Multimedia Designer - Continuing Education - 17661

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in Wisconsin’s public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Position Details

Multimedia Designer - Continuing Education - 17661
Southwest Wisconsin
Whitewater, WI

The Department of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Multimedia Designer (CM018). This will be a fixed-term annual appointment and reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding, and external forces. Starting salary will be $37,300 and may be increased based on qualifications.

Under the supervision of the director of Continuing Education Services, this position manages design work for The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education Services’ clients and stakeholders. The position manages advertising strategies’ creative concepts. The position also contributes to promoting social media accounts. The position also directs two graphic design student employees.

A. Graphics design

  • Conceptualizes, plans, and executes digital and/or print design to support Camps and Conferences 
  • Manages, organizes, and monitors art production projects adhering to established timelines and expectations 
  • Manages print production including engaging with on-campus and off-campus printing services.
  • Composes, processes, and edits photographs in various mediums utilizing specialized equipment and expertise 
  • Manages project workflow and timing, maintains files, and follows established work unit processes 
  • Contributes to consistent application of UW-Whitewater branding standards across all levels of the institution. 
  • Applies creative expertise within established brand and style guidelines 
  • Collaborates with other unit members and program directors to develop new creative content 

B. Advertising and marketing

  • Manage, edit, and organize advertisements prior to publication. 
  • Collaborate with Continuing Education staff and program directors to update marketing strategies to ensure effectiveness and cost-effectiveness
  • Contacts potential and past advertisers to secure ad commitments in both print and online space 
  • Manages and updates advertisement records as needed 
  • Generates and disperses advertising invoices 
  • Contributes to promoting the Camps and Conferences social media account. 
  • Develops and facilitates trainings for staff and customers regarding marketing technology options and best practices 

C. Supervision of student workers

  • Direct departmental students assigned to develop or update camps/conference/clinics graphics materials. 
  • Manage schedules, delegate jobs, and proof/edit their work. 
  • Direct and evaluate student performance 
  • Mentor students to improve quality of work.

D. Contribute to other responsibilities assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree
  • Two years’ experience in a graphic design role
  • Demonstrated proficiency in graphic design and print media creation 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Experience in developing successful marketing programs
  • Knowledge of adobe suite 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet all deadlines 
  • Strong communications skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in photography and use of DSLR camera.
  • Ability to manage and direct students and staff 
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills 
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Starting salary will be $37,300 and may be increased based on qualifications. To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool. (

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