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Graphic Designer and Communications Professional

The University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV
  • Posted: November 27, 2019
  • Full-Time

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Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for the position of Graphic Designer and Communications Professional. The Graphic Designer and Communications Professional conceptualizes, plans, models, and designs print and electronic media within established university branding standards. The position also serves in an account executive role, meeting with clients to assess communications needs, discuss options, and provide advice about possible solutions. Additionally, it is this individual's role to research and develop design solutions for digital communications projects; to understand and convey in print, digital, visual, and electronic media the mission, values, and projects of the College of Liberal Arts and its constituent units; and to mentor student interns as needed. Until such time as the college is able to hire a Communications Director, this individual will report to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts with a secondary reporting line to the Director of the School of the Arts, where the needs for design work are extensive.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and two years of related work experience, OR Master's Degree and one year of related work experience.

Related experience: Graphic design, fine arts, multimedia production or a similar field of study in the creative arts

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion

Schedule or Travel Requirements

Typical schedule is Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Occasional evenings and weekends

Travel to conferences and other travel as relates to position

Compensation Grade


Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Contact Information for this position

Search Chair - Tamara Scronce,

Search Coordinator - Spencer Schultz,

College Information

The College of Liberal Arts is central to the intellectual and artistic life of the University of Nevada, Reno and is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusivity. The college contributes to the University's efforts to provide undergraduate students with general and specialized education that will prepare them for advanced study, careers and citizenship in a diverse world. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives, and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences and arts.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a Research 1 land-grant campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 22,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. Nearly half of incoming students identify as being from an underrepresented group. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a pluralistic environment.

The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene along the Truckee River. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of 450,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and for outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit and

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