Department: University Communications & Marketing
Reports to: UCM Creative Director
Status: Non-exempt
Time commitment: 40 hours per week

Position Summary

The Graphic Designer works under the direction of the Creative Director, UCM and collaboratively with Communications Team members and clients.  Conceptualizes, designs and produces materials for a variety of digital, print and electronic mediums in support of university marketing efforts.  Creates clean, effective designs consistent with university image and brand while meeting revolving production deadlines.

Essential Functions


  • Be in agreement with the university's Confession of Faith, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ
  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of Fresno Pacific University
  • Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students and guests


  • Conceptualize, design and produce digital, print and electronic marketing materials for university clients through clear and effective communication and collaboration with team members, clients, vendors and coworkers
  • Color correct and/or enhance photography for materials
  • Prepare digital files for printing; package and supply final files to creative vendors and partners
  • Prepare digital assets that meet technical requirements for online marketing and branding projects
  • Maintain a well-organized digital file system of projects and assets
  • Meets deadlines for print and digital marketing materials



  • Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the university
  • Bachelor’s degree in design or related field or equivalent experience in graphic design
  • Customer service orientation
  • Willingness to learn new technology
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respond to changes in a timely manner
  • Well-developed communications skills and an ability to clearly and effectively communicate with marketing experts such as supervisors, other designers, print houses and vendors, as well as non-designers including peers, students, clients and coworkers in a positive, professional manner 
  • Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships
  • Qualified candidates will be prepared to demonstrate excellent design ability through the presentation of design work, either via personal or professional website, or by providing a digital portfolio in the form of a PDF
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite CS6 or Creative Cloud (CC), with an emphasis in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, meet production deadlines and prioritize jobs and tasks
  • Knowledge of current design, typography, photography, printing techniques and digital formats
  • Understanding of printing processes and requirements, print graphic design principles, color theory and principals and print workflow processes
  • Experience in photo color correction and manipulation
  • Basic skills in creating original vector graphics, such as icons and infographics


  • Basic knowledge and/or training in digital photography
  • Experience in art directing photo shoots, indoors and outdoors
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in marketing Christian higher education

Environmental Conditions

  • Indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes at least ninety percent (90 percent) of the time
  • Frequent computer use at workstation, up to eight hours per day
  • Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions
  • Proficient at multitasking
  • Public contact position requiring business-like apparel

Physical Demands

  • Indoor work environment
  • Perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: stand, sit, kneel, stoop, reach, lift, grasp, finger, see (near and far) for reading and data analysis on a computer screen, hear and talk for ordinary conversation and telephone calls
  • Perform analytical and cognitive thinking and decision making 
  • Approximately 90 percent of this position’s duties require use of a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Travel alone between campuses
  • Based on the main campus of Fresno Pacific University


Pay is based upon qualifications and experience.


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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.