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Graphic Designer - Athletics

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Graphic Designer - Athletics
Position Number 2789
Posting Number S1147
State Role Title Public Relations and Marketing Specialist II
Position Type Wage
Position Status Part Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime
College/Division Intercollegiate Athletics
Department 300024 - Marketing/Promotions
Pay Band 3
Pay Rate Pay Range
Specify Range or Amount $12.36 to $15.00 per hour
Is this a JMU Only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

General Information

James Madison University (JMU) Athletics is accepting applications for a part-time Graphic Designer to create print collateral and digital elements that promote JMU Athletics programs and initiatives in an effort to generate revenue, increase attendance, maximize fan engagement and raise brand awareness.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include the creation and design of print collateral such as posters, schedule cards, game day guides and promotional pieces, as well as digital design assets to be used in weekly and game-day email graphics, social media templates and general use graphics for web and social media and video boards. The successful candidate will collaborate with Marketing, Communications and the Duke Club to provide a consistent brand and promotional message across all projects.


Graphic design experience and experience in graphic design for collegiate athletics and/or professional athletics is required. Other qualifications include ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects effectively and oversee the JMU brand design identity and possess a strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other design skills. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art, marketing, advertising or a related field is preferred.

Condition(s) of Employment

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

This is a part-time wage position working an average of 29 hours per week over the course of a calendar year with no benefits.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 11/28/2017
Beginning Review Date 12/06/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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Additional Posting Information

Required Other Document #1: Please submit a design portfolio or examples of your work as required Other Document #1.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document #1
Optional Documents

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