Career Opportunities

Pool - Graphic Designer II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Time Varies, Marketing/Communications

Position Information    

Temporary appointments may be cancelled or extended at any time. Successful candidates may be appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the assignment. For additional information regarding the Temporary Pool recruitments, please contact HR (310) 243-3771.

This is a Temporary and/or hourly intermittent appointment. No probationary period. No permanent status is granted.

Conditions of Employment        

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Application Deadline & Salary Information        

The salary range for this classification is: minimum $3,717 - maximum $6,726 monthly. 

Position Summary

Graphic Designers are responsible for the artistic and graphic design and creation of print and multimedia materials. Incumbents use both design and production elements to organize ideas visually to convey the desired impact and message to the target audience. Incumbents design and create a wide range of materials including, but not limited to printed materials, classroom lectures, exhibits, training sessions, television broadcasts, videos, web sites and public information projects. Work is used both in classroom instruction and to reach a variety of internal and external audiences. In addition to aesthetic judgement and project management skills, incumbents provide expertise in the development and evaluation of effective communication strategies and techniques.

Position Skill Level II - Incumbents at this level work independently on a variety of small to medium scale projects or on a significant portion of a larger project. They often provide some lead work direction to less experienced staff. The work at this level is more complex and broader in scope and includes such assignments as consulting with clients, creating high level visual communications, executing and coordinating multimedia or component communication projects, and developing graphic identity or templates. Work at this level requires more advanced graphic and artistic ability and the use of a wider variety of materials and techniques.


Education and Experience: College degree in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field or through technical experience and/or relevant coursework.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Comprehensive knowledge of graphic design and production principles and communication theory including a basic understanding of marketing and promotion concepts.

Strong graphic design skills and artistic ability in order to translate communication needs into an
artistic design.

Solid working knowledge of applicable graphic design software packages and hardware systems and peripherals.

Ability to use interactive technologies and to create new methods for combining software and graphic packages to address communication and visual product goals.

Ability to understand university level curriculum concepts and convey them graphically.

Thorough knowledge of current campus documents and university-wide publication needs.

Thorough understanding of printing and other vendor services to prepare specifications for printing and other services.

Ability to prepare camera ready materials and a working knowledge of design and electronic prepress processes used in the production of complex publications.

Ability to plan, coordinate and direct graphic art communications projects and handle multiple priorities.

Working knowledge of copyright laws applicable to design work and creative properties.

Ability to consult and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students and to interpret and translate their needs into effective visual formats.


Independently produces a variety of more complex instructional and/or promotional communication materials using traditional and emerging tools (e.g., web site design and interactive technologies) to meet the diverse communication needs of the university. Works independently with very limited artistic direction. Typically determines approaches to projects and priorities. Uses appreciable creativity to create and execute graphic art and designs, as well as ingenuity to devise new solutions to communication challenges. Consults with faculty and staff to understand communication needs and goals and provides advice on the most effective techniques, media and materials to best meet needs. Serves as liaison to vendors. Provides lead work direction to less experienced staff including coordinating graphic design components and production phase. Plans and organizes several projects and handles multiple priorities.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

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