Graphic Artist

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Housing & Dining Services
University Housing

Graphic Artist

The Graphic Artist is an hourly paraprofessional staff member in University Housing, Housing & Dining Services, which supports CSU’s Principles of Community: Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice. The Graphic Artist assists in supporting the University Housing Mission: “We strive to create vibrant and inclusive communities throughout students’ on campus housing experience which enhance learning, personal and social growth, and global engagement.” The Graphic Artist does this by developing flyers, posters, website content, brochures, invitations, newsletters, and other publicity/educational materials as requested by University Housing staff. All materials are intended to be inclusive of the diverse populations served within the University Housing communities, and reflect the values of the department. This is a 15-20 hour per week position.

Position Responsibilities

Graphic Design and Creation

  • Develop materials that reflect the branding, mission, vision, and values of University Housing, Housing & Dining Services, and Colorado State University
  • Design publicity materials in collaboration with University Housing staff and Housing & Dining Services Communications staff to represent community needs and upcoming events and programs
  • Design educational bulletin boards reflective of the learning goals and strategies of Live and Learn: Residential Curriculum
  • Assist with marketing and public relations for all requested activities and events in University Housing
  • Serve as a liaison for graphic design support
  • Develop a newsletter and flyer template to be used by apartment communities staff
  • Collaborate with apartment communities staff in using and updating the newsletter template, and in developing and distributing newsletters as needed
  • Create University Housing flyers and signs as requested by supervisor in a timely manner
  • Attend staff training as required by supervisor
  • Develop relationships with University Housing staff, and remain available and approachable to assist with graphic design projects as requested
  • Collaborate with staff to develop timelines and deadlines for all projects; adhere to outlined timelines and deadlines

Administrative Responsibilities

  • May attend and participate in residence hall and apartment communities staff meetings as requested
  • Attend weekly or bi-weekly contact meetings with supervisors
  • Maintain open lines of communication with appropriate staff in University Housing and Housing & Dining Services
  • Utilize phone, email, and in-person communication with supervisor and University Housing staff to communicate regarding upcoming and current projects
  • Participate in an annual performance evaluation
  • Remain up-to-date on software and hardware programs to support high-quality graphic design content
  • Maintain records of all developed materials, that is accessible to immediate supervisor and University Housing staff as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all matters pertaining to staff, residents, and guests

Job Qualifications

  1. Maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0, and a status of “good standing” at Colorado State University, if applicable
  2. Maintain eligibility for student employment at Colorado State University, and be enrolled in courses as a matriculating student
  3. Maintain eligibility to work in the United States
  4. Demonstrated ability to use publication and design software and implement as needed, including but not limited to: InDesign, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, web design software, and PowerPoint
  5. Demonstrated ability to relate with people of different cultural backgrounds
  6. Complete and pass a background check clearance through CSU provided by HireRight


  • The Graphic Artist position receives an hourly pay rate beginning at minimum wage

Employment Conditions

  • The Graphic Artist position is 15-20 hours of work per week, and the staff member is responsible for ensuring their eligibility to fulfill these hours while remaining in compliance with all University, state, and federal work regulations
  • The Graphic Artist position is intended to be a one year position, and staff are not guaranteed a continued position at the close of the employment period
  • The start and end dates of the employment period will be determined by departmental needs
  • The State of Colorado has an at-will employment policy. This position may be revoked by the University at any time and for any reason
  • Graphic Artists are University employees and must abide by all University policies, including University Housing policies, the Student Code of Conduct, and all technology policies as designated by Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS)
  • The Graphic Artist must inform supervisors of other employment and/or educational commitments, or any changes to their availability

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.
Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates, and all applicants must be 18 or older at time of background check to be considered for a position.

New Apartment Staff

Training Start Date: Wednesday, August 7, 8 a.m.
Earliest you may move onto campus: Depends on staff member

Returning Apartment Staff

Training Start Date: Monday, August 12, 8 a.m.
Earliest you may move onto campus: Depends on staff member

New and Returning Graphic Artist applicants

Application open

August 19th – August 27th (priority deadline)