Marketing Supervisor, Graphic Design

Milwaukee Recreation

Milwaukee Recreation, a department of Milwaukee Public Schools, serves to strengthen and extend the bond between public education and the community. Founded in 1911 by legislation that was reportedly the first of its kind to assign a local public school system the responsibility for conducting recreation programs, Milwaukee Recreation has maintained a leadership position throughout its history. Multiple use of public school facilities for community services, especially in the evenings, has earned Milwaukee Recreation the distinction of being recognized nationally as the "City of the Lighted Schoolhouse." Milwaukee Recreation enriches the lives of Milwaukee's youth, adults, and families through many innovative programs. These programs are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students during non-school hours, strengthen families, reduce crime in the neighborhoods, and enhance the well-being of all residents. Milwaukee Recreation's mission is to enrich and strengthen the community by promoting healthy lifestyles, personal development, and fun through memorable recreational and educational experiences for people of all ages and abilities.

Position Details

Marketing Supervisor, Graphic Design
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Recreation is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and energetic individual to serve the graphic design needs of the department. Primary responsibilities include the coordination and production of graphic design for a variety of print and digital media. The supervisor will communicate, support, and enforce Milwaukee Recreation’s brand identity by maintaining visual consistency across all marketing collateral developed by the marketing team, department staff, and external partners.

The successful candidate should be self-motivated and team-oriented with exceptional graphic design, planning, organization, collaboration, and budgeting skills.

Administrative applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources through Thursday, August 13, 2020.

A current resume and three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the last year and signed by the author must be submitted with the online application.

  • Plans design concepts by studying information and materials provided by Milwaukee Recreation staff. 
  • Illustrates concepts by submitting rough layouts of art and copy for approval before proceeding with final designs. 
  • Designs graphics and layouts for a range of print and digital media, including websites, email newsletters, brochures, posters, magazine covers, annual reports, advertisements, and other communication materials. 
  • Completes design projects for Milwaukee Recreation staff by coordinating and collaborating with the department’s internal marketing team, MPS Duplicating Services, outside agencies, printers, etc. 
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops, reviewing industry publications, and participating in professional development opportunities. 
  • Thinks creatively to produce new visual ideas and design concepts. 
  • Prioritizes and manages multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions.
  • Follows and implements Milwaukee Recreation’s Strategic Marketing Plan and Style Guide. 
  • Provides branding oversight to maintain consistency across all marketing collateral. 
  • Assists with production of promotional videos as needed. 
  • Arranges for the purchase of equipment and supplies. 
  • Ensures projects are completed with high quality and on schedule. 
  • Assists with Milwaukee Recreation programs and activities as needed. 
  • Serves on various community or department committees as required and/or assigned. 
  • Actively supports the MPS Five Priorities for Success. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in graphic design, marketing, communications, or advertising. A combination of experience and education will be considered.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the development and administration of graphic design projects. 
  • Proficiency with software commonly used in print, web, and video production. 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud strongly preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Milwaukee Recreation’s programs and services.

The salary range for this 12 month - 260 day position begins at $52,599.

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