( EAP ); tuition remission; and generous time off.

Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Title of Position Senior Graphic Designer

Position Number A01070

FLSA Exempt

Scheduled Hours Per Week 35

Department Marketing and Communications

Campus Lincoln Center

Location Hybrid

Hybrid Policy: Please review the Hybrid Policy here .

Position Summary

The Senior Graphic Designer develops and executes creative concepts for effective recruitment, retention and fundraising communications including one- to four-color print publications, digital advertising, and online communications.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement pursuant to University’s Hybrid/Remote Work Policy. Please review the policy here .

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with internal team and other administrators and faculty to develop marketing and communications materials (print and online, including art for websites and social media).
  • Conceptualizes, implements, and art directs multi-platform campaigns that support overall University and departmental strategic goals.
  • Manages the production life cycle of projects from design development to delivery of finished materials, including sending proofs, receiving feedback from clients, and analyzing metrics.
  • Collaborates with senior management and the University design team to create and maintain the University’s visual brand. Participates in the development and enforcement of University graphic identity standards.
  • Assists in the management of a digital asset management system and enforcement of metadata standards and uniform uploading processes.
  • Works with in-house and third-party photographers for events and general campus photo shoots and art direct photo shoots as needed.
  • Communicates with outside vendors on projects as needed.

Essential Functions Note This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.

Management Responsibilities Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.

Additional Functions

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or communications design.
  • Minimum of seven years experience in print and online publications and graphics including website design, print and online advertising, and email marketing

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of user interface design and basic HTML and CSS .
  • Ability to think critically and develop advanced, creative designs based on concepts and the target audience.
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement multi-platform campaigns that support overall University strategic goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within tight deadlines within budget.
  • Experience with photography including digital cameras and scanning and digital asset management.
  • Demonstrated Mac OS X experience, and expert knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; working knowledge of MS Office suite, Filemaker Pro and Web authoring software a plus.
  • Knowledge of typography, style guidelines and graphic standards.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Starting Salary $75,000

Maximum Starting Salary $80,000


Note Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.

Is this a Union position? No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A409P

Number of Vacancies 1

Start Date ASAP

Posting Date 01/23/2024

Special Instructions

EEO Statement

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Physical Activity and Work Environment

Physical Activity

Sitting Often

Repetitive Hand Motion (such as typing) Seldom

Hearing, Listening, Talking Often

Standing Seldom

Walking Not Required

Bending, Stooping, Kneeling, squatting, Crouching, Crawling Not Required

Climbing stairs Not Required

Climbing ladders Not Required

Reaching overhead Not Required

Pulling, pushing Not Required

Shoveling Not Required

Lifting – up to 20 pounds Not Required

Lifting – up to 50 pounds Not Required

Lifting – over 50 pounds Not Required

Work Environment

Work Environment Office Environment: Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes.

Position type: Administrative

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