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Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm


Commensurate with experience


Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.


BA or higher degree.


  • B.A. from an accredited college in a related discipline.
  • One to three years experience with a strong graphic design portfolio that demonstrates experience with professional and industry standard design software.
  • Self-starter with excellent project management abilities who is able to shepherd projects from concept to completion, enlisting the support and enthusiasm of others in the process.
  • Can serve as part of a team for special event planning, offering creative ideas, managing details and implementing plans.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well alone, one-on-one, or as part of a larger team.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willing and able to support the mission of Valparaiso University.

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director Creative Services - Graphic Designer for Integrated Marketing and Communications supports the mission of Valparaiso University by helping design and implement portfolio design, as well as lead projects which require graphic design support for across the University. The Assistant Director will work within the IMC team ensuring uniformity in branding and consistent adherence to University standards for all marketing materials and activities.

Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports to the Vice President for IMC.
  • Works with other IMC staff on projects such as media relations, internal communications, special events, fundraising and campaign communications, alumni communications to prospective students.
  • Collaborates with other individuals on campus including administrators, faculty and deans to achieve a variety of marketing communication goals, with a focus on graphic design.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Understands the mission and vision of VU and can effectively communicate it to an audience.
  • Supports the work of the IMC team as it strives to achieve goals related to increasing student recruitment and raising funds for the University.
  • Strong project manager able to conceive and follow through with ideas to help build pride and affinity among members of the campus community by supervising projects to the entire campus audience.
  • Provides creative direction and consultation, design and coordination of print-based marketing pieces from inception to final product.
  • Participates on committees designed to strengthen and improve VU's marketing communications.


To apply for this position:

Step 1: Complete the Valparaiso University Employment Application.

Step 2: Complete the EEO form.

Step 3: Send electronic copy of cover letter, resume and references.

All materials may be sent electronically to: (OR) fax to: 219-464-6887.


Please address cover letter to:

Scott Ochander, Vice President, Integrated Marketing & Communications
Harre Union
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN  46383


Equal Employment Opportunity – Non-Discrimination and Commitment to Diversity.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experience to help constitute a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at:

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